Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
The Intensive Outpatient Program is a six-month treatment program that addresses drug and alcohol problems. This is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program which is Reentry and Earned Credit approved. The purpose of the program is: To provide effective evidence based cognitive behavioral interventions to treat alcohol and other drug use disorders and to prevent relapse for Ohio’s incarcerated felons, including those with co-morbid conditions; To reduce tax payer expense and burden to state revenue by providing effective substance use disorder treatment that promotes positive change in the offender’s lives. Recovery services programs have demonstrated success at reducing recidivism (source: 2011 CIIC Report). National research regarding recovery service programs shows that such programs result in significant cost savings of approximately $7 or more dollars return for each dollar spent in programming through reductions in recidivism among program completers. South Dakota, for example, showed cost-benefits of prison recovery at $8.43 saved for every $1.00 spent in programs.