Intensive Outpatient Program Chicago (IOP)

CRC: Your luxury IOP Chicago treatment center

For those who are struggling with substance misuse and possibly behavioral or mental health issues, the Intensive Outpatient Program at Chicago Rehab Center (CRC) in Chicago may be the treatment that is needed for long-term recovery. Therapies and services are provided at CRC while patients are able to remain living in their homes throughout the duration of treatment. This enables one to engage in evidenced-based treatment while still having access to fulfilling work and family obligations.

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An IOP is a primary group treatment program for those who would benefit from a moderate level of support. IOP treatment takes place usually three times per week for three to five hours each day. Most clients participate in their individualized IOP for one to two months, depending on their specific needs.

IOP with CRC is an effective treatment program for various ages and is available to both young adults and adults. IOP can treat substance use and co-occurring mental health conditions. These can include (but are not limited to) depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. The specific approach of IOP is completely customized to the needs of each client, with the overall goal being to help each individual reach long-lasting recovery and wellness through a variety of evidence-based modern and traditional therapies. Another goal is to make sure that the loved one in treatment has the support of family involvement, which is guided by CRC’s treatment team.

During IOP treatment, clients learn how to identify specific triggers, build appropriate coping skills and problem-solving skills, and how to improve their self-awareness while recognizing unhealthy behaviors. A primary mental health professional at CRC will have initially conducted an assessment that reviews mental health care, assesses possible mood disorders, and then creates an individualized plan to address substance use. In addition to addressing substance use, patients will also receive support in other areas such as eating disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and overall daily functioning.

Outpatient Services: What is the Purpose of a Chicago IOP?

The purpose of IOP is to help individuals incorporate healthy routines into their daily lives. Since IOP is an outpatient program, individuals are able to live in their homes while receiving treatments and attending therapy sessions. This is different from a residential inpatient treatment center where patients live onsite and have access 24/7 to services. For those with more moderate needs, an outpatient program can be a great option. While attending IOP treatment at CRC, clients participate in individual, group therapy, and family therapy. Some clients may need medication management or a partial hospitalization program, while others may simply need a workable treatment plan with master level clinicians.

In addition to some traditional treatments that may focus on things such as group psychotherapy, behavioral health, or building self-esteem, CRC also provides specific modern therapies. These modern options are evidence-based and take a whole-person approach to treatment, rather than treating a symptom. Some of these more modern treatments include acupuncture, meditation, and yoga.

Chicago Outpatient Services: Which Treatment is Best for Me?

At CRC, patients are provided a comprehensive assessment by both our medical and clinical team. During the assessment process, participants will collaboratively discuss their own unique treatment options with the CRC team and collectively decide on the best initial level of care. The goal of treatment recommendations at CRC Institute is to solidify a foundation of long-term recovery so that you or your loved one can return to the community or to their home with new resources and tools to live a healthier life.

Other areas we offer Intensive Outpatient Programs include:

Chicago | Evanston | Northbrook | Arlington Heights | Winnetka | Hinsdale | Wilmette

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CRC Institute: Intensive Outpatient Program (Chicago IOP)

At CRC, our goal is to create lasting changes toward recovery. We do not believe that you need to be “fixed.” During treatment, we work with both patients and families to support a long-term continuum of care that lasts well after patients move on from our structured services and support.

Chicago IOP: Modern Recovery Therapies for Substance Abuse and Mental Health Disorders

In addition to Chicago IOP treatment, clients receive a variety of evidence-based therapies customized to their needs:
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Our goals at CRC are:

  • Help you heal your mind, body, and soul through a variety of effective treatments and therapies
  • Provide state-of-the-art care to help you during your healing process
  • Teach you tools to cope with life’s challenges in a healthy way
  • Help you to feel empowered and confident in your life
  • Help you gain awareness and insight into your specific triggers
  • Address any co-occurring mental health conditions
  • Treat not just yourself as an individual but also address your relationships with family members and loved ones
  • Offer you collaborative therapy and treatment during your recovery

Our medical and wellness teams provide patients with a truly singular experience through respect, kindness, and compassion that promotes ease and tranquility.

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Why Choose CRC for Your Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Chicago

When it comes to healing from a chronic condition such as a substance abuse, everything must change. While your journey towards health and wellness is specific to you, the two elements that are consistently involved are Connection and Magic. To help you reach your recovery goals, our outpatient programs and therapies are:
Our Board-certified and licensed medical team goes to extraordinary lengths to fully and comprehensively evaluate all of our patients’ concerns, needs, medical history, and specific goals for treatment. Our unique combination of therapy, clinical modalities, and outpatient programs have consistently proven to help individuals overcome and heal from substance abuse for a successful long-term recovery.

About CRC Treatment Center in Chicago

CRC Treatment Center in Chicago is home to the industry’s most stimulating and successful programming for an evidence-based personalized approach to substance abuse treatment and health optimization that facilitates whole-person healing. Our treatment and wellness team consists of the best doctors, clinicians, and holistic practitioners in their field.
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Intensive Outpatient Program (Chicago IOP): Frequently Asked Questions

IOP stands for Intensive Outpatient Program.

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) with CRC is an effective treatment program for both young adults and adults. IOP can specifically address and treat substance abuse, as well as co-occurring mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder. The specific approach of IOP is completely customized to the needs of each client, with the overall goal being to help each individual reach long-lasting recovery.

During IOP, clients learn how to identify specific triggers, appropriate coping skills, problem-solving skills, and they learn how to improve their self-awareness while recognizing unhealthy behaviors.

IOP therapies and treatments typically take place 3 to 5 times per week for 3 to 5 hours each day. Most clients participate in the program for 1 to 2 months, depending on their specific needs.

Chicago IOP treatment typically lasts 1 to 2 months.