The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is the primary form of addiction treatment used by Choices For Recovery.  Each addiction treatment plan begins with an assesment to determine the level of care needed.  We can recommend and place people in detox or inpatient services who require it, but for the majority of people suffering from drug and alcohol addcition, IOP is the best course of action.  During this program the patient learns about the nature of his disease from the perspectives of mind, body, and spirit.  Because recovering from drugs and alcohol is significantly harder alone, the central treatment is 9 hours of group clinical sessions spread over three days per week.  IOP typically lasts 8 weeks before moving to Relapse Prevention, but that can vary based on the individual.

Choices For Recoery differs from other addiction treatment centers in the free services that are provided but not required during our Intensive Outpatient Program.  Family Programming is offered at no charge weekly.  Four holistic healing services are offered each week as well on a rotating basis - all at no extra expense.  Each person going through IOP receives 8 individual counseling sessions to use when he/she sees fit at any point during their treatment.  Additional individual counseling sessions are available.  This allows spacing out one-on-one attention to the extent necessary, either using more at a point when things aren't easy or spacing them out every couple weeks to cover the entire time with Choices For Recovery.    


The core of IOP, 3 hours/day and 3 days/week, involves, process groups, psycho education, discussion, and more to help learn about the disease of addiction, how it affects people, and the best methods to help recover the the seemingly hopeless state of mind and body to live a happy, full live without drugs and alcohol.   Evidence and experience strongly show that working with others is critical in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction, which is why much of the program uses groups instead of individual attention.  Sharing in the common journey away from drinking and using is a powerful tool that creates lasting relationships for recovering alcoholics and addicts.

To succeed in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction the afflicted needs to gain education, experience, and hope to move away from substance abuse and into healthy, happy living.  Understanding that addiction is not just a matter of will power or a problem in the mind is important for everyone affected.  Research shows that addiction is physical as well as mental and that most addicted individuals lost the power of choice in using substances.  This is coupled with a spiritual path to discover yourself that creates a life where drugs and alcohol aren't used or even considered in a positive or negative manner.

Choices For Recovery uses the most sound methods backed by science and isn't afraid to move away from the traditional addiction treatment center methodology when research and evidence suggest there's a better way.  People who join the Choices For Recovery find that addiction treatment never has to be taken on alone again.  

Sample Week Schedule for Recovery

Drug Test - Random Drug Test - Random Drug Test - Random Drug Test - Random Drug Test - Random  
IOP (9-12:15) Sound Therapy IOP (9-12:15) Yoga IOP (9-12:15) Y12 Yoga/Evening IOP   
Music Therapy Hypnotherapy
        Individual Session (2-3:15)   
Evening IOP (6-9:15) Evening IOP (6-9:15) Family Programming (6-8) Evening IOP (6-9:15)    
Refuge Recovery 7:30-9:00pm Smart Recovery 6:00-7:00pm Heroin Anonymous 16th Step Meeting 6:30-7:30pm

AA Meeting 8:00-9:00pm


If you or someone you love needs help with addiction, Contact Us or call us at (980) 237-6037.

Choices For Recovery

200 Queens Rd
Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28204

Phone: (980) 237-6037
Fax: (980) 498-0605

[email protected]

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