Intensive Outpatient Program

Program Overview

The Intensive Outpatient Program presents new approaches to changing the way participants think about addiction while offering practical steps for creating a realistic and effective recovery plan. Treatment is held 3 days a week, 3 hours a day, for a 6-week period in the Monroe County Jail Facility. Group therapy is conducted for the first hour and a half, followed by an hour and a half of didactic education. The didactic portion focuses on recovery-related topics from ARETE Manual including:

  • Thinking errors
  • Schemas
  • Anger
  • Boundaries
  • Roles in dysfunctional families
  • Communication
  • Heroin-addiction
  • Alcohol-addiction
  • Understanding addiction
  • Values
  • Recovery
  • Relapse
  • Standards
  • Self-awareness
  • Pleasure unwoven
  • Re-entry
  • Understanding consequences

All services are presented with a focus on trauma-informed care. On the off days from the program, homework is assigned and collected the following day of class. The program includes two individual therapy sessions, one for a clinical assessment and one for an intensive discharge plan. Upon successful completion of the program, most offenders are eligible for up to a 30-day incarceration reduction if approved by their sentencing judge. The Monroe Salvation Army Harbor Light administers this program.

Eligibility Criteria

Participants must:

  • Meet the diagnostic criteria as defined by the DSM-IV for substance abuse use disorder level of care for IOP
  • Score moderate to high on the overall risk scales and moderate to high on the substance abuse needs scale (COMPAS Assessment)
  • Be psychologically and physically able to participate in the program