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Are you looking for an ‘intensive outpatient program near me?’ Wolf Creek Recovery can help! Our treatment facility is located in warm, sunny Prescott, Arizona. Since our location is somewhat remote, we provide safe, sober housing for clients who participate in our partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient program. We are a popular choice for individuals who live locally, as well as those who need a change of scenery while they work on their recovery. 

Below you’ll find more information on intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), who they are best for and how to find a center near you. 

What are Intensive Outpatient Programs? 

Intensive outpatient programs are structured treatment programs that can help with substance use and mental health disorders. They are a ‘step down’ from inpatient programs, and you won’t receive round-the-clock supervision. Instead, you will travel back and forth to the treatment facility to participate in therapy and receive treatment services. 

IOPs are more structured than standard outpatient programs, so you can expect to spend time in therapy every day. You will then return home or to a sober house to practice your skills and begin your transition to everyday life. During your time in an IOP, you can expect: 

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy 
  • Medication management 
  • Education about your condition
  • Family counseling 
  • Complementary therapies like art or music 

Who is IOP Beneficial For? 

An intensive outpatient program provides a high level of care, but it does not include 24-hour monitoring. Therefore, we recommend this level of care for individuals who are stable (meaning they have completed detox or do not need detox) and are not a danger to themselves or others. We also recommend having a supportive home life to return to, otherwise this can make it difficult to stay sober. 

The first year of recovery is when you’re most vulnerable, so if you are returning to a place where drugs or alcohol are present, it’s going to be difficult to stay sober. If you don’t have a supportive home environment, we recommend sober housing, which will allow you to live in a home-like setting but without the distractions and triggers. 

The topics covered in IOP include how to: 

  • Prevent relapse 
  • Make a successful transition to everyday life
  • Identify and manage triggers
  • Develop and practice coping skills 
  • Address ongoing issues, like mental illness or trauma 
  • Create a healthy, structured schedule 
  • Spend your time on healthy activities 
  • Build healthy, fulfilling connections with others 

Where Can I Find an Intensive Outpatient Program Near Me? 

The best place to start your search for an IOP near you is with the internet. Type in your search and use the words ‘near me’ to find rehab centers in your local area. If you already know that you want a different environment, you can search specifically for rehabs in that location, such as ‘drug rehabs in Prescott AZ.’ 

The search engine will show a list of drug rehabs in your desired location – some will come up organically (naturally) and others will have ads. Take some time to check out your options and read the reviews. Once you have narrowed down your list, you can call the treatment centers directly and ask the appropriate questions. Talking to these facilities will help you make your final decision.

Here are some factors to take into consideration as you research IOPs near you. 

Level of care

Make sure that an IOP is the right level of care for your needs. If you need to detox or require round-the-clock supervision due to withdrawal symptoms or thoughts of self-harm, you’ll likely need a higher level of care. IOPs are best for those who can verbally express their thoughts and feelings, are comfortable in group therapy sessions and are able to learn and apply the skills learned in therapy. 


Are there any specialities that you would like to see at your program? For example, if you have dual diagnosis – a substance use disorder and mental health disorder – you will benefit from an IOP that offers dual diagnosis treatment. You may also prefer a program that meets your cultural values, background or sexual orientation. 

Treatment and therapies 

What types of therapies are offered at the rehab? Since each drug rehab is run independently, you will find differences in the treatments and therapies offered. If you suffer from PTSD, for instance, you may want to look for a rehab that offers trauma-informed care and EMDR. If you are someone who loves to be active, you will enjoy programs that offer complementary therapies like sports therapy and outdoor therapy. 

Medication assisted treatment

MAT is a type of treatment that utilizes psychotherapy and behavioral therapies with medication to treat addiction. It’s highly effective and can help stabilize you faster, while also helping to prevent relapse. The medications used in MAT are FDA approved and work by decreasing cravings, reducing withdrawal effects and blocking the pleasurable effects of drugs or alcohol. 


Whether you choose an inpatient or outpatient drug rehab, make sure that the amenities are comfortable and accommodating. You will be spending a lot of time in treatment, so you want a facility that you feel comfortable in. The amenities offered at treatment facilities vary widely, as some rival 5-star resorts while others are more modest. While high-class accommodations are certainly attractive, keep in mind that this does indicate better treatment. 


If you plan to continue working or going to school while participating in IOP, you’ll want to choose a facility that is close to home. However, it’s also considered to be highly beneficial to travel outside your environment, as distance from unhealthy relationships and triggers gives you the opportunity to focus on your recovery and develop healthy coping strategies.

Length of program 

Longer stays in treatment are consistent with improved recovery rates. While it is more expensive on the front end, it’s ideal to get at least three months of treatment under your belt. Then, as you transition back home, you can participate in an outpatient program for as long as you need the support. Wolf Creek Recovery offers an Extended Care Program that goes beyond 90 days. 


The cost of IOP is a factor you must consider as well. Look for a treatment center that accepts your insurance, as this will help keep your out-of-pocket costs down. You will be responsible for copays, coinsurance and your deductible, but you can use your insurance to cover the bulk of your treatment costs. 

Intensive Outpatient Program in Prescott AZ 

Wolf Creek Recovery provides intensive outpatient treatment with housing. Contact our admissions department to learn more about our IOP and how it can help you reach your goals, maintain sobriety and make a successful transition to everyday life.