If you are new to recovery and humbly aware of how hard it can be, you may ask yourself, “What happens after IOP?” If you are not new to recovery and have learned the value of having an externally imposed structure to help you stay accountable to yourself, you may ask yourself the same question! After “graduation” from IOP, you may elect to consider one or all of the following:
- Continued participation in IOP as an alumni member by attending group on Monday evenings. This allows you to stay connected while having Wednesday and Thursday evenings free to attend local mutual support meetings.
- Join one of our two weekly DBT Skills Group (Tuesdays, 12-1:30pm or Thursdays, 6-7:30pm) to continue building skills for emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness and mindfulness. 26-week commitment.
- Join our Professionals Relapse Prevention Group (Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm) to expand on self-awareness of personal relapse warning signs and personal solutions to protect recovery when predictable threats to recovery emerge. This group isn’t for everyone and requires approval of the Clinical Director. 12-month commitment.
- Continue with individual therapy with the same counselor and/or with David Spillman.
- Continued random monitoring for abstinence through urine drug testing, SoberLink or random PEth or nail testing.