An Intensive Outpatient Program, often shortened to IOP, is the second step of rehab and addiction recovery therapy.
An IOP serves as a step-down rehab program. Meaning, a guest steps down from residential, inpatient care to continued intense, night-time therapy. An IOP allows the guest to begin working and getting back to their basic everyday life while continuing therapy at night. This ensures they are receiving continued care as well as maintaining a support system for the initial struggles they face during this transition out of addiction.