Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Use Disorders in San Diego

Studies have shown that one of the greatest indicators of long-term success is continued participation in clinical activities throughout the first year of sobriety. Support groups or 12-Step meetings are an invaluable resource for the newly recovered, but continuing clinical support is extremely helpful, and that's why we created our outpatient program.

We've been helping professionals, first responders, veterans, and other adults sustain lasting recovery for years right here in San Diego. We have night and day sessions to work with your schedule. We facilitate our daily groups in an uplifting and private professional space that allows for confidentiality.

Evidence Based Processes Facilitated by Clinical Experts

When you attend outpatient treatment at our facility in San Diego, you will be surrounded by the solution of recovery. Not only will you be working with top clinicians, you will also be interfacing with other recovering adults who are maintaining their sobriety and building better lives.

Confidential Outpatient Program

The Goal of our San Diego Intensive Outpatient Program

The primary goal of our intensive outpatient treatment program is to help you get sober and stay sober. Our team works to ensure our clients develop the tools and life skills they need for sustainable recovery They do so using a combination of multiple therapeutic modalities, support groups, and complementary treatment methods. A secondary but related goal of IOPs is to help restore clients’ functionality in their lives. As outpatient programs, IOPs are flexible programs that allow clients to return home each day to their own beds. IOPs aim to provide essential support as clients begin to rebuild their lives in the outside world.

A Personalized Treatment Program Will Address Your Specific Needs

We know that when it comes to treatment "one size does not fit all," and we do not force any single recovery path on our clients.

Our clients come to us with a variety of treatment backgrounds and needs. Some need to continue their recovery with support after "stepping down" from a detox or residential rehab.

Others come to us are "stepping up" their support because they might be struggling with relapse or need more support and structure than individual therapy sessions or outpatient care

We offer flexible scheduling with both day and night sessions available. You will have the option of receiving text message reminders and updates about the outpatient and IOP programming.

Our outpatient and intensive outpatient program may include a variety of therapeutic activities and processes, including:

  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Introduction to 12-Step Programs, SMART Recovery and other community-based recovery programs

We also have facilitators who we partner with who can offer even more of a variety of processes, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Aquatic therapy
  • Body therapy
  • Yoga

Integration of Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an addiction treatment modality that involves a combination of behavioral therapies, some of which are listed above, alongside prescription medication.

Individuals who are detoxing from opioids and/or alcohol often suffer from severe withdrawal symptoms, which can complicate the recovery process. These symptoms can trigger people to relaps. Prescription drugs such as buprenorphine (Suboxone) and naltrexone can help people get off dangerous drugs with minimal discomfort. These medications reduce painful withdrawal symptoms and mitigate cravings.

During medication-assisted treatment at our IOP, clients engage in behavioral therapies in order to develop the skills and coping tools they need to stay sober. When appropriate, a physician can supervise their withdrawal from their medications. This withdrawal involves a gradual tapering process that is designed to be as smooth as possible

MAT uses only proven, safe, FDA‑approved medications to treat addiction to opioids, alcohol, and methamphetamine. We provide and support medication assisted treatment, which integrates medication to reduce cravings and discomfort.

Coupled with counseling, MAT significantly reduces the rate of relapse. Medi‑Cal, Medicare, and many private insurance plans cover MAT.

This method of supporting treatment that has been proven to greatly increase the chances of recovery. Call our intake team at (619) 452–1200 to discuss your specific needs.


Virtual (TeleHealth) IOP Sessions

The virtual intensive outpatient program (IOP) at Confidential Recovery varies in frequency based on clinical recommendations.

Our intensive outpatient program is an ideal option as a follow-up to residential treatment. This level of outpatient rehab can be especially effective for patients who have a stable home life as well as for those who are experiencing alcohol or drug addiction treatment for the first time. Many of our clients have transitioned to virtual (remote) outpatient counseling sessions.

Long-Term Recovery and Aftercare

Before finishing the program, clients set goals for lasting recovery. A 'long-term recovery plan' may include:

  • Follow-up care
  • Connections with mutual-aid groups
  • Weekly aftercare group sessions to reinforce therapy

Benefits Of Outpatient Drug Rehab

Outpatient rehab has increasingly become the primary recommendations of insurance providers is ideal because it allows the person to live at home, where they will have to learn to manage their stressors and cravings. The lower-cost allows for lengthier treatment for the same price. These programs are more accessible and flexible than an inpatient program.

Some of the biggest reasons to consider outpatient rehab include:

  • Outpatient rehab is more affordable. The fact that outpatient treatment is so much more affordable also means you can keep
  • Outpatient rehab is flexible with scheduling. Outpatient programs will work around your schedule. This is beneficial for those who feel like they can’t leave their job or family for an extended period of time.
  • Outpatient rehab provide support while you live in a "real-world" situation. Outpatient counselors will monitor how you're doing at home. Family involvement and support is emphasized, and loved ones can also participate in therapeutic activities.

Sustainable Recovery in Our IOP and Outpatient Treatment Programs

During our outpatient process, our clients should be maintaining or striving for complete abstinence. Our outpatient program features the frequent celebration of our clients achieving sobriety milestones. As the progress continues, we can gradually "step-down" the level of care to minimize the time commitment in order to shift the client's time and focus back onto pursuing career, family time and relationships, etc.

How Long is an Outpatient Drug Program?

The longer that someone in recovery can take part in an outpatient program, the better the likelihood of achieving successful, long-term recovery. Clients typically attend counseling three to five times a week, totaling nine or more hours of weekly treatment.

Therefore, during each week of outpatient participation, a client will have ample support and education to assist them in thriving in their everyday lives, while filling their toolkits with resources and coping mechanisms that will help them live a happy, joyous, and free life.

The longer this participation continues, the better the outcome will be.

Is an Outpatient Program Right for Me?

An outpatient program allows for support to be given while giving the opportunity for the person to be responsible for their recovery. IOP Programs are well-suited for individuals who are able to be self-sufficient, but want to continue enjoying the support of a recovery system.

Clients in outpatient need to be aware of their emotional state even while away from the treatment center. Those who are in early recovery from a strong mental and physical addiction might require who require a higher level of care.

Outpatient drug programs are best for those who are confident that they can maintain a stable lifestyle during treatment without around the clock accountability. Intensive Outpatient Treatment also emphasizes self-management techniques. Ideally, those participating in a program such as this will find and utilize be motivated enough to seek out twelve-step programs to support their recovery efforts.

Continue Your Recovery With Our Outpatient Program

Confidential Recovery is a great option for continued treatment and support after discharging from a residential addiction program. Confidential Recovery can also a perfect beginning for those clients who are “higher-functioning” and don’t wish to do residential treatment, are trying sober living, private therapy, working, or have parenting responsibilities.

If you have questions about the process of getting help for a substance use disorder, call us to discuss the matter privately with our intake counselors