Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

This program is designed for adults who need a higher level of treatment than traditional outpatient counseling. We provide a supportive environment where patients focus on improving life skills. Participants may continue activities in their home or work environment while in treatment.

Program Features:

  • Treatment from 9:00 a.m. to noon or 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. three days a week
  • Group therapy and individual case management
  • Focus on self-awareness, decision-making and socialization skills
  • Education on diet and exercise
  • Discharge planning
  • Community resources

Clients attend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups on:

  • Processing grief
  • Improving coping skills
  • Reducing anxiety and depression
  • Spiritual care
  • Stress management and problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Relaxation skills
  • Emotional regulation

Dual Diagnosis Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Austin Oaks Hospital now offers an evening Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for clients in all levels of substance use recovery.

IOP Components:
Six Weeks—20 Sessions

  • Masters level clinicians that specialize in addiction
  • Individual and family therapy as needed
  • Comprehensive discharge planning
  • Guest speakers in addiction
  • Referrals for aftercare

Group size is a maximum of 12 people to ensure individual attention. The highly structured and supportive environment empowers clients to establish and maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs, while participating in their day to day lives and responsibilities.

The IOP also includes guest speakers such as medical doctors and psychiatrists specializing in addiction and recovery.

Treatment draws from evidence based therapy: such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Oriented Recovery Enhancement.

An important goal of the program is to reduce the stigma of addiction through education for clients and families. While research shows group therapy to be most effective for substance use, we provide individual therapy as necessary to enhance treatment.

IOP is an excellent support for a client’s first time in treatment or as a step down level of care from inpatient treatment.


Always Here to Help

We’re available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a no-cost mental health assessment for you or your loved one. Call us at 512-440-4800, send us a message or visit our facility to get started. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.