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Lindner Center of HOPE opens intensive outpatient program

April 29, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Lindner Center of HOPE (Mason, Ohio) will open an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders for adults today.

The IOP at Lindner Center of HOPE is an intensive treatment option for adults 18 and over experiencing challenges with substance abuse and/or co-occurring disorders. The IOP provides a therapeutic and supportive environment for patients struggling with substance use problems and abstinence. The IOP at Lindner Center of HOPE will work with patients struggling with dual diagnosis or multiple diagnoses. The program can also accommodate patients on medication, including Suboxone.

The structure of the IOP relies on the participation of a group of individuals all of whom are experiencing difficulty resulting from substance use, and are in need of treatment at a moderately high level of care. This program can serve as a step down from residential or a step up from individual therapy. Participants attend 6 to 9 p.m., three evenings per week – Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, returning home between treatment sessions to test skills and abstinence, and to begin to adjust to a substance-free lifestyle. The program duration is customizable to individual need, but in most cases will last 6, 8 or 12 weeks.

The IOP offers an expansion of the continuum of care offered by the short-term residential treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders in its Sibcy House unit.

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