Intensive Outpatient Substance Use Treatment

Substance misuse is more common than you might think. You are definitely not the only person experiencing this challenge. The good news is that there are programs and services to treat the disease of addiction.

Intensive Outpatient Program

If you have a stable living environment and do not require detoxification treatment, you may be a good candidate for the Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). This program provides ongoing therapy and support while you transition to real-life situations. You will attend intensive outpatient treatment three sessions a week, for three hours per session. Intensive Outpatient treatments usually last 20 to 24 sessions over a six to eight week period.

Special Problems of Professionals

The Friary IOP Program is approved in the State of Florida for professionals experiencing substance disorders and receives Intervention Project for Nurse (IPN) and/or Professional Resources Network (PRN) Referrals. We work with professionals of many different disciplines to help them build resources and strong recovery plans.

Substance Use Treatment

The Friary has established, research-based treatments that have proven effective for successful recovery from alcohol or drug use disorder. When scheduled for intake, you will see a licensed provider who will make referrals and recommendations based on your necessity criteria. In the case of opiate and prescription drug treatment, Medication-Assisted Treatment may be the best option.

This disease affects everyone in the family. Challenging issues are generally stemmed by depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain or family relationship difficulties. Our educational and therapeutic programs encourage all family members to participate so that everyone has an opportunity to talk about these issues and learn how to overcome, grow and successfully problem-solve together. You may not know where to start so we've provided these first steps that you can take if you think a friend or family member may have a drinking problem:

  • Accept that alcohol abuse and dependence are treatable illnesses.
  • Seek help from local community resources such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Al-Anon and Alateen, as well as mental health clinics, therapists, clergy, doctors, and social workers who understand alcohol addiction. Don't let pride or fear block your efforts to get help for yourself and your loved one.
  • Use the resources. Encourage your loved one to get help, but remember the only person you can change is yourself. Don't hesitate to use the resources to help yourself.
  • Don't make excuses for the drinker. Family members often try to protect a loved one from the consequences of alcohol abuse by making excuses to others.
  • Time any interventions. Talk with the drinker shortly after an alcohol-related problem has occurred. Choose a time when he or she is sober, you are both calm and you can speak privately.
  • Be specific. Express your concern to your loved one and that you support him or her in getting help. Support your concern with examples of how alcohol abuse has caused problems for both of you, including the most recent incident.
  • Seek out the people and resources that can support you. Keep in mind you are not alone. There is hope and practical help available in your local community.
  • Avoid putting yourself in danger by arguing, accusing, lecturing or threatening the abuser.

Questionnaire to Evaluate Drinking Behavior

Helpful Resources at Your Fingertips:

  • Al-Anon Service – 850.433.4191
  • Al-Anon National Central Office – 888.4AL.ANON or 888.425.2666
  • The Friary – 850.437.8952 or toll free 800.332.2271

Call us at  850.437.8952 or toll free  800.332.2271 to get started in our confidential program.

The Friary | 1201 W. Lakeview Avenue | Pensacola, Florida 32501 |  850.437.8952