Intensive Outpatient

IOP Substance Use & Mental Health Services

What is an IOP Program?

Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP) is an in-person ambulatory level of care. Unlike our Residential Rehab, IOP allows you to live at home, work, and be active in the community while strengthening your recovery with IOP. Additionally, our IOP Program is the lowest level of care Peaks Recovery offers and is the step-down program from our PHP Program.

Our IOP Locations:

Colorado Springs, CO, and Denver, CO

IOP Program Elements

Generally, IOP can last between 3 weeks to 3 months (based on medical necessity)
Requires a minimum of 9 hours per week, dispersed over 3 days (based on medical necessity)
Access to components of our Family Program
Access to our Case Management Team if needed
Access to MAT (Medication-Assisted Treatment)
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Is IOP the right level of care for you?

Reasons why IOP could be the right level of care:

You are returning from a short relapse and require fine-tuning and recovery support.
You are experiencing an uptake in your mental health disorder symptoms and need fine-tuning and support.
You are interested in achieving a successful recovery, but your substance use or mental health disorder does not meet the criteria for inpatient treatment.
You have recently completed an inpatient/residential or PHP program, and your aftercare plan includes intensive outpatient services to achieve and maintain your recovery lifestyle.
You’re finding the aftercare plan given to you did not meet your needs, and you might be feeling fearful of a relapse.

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Other Advantages

What makes our IOP Program stand out?

Our goal for our IOP Program is to pave the way for a new standard of ambulatory services. We take careful thought and consideration into what is truly needed to have a successful recovery; therefore, our IOP Program includes the below benefits that other general IOP programs do not:

Certified Peer Recovery Coach guidance
Individual therapy availability
We allow our clients to extend programming if needed until they feel fully prepared (OP)
Flexibility with scheduling 
Family therapy continuation if you have transitioned from our Inpatient program
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What Are Peer Recovery Coaches?

Providing additional support for your recovery success

In addition to our IOP Program group sessions, Peaks Recovery provides individuals with a Certified Peer Recovery Coach to strengthen their community integration skills. While our IOP group therapy offers psychological and emotional support to better behavior and patterns, the Peer Recovery Coach guides in:

Reviewing the recovery wellness plan with each client to meet their specific and individualized needs
How to acquire needed resources, such as job interviews, finding other AA meetings, etc.
How to find basic necessities and complete daily tasks, such as establishing housing, grocery shop, or setting up bank accounts
Helping the individual find professional services, such as doctors, lawyers, psychologists, etc.
Function as an advocate outside of treatment
Help set personal goals
Sharing knowledge in experiences and lessons
Provide encouragement, support, praise, and motivation through hope and inspiration
Provide transportation to and from groups along with errands (within reason)

Our IOP Curriculum

Intentional & Directional

Our dedicated clinical team developed our IOP treatment curriculum to ensure the most important topics, tools, practices, and approaches were integrated appropriately. This well-thought-out and organized curriculum consist of foundational pillars that will set individuals up for long-term recovery.

Some of the Core Topics Include:

Recovery Skills, Plan & Capital
Self Compassion
Trauma, Shame, Guilt & Grief
Communication & Boundaries
Relationships Skill Building
Mindfulness & Self-Regulation
Acceptance & Relapse Prevention
Values, Purpose & Spirituality
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of Peaks’ clients are either very satisfied or satisfied with our Treatment Programs

*Data statistics are based on the dates 01/01/2023 – 12/9/2023, and out of 1,040 surveys. Data collected by Vista Research Group.

*All calls and forms are 100% confidential and HIPAA compliant

Peaks Recovery IOP Program

3 Evening Groups Per Week

Peaks’ IOP Program consists of 3 evening group sessions a week, each being 3 hours long (as IOP requires a minimum of 9 hours a week).

Licensed, Master’s Level Clinicians

Each group will be lead by one of our own clinicians who are all master level and have years of experience guiding those in recovery.

Additional Support for Therapy

Our Peaks team provides guidance in finding a suitable therapist for additional individual therapy sessions if needed.

Benefits of our IOP Program

Relapse & mental health disorder symptoms prevention
Provides the additional time and space for family healing
Continues to build an individual’s strength in community
Provides a sense of accountability with fellow recovery peers
Allows individuals to implement skill sets learned within residential treatment

Meet Some of Our IOP Treatment Team

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Sarah Woods

Director of Outpatient Services


Summer Baker, MA, ADDC

Intensive Outpatient Therapist

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Charlotte Bouchard, MA, LPC

Intensive Outpatient Therapist

IOP Program FAQ’s

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Our Model Of Care

Admissions Overview

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