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Intensive Outpatient Program

Compassion Recovery Centers is proud to offer in-person and virtual intensive outpatient programs in Orange County through our innovative and effective programming.

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Find the Healing You Deserve

If you are struggling with addiction and/or mental illness, there are many ways for you to get treatment, but we know that not all treatment plans are the same. Everyone struggles with addiction and mental illness in a different way, and everyone struggles with circumstances,  which is why we work so diligently to provide personalized treatment recommendations that fit your individual circumstances and recovery goals. By working with our staff throughout the course of an intensive outpatient program Orange County, CA-based, you can get long-lasting help with coping skills and therapies that give you the tools to avoid relapse and live a healthier, sober life.

Understanding You Treatment Options

Getting help is never easy, but IOP  treatment is an important step along your path to recovery.


Different Types of Treatment in Orange County


Partial hospitalization: This is a full-time commitment where you have a full-time therapeutic structure even though you sleep at home. The program gives you a stable structure where you can focus on recovery throughout most of your day, usually reserved for people transitioning out of an inpatient or residential program.


Intensive outpatient program: This gives you the therapeutic support you need with fewer restrictions than a partial hospitalization. You can continue with your recovery treatment plan and your therapies part-time instead of full-time so that you still have the opportunity to accommodate your work schedule, school schedule, or family life.


Outpatient program:  This is a traditional outpatient program that you do after you have completed any other type of rehab like partial hospitalization, residential, or intensive outpatient. This type of program only requires weekly sessions either one-on-one or group therapy sessions and is meant to be the final step as you transition back into sobriety. 

Our Treatment Services in Orange County, California

Explore our in-person and virtual mental health and substance abuse treatment services in Orange County at Compassion Recovery Centers. We offer a truly individualized experience for each client who enters our innovative Orange County treatment center. Discover how Compassion Recovery can help you on your journey to long-term, sustainable recovery.

A free, thorough assessment is provided for each prospective client. Request a callback today.

Our Program Defined.

We strive to offer the best treatment experience and believe that through our proven program, that we can help you not only overcome mental illness, but achieve a fulfilling life full of gratitude and compassion beyond what seems possible at the beginning of your path to recovery.

What to Expect at an Orange County Intensive Outpatient Program

An intensive outpatient program in Orange County can be just as effective as residential programs, depending on what you need. The level of service provided can vary greatly based on the rehab center you choose. An intensive program gives you a high level of service and participation in a wide variety of treatment options for an extended length of time. It serves as a great stepping down point for most people after they have completed a residential program, but it doesn’t have to be that way.


Intensive outpatient programs Orange County CA-based have a higher structure and therapy requirements than traditional outpatient programs. Traditional outpatient programs are less interactive and focus more on providing just enough education that you can transition back into your everyday routine with information about addiction and how to avoid a relapse. But there simply isn’t enough time to provide a wider range of coping skills and to enable you to practice those skills and a supportive, compassionate environment.


With Orange County intensive outpatient programs, the structure integrates a wide range of therapies and modalities and works with your schedule so that you can remain at home, going to work or school, or helping with your family responsibilities while also getting the treatment you deserve. 


Participation in these intensive outpatient Orange County-based gives you the chance to work through the daily issues that you will encounter along your path to sobriety. Unlike residential programs where you live and sleep at a completely supportive facility and substance-free facility, when you transition back into the real world after a detox, you are faced with many struggles, situations, or environmental triggers that you didn’t realize would cause a problem. When you use an intensive outpatient program Orange County-based, you can come to your therapy day in and day out, getting help for the specific issues that arise during the course of your treatment.

Sample Schedule

If you are still unsure about what the structure of an intensive outpatient program Orange County-based looks like, it’s good to know what to expect. Every treatment facility will vary in the details and the requirements, but in general, your treatment will include:


– Between three and five days of treatment each week, usually around 3 or 4 hours total each day.


– Treatment sessions can be offered in the evening or during the day, depending on what works best for your responsibilities and personal schedule.


– Regular participation involves individual therapy, group therapy, and maybe even family therapy.


– You get ongoing case management so that you can participate in other social groups or Community programs after you have graduated from the IOP.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Orange County

At Compassion Recovery, we provide evidence-based treatments for our Orange County intensive outpatient program. We create customized treatment plans for you that can include an IOP or intensive outpatient program Orange County-based.


IOP’s or intensive outpatient Orange County-based, are structured outpatient rehab programs that let you fulfill all of your professional and personal responsibilities while still going to rehab. Not everyone has the time or the money to simply walk away from their career or leave their family for weeks or months at a time to undergo rehab, and that is where outpatient programs shine.


An Orange County intensive outpatient program can vary depending on the facility you choose. Most Orange County intensive outpatient programs are significantly more intense than traditional Outpatient Therapy. They are a wonderful solution for people who cannot attend full-time partial hospitalization programs or residential programs. While traditional outpatient programs are better than no program when it comes to your recovery and your long-term sobriety, intensive outpatient programs Orange County-based are much more effective when it comes to longevity. Evidence-based approaches that mix the right treatment modalities with holistic practice can provide an individualized plan with the highest chances of success based on your circumstances.

The Benefits of Our IOP in Orange County

Evidence-Based Practices


We use evidence-based treatment as a big part of your recovery plan to give you an education on how your addiction might impact your life and the lives of those around you. This level of education helps you better understand what led to your addiction and what triggers in your normal environment might be cause for concern moving forward.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment​


If you have multiple issues occurring at the same time, like one or more mental health issues alongside substance abuse, integrated treatment at our facility will help address all of your coexisting disorders.


Compassion Recovery focuses on individual counseling & group therapy as both play a significant role in your recovery, helping you to figure out personal challenges and doing so in a supportive social environment.

Family Support & Community​


Family support brings with it a higher chance of long-term recovery, which is why we might suggest family therapy sessions to help explore the way in which your family dynamics or family communication may have contributed to your personal struggles. This type of family therapy aims to improve communication and rebuild relationships.


We know that your long-term sobriety isn’t a guarantee the minute you walk out our door, which is why our intensive inpatient program Orange County CA based has an aftercare plan to help you maintain sobriety and identify other sources of support you can turn to in your community. 

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Find Your Path to Freedom at Compassion Recovery

You can find your path to freedom when you turn to the professional staff at Compassion Recovery. Our IOP might be the right choice for you if:


-You no longer need medical detox

-You do not require 24-hour supervision to remain sober

-Your home life has a good social support system

-You have a job or family that require your help while you get treatment


Studies indicate positive outcomes for people who participate in our intensive outpatient programs. The more work you put into our programs, the longer you can go with the reduced drug and alcohol abuse and relapse. 


Let Compassion Recovery help. With our IOP treatment, you can enjoy customized treatment that works. 

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