Adolescent Outpatient IOP

Substance Abuse Treatment Program for Youth/Young Adults

The Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP) is a treatment model designed to help adolescents develop the skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives free of addictive substances. The program is based on the premise that due to deficits in emotion regulation and decision making, youths choose to cope with intense emotional experiences as well as the pressures of life by abusing substances.

Treating the Roots of Addiction

Addiction is a serious illness that affects adolescents on multiple levels. The Adolescent IOP program targets pertinent developmental issues impacting teens as they enter the journey to adulthood.

Through individualized and compassionate evidence based treatment, clients are provided the opportunity to explore issues impacting their recovery including, but not limited to, mood issues, peer relationships and self-esteem. The program offers alternative methods for affect regulation and distress tolerance, as well as life skills training to assist youth in healthy decision making.

Outpatient Substance Abuse Treatment for Youth

The Adolescent IOP program in Freehold is open to clients from 8th through 12th grade, with a minimum age of 14. The IOP is not "one-size-fits-all". We customize the program for each participant. Through a collaborative process involving client (the adolescent), family, and a clinical team, we determine treatment goals.

A comprehensive biopsychosocial assessment is completed at time of evaluation, to establish the appropriate and least-restrictive level of care. Ongoing assessment will be conducted throughout clients’ treatment to ensure that clients receive appropriate care to best increase the likelihood of continued abstinence from addictive substances and behaviors. Ongoing assessments also help determine when clients are safe to be discharged from the program.

Not a 12 Step Program, but 12 Step is Important

We encourage and emphasize the importance of involvement in the 12 steps of AA/NA, and provide guidance on for involvement and participating.

Adolescent IOP Schedule in Freehold, NJ

The IOP runs on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 3:30pm to 6:30pm, and consists of group, individual and family treatment. Psychoeducation groups include topics related to self-esteem, emotion regulation, relationships, peer pressure, bullying and decision making skills while simultaneously addressing how substance abuse affects these key areas. A strong focus on relapse prevention and addiction education is built into the Adolescent IOP program at The Counseling Center at Freehold.

Intensive Outpatient (IOP ASAM PPC-2R level II.1)

The Counseling Center at Freehold offers outpatient services that meet the criteria for ASAM Level I and ASAM Level II.1 and II.5. Intensive Outpatient (IOP) (ASAM PPC-2R level II.1) All treatment service components are directed towards addressing and treating DSM IV diagnosis for ATOD and other co-occurring disorders and/or recovery issues.


To find out more about the Adolescent IOP program, to schedule an appointment or arrange for a clinical assessment, please call 732-431-5300