Intensive Outpatient Program

How it Works:

Goodwin Community Health offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adult men and women struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.  You do not have to be a patient of Goodwin to participate in the IOP.

Each participant will receive a thorough assessment and a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Other services recommended for treatment may include individual therapy, family involvement and case management.

IOP topics will include:

  • Relapse prevention and recovery skills
  • Education and information around addiction, recovery, and co-occurring disorders
  • Motivation and change
  • Mindfulness and stress reduction
  • Healthy relationships and safe boundaries

Phase I runs 3 days a week, 3 hours per day in a comfortable and supportive environment.  Goodwin’s IOP will have three phases to meet the needs of individuals in various stages of recovery over the course of 4 months (16 weeks).

Phase I: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-5pm

Phase II and III will offer continued treatment to transition and maintain long-term recovery.

The IOP at Goodwin will also include:

  • A “Family and Friends” group
  • Snacks and coffee available
  • Guest speakers
  • Introduction to therapies such as reiki, yoga and nutrition
  • Small incentives (such as gift cards) based on attendance and participation

Is an IOP Right for Me?

Our program at Goodwin is appropriate for individuals 18 years or older who may have a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression or anxiety, or a trauma history.   This type of program works best for individuals who do not need inpatient residential treatment but for whom more traditional outpatient counseling has not been sufficient.  Goodwin’s IOP may be a good choice for individuals with substance use disorder who are starting our Medication Assisted Therapy  program, need increased coping skills and structure to manage cravings and urges to use, those who need more support around symptoms of a mental health disorder or trauma history, or those with stressful life circumstances that place them at a higher risk for relapse. Our staff is experienced in treating both substance use and mental health disorders and is looking forward to helping you take the next steps in your recovery.


Is there an age limit?

Yes, participants must be 18 years or older.

What is the cost?

Goodwin seeks to make this service affordable for anyone who is interested. We will accept most insurances and may be able to offer financial assistance to uninsured participants.

How do I participate in the IOP?

Individuals interested in Goodwin’s IOP will receive a comprehensive evaluation by a licensed clinician to ensure that our IOP is a good fit. If you feel that Goodwin Community Health Center’s IOP may be the right for you, please call Jen Stout, IOP Coordinator at (603) 749-2346 ext. 385.

Do I have to be a patient of Goodwin to join the IOP?

You do not have to be a patient of Goodwin to participate in the IOP.

Will my family be involved?

Every 4-6 weeks there will be a “Family Friends” group that will teach others about addiction, recovery, and ways to offer support to a loved one.