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Intensive Outpatient Programs for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in California

Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Detox Programs in California

The state of California has within it thousands of resources for drug and alcohol treatment, and this does include intensive outpatient treatment centers. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration directory, there are over 470 intensive outpatient programs operating within the state. There are options for every type of addiction and substance abuse problem, which include alcohol addiction, prescription drug addiction, and all forms of treatment for illicit drug use. Whether a person is seeking a private program or a government-funded option, both types of resources do operate throughout the state.

How is an intensive outpatient center different from an inpatient treatment?

Intensive outpatient programs are not set up for the patient to live in the facility, but rather the client will attend the program for a certain amount of hours per week, whether this is 12 or 24 hours a week, this will be determined by the professionals. An intensive outpatient program can last upwards of two weeks or longer, but this is dependent on how severe the addiction is and what treatment methods are required. Intensive outpatient programs do not always offer detox, where as most residential programs will provide this service.

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California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

California Addiction Services by Type of Drug

Here is a list of the different intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for drug and alcohol abuse in California. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our counselors at 1-800-304-2219.

List of Intensive Outpatient Programs in California