Intensive Outpatient FAQs

Below is a list of common questions asked about our Boulder rehab center. If you don’t see your question here or would just like to learn more, please contact our admissions coordinator at 720-577-4422 or

At Choice House in Boulder, Colorado, our number one priority is to help men achieve a sober and healthy lifestyle by overcoming substance abuse. Our Boulder, CO outpatient treatment programs and resources for substance addiction are designed to accommodate multiple life circumstances. Choice House’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) offers extensive therapy for individuals dealing with alcohol or drug addiction and co-occurring disorders and seeking a brighter future, while still allowing them to attend to their personal responsibilities at home or work.

Learn more about what to expect of the Choice House IOP:

How long is the program? Our Boulder, CO outpatient treatment for substance addiction is a drug rehab program that lasts for 12 weeks total. Each week involves 10 hours of commitment, divided into three-hour group sessions that meet three nights per week and one hour of private counseling per week.

When do the IOP sessions take place?

The alcohol and drug rehab sessions take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at our Louisville facility located off Boulder Road, allowing for daytime schedule flexibility.

Can I still maintain outside duties while participating in the IOP?

Choice House’s outpatient treatment programs for substance addiction in Boulder, CO takes into consideration each participant’s personal needs and schedules. With only a 10 hour weekly time commitment, individuals are still able to go to work, live at home, attend school or fulfill family obligations, while receiving alcohol or drug rehab therapy at a qualified treatment center. What can I expect when participating in the IOP? The 12 weeks of our Boulder outpatient treatment program for substance abuse follows a similar path to traditional AA steps, accounting for each person’s specific needs and situation. This program complements our inpatient extended primary treatment and structured sober living programs with individual and group therapies. Each week focuses on specific topics that cover a wide array of addiction-related issues and practical resources for preventing substance abuse long-term.

What are the weekly themes covered in IOP?

• Week 1: Surrender, Abstinence vs. Recovery

• Week 2: Self-Actualization, Open-Mindedness, Faith

• Week 3: Spirituality, Decision-Making, Recovery Principles

• Week 4: Shame, Vulnerability, Willingness

• Week 5: Connection, Mentor, Sponsor, Trauma, Coping Skill Construction

• Week 6: Acceptance, Self-Efficacy, Emotional States

• Week 7: Humbleness, Humility, Communication

• Week 8: Amends, 3 Columns, Accountability

• Week 9: Accountability, Plan, Awareness, Self-Efficacy, Selflessness

• Week 10: Steps 1-2-3, Action, Protection, Big Book

• Week 11: Steps 4-5-6, Action, Protection, Relapse Prevention, Preservation

• Week 12: Steps 7-8-9, Action, Protection, Preservation, Service, Aftercare Plan, Departure

Why should I opt for Choice House’s IOP?

Choice house is a drug treatment center in Boulder, Colorado that offers specialized attention for men struggling with all ranges of substance addiction and co-occurring disorders. The drug rehab process is facilitated by experienced staff members – including clinical staff, behavioral therapists, counselors, etc. – who delve into the root causes of each person’s addiction and guide participants to long-term sobriety. Our team cares, and our programs have proven success.

Learn more about Choice House’s IOP to see if it is right for you or your loved one: 720-577-4422 or


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If you don’t see your question here or would just like to learn more, please contact our admissions coordinator at 720-577-4422 or