Why Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)?
People who have a substance use disorder as well as a mental health disorder are diagnosed as having co-occurring disorders. This is also sometimes called a dual diagnosis. Each client in our co-occurring disorders intensive outpatient program (IOP) will be treated holistically, addressing substance use, mental health issues and medical/psychiatric issues at the same time in the same place with the same staff. This approach allows us to achieve the best treatment outcomes.
How Does Someone Start Treatment?
The first step is to schedule an assessment. If the program fits the client’s needs, we can begin the intake process.
At intake, clients are admitted to the program and placed in the track that is best for them. They will also be referred to other services as needed.
To schedule an assessment, please call 763-898-3838. Clients who have recently completed any assessments should fax them to NorthStar Regional in Maple Grove (763-898-3143) prior to their initial appointment.
NorthStar Regional’s IOPs are designed specifically for the treatment of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Treatment of co-occurring disorders is designed for two primary reasons:
1) to reduce symptoms and 2) prevent relapse.
Program length is determined by client needs and based on three phases of care. Each phase averages about 90 days. Following the completion of treatment, continuing care options are available, including aftercare and individual mental health counseling.