Intensive Outpatient Program in Hawaii


Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) helps clients solidify coping strategies and other skills that help them maintain long-term recovery. The Ohana provides a unique IOP in that not only do clients receive one-on-one and group therapy sessions, but they also get to experience the wonder of The Big Island and build healthy peer relationships through adventure-filled excursions.


An Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), like the name suggests, is an intensive program that does not require a client to stay at the treatment center. Instead, clients receive treatment in the form of individual and group therapy three and a half hours a day up to five days a week, and are able to go home on their off time. With that said, many of our clients choose to live at our luxurious sober living center – though it is not required.

Clients typically start an IOP as they transition back to daily life after completing an inpatient stay at a treatment facility. An IOP helps solidify everything clients learned during their inpatient stay while giving them more freedom and helping them transition to their daily life.

The IOP at The Ohana helps clients strengthen their coping skills, teaches them additional interpersonal skills, and continues their deep dive into why they developed a substance use disorder in the first place. Additionally, our IOP includes adventure therapy where clients develop strong peer relationships and build their confidence through various trust-building exercises.

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The Benefits of Intensive Outpatient Programs

Our intensive outpatient program in Hawaii offers the ideal combination of supervision and independence for people further along the recovery journey. Locals and out-of-state clients alike can benefit from attending an outpatient rehab in Hawaii, as the beautiful setting facilitates many holistic healing practices, such as adventure therapy and dolphin therapy. Outpatient clients can access all the support services of a residential program but have the added benefit of living in their own space.


Additionally, outpatient programs in general allow people to receive the treatment and support they need while still being able to maintain their day-to-day responsibilities. Outpatient drug rehabs in Hawaii are suitable for students, professionals, executives, and people with caregiving duties.

Why Choose an Intensive Outpatient Program Over Residential Treatment?

Deciding between residential treatment or an intensive outpatient program in Hawaii is a deeply personal choice. Both types of programs are effective for treating addiction, however, in some situations, an IOP program is more appropriate.

For example, people who have a strong, sober support network at home may not need the 24/7 structure of a residential program to avoid relapse. An outpatient alcohol rehab in Hawaii may also be suitable for individuals who have safely withdrawn from drinking and do not feel powerless over addiction.

Some people choose outpatient treatment for practical reasons. For example, an intensive outpatient program in Hawaii will cost considerably less than an inpatient program. Further, some clients simply have outside responsibilities that require their presence. Entering a part-time outpatient program allows them to keep their schedules while receiving essential addiction treatment.

Experience Outpatient Rehab in Hawaii: Our Unique Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) includes various methods of individual therapy, psychodynamic group therapy, as well as relationship-building adventures on the island.



We dive further into why a client developed a substance use disorder in the first place and practice various evidence-based treatment modalities such as CBT, DBT, and psychodynamic therapy.


With group therapy, our clients are able to connect to other individuals that are also learning to deepen and maintain their recovery. Through sharing, our clients continue to learn and grow their interpersonal skills.


Unique to The Ohana is our Adventure Therapy program. Here clients explore The Big Island while participating in trust-building relationships. As a result, clients increase their self-confidence and as well as confidence in others.

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An IOP is a great option for clients that do not require the level of structure of inpatient or partial hospitalization treatment, but do want a higher level of care than a weekly appointment with their therapist.

Many people begin an IOP after successfully completing inpatient treatment in order to solidify the skills they learned during their residential stay. Others jump into an IOP from the beginning. At The Ohana, we complete a comprehensive evaluation of every client to place them in the appropriate level of care.

Our IOP is offered from 8 am -12 pm M-F, making it a great option for clients who need to work in the afternoon and weekends.

Cost & Insurance Coverage for Our IOP Program in Hawaii

In Hawaii, outpatient rehab is generally less expensive than residential treatment options. An average IOP in Hawaii may cost upwards of $3,000. Luxury rehabilitation programs may have additional costs due to the upscale amenities and experiences.


However, many insurance companies cover outpatient services for addiction treatment. This can include individual and group therapy sessions and medication to support sobriety. Clients can contact their policy provider to understand their coverage.


Frequently Asked Questions About Intensive Outpatient Programs in Hawaii

Intensive outpatient programs are highly successful in helping people reach and maintain sobriety. This is because IOP programs educate clients on topics such as emotional awareness and stress management, while also providing essential relapse prevention tips.


Studies have shown that up to 70% percent of outpatient clients are still sober months after completing treatment. This rate is even higher at inpatient facilities like The Ohana which offer a continuum of care, practice an evidence-based approach, and provide ongoing support throughout a client’s recovery process.

Most people attend IOP programs for two to four months. However, some individuals may need more time. This may be due to additional risk factors for relapse, such as a dual diagnosis or life stressors.

The Ohana’s intensive outpatient program in Hawaii runs four hours a day, Monday to Friday. This schedule makes it easy for our clients to continue their work or other responsibilities. Clients should commit to attending sessions every day for at least two months.

IOP is the last step on the continuum of care. After completing an intensive outpatient program, clients may transfer newly acquired coping strategies to their everyday lives. Clients on medication-assisted treatment may continue meeting with a clinician to monitor their progress. Many program alumni continue their sobriety journeys by joining support groups.