Intensive Outpatient Treatment for Teens
Peachford’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an outpatient program designed specifically to meet the unique needs of teens ages 13 to 18 experiencing psychiatric symptoms or substance abuse problems. It offers a unique level of care for patients who don’t need 24-hour care but require more therapy than a typical visit with an outpatient provider. IOP allows teens and their families to maintain a regular school schedule and live at home, while receiving complete treatment services for psychiatric or substance abuse problems. It is often recommended to adolescents recently released from our Adolescent Acute Inpatient or Partial Hospitalization programs, depending on needs or progress.
Adolescent IOP is offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is based on our level system of therapeutic progress. The program is mainly comprised of group therapy and creative expression that helps teens work through the various issues that cause emotional distress while developing new coping skills that can be used at home. Our compassionate treatment team is comprised of psychiatrists licensed counselors, social workers and registered nurses who work with patients individually to meet their treatment goals.
Teens are also involved in academic studies so that they do not fall behind in school. We’ll work with local districts as necessary to make sure students stay on track as they receive care.
SUPPORT AND DISCHARGE
Family involvement is an integral part of the treatment process and can help reduce relapse. Resources like our Parenting Classes educate and support parents walking through this process. Upon successful completion of treatment, a follow-up aftercare program is available at no charge to help the patient transition out of treatment. We’ll work with families to find outpatient providers and other resources to ensure continued rehabilitation and wellness.
We’re Here to Help
Asking for help often feels like a scary hurdle to jump, but we’re here to walk you through it. Take the first step in discovering what life without crisis can feel like. Call Peachford Hospital at 770-455-3200 or visit our facility for a no-cost, confidential assessment by one of our licensed behavioral health professionals. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help determine your individual needs and help find the best program for you or your loved one. For additional questions about our programs, call us or submit your inquiry through our online contact form. In the case of a medical emergency or crisis, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.