Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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AppleGate Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) bridges the gap between traditional outpatient care and more intensive residential treatment. Designed for adults (18+) struggling with substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders, IOP offers a structured and supportive environment. This middle ground provides a convenient and personalized treatment plan. Unlike traditional outpatient programs with less frequent sessions, and inpatient residential programs, IOP allows our specialized staff to adapt to the unique needs of each person’s recovery journey. This adaptable approach is crucial for achieving a more effective and long-lasting recovery.

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The Advantages of a Structured IOP

Everyone’s journey towards recovery is unique. That’s why our Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to be both convenient and structured, catering to the specific needs of those dealing with opioid use and co-occurring mental health disorders. This section dives into the benefits of our IOP, showing how it acts as a bridge between residential treatment and traditional outpatient care.

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Who Benefits Most From Intensive Outpatient Program?

  • People transitioning from residential treatment: If you’re leaving a residential program, IOP helps you smoothly reintegrate into daily life while continuing intensive support.
  • Those needing more than standard outpatient services: IOP offers more frequent sessions and a structured environment compared to typical outpatient care.
  • Individuals seeking to fit treatment into their lives: The program allows you to manage everyday life responsibilities while receiving addiction treatment.

Transitioning from Residential Treatment to IOP

Leaving residential treatment is a big step. It can feel daunting to reintegrate back into daily life while maintaining your recovery progress. AppleGate Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) serves as a vital transitional stage. It offers ongoing support and structure to help you adjust smoothly. This program lays a strong foundation for long-term recovery, allowing you to rebuild your life gradually with increased freedom and reinforce your recovery foundation.

Our IOP offers several key benefits for those transitioning from residential programs:

Maintain Your Daily Routines

You can continue working, attending school, or caring for your family while still receiving treatment.

Live at Home

There’s no need to stay in a treatment facility. You can return to the comfort of your own home throughout the IOP program.


The program fosters a sense of control and empowers you to manage your recovery while still receiving professional guidance.

Transitioning from Traditional Outpatient Care to IOP

For individuals who require more support than traditional outpatient care can provide, our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) increases the intensity and frequency of care without full-time residency, offering a balanced approach that supports recovery while allowing you to manage daily life effectively. Here are some additional benefits IOP offer:

Comprehensive and Diverse Therapy Options

Unlike standard outpatient therapy, our IOP offers more frequent therapy sessions, providing consistent and reinforced support throughout the recovery process. Participants also benefit from an array of therapy sessions that are more comprehensive in nature, similar to those found in residential treatment programs.

Structured and Supportive Environment

Our IOP creates a structured setting that fosters accountability and encourages progress, while still allowing the flexibility to live at home and maintain daily routines.

Community and Peer Support

Engage with a community of peers and experienced professionals, offering a network of understanding and encouragement.

Comprehensive Treatment Tailored to Your Needs

AppleGate Recovery prioritizes a holistic approach to treatment. Our intensive outpatient program goes beyond therapy sessions. It provides you with the vital resources and ongoing support you need to succeed in your recovery journey. Here’s what you can expect as an IOP patient at AppleGate:


Virtual and in-person appointments that allow work/life balance


Treatment for substance use and co-occurring mental health disorders


Group, family and individual counseling


Recovery and relapse prevention education


Linkage to other resources through Case Management

Conveniently Located to Serve You

Our intensive outpatient program services are strategically chosen to ensure that comprehensive addiction care is within reach for individuals in various communities. AppleGate Recovery offers IOP at the following locations:


Lake Charles, LA – Coming Soon

Huber Heights, Oh

Charleston, WV

Martinsburg, WV

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Who Leads the IOP?

At AppleGate Recovery, we understand the importance of qualified and experienced professionals leading your recovery journey. Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is staffed by a dedicated interdisciplinary team of credentialed addiction treatment professionals. This means you’ll benefit from the expertise of various specialists, including therapists, counselors, and case managers, all working together to create a personalized treatment plan for you.

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How Much Does IOP Treatment Cost?

The cost of IOP treatment can vary depending on your individual insurance plan. The good news is that AppleGate Recovery accepts most major insurances. To get a clearer picture of your out-of-pocket costs, give us a call. Our team will be happy to verify your insurance benefits and answer any questions you may have about the cost of treatment.

Start Your Journey with AppleGate Recovery Today

Beginning your path to recovery with AppleGate Recovery is a straightforward process. Whether you prefer to make a phone call or fill out our online Contact Us form, our team is ready to assist you. We understand the courage it takes to seek help, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Our staff will guide you through the process of verifying insurance benefits, next steps and ensuring that starting treatment is as seamless as possible.