Intensive Outpatient Program

Southern New Hampshire Medical Center’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for individuals struggling with substance use issues. It allows patients to attend sessions and receive treatment while living in the comfort of their own home and continuing to work in the community.

By participating in the Intensive Outpatient Program, patients are able to establish a foundation for life-long sobriety in a safe and supportive group environment where they can begin to use their newly developed recovery skills. Each patient will have a thorough substance use evaluation before the start of the program to ensure they are suitable for IOP level of care.

Having the support of family and friends is an important part of the recovery process. We encourage all to participate to offer additional support to the patient. The program includes:
  • Average length of stay is usually around 16 sessions over a four week period
  • Meets every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 6:00 - 9:00pm
  • Patients will have the opportunity to meet with a clinician for individual sessions, family meetings, and aftercare planning as needed
  • Aftercare support is available to everyone who completes the IOP, including a weekly after care group (the aftercare program relies heavily on the Peer Support model of care)

During the course of treatment, each patient will have the option to meet with a licensed alcohol and drug counselor as needed. We accept most insurances, please contact your insurance provider for coverage details

What patients are saying
“…Every class I come to I learn something else and it helps me to stay sober. The best thing I learned is that there are a lot of people who will help you. Family, friends, co-workers and most of all the other people in the IOP program...” 

“I never thought that I would end up an addict. It's not something that you plan for, but I am so thankful that I found the Intensive Outpatient Program at SNHMC. When I first went in for an assessment my counselor instantly made me feel comfortable and proud of myself for taking the first step in recovery…I now have more hope for my future then [SIC] I thought was possible and that is because of this program”