Dallas Intensive Outpatient Program

When seeking help for a drug or alcohol problem it is important to decide on the proper level of care necessary to treat your addiction.  There are many factors to consider, including your diagnosis, previous treatment history, and the time you have available to put toward your recovery. At Riverwalk Ranch we know that not everyone can put their life on hold to complete a full, thirty-day, inpatient rehab.  That is why we provide a flexible treatment program that utilizes the full spectrum of our evidence-based treatment modalities in an intensive outpatient program.

Dallas Intensive Outpatient Program

What is an Intensive Outpatient Program?

An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed for clients who do not require medical detox or 24-hour supervision.  As opposed to an inpatient treatment program, where patients are in the constant care of our addiction treatment counselors, an Outpatient program allows our clients to schedule their recovery around other commitments.

Outpatient rehab is for people suffering from addictions that have a safe home life.  Ideal candidates live with family members who are supportive of their effort to get sober.  Conversely, addicts and alcoholics who are prone to environmental triggers or who have roommates or family members who drink or use drugs in their residence are recommended to seek inpatient treatment or a sober living facility.

Our IOP allows recovering addicts to continue receiving medical and psychiatric treatment after, or instead of, completing a full, residential rehab program. 


Our Intensive Outpatient Program

To accommodate all of our clients' personal and professional responsibilities, Riverwalk Ranch offers flexible scheduling that allows clients to tend to their daily duties while getting the treatment that they need to remain clean and sober. 

Our clients visit Riverwalk Ranch’s Dallas Outpatient Rehab three to five days a week for cognitive behavioral therapy, pharmacological therapy, family therapy, and life coaching. Our intensive outpatient program allows clients to have accountability and support while continuing to live within their community.  We also encourage family participation to help heal the wounds that come with active addiction.  Our family program provides individual counseling sessions, group therapy, and life skill workshops. 

The goal of our outpatient program is to give our clients the keys to longterm recovery.  We ensure that they are equipped for the task by helping them to work through a12-Step program and learn about accountability and relapse prevention.  All of these skills are necessary to break the cycle of addiction and live a sober life.

Other treatment programs at Riverwalk Ranch are: Medical Detox, Residential Treatment Program, and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

Treatment Modalities

When you arrive at Riverwalk Ranch you’ll undergo a comprehensive medical and psychological evaluation that looks at your substance abuse history, co-occurring mental health disorders, and ongoing medical issues. This initial assessment ensures that you receive a customized care that will effectively address your needs. In our treatment program, you’ll work with a primary therapist and multidisciplinary team to collaborate on your individualized treatment plan, focusing on your interpersonal strengths, rehabilitation needs, assessments, and preferences. Your customized treatment schedule is revisited throughout the program stay to look at your treatment progression and to make sure your level of care is still clinically appropriate.

As part of the treatment plan the client may participate in any number of these recovery-oriented services:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing (MI) and Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction Therapy (TIR)
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Medication Management
  • Reality and Solution-Based Therapy
  • Psycho-Education
  • EMDR
  • Neurofeedback/Biofeedback

Our Programs

Our board-certified Psychiatrists will assess and determine placement into our programs. All clients will have access to:

Medical Services: Our onsite Medical team is there to address any concerns at every moment.
Medication Management and Education: Individual and group education performed by qualified staff.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Work one on one with a primary therapist to learn to recognize and correct harmful behaviors.
Interactive journaling exercises: Express and explores past traumas and motivations.
Life coaching: Build skills that are applicable in real-world situations.
Relapse Prevention: Learn tools to maintain long-term recovery.
Psychoeducation: Learn about co-occurring mental health disorders and their treatment.
Mindfulness exercises: Learn to monitor one’s own behaviors.
Trauma-informed groups: Delve into the underlying causes of addiction.
Gender-based therapy groups: Address the gender-based issues one encounter during recovery.
Discharge Planning and follow through: Our clinical team will start the discharge planning process on the first day of admission. We will work to establish the safest and most effective plan to safeguard and maintain the work put in during your treatment.
Relapse Management: Medical education on vivitrol and naltrexone for continued recovery.
Optional 12-Step programs: A regimented approach to recovery which benefits those in need of a 12-step program.
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