Approximately one in 11 people suffer with an addiction to alcohol or drugs, that’s roughly 22 million Americans. It is estimated that 60 percent of those with substance abuse issues have an underlying psychiatric disorder. Rolling Hills Hospital has created its Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to meet the specialized needs of adults with substance abuse and mental health issues, embracing a foundation of recovery while addressing the individual’s underlying mental health needs at the same time.

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The Intensive Outpatient Program at Rolling Hills is comprised of group therapy and exposure to community resources such as Alcoholics Anonymous. Our program is facilitated by licensed counselors and can bridge the gap between a traditional 28-day program and inpatient psychiatric treatment.

In a group setting, individuals learn about mental health, substance use and abuse and how to cope with life’s daily stressors. Groups include relapse prevention, warning signs, understanding emotions and self-esteem.

When Is Adult IOP the Right Fit?

This program can serve as a step down from inpatient detox or a step up from individual therapy. The program duration is customizable to the individual’s needs, but in most cases can last anywhere between four to six weeks.

The goal of the IOP is to promote the highest level of functioning of each patient through interactive education groups, co-occurring counseling groups, outside/consultant speaker groups, a family program and aftercare groups.

Ongoing support for recovery

WHAT is “Recovery Road”?
Free meetings for former Rolling Hills Hospital patients and their families to support recovery from addiction.

WHO can attend?
All former patients and their families have a lifelong membership.
HOW does one benefit?
The meetings are comprised of 12-step program components, group therapy and mental health wellness training. Alumni and their families can benefit from a well-structured, professionally managed wellness program to help maintain long-lasting recovery.

Scheduled meetings:

6:30 to 7:30 pm:
Each Wednesday is an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous®. Open Al-anon meetings are also offered every first and third Wednesday of the month. Open meetings are for anyone in the community who is interested in recovering from substance use.
7:30 to 8:30 pm:
Alumni Group: Mental health wellness training (first and third Wednesday of every month)
Open discussion
Meeting closing

Sample Topics:

  • The science and physiology of addiction (aka: “Why can’t we just stop?”)
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Relationships – with and without addiction
  • The role of spirituality in recovery
  • The stages of recovery and the roadmap to wellness
  • Relapse prevention
  • Stress management
  • Relaxation, mindfulness and meditation techniques
  • Recognizing and conquering “triggers”
  • The role of time management and scheduling in recovery