Minneapolis’ & St. Paul’s Preferred Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Adults of all genders age 18 and older turn to Burkwood Treatment Center for comprehensive alcohol use disorder and drug addiction treatment to help them build a serene life in active recovery. The intensive outpatient program (IOP) at our center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota, helps adults find successful long-term recovery.

About Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Get an overview of the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center near Minneapolis, MN

Making the decision to get professional help for a substance use disorder can be life-changing. At Burkwood Treatment Center, we understand that every adult who turns to us for help finds recovery in their own unique way. We offer multiple levels of care at our center near Minneapolis so that we can meet you where you are on your journey toward recovery.

Our intensive outpatient program offers a higher level of support than you would receive in traditional outpatient therapy. This level of care might be a good fit for you if you can benefit from a more structured outpatient setting but don’t need the round-the-clock monitoring of a residential program.

When you choose the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center, you will take part in therapy on a set schedule several hours a day, multiple days a week, with the flexibility to return home or to supported housing when the treatment day ends.

This format gives you the opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in therapy to your daily life, with real-time feedback throughout the therapeutic process. This continual feedback can help you start to transition back to your community and regular routine.

Some people step down to our IOP from a higher level of care, while others step up from a traditional outpatient program. You can also directly enter our intensive outpatient program without having completed another level of care.

Identifying your specific needs is an essential part of starting your care at our center near Minneapolis. We take the time to understand the type and level of support that will help you achieve the best outcome possible.

Sober Housing for Men at Burkwood Treatment Center

Burkwood Treatment Center is pleased to offer sober housing for male adults age 18 and older who are struggling with substance use disorders. A house manager and counselor oversee our sober house and provide guidance and structure for patients there. Sober housing can provide a safe living environment, and our sober house staff can encourage people to continue developing accountability and responsibility while receiving care. To live in our sober house, patients must participate in our afternoon IOP and fulfill general requirements during their time with us, including: 

  • Completing 30 productive hours weekly 
  • Attending three outside meetings per week 
  • Doing house chores  

Features of sober housing at Burkwood Treatment Center include: 

  • A structured environment: For individuals who are transitioning from intensive inpatient and residential programs, the routines and rules they follow in the sober house can be helpful. 
  • Supportive community: In the sober house, individuals have the chance to support their peers as they work toward recovery. 
  • Drug-free housing: Living in a sober house can make it more difficult to access harmful substances, which can help prevent relapse.  


Flexible Programming Options

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At Burkwood Treatment Center, we understand that many barriers, like scheduling, can keep people who are suffering from finding the care they need and deserve. For this reason, we are pleased to offer both afternoon and evening intensive outpatient programming options to increase access to essential care. Our afternoon IOP track is held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 1-4 p.m., and those in the evening IOP track receive treatment Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 6-9 p.m.

In each track, patients can benefit from a range of therapies and services and highly individualized care. With a focus on flexibility, our IOP provides patients with the opportunity to maintain their regular routines while engaging in effective treatment, fostering a balance between healing and daily responsibilities.

Care Experience

Learn about the care you’ll receive in the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center near Minneapolis, MN

Recovery from alcohol use disorder or chemical dependency (sometimes called “addiction” or “reward deficiency syndrome”) is an individual process that differs from person to person. That’s why the care experience in the intensive outpatient program at Burkwood Treatment Center begins with a detailed assessment of your specific needs and recovery goals.

The information we gain from this assessment helps us personalize your care so that you receive support that is tailored specifically for you. However, there are elements of care that are common to all program participants.

Group therapy is a foundational component of the IOP at our center near Minneapolis, providing participants with opportunities to gain new coping skills that will help them maintain their recovery. A certified substance abuse counselor leads group sessions, which take place Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, using treatment modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, person-centered counseling, and the 12 Steps of recovery.

We also offer other types of therapies in our IOP. Depending on whether our team has identified the need for these interventions in your care plan, you may take part in individual or family therapy.

Most adults receive care in the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center for 16 weeks, but your length of stay will depend on your progress and recovery goals.

Admissions Criteria

An overview of the admissions criteria for the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center

We make all admissions decisions for the intensive outpatient program at Burkwood Treatment Center on an individual basis after careful evaluation of each person’s specific situation. Our admissions process begins with a basic screening, during which you will answer some questions about the nature and severity of your symptoms, your medical history, and what you hope to accomplish by receiving care at our center near Minneapolis.

You might be an ideal candidate for our IOP if you meet the following general criteria:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Suffering from the symptoms of a substance use disorder (the clinical term for addiction)
  • Not a danger to self or others
  • Have gone through the detoxification process
  • Do not need round-the-clock care

It’s important to note that this does not include the full list of admissions criteria. Please contact us directly for more information about our admissions process.

We also want to ensure that you receive the very best care for you, whether that’s at Burkwood Treatment Center or a different facility. If our expert team determines that another facility would be a better fit for your unique recovery needs, we can make a referral to a trusted and vetted source. Our goal is for you to find recovery from the addiction challenges you’ve been facing, no matter where that is.

If you would like more information about the intensive outpatient program at Burkwood Treatment Center, please contact us at your convenience. A knowledgeable member of our team can answer any questions you may have about our outpatient programming.