Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

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Intensive Outpatient Programs for substance use diagnoses

We understand that people have busy lives. For some, treatment for drug or alcohol addiction can be done in conjunction with work, school or family obligations. Depending on the severity of addiction and other circumstances, our Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) can provide structured, concentrated care and support while a person continues to live in their own home.

Mirmont Outpatient Centers provide IOPs for individuals 14 years and older who are struggling with substance use. These levels of care are composed of the following features: 

  • Group therapy 
  • Relapse prevention strategies 
  • Medication assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Introduction to support groups 
  • Psychiatric care as needed 

In a supportive environment that includes individualized treatment planning, our specialists help patients develop skills, attitudes and behaviors for living a healthy, sober life. During group therapy, patients meet and connect with others who are experiencing similar problems with addiction. Sharing stories, ideas and support through group therapy can make a big difference in helping achieve goals.

The IOPs are available for people seeking initial treatment, as well as those who have already completed the inpatient drug and alcohol rehab program and are looking for the next level of care.

We also serve people who have had a DUI conviction, have been dually diagnosed or have . Through our Family Support Services we provide additional resources, guidance and support to family and loved ones of intensive outpatient program members. 

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Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program for substance use support

Mirmont Outpatient Centers in Broomall and Exton offer group therapy programs for adolescents ages 14 through 17 who are struggling with a substance use diagnosis. These programs provide the structure and frequency found in inpatient programs, but do not require 24-hour inpatient care. As part of the program, our treatment team collaborates with adolescents’ families and schools to coordinate care and best ensure success in the home environment.

Intensive outpatient programs (IOP) are designed for those in need of more support than once-weekly therapy. Multiple weekly sessions of support groups are held after school hours.

Through the IOP we offer adolescents:

  • Psychoeducation of coping skills effective for adolescents
  • Mindfulness techniques that are incorporated into daily coping skill practices
  • Relapse prevention and trigger identification
  • Focus on healthy relationships and boundary-setting at home, at school and with friends

If your child or student is struggling with mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, self-harm, adjustment issues and/or are using substances or experiencing consequences because of substance use, we have group-supported programs to help.

First responder treatment for substance use disorders 

Mirmont Treatment Center also offers an intensive outpatient treatment program Valor with Integrity Program for Emergency Responders (VIPER). This is a nationally recognized first responder treatment program for substance abuse, trauma and mental health concerns. The program targets treatment for local, state and federal law enforcement officers, firefighters, EMTs, corrections officers and armed forces veterans. 

This program is composed of the following features:

  • Psychoeducation specific to workplace trauma
  • Safe environment to break down cultural barriers and stigma
  • Safe space to address mental health and/or substance use disorders