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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

People often start out using alcohol or drugs thinking they can control their intake. However, it can easily become a substance use disorder and turn their lives upside down.

Imagine Recovery understands how to treat addiction in a way that makes sobriety a permanent way of life. Because of this, our IOP rehab in New Orleans offers multiple types of therapeutic approaches. Each is proven to help someone struggling with addiction get back on a healthy path and enjoy life again.

What is IOP Rehab in New Orleans?

Imagine Recovery provides an intensive outpatient program (IOP) that lasts 10 weeks. The program is designed to serve adults 18 and older. It helps those seeking recovery from substance misuse, substance use disorders, and co-occurring mental health conditions.

Our clinical team consists of 6 licensed Master’s level clinicians and 2 addiction medicine psychiatrists. Furthermore, our clinical staff is highly experienced in treating substance misuse and other mental health disorders. These include depression, anxiety, and personality disorders.

They also treat self-harm behaviors, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and trauma-related conditions. IOP groups are held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Each client is assigned a primary therapist upon admission. After this, they receive one individual therapy session weekly.

Imagine Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program Services Provided

There isn’t just 1 approach to treatment for addiction that solves everyone’s problems. Consequently, multiple types of therapy prove helpful as a part of a well-rounded treatment plan. For that reason, our IOP rehab in New Orleans provides several therapies for each person.

These include:

  • Group therapy three times per week, three hours per session. A group per week is dedicated to DBT skills learning
  • Weekly individual therapy sessions
  • Family and couples sessions
  • Family education and therapy
  • Psychoeducation on substance misuse, addiction, and mental health
  • Knowledge of alternative recovery programs
  • Referral to trusted, vetted professionals and services

Additionally, Imagine Recovery provides clients with an introduction to the 12-Step program developed by Alcoholics Anonymous. It is our belief attendance and participation in 12-Step programming offer our clients the opportunity to join a worldwide recovery community.

As well, it allows them to continue their growth post-treatment. Because of this, they will enjoy support long after leaving our care. Clients will also learn about alternative recovery options such as SMART Recovery. We host two SMART Recovery meetings per week. Moreover, we support clients participating in Refuge Recovery and Celebrate Recovery.

What Happens During IOP Rehab in New Orleans, LA?

We employ several types of treatment modalities for our clients. As a matter of fact, this can increase the likelihood that they stay sober. Each part of our IOP allows people to grow and better understand themselves. Consequently, their recoveries become easier with time and practice.

Our programs include:


Psychoeducation groups address the neuroscience of addiction. Not only that, they help with co-occurring mental health conditions. Through education and support, clients practice new behavioral skills in a safe environment.

Recovery Skills

We understand the challenges of staying sober. In early recovery, clients frequently experience triggers. In addition, they often feel intense cravings to use drugs or alcohol. This happens despite their motivation to abstain from alcohol and other drugs. Clients learn basic recovery skills that prevent relapse. Besides that, they make sobriety more enjoyable.

Process Groups

Self-love, acceptance, healthy relationships, and wellness are essential to a fulfilling life. For that reason, we teach clients positive coping skills. They learn to accept and experience feelings and develop self-esteem and emotional maturity. Additionally, they learn to identify personal strengths, set boundaries, and establish better communication skills.

Music Therapy

We are grateful to have licensed professionals Becca Stone, MT-BC, and Molly Guinan, MT-BC from Crescent City Music Therapy facilitate our music therapy groups during IOP rehab in New Orleans. Music therapy is used within a therapeutic relationship to address the physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of people.

Qualified music therapists assess the needs and strengths of each client. From there, they can provide relevant treatment through creating, moving to, and listening to music. As a matter of fact, music therapy can help people of all ages and abilities. 

In particular, it can be beneficial for those who deal with:

  • Mental disorders/emotional distress
  • Addiction to drugs or alcohol
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Grief and loss
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alzheimer’s disease/Dementia
  • Terminal illness
  • Chronic pain
  • Autism Spectrum disorder
  • Down Syndrome
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Sensory impairments


Consistent good nutrition makes a huge difference in anyone’s life. Moreover, it proves especially important for those in recovery from substance use disorders. Many people ignore their basic nutritional needs when struggling with addiction. Because of this, they suffer problems related to their physical health. So much so that, learning to eat healthy again helps them focus on other aspects of their recovery.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

During IOP rehab in New Orleans, we offer 1 DBT skills group per week. Because of this, several advantages happen. These include:

Emotion Regulation: This helps a person process and understand their emotions. With this in mind, they won’t feel out of control when emotional situations arise.

Mindfulness: Practicing mindfulness skills makes a person experience each moment and event as it happens. Therefore, each moment in life takes on a deeper meaning.

Distress Tolerance: These skills enable people to handle stressful events. They accept reality, rather than fight it. Then, they can apply healthy coping skills that allow them to deal with what’s happening.

Interpersonal Effectiveness: People learn to be effective in interpersonal interactions with others. They practice achieving their goals without alienating the other person. This helps with current relationships and building new ones.

IOP Rehab in New Orleans, LA

Have you reached the point where addiction to drugs or alcohol has become a problem? As a result, are you unsure of where to go to get the help you need? Imagine Recovery provides IOP rehab in New Orleans, Louisiana, that changes lives. Our intensive outpatient program provides a safe place to begin to understand your addiction. Then, you can embrace a sober life and leave alcohol and drugs in your past.

Visit our admissions today and we can answer any questions you have.

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Clients and Family say:

About Imagine Recovery

  • When I came through the doors of Imagine last year, I looked and felt like the “before” photo in a pet adoption advertisement: Sick, scared, confused, and probably not smelling all that great. I didn’t know exactly what I needed, only that I wanted a better life, a healthier, happier one. Soon after, I became Imagine Client #1. No pressure, right? After ten weeks of IOP and eight weeks of outpatient treatment, I felt as though I’d been born again. It’s not hard to see why Imagine has chosen a phoenix as its spirit animal and logo, a legendary mythical creature that is continuously born anew from its own ashes. And that’s precisely how I feel today, rebuilt from the charred remains of an unhealthy and fearful life, a new and better man, husband, brother, son, and (at least I hope) member of the human race. For the first time in a long time, I have peace, health, and hope, which are no small things. I am, and will always be, eternally grateful for those gifts.

    Scott G.

  • I will NEVER forget you and Chris taking my hand and walking me through the hardest time in my life. Your words gave me hope when I needed it the most. I make 6 months this week!!”

    Catilin S.


    I can’t say enough how much Imagine has impacted my life. Being in a new city, I felt lucky and grateful that a place like Imagine was a familiarity and sort-of home base in my life for the first couple months – and I know it will always be there for me moving forward. It has not only helped me build a strong community and confidence as I start this new chapter of my life, but it also has given me tools to continue to succeed in whatever life throws at me.


  • Felicia & Chris,

    We are beyond grateful for what you have done for our son and our family. You caught a soul before he fell too far and redirected the course of his life. What we are learning about epigenetics is that you have not only impacted our son, but also his future children and their children. You are deeply impacting this world. You are both such inspirations to all those that are fortunate enough to know you.

    Parents of an Imagine alumni

    Hi everybody,
    To everyone in the Imagine Family, I wanted to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. This truly was one of the greatest experiences of my life and I couldn’t have done it without each and every one of you. I promise to come back every now and again because I don’t want to lose touch with the people that changed my life for the better.
    From the bottom of my heart, thank you and with love,

    Anonymous male graduate, 24

  • I was sitting outside, enjoying the breeze, watching the trees sway and admiring the beautiful colors. For me, that is a stillness I was once uncomfortable being in. I must admit, I did not think I needed IOP at Imagine after completing a 30-day inpatient program. In fact, I felt I knew all the cliché sayings, read the material, had it thrown at me from every direction, and I would not gain anything from attending IOP post-inpatient treatment. Oh how wrong I was! While attending group meetings and one-on-ones, I gained so much insight, compassion and confidence. I learned to fully forgive, both myself and others. I am more patient when I used to be reactionary. The shell of a person I once considered myself is now humbly strong. And guess what – I like me. I could not have made these leaps without the guidance and suggestions I received at Imagine. I am beyond grateful to have y’all as part of my journey. Thank you so much for everything you do and everything you’ve allowed me to gain through your program. 

    Much Love Ladies 🙂

  • To the wonderful people of Imagine,

    Someone wise once told me that we should live our lives in a way that, when we pass, the most important words spoken about you will be “They made a difference.

    In the game of addiction, hope is hard to come by, the pain swallows people whole and the wounds can turn into an unimaginable cancer. If one can muster up enough strength and conviction, recovery is possible. But still, the process has to include the contrasting element to addiction, connection.

    At Imagine, Felicia, you’ve devoted your life to be a healer. You have provided the pace for connection – that is a crucial element in having a chance at conquering addiction. The wonderful staff are all as equally important as you are. Thank you all for your compassion. It is a breath of fresh air!

    I know I speak on behalf of many people when I say… Imagine is making a difference in this world!

    Thank you.

    TL 🙂

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