Intensive Outpatient Program in Utah

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Intensive Outpatient Program in Utah

Substance and alcohol abuse disorders affect over 20 million Americans ages 12 and older. While severe, alcohol and substance abuse disorders are treatable. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of people choose professional assistance to battle them.

Steps Recovery Centers understand the importance of addressing the substance and alcohol abuse problem and mental health issues that come with it. Our intensive outpatient program in Utah is specifically designed to treat these conditions and improve each patient’s quality of life.

Detox and Rehabilitation with Steps Recover Centers

Battling an addiction is a continuous process with many different stages. The first step is detox.  Many people mistakenly believe that they can kick the habit at home easily. In reality, without professional assistance, many of them fail.

Detox requires a comprehensive approach by an experienced clinical team. A safe and comfortable environment coupled with medication (if necessary) can help ease the process and prevent relapse.

Once detox is over, many patients want to return to their everyday lives. Doing this isn’t always the right decision. Some people with severe addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders can benefit from our residential rehabilitation program.

Others may qualify for an intensive outpatient program level of care. Intensive outpatient treatment programs are designed to be a step-down outpatient service. This treatment program is less intensive than residential treatment or an inpatient program. 

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) allows people who struggle with substance and alcohol addictions to go through rehabilitation without entering a residential rehab facility. Getting treatment and therapy on an outpatient basis enables patients to balance rehab with everyday responsibilities.

However, entering an IOP doesn’t mean going through a lighter version of rehab. Steps Recovery Centers’ intensive outpatient program in Utah provides patients with a complete set of effective rehabilitation services with their individual needs in mind.

The key benefits of an IOP are:

  • AFlexibility – patients can fulfill their everyday tasks while getting help.
  • AFamily assistance – patients can get help and support from their family members.
  • APrivacy – patients don't need to explain why they are suddenly away from home to their friends and co-workers.
  • ALiving at home – for many people, it's important to live at home, especially if they have children who require their presence.

When a person is struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders simultaneously, it’s essential to help them maintain peace of mind. For some patients, entering an IOP is an opportunity to feel comfortable while battling the addiction.

Elements of Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Four out of ten patients with substance abuse disorder face a co-occurring mental illness. Steps Recovery Centers have a large team of experienced medical professionals who understand the importance of dual-diagnosis treatment.

Key elements of our intensive outpatient program focus on comfortable rehabilitation for people with and without a dual diagnosis.


    Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a therapy that focuses on negative thoughts and feelings that are often the driving force behind addictive behavior. Experienced therapists help patients change their beliefs and behavior to break the negative cycle and become healthy again.  


    We arrange group therapy sessions for patients who are interested in working through their problems by making a connection with other people. Group therapy offers excellent benefits since it helps eliminate the feeling of loneliness, answer many questions, and promote social skills.

    Patients who go to group therapy create a valuable community that doesn’t just help them get through rehabilitation but supports their sobriety for many years to come.

    Individual Therapy


    Individual therapy is a highly effective approach for people with all types of abuse disorders and co-occurring health problems. Individual therapy sessions give people the opportunity to work on their challenges one-on-one with a mental health professional. 

     Individual therapy involves:

    • Spending time one-on-one with an experienced therapist
    • Designing an individual therapy plan
    • Identifying and managing triggers
    • Building a personal recovery plan
    • Creating a relapse prevention plan

    Patients can take advantage of individual therapy in residential and intensive outpatient programs.  


    Holistic therapy complements all rehabilitation programs at Steps Recover Centers, including IOP. It can combine:

    • Yoga
    • Meditation
    • Fitness
    • Mindfulness

    Treating both mind and body simultaneously is the key to any rehabilitation program. Patients who struggle with addiction but battle it on an outpatient basis can benefit from this comprehensive approach the most.


    IOP can be an excellent solution for people who have such issues as:

    • Anger
    • Addiction
    • Eating disorders
    • Abuse
    • Anxiety
    • Family problems
    • Relationship problems
    • Stress

    Not all patients can benefit from IOP. People with a history of relapses at home may want to enroll in a residential program. Patients who battle opioid abuse can also consider entering a residential program first.

    Steps Recovery Centers focus on improving the patient’s quality of life. A team of rehab specialists helps them choose a suitable program based on individual needs, medical history, and budget.

    If a patient starts a residential program and wants to switch to IOP or vice versa, we can evaluate the situation and help them if necessary. The key to rehab efficiency is an individualized approach. It begins with choosing the right program.

    What to Expect from the Intensive Outpatient Program in Utah

    At Steps Recovery Centers, we make the patient experience as comfortable as possible. Once a person enrolls in IOP, they can expect the following:

    • AIndividual approach to designing the treatment program
    • AA choice between individual and group therapy
    • ADaily assistance from licensed rehabilitation professional
    • ANew rehabilitation tools and advice every day
    • AA plan for a healthy and drug-free futurev
    • AA comprehensive approach to therapies
    • ASpecial attention to dual-diagnosis cases

    After you finish our IOP, you can take advantage of other programs, including alumni therapy. This group therapy is excellent for people who want extra assistance to support their sobriety.

    Find Support in Utah with Steps Recovery Centers

    People with substance and alcohol use disorders aren’t always aware of effective rehabilitation opportunities. One of them is an intensive outpatient program.

    Steps Recovery Centers work hard to implement various treatment options for patients who want to get their lives back on track. 

    For more information about IOP and other detox and rehab opportunities, please contact us today.

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