About the Program/IOP
Continuum Behavioral Health now offers Substance Use Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP) at both our Providence and North Kingstown locations. Continuum’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provides treatment to individuals struggling with co-occurring and substance use issues. The program offers initial and ongoing assessment, group therapy, medication evaluation and medication management, individual sessions focused on treatment and aftercare planning, urine toxicology monitoring, and family involvement. The program is designed to provide a supportive and solution-oriented intervention tailored to the individual. Treatment intensity, focus and length will be proportionate to the individual’s need.
The overall goal of the program is to provide a safe therapeutic environment that encourages and promotes health recovery. The program is abstinence-based and appropriate for individuals transitioning from a higher level of care (ie: hospital, residential and PHP) or for individuals needing more structured support than outpatient services.
Each session is three (3) hours per day, four (4) days per week. Daytime and evening programs are available and the average length of the program is approximately 3-4 weeks, depending on the individual need, and clinical necessity.
Research substantiates the benefit of the group process-
* Increase sense of support and connectedness
* Decrease in self-criticism and negativity
* Greater ease in identifying feelings and self-disclosure
* Increased confidence in trying out possible solutions.
The theoretical approach to the groups are a combination of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Enhancement. Topics include Relapse Prevention, Family Systems, Neurobiology of Addiction, Introduction to support groups including AA.
How to Begin the Referral Process
Continuum’s IOP is has two locations:
Continuum at Butler Campus
200 Butler Drive, Providence
(4th speed bump on the left)
Hours: Tuesday-Friday from 4p-7p
Continuum at Meadows Edge
Ten Rod Rd, North Kingston
Tues, Thurs, Fri Sat from 9-12pm
Please call the above number to schedule an intake appointment. Additionally, providers can fax the patient’s demographic/insurance info, initial assessment, most recent MD note, lab results and medication list to the corresponding location.
Continuum Behavioral Health is contracted with most of the major providers- BCBS, Optum, UBH, Beacon/NHP; Tufts, HPHC, Cigna, Aetna, Magellan, in addition to Self Pay
Patients will need to provide their insurance card to their appointment so verification of benefits for levels of care can occur.
Why Choose Continuum?
Continuum is passionate about your health, well-being, and recovery. Our diverse staff is dedicated to helping you achieve the goals you set for yourself. Continuum services are also convenient, accessible, affordable and effective in order to make your time with us as accommodating and useful as possible. We want to help you help yourself, and Continuum’s IOP is an excellent place to start.