The PACE, Inc. intensive outpatient program provides comprehensive, individualized, and behavior-based treatment for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. Unlike many intensive outpatient programs that emphasize the time-based program and the completion of a set number of sessions, the PACE program focuses on client progress and behavior by addressing individual client needs rather than the client’s adherence to the program.
To accomplish these goals, the IOP program consists of 2 primary therapy groups, which focus on coping mechanisms, interpersonal skill development, and stress reduction. Other focus groups concentrate on educating clients about the health risks of addiction, 12-step education, relapse education, and impact on the family. Depending on specific need and progress, clients are welcome to attend up to 5 times per week or as little as 2 times.
Length of stay is determined by behavior and client completion of treatment plan work. Long term abstinence is the goal of the program, and to assist in this process, clients will be asked to participate in random urine screenings and breathalyzer testing.
Features of the Intensive Outpatient Program Include:
We recommend that once discharged from IOP, clients participate in an eight week aftercare group, which meets once per week for 1 ½ hours. The focus of this group is continued stabilization and assistance.