Intensive Outpatient Program

Tres Vistas Recovery

Addiction Medicine & Addiction Treatment Centers located in San Juan Capistrano, CA

Some patients who seek treatment for addiction don’t require a full residential recovery program. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) from Daniel Headrick, MD, and the addiction specialists at Tres Vistas Recovery ensures high-quality treatment for substance use disorder without disrupting your employment, school studies, or home life. If you’ve completed a residential program, an IOP can help you transition back to daily life while providing ongoing recovery care. To find out if you’re a candidate for an IOP, call the office in San Juan Capistrano, California today.

Intensive Outpatient Program Q & A

What is an intensive outpatient program?

An intensive outpatient program (IOP) provides in-depth recovery services for opioid, alcohol, and other substance use disorders that allow you to live at home, continue to work, attend school, and meet other obligations.

When you participate in an IOP at Tres Vistas Recovery, you receive the same high-quality care from caring, experienced mental health professionals as you would through an inpatient program.

Personalized intensive outpatient programs at Tres Vistas Recovery offer flexible scheduling and customized treatment options. 

Why would I choose an outpatient program?

The skilled clinicians at Tres Vistas Recovery may recommend an intensive outpatient program rather than a residential program if they determine that you meet the following criteria:

  • Supervised medical detox not necessary
  • Capable of managing your medication usage
  • Have a functioning emotional support system in place
  • Highly motivated to achieve sobriety
  • You have already completed a residential program


If you have already completed an inpatient program and have the skills to start the transition back to living at home or in a sober living facility, an IOP can ensure you remain on the path to addiction recovery.

For many patients, a 30-day residential program paves the road to success, but intensive support gives them the best chance of long-lasting recovery from substance use disorder.

What is involved in an intensive outpatient program?

Tres Vistas Recovery customizes intensive outpatient programs. Typically, you participate in three to five three-hour sessions per week to support your continuing recovery process. The duration of an IOP varies depending on the requirements of the patient.

Your treatment plan includes services tailored to meet your individual needs, such as:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family counseling
  • Educational classes
  • Holistic therapy, such as acupuncture or yoga


Tres Vistas Recovery also offers a partial hospital program (PHP). This program assists patients as they transition out of a residential treatment program. During a PHP, you live at home or in another safe, stable environment, such as a sober living facility. You continue to have six hours of treatment daily for five days each week.

To find out if you qualify for an intensive outpatient program at Tres Vistas Recovery, schedule a confidential consultation. Call the office today.