Community Outpatient

intensive outpatient program (IOP) drug & alcohol treatment


Recovery doesn’t happen by chance. It’s an ongoing process that begins after deciding it’s time for a change, but residential or inpatient treatment programs can be daunting for even the most committed individuals. For those with careers, families and a busy schedule, it isn’t always possible to drop everything to enter rehab, which may discourage some from seeking help in the first place. At Choice House, our goal is to change that with flexible treatment options that don’t ask clients to put their lives on hold.

The Choice House intensive outpatient program (IOP) is a recovery solution that lets individuals start healing from addiction without losing the ability to manage their personal or professional responsibilities. Located near Boulder in Louisville, Colorado, our IOP services offer both group and individual therapy for men and women struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our outpatient groups and program allow individuals to continue navigating their personal affairs, careers and family life while receiving the support they need to achieve lasting recovery.


What is an IOP?

IOPs are a treatment option that lets clients heal on their terms by offering a more flexible approach to addiction recovery. Compared to residential programming, this level of care allows clients to receive treatment while continuing to work, go to school or care for their families. Although less intensive than inpatient rehab, IOPs offer many of the same services, therapies, and modalities found in residential programs, making high-quality care more accessible for those who need help but can’t take time off from their busy lives. To get the most out of their time in IOP, clients are supported by an experienced team of addiction specialists and held accountable for their progress, ensuring a deeply therapeutic experience that keeps clients engaged throughout the entire recovery process.

While enrolled in Choice House’s IOP, clients can live off-site at home or in one of our enhanced sober living communities for men, located just blocks away from downtown Louisville near Boulder, Colorado. A structured sober living environment provides clients with additional support from recovery-oriented peers as they start applying the tools and skills they’ve learned to their daily lives. The majority of clients in our IOP also enter our separate sober living program, where they remain active in the community and attend 12-step meetings to reinforce and deepen their recovery.

Who is IOP Recommended For?

While inpatient care is the cornerstone of many treatment programs, Choice House knows that life can get complicated. When clients need a more flexible approach to recovery, IOPs provide an ideal balance between structure, support and the freedom to manage daily responsibilities. Our IOP and sober living services deliver all of this and more, immersing clients in a recovery-oriented community as they navigate a new, sober lifestyle.

This level of care is often recommended for a few different types of clients. The first is someone who wants to get sober, but for whatever reason, can’t commit to full-time treatment in a residential facility. To be successful, these individuals need to be highly motivated to reach their recovery goals, stable enough to participate in programming at the IOP level and have a supportive home environment. Most clients who choose an IOP are high-functioning addicts with personal and professional obligations but are still dependent on drugs or alcohol.

The second type of client often referred to this level of care has recently completed a residential program but needs ongoing support as they transition back into a less structured environment. For most people, leaving the safety and comfort of rehab can be a jarring experience, but IOPs reinforce their coping skills and let them adjust to more independent living at their own pace, either at home or in a sober community. This ensures a seamless transition and helps clients face the obstacles, triggers and challenges of daily life without jeopardizing their sobriety.

At Choice House, our IOP can serve as either a starting point for recovery or as an intermediate step between inpatient care and the real world. And with a dual license, we can also help those with co-occurring mental health disorders achieve a life of recovery. We know there’s no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to healing from addiction, so our experienced clinical staff can help clients determine if this level of care is right for them during the admissions process. Because our IOP facility is located in Louisville, Colorado, those within five to 15 miles of the nearby Boulder, Lafayette, Longmont, Broomfield, Westminster or Superior areas will benefit the most from this program.

IOP at Choice House

Choice House’s IOP for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders is a 12-week program located near Boulder in Louisville, Colorado. Clients arrive at our facility in the evenings on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to participate in clinical programming that consists of individual and group therapy sessions, with just a 10-hour commitment each week. Our IOP services are scheduled to accommodate those with busy lives to ensure that clients can meet their personal, professional and familial obligations while in treatment, but still receive high-quality care in a structured environment.

While enrolled in IOP, many clients opt to live in our sober living community. We have 26 beds in 10 different sober living homes, where clients can enjoy private rooms, a neighboring clubhouse and common areas that encourage camaraderie among residents. Our sober living community is also located near downtown Louisville, providing plenty of opportunities for shopping, recreation, entertainment, transportation and more. The sober living environment is structured to provide the right amount of support and guidance, but also lets clients strengthen their recovery as they learn how to deal with the stresses of daily life.

Our IOP curriculum is designed to provide a clear path to recovery by helping clients come to terms with their addiction and develop new strategies for maintaining a sober lifestyle. Each week, new themes or topics are explored that cover a wide array of addiction-related issues and follow a path similar to 12-step programs, but discussions are tailored to the needs of each individual to ensure a therapeutic and engaging experience. And as clients sharpen their recovery skills, they’ll have the opportunity to apply them to real-world situations with the ongoing support an IOP provides, helping them discover which solutions work best for them.

During therapy sessions, Choice House therapists apply multiple modalities to ensure better outcomes for clients with varied needs, goals and backgrounds. By combining these evidence-based techniques with the guidance of an experienced and compassionate staff, we provide a safe and supportive space for recovery and healing.

IOP Services Provided:

  • Weekly evening groups for processing and support
  • Weekly individual therapy w/ an experienced therapist
  • A supportive and recovery-oriented community
  • Individualized care
  • Case management
  • Drug/alcohol monitoring and accountability
  • Connecting our participants with other community recovery resources
  • Enhanced sober living community for IOP participants

Therapies/Techniques Used:

  • Individual and group therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Motivational interviewing (MI)
  • 12-step facilitation
  • Meditation/mindfulness techniques
  • Weekly themes and topics
  • Life skills development
  • Relapse prevention


Monday – 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday – 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Thursday – 5:30 - 8:30 pm


315 W. South Boulder Road
Louisville, Colorado

Choice House also offers outdoor adventure-based therapies and long-term inpatient treatment that can complement or enhance our IOP + sober living services. No matter which approach works best for our clients, our goal is to provide those struggling with substance abuse or co-occurring disorders the opportunity to choose the treatment option that best suits their needs and lifestyle.

The Choice House Difference

Beginning a treatment program is an important milestone, and Choice House is dedicated to helping those with substance abuse problems start the healing process. Our mission is to support each individual as they build a strong foundation for recovery by connecting with others and applying the clinical tools they’ve learned to their daily lives. With the help of our master’s level clinicians, we’re able to provide a diverse range of treatment options for those with different needs, backgrounds and personalities to ensure a therapeutic approach that resonates with clients from all walks of life.

We understand that individuals who need clinical care and recovery support to achieve their sobriety goals may not be able to commit to an inpatient program, so IOP treatment is an important part of the Choice House continuum of care. We’ve found that the flexibility of an IOP + sober living community is a great option for busy clients without drastically disrupting their workday or home life and are committed to providing effective recovery solutions that don’t compromise on quality. As one of Colorado’s premier facilities for overcoming addiction and co-occurring disorders, helping clients heal in a way that works for them is at the core of what we do.

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