The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides an option for patients who need more support and structure than outpatient treatment can provide medical follow-up. The intensive outpatient program will provide treatment for patients with substance-use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Tangu IOP allows patients to return home in the evening or patients may reside at Tangu’s Recovery Residence Transitional Housing (ASAM Level III.I). Patients are provided up to 15 hours per week of day treatment Mondays through Fridays from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and designated Saturdays 9:00am “ 12:00pm.

IOP provides a high level of clinical care and substance abuse education. All patients are seen every other week by ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist Doctors. Patients are provided individualized treatment plans and assigned a primary case manager.

Treatment Curriculum includes:

Nursing Care
Group Therapy
Family Therapy and Family Program
Educational Lectures According to Program Focus
Experiential Groups
Random Alcohol & Drug Screens
Doctor Appointments every other week.

IOP duration is usually 6-12 weeks. Upon discharge, patients may participate in the Tangu Aftercare program.

All IOP patients are provided aftercare plans upon discharge. All Tangu programs are state licensed and CARF accredited. All Tangu staff are appropriately credentialed.

*All clients are expected and must attend at least 5x 12-Step meetings a week

*Clients are encouraged to invite a significant other(s) to participate in the Multifamily Group.

Intensive Outpatient [IOP] Admission Requirements:

Recommend for minimum 4x for (4) weeks commitment for admission.
The individual must be 18 years of age or older.
The client must be physically, emotionally, and behaviorally capable of functioning in a group setting.
Client is not a danger to himself or to others.
Abstained from alcohol and/or drug use at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to admission.  (will be assessed by clinical staff for admission if less than 72 hours alcohol/drug free.)
Client must be medically stable.

The Multi Family Group will provide Family Recovery Education for families of Tangu clients* who are participating in all Outpatient & Residential Substance Abuse Programs.

The multi family group will provide a wealth of education to families and clients.

Co-Occurring Disorder (IOP)

Tangu Dual Diagnosis Program provides an integrated treatment model that provides treatment for both mental illness and substance abuse disorders.  Each patient will be followed by a physician to address medical needs as well as medication management.

The Tangu Dual Diagnosis Program staff are experienced and credentialed in providing the newest treatment approaches for dual diagnosis recovery.  The program operates 4x week.

Both Intensive Outpatient Program and Dual Diagnosis Day Program offer Family Education and Scheduled Family/Marital and Couples Counseling.  Patients are required to attend 5x AA/NA/CA/EA meetings weekly.

Meet  5x weekly = 15 hours weekly

All services are provided by Tangu’s Multidisciplinary clinical treatment team:
Licensed Doctors
(ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist/Addictionologists)
Licensed Nurses
Licensed Psychotherapist
Licensed Counselors & Social Workers
Certified Addiction Counselors

IOP Program Description

The purpose of this meeting is to promote cohesiveness within the client community. All staff members and clients attend. During this meeting, clients can offer feedback and concerns to staff members. Clients are encouraged to address issues of concern within the community. Client anticipating discharge say goodbye to the community and process out.


The goal of this group is to assist clients with understanding the diagnosis of mental illnesses and developing insight into how to achieve health coping mechanisms to assist with ongoing recovery process. These groups are led by a master level therapist.


The medical lectures, taught by a registered nurse, focuses on the health consequences of addiction. Examples of topics include HIV, hepatitis, and erectiled dysfunction drug like viagra. A registered pharmacist provides education about the medications used to treat addiction and psychiatric issues. A master level credentialed therapist provides general education about mental illness.


After 4 to 6-weeks in phase I, the client enters the second phase. The goal of this phase is to assist the client with attaining skills for assisting them with the transition back into the work environment. Skill training includes resume writing, interview techniques, and developing a job search strategy.


Process groups are led by a master level or credentialed therapist. The clients are divided into two groups: Young adults (age 27 and less) and Older adults.


This group lecture, by a licensed social worker, is designed to increase client awareness of relapse triggers and to promote awareness of relapse prevention skills.


The goal of this group is to introduce the client to spirituality. This group is led by a staff member or a senior community member. Clients read 2 to 3 daily recovery meditations and discuss how they can incorporate the reading into their life that day.


This group lecture, led by a certified addiction counselor, is designed to increase client knowledge & awareness of the 12-step program. The program begins with a step lecture on Monday. Clients are given a written assignment that they process every other Friday and review with their own case manager.

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