Laguna Beach Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Intensive outpatient treatment, usually called an intensive outpatient program or IOP, is a step down in rigor from full residential treatment. Clients in an IOP participate in daily treatments, but live in their own homes or sober living houses so that they can maintain daily responsibilities like school or work. However, this does not mean that participants are not accountable for their whereabouts or actions — clinical sessions usually require a commitment of several hours each day so that clients can maintain a structured and scheduled lifestyle even though they do not reside within their treatment facility.

IOPs are usually recommended for people who either cannot participate in a full residential program due to external responsibilities, or who have completed a residential program and are looking for a transitional step that provides similar support with more flexibility.

Typically, all IOP services are delivered in an incremental manner, decreasing in intensity as the client progresses through his or her treatment program. This makes it an ideal middle ground that gently guides participants from intensive treatment to independent living.

IOP at Oceanfront Recovery

The Oceanfront Recovery intensive outpatient treatment services are provided in our modern, therapeutically effective clinical facilities that allow our staff and clients to focus on the recovery process in a safe and comfortable environment, free from distractions and stressors. Our treatment center is conveniently located in Laguna Beach, California, easily accessible from anywhere in Orange County and the surrounding areas. The neighborhood includes a calming oceanside environment and beautiful modern amenities. Our location affords us a variety of resources and activities for our clients, and we take full advantage of them to ensure that we are providing the highest quality care for anyone participating in our various treatment programs — our IOP is no exception.

At Oceanfront Recovery, intensive outpatient treatment consists of two parts — supportive group therapy as well as in individual therapeutic sessions. Family therapy may also be available when appropriate. Our experienced staff help our clients overcome interpersonal, social and psychological barriers to recovery through talk therapy and other evidence-based and experiential modalities. Our goal throughout the process of rehabilitation is to break the cycle of addiction by giving our clients the tools they need to enjoy clean and sober lives, even after they leave the structured environment of a treatment program.

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Treatments Offered in Our IOP

Intensive outpatient treatment at Oceanfront Recovery includes access to many of the same treatments as our residential program, including:

We pride ourselves on our individualized approach to rehabilitation, which includes offering a variety of therapies so that each of our clients can find a treatment plan that works for them. We want to instill the idea that therapy does not need to be a chore or a responsibility — it can include engaging activities about which our clients can be excited and in which they can actively participate. We want to give the clients in our IOP this opportunity because we know they are usually busy with other life responsibilities — if their treatment feels like another burden, they will be less likely to achieve a long-lasting recovery.

Sustainable recovery without relapse is another one of our top goals. We want every client to learn how to maintain their sobriety on their own, and hold themselves accountable for their care and their actions. When clients transition out of full-time treatment and into independent life, they won’t always be able to rely on their peers or therapists to guide them. It takes inner strength and mental fortitude to say no to addiction every day and stay substance-free, and at Oceanfront Recovery we strive to impart the positivity and self-confidence necessary for long-term recovery.

Some of the skills our clients work on in our IOP include:

  • Dealing with alcohol and drug cravings
  • Identifying triggers
  • Learning new and effective communication skills
  • Improving choices
  • Practicing effective communication
  • Exploring healthy ways to decrease stress
  • Receiving and acting upon feedback
  • Creating and maintaining healthy relationships

The Orange County Intensive Outpatient Rehab Program at Oceanfront Recovery is highly effective in treating alcohol and drug addiction. If you have been searching for a way to receive treatment that does not require a commitment to a residential program, an IOP like the one we offer might be right for you. Don’t give up hope — there is always help and treatment available for addiction, no matter where you are in life or what your needs may be.

Contact Oceanfront Recovery


If you or your loved one is in need of treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol, the time to reach out for help is now. Oceanfront Recovery offers expert rehabilitation services in the Laguna Beach, California area, and is here to ensure that you have access to the care you need to heal and live a full, substance-free life. For more information about our programs, please contact our dedicated and professional intake advisers today. They can answer your questions with compassion and kindness, and help you begin the journey of recovery right away. Call us at 877.279.1777 to get started.

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