Intensive Outpatient Treatment at Harmony Hills

Every individual who develops an addiction to alcohol or drugs develops that addiction due to a unique set of circumstances and events. For this reason, the journey of recovery must be similarly unique with a level of customization and individualization in treatment that can account for each person’s specific needs and preferences. At Harmony Hills, located in Altoona, Florida, we help individuals to overcome substance abuse disorders through the harmonious use of cutting-edge science, proven treatment modalities, modern holism, and a variety of alternative and complementary therapies.

At Harmony Hills, we see addiction and substance abuse treatment differently. While many addiction treatment centers have a more localized approach to recovery, Harmony Hills has taken a more integrative approach, incorporating techniques and modalities from an array of related and complementary disciplines. In doing so, we have found our calling in helping individuals who suffer from substance abuse disorders to regain total wellness through a combination of Western science and Eastern spiritualism.


But what does that really mean? The real difference between Harmony Hill and other treatment centers is our emphasis on evidence and real-time data. As a result, our programs are continually evolving and improving, which is a direct response to ongoing research into addiction and the continual discovery of new information. We pride ourselves on offering substance abuse treatment that yields real results and offers patients a supportive environment in which to overcome the physical, spiritual, and emotional effects of alcoholism and drug addiction.

What is Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOP)?

While there are a number of perspectives on the treatment of addiction, we at Harmony Hills have rooted our approach in the levels of care as they have been defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). Of course, there are the most fundamental differences between forms of treatment, including that inpatient care sees patients staying in temporary residential accommodations for the duration of treatment whereas patients in forms of outpatient care will typically reside at home. However, many of the most important distinctions are with regard to where a type of treatment exists on the continuum.

Intensive outpatient treatment is a level-two form of outpatient care, ideal for individuals who don’t require round-the-clock supervision and/or medical treatment. Typically, a patient in our intensive outpatient treatment program can expect to participate in approximately 20 hours of treatment per week, consisting of a mixture of one-on-one counseling, group therapy, and a mixture of other treatments that are chosen based on an assessment of the patient’s substance abuse disorder.

Being that an intensive outpatient program is an outpatient form of treatment, patients aren’t provided with residential accommodations since they continue to live at home. Consequently, this means that patients in our intensive outpatient program are responsible for commuting to Harmony Hills on their designated days. On the whole, intensive outpatient treatment is a great complement to our other forms of treatment and is particularly effective when utilized as an intermediate form of treatment to follow a period of inpatient care.

Intensive Outpatient Care in Altoona, Florida

Recovering from an alcohol or drug addiction is a journey, and like most journeys, there are many roads that an individual can take. For individuals who require flexibility while not wanting to sacrifice quality, we at Harmony Hills offer an intensive outpatient program in Altoona, Florida. In many ways, our intensive outpatient care exhibits many of the strengths of both inpatient and outpatient care. Additionally, we have put our own “signature” on the intensive outpatient program with our extremely high standards for care, clinical excellence, integrative approach to recovery, and inclusion of only the most proven and evidence-based forms of treatment.

There are several instances in which our intensive outpatient treatment may be an ideal solution. As mentioned above, intensive outpatient care is a level-two form of care, according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, which makes it a natural follow-up to inpatient care. Many individuals who have completed inpatient treatment elsewhere will choose to enroll in our intensive outpatient care while easing themselves back into the community. Further, working professionals who suffer from substance abuse disorders are often drawn to our intensive outpatient program as they can participate in quality treatment while maintaining many of their professional duties. Of course, individuals who begin an intensive outpatient program can always move into a more intensive or less intensive form of treatment if it becomes necessary; one of the greatest benefits of ASAM’s continuum and the levels of care is that treatment is fluid and dynamic, ensuring that patients are always receiving the best form of care for their needs.

Knowing When the Harmony Hills Intensive Outpatient Program is Right

The Harmony Hills difference begins at the bottom level of our treatment curriculum, which is a foundation consisting of such treatment modalities as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) Therapy, and numerous other forms of treatment that have proven to be effective. Additionally, we offer a host a psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups, a family program, and holistic and complementary therapies with which to create a one-of-a-kind recovery experience.

If you would like to learn more about our intensive outpatient program, or for information about one of our other programs, call Harmony Hills at 855-49-HILLS.