Intensive Outpatient Program

Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Use and Co-Occurring

Lindner Center of HOPE Offers Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Adults with Substance Abuse and Co-occurring Disorders

Approximately 1 in 11 people suffer with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, or roughly 22 million Americans. For many, addiction is fueled by a co-occurring mental health issue. In fact, 60 percent of those with substance use disorders also have another psychiatric disorder. Statistics indicate that 35 to 56 percent of persons with psychiatric disorders also exhibit a drug/alcohol use disorder. To overcome addiction, the pain and loss that is caused by addiction must be replaced by lasting sobriety. To bring about real sober living, underlying issues like mental health disorders must be simultaneously addressed and coping skills and strategies must be exercised to prevent relapse.

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Lindner Center of HOPE is an intensive treatment option for the person 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 is unique in its ability to 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 12 weeks.

Lindner Center of HOPE has built a reputation of excellence and clinical success in the diagnosis and short-term residential treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders in its Sibcy House unit. The IOP offers an expansion of the continuum of care of addiction and co-occurring disorders services offered at Lindner Center of HOPE.

Lindner Center of HOPE’s IOP programming is evidence-based utilizing Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Community Support Facilitation treatment models. Psycho education, group psychotherapy, didactic lectures, individual counseling sessions and homework assignments also are incorporated. Both 12 Step and non-12 Step community support groups are also offered on site at Lindner Center of HOPE for the benefit of IOP participants. Participants will learn about the disease of addiction, as well as other co-occurring disorders and how to treat the disease with therapy, life style changes and behavioral changes. Included in the program are consultation sessions for family members and significant others, as well as convenient access to other supports.


Call (513) 536-0050 and ask for IOP admissions. To download the referral form, click here. For program information call (513) 536-0050 and ask to speak to the supervisor of outpatient addiction services for more information.