7 FAQs About SouthLight’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)


SouthLight’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for adults in early recovery from substance use who are willing to do the work to change their behaviors.

There are many treatment options for anyone seeking recovery from drug addiction, alcohol addiction and/or substance use.  

Life often throws us challenges that we are not ready for and we feel overwhelmed and uncertain about moving through those challenges. Most successful substance use treatment is about having the right support at the right time; it is not about a never-ending cycle of added obligations and appointments. 

SouthLight’s Intensive Outpatient Program falls on the continuum of treatment options between outpatient counseling and higher or more intensive levels of care like a hospital or inpatient treatment setting.

7 Frequently Asked Questions About Our IOP Program

Below are some frequently asked questions regarding SouthLight’s IOP Program. Read on to learn if it is the right fit for you or someone you know who may be seeking treatment for substance use.

What is the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)? 

The Intensive Outpatient Program or IOP is a group-based program for folks in early recovery from substance use. Individual sessions and case management are available in addition to the group sessions. 

When and how often do the SouthLight IOP groups meet? 

IOP is a group therapy approach to learning and developing the skills needed for substance use recovery, stability, independence, and flexibility. 

What can I expect at SouthLight’s Intensive Outpatient Program? 

Who is SouthLight’s Intensive Outpatient Program appropriate for? 

SouthLight’s IOP program is a good fit for:

What insurance carriers does SouthLight accept?  

SouthLight accepts Medicaid, IPRS, Uninsured, and Private insurances.

How do I get started with IOP? 

Is housing available for clients in the SouthLight Intensive Outpatient Program?  

SouthLight’s Housing and Outpatient Treatment (HOT) Program works with community partners to combine housing and treatment at a critical time in an individual’s recovery process. Participants may be able to access safe and supportive living environments while receiving treatment. Our partnerships include a variety of placements that offer community support and accountability. This program is intended to address environmental barriers to treatment, not as a means to solve the larger challenge of housing instability.   

Learn more about SouthLight’s IOP program.