Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Burkwood Treatment Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Burkwood Treatment Center.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

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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 & St. Paul, 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 in your journey toward recovery.

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) 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 around-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.

Care Experience

Learn about the care you’ll receive in the IOP at Burkwood Treatment Center near Minneapolis & St. Paul, 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 on 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 six 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 around-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 successful 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.

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