Intensive Outpatient Program in Worcester MA

Lake Ave Recovery’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is our most sought after treatment of choice for most substance use disorders, including opioid, alcohol and heroin dependence. It offers intensive and comprehensive treatment services, with a schedule that slows flexibity for your day-to-day life. IOP is offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and includes psychoeducational group and individual therapy, along with a host of complimentary holistic activities to further enhance your experience.

Counseling Services

Lake Ave Recovery’s therapeutic services go beyond talking. Many believe that effective counseling is a more powerful tool than medication for addressing specific issues such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. An IOP session consists of two sessions: A Therapy Group which allows clients to address issues of current concern to them, whether it is in their personal lives or that arise during the recovery process.

A Dimension Group focuses on skills needed to overcome the life difficulties discovered in the initial assessment. Individual sessions and case management are also scheduled weekly, to give you the opportunity to share any personal concerns and so you never feel alone or lost on the road towards life-long recovery. Alternative counseling methods include art therapy, music therapy, eye movement desensitization therapy, and rapid resolution therapy.  

Get Your Body Moving

Our IOP program provides you with an experience that is unlike any other treatment program in Massachusetts. To coincide with our therapeutic and clinical services, we offer a range of mindfulness and experiential services including yoga, massage, Reiki, personal training and meditation. Our seasonal activities are what truly set us apart and include kayaking, rowing, sailing and boating. Our clinicians believe in going along on this transformative journey with you and participate in all of the activities alongside a certified instructor.

Our Commitment To You

We evaluate each potential client on an individualized and personal level. Our free comprehensive assessment starts with psychological and cognitive evaluations so we can better understand your history with addiction, identify any co-occurring disorders that may affect your treatment and place you where you need to be. If you are experiencing the effects of withdrawal or are in need of detox, we will gladly help place you in one of the many detox programs or other substance abuse centers in Massachusetts we have strong relationships with, prior to you joining Lake Ave Recovery for treatment.

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