An individualized treatment plan is designed to meet the specific needs of the client and their family. Most clients attend group sessions three times each week with individual and/or conjoint sessions provided regularly. Time and day of the sessions are scheduled to meet the client’s needs. A continuing care program (Social Support Groups) meets weekly following the intensive phase of treatment. Many clients also attend on-site 12-step meetings.
Research studies indicate that a minimum of 12 weeks of treatment is required to receive optimal benefit. Because of this finding, the 4-month Matrix Model of Intensive Outpatient treatment is the most frequently recommended and selected program. However, the length of individualized treatment plans may vary.