IOP Program in North Atlanta, Georgia

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in North Atlanta, GA, focuses on providing a smooth transition from a high level of care to a more calmed environment. Southeast Addiction Center North Atlanta’s IOP program offers structure and support in a more relaxed setting, allowing clients to utilize their learned skills freely.Whether you are seeking outpatient alcohol treatment or treatment for other substance use disorders, clients can choose from a range of options within our IOP program. These include gaining employment, volunteering, or attending support groups in the area. In our IOP program in North Atlanta, GA, this level of care is essential for those struggling to overcome their addiction.

Why Choose Southeast Addiction Center Georgia

While treatment can separate the patient from the real world, they are at risk for relapse when they immediately return to the same environment with no support or structure. Southeast Addiction Center’s IOP addiction treatment is critical to bridge the gap between the real world and treatment. By reinforcing the tools and skills each client receives in intensive therapy, each client has a better chance of sustaining long-term recovery.

Patients also work with their therapists individually weekly. While patients are not attending group therapy meetings or family therapy, they are free to participate in the meetings of their choice and seek employment or volunteer. Intensive outpatient alcohol treatment and IOP for other substance abuse disorders provide patients with a smooth transition from a treatment setting to continuing their recovery journey and living a happy and sober life. Family members can rest assured that their loved ones are getting the drug and alcohol treatment they need to make a change.

IOP Program in Atlanta, Georgia

We accomplish the following within our IOP treatment center:

  • Development of communication skills and participation in socialization experiences
  • Provide an environment where clients develop a support system with each other
  • Introduction to structure and discipline in otherwise chaotic lives
  • Establish norms that reinforce healthful ways of interacting and a safe and supportive therapeutic, safe space for recovery
  • Engage in individual therapy
  • Provide a venue for group leaders to transmit new information, teach new skills, and guide clients as they practice new behaviors

IOP Admissions Process

Our admissions process is a four-step approach. 

Phone Call: Clients can begin the journey to recovery by making the first step, which is scheduling a complimentary, consultative call to answer pre-admission questions. This also allows us to start assessing your individual needs. 

Pre-admission Assessment: During your initial call, you will participate in a pre-assessment where we gather information regarding your history with addiction, clinical needs, and the logistics of being able to attend treatment. We also discuss any possible dual diagnosis. This is when a person has a substance abuse and mental health disorder.

Insurance Coverage: Next, we discuss your insurance coverage and the specifics of what your policy covers. If clients don’t have insurance, we review payment options and discuss plans that will work for you. 

Road to Recovery: We believe in the importance of a collaborative approach to treatment, including input from the patient, family members, and medical professionals, so we ensure there are open lines of communication as we develop our client’s treatment plan. Once it has been determined, the journey to recovery begins; however, we continue to leave the lines of communication open until treatment starts. 

Next Steps after an IOP

When it’s time to exit an IOP, there are a few different paths. The one you follow is designed with your therapist with your needs in mind.

Outpatient Treatment Program (OP): Transitioning to outpatient therapy allows ongoing support while gradually reducing treatment intensity. This step-down in the level of care typically involves regular therapy sessions, counseling, and relapse prevention techniques. While the frequency of treatment changes, the continuum of care does not.

Sober Living Homes: Our sober living homes offer structured residential treatment housing that provides additional accountability through drug tests and curfews. Sober living is often used in conjunction with IOP.

Relapse Prevention: Programs such as support groups, 12-step meetings (Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous), group therapy sessions, or individual counseling can provide ongoing support and help maintain recovery.

Individualized Maintenance Plan: Creating a personalized maintenance plan with a therapist or counselor can involve setting goals, identifying triggers, and developing strategies to prevent relapse and maintain long-term recovery.

Choosing Southeast Addiction Center North Atlanta, GA

A facility’s culture and the providers’ expertise play a significant role in recovery. Our facility is designed to promote our core values, beliefs, and practices, which directly impact our clients’ treatment. We encourage you to choose a facility that aligns with your values and promotes an inclusive and welcoming environment from the moment you make your first call to us and enters our doors. We strive to increase your chances of success post-recovery, starting from the first step.

While our clients receive treatment, we ensure they are comfortable and in a calming environment supporting their physical, emotional, and mental recovery. Therefore, we want our clients to know they are well cared for, and our amenities promote relaxation and privacy as needed for wellness.

The staff at our facilities play an essential role in the success of our client’s recovery. This is why we only enlist trained and experienced professionals knowledgeable in various treatment options and therapies. We are committed to treating each client individually and aim toward long-term recovery.

Southeast Addiction Center Georgia is fully licensed and Joint Commission-accredited. We go above and beyond to raise the standard of safety and quality of care for our client’s specific needs. In addition, we are a five-star rated center focusing on individualized care and recovery.

Getting Help for Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Southeast Addiction Center offers therapies that help clients develop new ways to cope with mental health and substance abuse. A supportive environment makes it easier for clients to focus on their recovery and regain control over their lives.

If you or someone you know needs support combatting substance abuse addiction or coping skills for mental health treatment, we encourage you to contact us at 888-981-8263 or by email at

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