Intensive Outpatient Program

This level of care provides twelve hours of treatment each week organized between education, group therapy and individual sessions with a therapist. This programming usually takes place in the evening, allowing for clients to continue work or attend school while engaging in treatment.


Outpatient Program

Shadow Mountain Recovery offers an evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) in Colorado Springs. This program meets four nights a week from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The IOP is a program for clients that are in the early stages of addiction recovery and are able to function with day-to-day activities, but still need the structure of a therapeutic process to guide them and help stabilize their life away from addiction.

Supporting Early Recovery

The IOP group is also used for clients coming from a day treatment program who now need a less involved process of treatment. The program makes it possible for a client to work while still continuing the treatment process and receiving support in those early stages of recovery. The evening IOP consists of 60-90 days, where clients also follow a full curriculum of assignments as well as attending group process, individual therapy, family process, cognitive behavioral work, didactic lectures, didactic work and the ability to do individual therapy and individual family sessions as needed.


Insurance companies are very willing to pay for the Intensive Outpatient Services. Therefore, families often obtain financial coverage from their insurance company to help fund some of the costs of this group. While someone is in the IOP, it will be a standard and expectation that individuals are either working or going to college during the day, and coming in for treatment in the evening.