Intensive Outpatient (IOP)
Rehab Program

The best intensive outpatient program in Orange County, CA in the coastal city of Huntington Beach. IOP rehab is perfect for those dealing with mental health and substance abuse disorders.

About Renaissance Recovery IOP Programs

Renaissance Recovery is an intensive outpatient (IOP) drug and alcohol rehab in Orange County, California. We are known for our evidence-based treatment models delivered in a family-style environment. We understand that it’s not always feasible for clients to drop off from their everyday lives to put their health first. Only ten percent of Californians with a substance use disorder received treatment in 2018. With our intensive outpatient rehab program, you put yourself first while still maintaining family or work commitments. Our IOPs use a number of different treatment modalities including CBT, medication-assisted treatment (MAT), family therapy, and much more. This program suits those with less severe addictions and those not requiring dual diagnosis addiction treatment programs.

Intensive Outpatient Services

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

When you choose Renaissance Recovery, you can rest assured. The cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) program at our treatment centers in Southern California can assist you in ending your drug or alcohol addiction.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy

Evidence-based treatments are a crucial part of an addiction recovery program. One such evidence-based treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy, which, in turn, is the basis of a dialectical behavior therapy program.

Holistic Therapy Program

Addiction treatment is an issue that requires a wide variety of therapies. At Renaissance, we’ve used many therapies for many years because we know they’re effective. Other therapies, like holistic treatment, are newer, which we use as complements to the evidence-based programs.

Vocational Development Program

We value your renewed sense of self-esteem and desire to succeed once you complete your rehab program. As such, our vocational development program can help provide you with meaningful employment while in long-term recovery.


Key Benefits You Might Not Know About IOP Rehab


Intensive Outpatient Covered By Insurance

If you are looking into IOP options, it can be beneficial to know is IOP covered by insurance. The short answer is yes. To learn more about how much coverage your specific plan offers or to learn more about your insurance organization's coverage, call our admissions team today at 866.330.9449.



If you need a month or two off for an inpatient program, it can be tough to keep this concealed from friends, family, or your employer. If you want the utmost discretion while you quietly clean up your act, the flexibility of an outpatient program makes this possible.


Flexibility to Work Around Your Schedule

Whether you’re working or enrolled in college, outpatient therapy allows you to commit fully to recovery without needing to take time off. While someone with a severe addiction might prize disengaging from normal responsibilities, if you’re suffering from a less acute problem, staying anchored to normal life can actually be beneficial.


Stay in Touch with Family & Your Support Network

If you’ve got a chronic addiction, you would generally profit from a clean break from bad influences. Also, protecting your family from watching you undergo withdrawal is a major draw of inpatient treatment. If you have a more moderate addiction, though, keeping your support network of friends and family close at hand can be sound practice and improve your chances of leaving alcohol or drugs behind you. Outpatient therapy achieves this since you’ll still be at home the majority of the time without compromising the level of care you’ll receive to achieve this flexibility.

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Benefits of Orange County IOP

There are a number of benefits to attending an Orange County IOP. Not only will it dramatically increase your chances of recovery and allow you to learn more about your addiction and develop the necessary skillset to fight substance abuse long-term. But, by attending our intensive outpatient program in Orange County, clients will have access to our robust alumni community that they can rely on in times of struggle. 

As you probably know already, there are plenty of benefits when choosing Orange County for IOP therapy. Orange County is nestled in the heart of Southern California. Belonging to our community, you have the benefits of a range of outdoor activities.

Going to a treatment program in California has its obvious positives as clients will enjoy over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year, not to mention all the fun activities they can be a part of, including:

  • Surfing
  • Hiking
  • Walking on the beach
  • Tanning
  • Paintball
  • Softball and more
If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please reach out to our outpatient program today to learn more.
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The Different Types of IOP

The format, intensity, and time scale vary with outpatient rehab.

The services you receive also differ significantly, and we’ll look into that directly below.

Setting aside minor differences, there are three main varieties of outpatient programs. There’s no catch-all solution. As with every aspect of recovery, personalizing treatment leads to the most chance of success so think about which of these programs would be most suitable:

Insurance Covers Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)

If you are looking for an Orange County Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP) that is covered by insurance, our expert intake counselors at Renaissance Recovery can get you the help you need. If you need help working through insurance and addiction coverage please call our admissions team to learn more about what you qualify for specifically. Navigating health insurance coverage can be difficult and that's why our experts will take the time to work with each client to ensure your Intensive outpatient treatment insurance coverage is handled properly and expediently.

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Contact Us Today

Rest assured, even after you leave the intensive outpatient rehab center in Orange County, staff continue to follow up. Take your next step in life, knowing Renaissance Recovery always provides support. Call 866.330.9449 today to get more from an intensive outpatient rehab program.

Intensive Outpatient Programs FAQ

Now you know what to expect from both outpatient and inpatient rehab programs, how can you prepare yourself before committing to a specific program? Before you even think about accumulating a shortlist of viable treatment facilities, it pays to have the following information to hand:

  • How long have you been using substance abuse or how long have you been dependent on alcohol?
  • What sort of quantities are you consuming?
  • Are you using more than one drug?
  • Do you have any known medical issues beyond addiction?
  • Are you aware of any mental health disorders?
  • What location would you like to attend a recovery program in? (Renaissance Recovery has several facilities, our most notable located in Orange County, CA at Huntington Beach.)
After getting these items in order, you can call 866-330-9449 to learn more about Renaissance Recovery’s IOP program.

One of the key requirements for anyone thinking about an inpatient program is a the desire to stop using drink or drugs and take their life back. If you have a family member for whom you’ve needed to stage an intervention, it’s far more likely that inpatient rehab would make a smoother fit.

Assuming the desire to quit and pursue sobriety is in place, a degree of self-discipline is also key.

If you’re not the type of person who can stick to appointments or conform to routine when unsupervised, outpatient therapy is probably not for you.

Outpatient programs, as mentioned, are also far more effective when used to treat mild to moderate addictions.

Assuming you fall into one of these categories, what can you expect to gain from outpatient rehab?

There’s no fixed timescale for outpatient programs since there are so many variables.

More pertinent and easy to pin down is the time commitment required each week.

This is usually anywhere from 10 to 12 hours a week and upwards.

The average outpatient detox lasts just under a week with ongoing treatment taking place over the coming weeks.

Recovery Support is tailored to your specific needs. 

What happens if you suspect outpatient therapy won’t work out for you and your circumstances?

We will discuss that below.

Services offer from program to program so what follows will by no means be a blueprint for all outpatient rehab. Counseling, both individual and group sessions, are integral to all treatment programs but what other strategies are employed?

* Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): CBT allows you to explore how thoughts and behaviors link. If your addiction is to a substance, breaking negative patterns of behavior simply by altering the way you think. It is a powerful tactic when you’re looking to clean up.

Within these sessions, you’ll also be able to address preventing the likelihood of relapse, and you’ll develop superior coping strategies * Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT): Depending on the nature of your addiction and dependence, MAT can be used to help with detox and to lessen the severity of withdrawal symptoms.

Generally, if you need MAT, you might be better off in an inpatient rehab center, but in some cases you might find MAT works alongside outpatient treatment * Contingency Management (CM): The reward system in your brain can be warped and altered by addiction to alcohol or drugs.

CM is a method of replacing the old reward of drink or drugs with a benign reward given as an incentive for remaining sober * Family Systemic Therapy: This type of therapy is often conducted in an intensive weekend workshop.

The goal is to establish clear channels of communication while clearing up any lingering resentment.

This is a great way to start rebuilding unraveled relationships with the benefit of professional liaison * Motivational Interviewing (MI): This approach is person-centered and totally objective. You’ll be encouraged to make changes for yourself rather than for the perceived benefit of others.

It’s a great way to restore personal responsibility, something that often gets lost in the mire of substance abuse or alcohol dependence * Relapse Prevention Management: You can develop a number of techniques that come in handy in the event of being tempted to start drinking or using drugs again.

Attitude toward relapse depends according to treatment centers. Some programs view relapse as a natural part of the process, not inevitable but not unlikely either.

Other programs hold the view that there’s no need to relapse at all with the proper prevention management in place. Whatever the stance, the facts speak for themselves.

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) states relapse rates among drug addicts to be anywhere from 40% to 60% so any management techniques are welcome

* Educational Programs: With all aspects of addiction, educating yourself has nothing but positive benefits.

Whether the program teaches you more about addiction in general or lasers in on the specifics of your particular problem, a solid educational component to outpatient rehab is always a bonus

* Complementary Medicine Techniques: Holistic methods can extend to massage therapy, acupuncture, yoga, and meditation.

These should be viewed as supplementary to formal treatment with all offering a range of benefits to anyone in recovery.

A list of answers to these questions will be a great help when you’re placing phone calls or emailing centers.

Make sure you also have any relevant financial and insurance information to hand.

Contact several treatment centers and, once you’ve established that they offer the type of rehab you need then interview them making sure that every aspect of the program fits your needs.

Don’t rush into this decision but don’t delay taking action either. The sooner you start down the rewarding path to recovery, the soon you can start reclaiming the life you left behind.

There are many studies such as the one published in Substance Abuse, Treatment, Prevention, and Policy showing outpatient rehab can be just as effective as residential programs.

As we outline above, this is absolutely not the case for everyone, though.

Be clear about the level of your addiction, and what you need from a rehab program.

Get in touch, if you’d like any advice on outpatient therapy, inpatient treatment or any other issue linked to addiction and we’ll be delighted to guide you down the rewarding path to recovery. Our facilities are located in beautiful Orange County in the coastal city of Huntington Beach, CA.