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Intensive Outpatient Programs for Drug & Alcohol Addiction in New York

Outpatient is a form of treatment where the person can attend services without living at the facility. They sleep at home and can often continue to work or do other activities but are required to be at the facility at certain times on certain days. Intensive outpatient treatment means the schedule is heavier and more frequent. For example, one may be required to attend daily, for three hours each day Monday through Friday. Program schedules differ, and as one progresses their schedule may be reduced.

Intensive outpatient is most commonly used as a follow-up to residential treatment. Once someone completes a traditional, inpatient program, they can step down to outpatient treatment and resume daily activities such as work and school. While not required, it’s usually suggested so that one can keep the structure of a treatment environment and continue to receive support. Sometimes, intensive outpatient is not used as a step down, but a primary form of treatment. There are varying thoughts on this, as a person’s addiction may be so severe that continuing to live and stay in the environment that they used drugs doesn’t provide enough structure to be successful. However, some people aren’t logistically able to stay in a residential setting for treatment, in which outpatient may be their best or only option. Getting any help is better than none.


Here is a list of the different intensive outpatient programs (IOP) for drug and alcohol abuse in New York. 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 New York


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people.