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Intensive Outpatient Program Overview


BrightView is proud to recognize itself as a treatment facility that offers comprehensive services to all of its’ patients. Service offerings include: health assessment, medication-assisted treatment, individual counseling, group counseling, specialized group counseling (family therapy, pregnancy groups) and case management (housing, employment, legal assistance).

The 3 Components of Treatment

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

We assess each patient through an initial health evaluation which provides us with information related to their current overall physical health and wellbeing.

We offer appropriate and safe withdrawal management and prescriptions to assist patients with managing their physical cravings and to assist them with successfully following through with sobriety.

Doctors meet with patients on a monthly basis to discuss their progress in treatment, answer questions related to their health, review their medications, and make changes as necessary.

Nurses and nurse practitioners will meet with patients on an as needed basis to address any further medical needs.

Psychological Therapy

All of our counselors hold master’s level degrees in the field of counseling and are professionally licensed and accredited by the Counselor, Social Work, and/or Marriage and Family Therapist Board of Ohio.

Individual Counseling

Counselors assist each patient on an individual basis with identifying the areas they would like to work on in a goal setting atmosphere. Patients may be experiencing significant grief, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, or many different combinations of emotions.

Counselors are trained in cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic therapy, holistic therapy, and most importantly a humanistic approach to assist patient’s with empathy and understanding.

Group Counseling

Group counseling is offered six days a week in the morning, afternoon, and evening with the exception of Friday and Saturday evenings. Sessions are led by a licensed counselor and the focus of therapy is education on addiction as a disease, understanding one’s addiction, learning coping skills, identifying triggers, and avoiding relapse. This is a time to share one’s thoughts and feelings about the process of recovery and to ask questions and receive feedback from others who have similar experiences.

Social Support & Case Management

Case Management

Case management is offered to our patients by master’s level social workers and/or certified chemical dependency assistants in order to ensure complete evaluation and treatment of the patient and assist with creating a path towards successful recovery.

Case managers assist patients with taking the steps to obtaining housing, food stamps, signing up for and maintaining their Medicaid, seeking employment (assisting and advocating for those with criminal backgrounds seeking jobs), child support, as well as assisting with probation, legal and/or court issues.


What to expect if you are placed in the intensive outpatient program:

Patients who qualify for our highest level of care are expected to attend:

  • 1+ patient medical visits per month – 30 minutes in length
  • 3 group counseling sessions per week – 3 hours in length
  • 2 individual counseling sessions per month – 60 minutes in length
  • 1+ case management sessions per month – 30 to 60 minutes in length

Patients who are placed in IOP generally come from a background where treatment is new to them and/or they’ve been using for a considerable period of time. Patients who are placed in IOP may have significant trauma and/or PTSD that needs to be addressed on a more personal level. Therefore, IOP offers individual counseling sessions twice a month and can also deliver more counselor availability at the patient’s request. Patients can expect to be in IOP for at least 12 weeks and then are reassessed by the entire medical team to determine their eligibility for transitioning to a lower level of care.

Example of a patient in IOP:

Jane Doe is 45 years old. She has been taking pain pills for the past 15 years and then was dismissed by her primary care doctor who stopped prescribing for her. She was introduced to heroin by a friend and began snorting it, then she began using it intravenously. She has been injecting heroin for the past 7 years, daily, using up to a gram and a half a day to support her habit. She has been in treatment twice before without success. She has lost her job and her marriage is about to fail as well. She has overdosed 3 times. She continues to use despite her recent diagnosis of Hepatitis C. She is unemployed and lives within walking distance of the BrightView facility.

*If patients portray behaviors that are not favorable to their recovery such as failure to attend group and or individual counseling sessions for a certain amount of time, failure to comply with abstaining from substance use, failure to comply with treatment plan goals, inappropriate behavior in group counseling, or overall non-compliance with BrightView rules and procedures, they can be asked to move to a higher level of care to provide them with increased support during their recovery process.