About the Diamond IOP at Chesapeake/Suffolk
The goal of the Intensive Outpatient Program at Chesapeake/Suffolk is the reduction of our patients’ symptoms and improvement of their overall health and functioning in social, occupational, educational, and other areas critical to leading a safe, independent, and productive life.
Diamond's IOP allows patients to continue working, maintain their current living situation, and improve their relationships, all while receiving services right in their community.
The program is open to adults 18 and older who are experiencing substance use disorders along with co-occurring psychiatric disorders and are experiencing significant impairment in their daily functioning. To participate, patients must commit to attending a minimum of three hours of therapy, four times per week.
The key to successful treatment is an initial evaluation and assessment of the patient and his or her family by our treatment professionals. Admission to the Intensive Outpatient Program is based on this initial assessment and according to the criteria listed on the following page.
To qualify for admission to Diamond IOP Program, the patient must:
- be at least 18 years old
- have a diagnosis of primary chemical dependency
- be sufficiently medically stable for this level of care and not manifest symptoms of withdrawal
- exhibit symptoms of an addictive disorder and symptoms of a psychiatric illness of such severity that there is significant interference with social, vocational, or educational functioning
- have cognitive ability to benefit from insight-oriented therapy
- agree to periodic and random urine drug screens, breathalyzer, or blood alcohol testing while participating in the program
- have the transportation necessary to allow for participation
- not be as distressed or disordered as to present an imminent danger to self or others
- have a person living in the community who will support the patient's participation