All the tools you need to feel better, get better, and stay better

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How it Works

A typical IOP program 6 to 8 weeks in length. Patients will participate in 18 to 24 sessions during treatment. Each session is typically three hours and can be held either in person or virtually. Patients meet with IOP Coordinator to create an initial treatment plan to guide their experience and goals.

2626 N Mt. Juliet Road
Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
(615) 447 - 3332

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Individual Therapy on an as-needed basis
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Dedicated IOP support team
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Cost totals nearly half compared to inpatient

Frequently Asked Questions

You may be asking...

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is a higher level of care designed to build community and support systems, structure, coping skills, and address co-occurring substance use and mental health with evidence-based treatments.

IOP vs. Inpatient

When compared with inpatient treatment, IOP outcomes show significant reductions in alcohol and drug use from baseline as well as similar improvements in Addiction Severity Index scores. Patients who complete an IOP or inpatient program are 50-70% likely to maintain abstinence from the substance they are recovering from.

Does insurance cover IOP?

Some insurance plans cover IOP, these include: TennCare, BlueCare, Amerigroup, Ambetter, United Healthcare (TennCare), United Healthcare (Commercial), & BlueCross BlueShield (Commercial).

Not covered: Medicare & Medicare Advantage

How does IOP help to reach recovery goals?

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) facilitates recovery by offering ongoing support within a consistent group setting. With a focus on coping skills such as healthy boundaries, cognitive dissonance counteraction, and relapse prevention plans, participants gain essential tools. Engaging group discussions cover topics like grief, boundaries, relapse cycles, triggers, and self-care techniques. Modalities like Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Contingency Management further enhance the IOP experience, fostering growth, resilience, and progress towards recovery goals.

What are the goals of IOP?

The goals of IOP are tailored to individual needs, addressing strengths and challenges. These include educating about substance use disorders, building coping skills, fostering recovery support systems, and overcoming treatment barriers. It aims to manage physical and psychological symptoms, involve families, provide emotional support, and address broader health and psychosocial needs for a comprehensive approach to recovery.

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Mai Ferrell

LCSW, LADAC II, CCTP - Clinical Director

Mai Ferrell has served as the Clinical Director at Cedar since June 2023. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. She is responsible for supervising the clinical development of therapists at Cedar Recovery.

Allyson Stephens

IOP Coordinator

"I want people to understand that IOP is about setting goals and working on your goals to be a better person and to be grounded in your recovery for a lifetime. IOP is to help build a firm foundation in yourself so you can fight off various stressors and other things that may come your way. It gives us the tools to be successful no matter what."