Intensive outpatient rehabilitation programs (also known as IOP) are designed for people whose drug addiction does not require them to enter an inpatient rehabilitation program. In cases like these, either a patient does not require in-house treatment, or they are well enough after detox and rehab to finish their recovery outside the facility.

Another advantage to intensive outpatient programs is their popularity. But that doesn’t mean one sits back and chills during their outpatient programs. Or even takes the opportunity to imbibe a bit in their old habit now that they’re out of the rehab center.

No, things are very similar to inpatient stays. There are still consultations and therapy groups one has to attend, and exercises one has to perform.


Each case of substance abuse is different. There are no two that have exactly the same symptoms.

While inpatient care can be more structured with not nearly as many options available to you, outpatient care allows for a more flexible program to supplement your sobriety. These are pros to intensive outpatient rehabilitation, some of which are:

  • You’re at home.
  • You’re with family and friends.
  • Everything is familiar to you.
  • More freedom.
  • More responsibilities, which in turn can help fortify your sobriety.
  • More affordable treatments.


Without a doubt, being close to people and instances of familiarity can have advantages while you are in recovery from substance abuse. However, there are some disadvantages to intensive outpatient rehab. Some of those disadvantages can include:

  • A lack of access to 24-hour medical care if needed.
  • A lack of medication to quell drug-induced cravings.
  • A lack of professional consultation should you feel prone to relapse.

Triggers may also exist in your home or place of work that you wouldn’t otherwise find as an inpatient. Those triggers can be:

  • Drugs and alcohol in the house.
  • Happy hour occasions and/or office parties.
  • Life’s distractions could distract your focus on recovery.
  • Lack of access to other people in treatment that have become part of your sober support network.
  • Lack of access to ideas and research about sobriety that you would otherwise be a part of if you were an inpatient.


If you aren’t susceptible to distractions, or are immune to triggers, intensive outpatient rehab may be the perfect recovery for you.

  • Your daily activities can continue while you maintain and receive substance abuse counseling.
  • Counseling sessions are often offered in the evenings and sometimes on weekends to help comply with your daily schedule.
  • You can apply what you learn in treatment to your real-life setting and immediately start making changes.
  • Some outpatient rehab centers offer programs that include family sessions. This way, your family will have a better understanding of your efforts to get sober.
  • Outpatient is considered a more affordable treatment option and is more likely covered by insurance.


  • 12 Step-based Track
  • Non-12 Step Track
  • LBGTQ-affirmative Track
  • Primetime Track
  • Expressive Art Therapies
  • Mindfulness & Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
  • Nutrition & Wellness Groups
  • Trauma-informed Behavioral Health Groups
  • Addiction Education
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Healthy Relationship Groups
  • Family System Approaches
  • Process Therapy Groups
  • Resistance in Recovery
  • Men’s and Women’s Stag Groups and LGBTQ Group
  • SMART Recovery
  • Dharma
  • Yoga
  • Meditation


Our night program is a tier program, perfect for working professionals who require outpatient drug rehabilitation.

It is designed as a step-down from our day program for working professionals who need a part-time program to fit their schedules.

Participants must be assessed to qualify. This service is three nights a week from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Our night program includes:

  • Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention
  • Psychoeducation
  • Healthy Relationship/Team Building Group
  • Addiction Education
  • Process Therapy Groups
  • Family Dynamics
  • Boundaries/Codependency
  • Dealing with Stress
  • Balancing a Program with Work
  • Regulating Emotions
  • Dating/Relationships in Sobriety
  • Life Skills/Time Management

At BLVD., recovery is about more than abstinence; it’s about rebuilding.

We offer a range of dynamic and experiential programming that provides the client with a foundation for successful rebuilding.

And because no single treatment method works for everyone, each client, with the help of a case manager, creates an individualized treatment plan that is compatible with their personal needs and philosophies.

Our outpatient rehab programs don’t simply address the addiction but considers the whole person. This includes intensive work for the mind, body, and spirit.

Our Day Program, which offers much of what the night program is offered from 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday. We can provide transportation and assistance in sober living housing.


Los Angeles Outpatient Rehab Center

Drug and Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Program Rehab Center