Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

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KVC Nebraska’s Intensive Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Program (IOP) gives individuals ages 12 and older, who are also insured by Medicaid, the support, resources and community they need to recover from substance use disorder. Clients will participate in individual and group therapy facilitated by trained mental health professionals.

KVC will also work with individuals to get involved in local 12 step support programs such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) to help them with their recovery.

What Substance Use Treatment Does KVC Provide?

KVC’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program is a structured therapeutic environment for substance abuse rehabilitation. Treatment is more intense than other standard outpatient programs. Unlike an inpatient program, KVC’s Intensive Outpatient Treatment does not require you to live at the facility. Clients will:

  • Participate in treatment sessions 3–5 times a week for 6–8 weeks.
  • Treatment sessions typically last 3–4 hours each day.
  • Treatment primarily consists of group therapy.

Using the Seeking Safety present-focused counseling model, clients are able to directly address both trauma and addiction. However, this model does not require clients to delve into the trauma narrative. The Seeking Safety model is highly flexible across a broad range of clients.

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What’s an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

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Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are treatment programs used to address addictions that do not require detoxification or round-the-clock supervision. They enable individuals to continue with their normal, day-to-day lives in a way that residential treatment programs do not.  

Intensive outpatient programs are sometimes used in conjunction with inpatient programs as a way of helping clients transition back to their families and communities, assist with relapse management, and provide coping skills and strategies. 

For many people, the greatest barriers to entering into inpatient treatment are the inability to leave their family and other responsibilities for an extended period of time. For these individuals, intensive outpatient programs are often the best choice. They still get intensive treatment, but they are able to reside at home. 

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How Does Group Therapy Help Clients?

Participation in group therapy offers clients support in a variety of ways.

  • Enhance their communication skills.
  • Form new social groups. This is especially important in addiction treatment, as individuals’ previous socialization is often with others who use drugs or alcohol. 
  • Access to an environment where people in similar situations provide support, comfort, and honest feedback. 
  • Reinforce healthy ways of interacting and provide a safe space that is vital to recovery efforts. 
  • Group members who are farther along in their recovery often offer valuable assistance and empathy to those who are early in the recovery process. 
  • A forum for therapists and group leaders to pass on important information, teach new skills and guide clients. 
  • A place to witness positive behaviors associated with recovery and to practice new modes of dealing with addiction. 

If you have any questions, contact KVC at (402) 880-4926 or email

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