Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

The Farley Center Intensive Outpatient Programs remain open for you and your patients during this stressful time. The goal of the Farley Center Intensive Outpatient Programs is to reduce our patient’s symptoms and to improve their overall health and functioning in social, occupational, educational, and other areas critical to leading a safe, independent, and productive life.

Telehealth Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment

Telehealth intensive outpatient addiction treatment (IOP) offers comprehensive support and therapy for individuals struggling with addiction, all while receiving treatment from the comfort and convenience of their own home. Here’s what you can expect from a telehealth IOP program:

  1. Virtual Therapy Sessions: Participants engage in individual and group therapy sessions conducted via secure video conferencing platforms. These sessions are led by licensed therapists experienced in addiction treatment.

  2. Flexible Scheduling: Telehealth IOP programs often offer flexible scheduling options to accommodate participants’ work, family, and personal commitments. Sessions may be available during the day, evening, or weekends to ensure accessibility.

  3. Comprehensive Treatment Modalities: Participants receive evidence-based therapies tailored to their individual needs, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based interventions, and relapse prevention strategies.

  4. Group Support: Group therapy sessions provide a supportive environment for participants to share their experiences, learn from others, and develop coping skills. These sessions foster a sense of community and accountability crucial for recovery.

  5. Family Involvement: Telehealth IOP programs may involve family therapy sessions to address family dynamics, communication patterns, and support networks. Involving loved ones in the treatment process can strengthen relationships and enhance long-term recovery outcomes.

  6. Medication Management: For individuals requiring medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for substance use disorders, telehealth IOP programs may offer virtual appointments with healthcare providers for medication management and monitoring.

  7. Psychoeducation: Participants receive education on addiction, recovery, coping strategies, stress management techniques, healthy lifestyle changes, and relapse prevention skills to empower them in their journey towards sobriety.

  8. Continuum of Care: Telehealth IOP programs typically provide a continuum of care, offering step-down options such as traditional outpatient therapy or ongoing telehealth support to ensure continuity of treatment after completing the intensive phase.

  9. Confidentiality and Privacy: Telehealth platforms used for IOP treatment adhere to strict privacy and confidentiality standards to protect participants’ sensitive information and ensure a safe therapeutic environment.

  10. Access to Supportive Resources: Participants have access to additional resources such as online support groups, educational materials, self-help tools, and community resources to supplement their treatment and promote sustained recovery.

Telehealth IOP offers a convenient and effective option for individuals seeking intensive addiction treatment while balancing other responsibilities and commitments. It provides the support, structure, and guidance necessary for individuals to achieve and maintain sobriety, all within a virtual setting.

To provide safe treatment, we have been implementing new policies and procedures and practicing social distancing. We have transitioned our groups to telehealth, which utilizes a virtual platform for treatment. This allows our program to provide services to anyone in the state of Virginia regardless of distance, with the help of our telehealth platform. 

  • Please note that these policies and procedures may be further updated as the situation with COVID-19 changes.
  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Screening protocols have been enhanced.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates. If you are concerned about potential exposure to COVID-19 by you or a patient, call your local health department for guidance.

We appreciate that the uncertainty communities are experiencing may cause challenges for our patients and their families. Thank you for your understanding and participation in our continued efforts to keep our patients, visitors, and workforce protected and healthy during this time. 


To qualify for admission to the Farley Center VA IOP Program, the patient must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a diagnosis of primary chemical dependency
  • Be ready for discharge from a partial hospitalization program/PHP setting
  • 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 and/or 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

For admissions to a Farley Center Intensive Outpatient Program, please call 888.707.3220. Our admissions office remains open 24/7.