Intensive Outpatient Program

What is the IOP?

Goodwin Community Health offers an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for all individuals 17 years or older 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


The IOP program works to create a comfortable and supportive environment which enables participants to safely receive personalized care.

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 17 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 Recovery  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.


Scheduling, Hours, and Contact

The program runs for approximately 8 weeks, over 24 sessions. Goodwin’s IOP will work to meet the needs of individuals in various stages of recovery over the course of approximately 2 months, based on attendance and progress made.


Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-5pm
Please arrive between 1:30 and 1:45pm for check-in



Is there an age limit?

Yes, participants must be 17 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 our IOP Coordinator at (603) 749-2346 ext. 2385.

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.