Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program

COPE, Inc. 2701 North Oklahoma Ave. Oklahoma City, OK
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Goals of the Outpatient Program

The purpose of COPE Inc., intensive outpatient (IOP) services is to provide essential educational and treatment components while allowing patients to apply their newly acquired skills within their own environment and without an inpatient residential stay.


Our treatment approach addresses the whole person-emotionally, physically and spiritually. Individuals are provided with a clearly defined, structured, intensive treatment program. This program is offered with a minimum of 9 hours of regularly scheduled treatment services per week.


COPE’s IOP service is for both adolescents (Refer to Exhibit 1-5 for adolescents schedule) and adults (Refer to Exhibit 2-5 for adults schedule). Patients who are appropriate for intensive outpatient services are ones who:

are at minimal risk for severe withdrawal
– need monitoring for mild severity of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions and completions
– are ambivalent about treatment or lack awareness for their substance use and require a structured program several times a week to promote progress through the stages of change
– have a level of addiction that indicates a high likelihood of relapse or continued use or continued problems without close monitoring and support several times a week
– do not have a supportive recovery environment, but can cope if they have structure and support

COPE’s intensive outpatient programs provide comprehensive assessments, and treatment plans that are specific to the individual’s needs. These plans are developed in consultation with patient, include problem statements and goals to work toward achievable change. The frequency and intensity of treatment at this level depends on patient need, but consists of a planned regimen of scheduled sessions for a minimum of nine hours per week.

At the aforementioned level, COPE can arrange for psychiatric consultation, medication management, and crisis services. Patients also can be helped to access support services such as childcare, vocational training, and transportation.

Four levels of care for AOD abuse treatment are described in ASAM’s patient placement criteria as follows:

· Level I — Outpatient treatment
· Level II — Intensive outpatient treatment
· Level III — Medically monitored intensive inpatient treatment
· Level IV — Medically managed intensive inpatient treatment.

The guidelines describe outpatient treatment as an organized nonresidential treatment service or an office practice with designated addiction professionals and clinicians providing professionally directed AOD treatment. This treatment occurs in regularly scheduled sessions usually totaling fewer than 9 contact hours per week. Examples include weekly or twice-weekly individual therapy, weekly group therapy, or a combination of the two in association with participation in self-help groups.