Intensive Outpatient Therapy Program

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Pomarri’s Intensive Outpatient Program or Treatment (IOP/IOT) is an effective treatment option designed to provide the same level of intensive treatment services that are typically delivered within an inpatient facility or depression treatment center without the need to live on site or, leave work, family or school.

IOP is designed to provide those struggling to overcome drug or alcohol abuse with the highest level of substance abuse recovery services within their normal life.  


IOP is an extremely effective treatment option because it allows you to recover in the real world rather than within the artificial environment found in the popular retreat style recovery centers.

Our clients complete their treatment within their normal living routine rather than suffering from the shock of re-entering a life put on hold.


IOP treatment is ideal for those who, despite substance abuse, still possess sound physical and mental health, are at low risk of relapsing, and are comfortable participating in a group setting and discussing both their needs and listening to those of others.




Typically, after someone gets arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or possession of controlled substances, their attorney will recommend they undergo a Drug and Alcohol Abuse Assessment as a sign of proactivity; or, a judge may order them to undergo an assessment as part of the sentencing process.


However, not everyone attending IOP is there for legal reasons.



Many of Pomarri’s clients have either decided on their own or, at the request of concerned family members to seek out professional help in overcoming their addictions or, a medical professional has recommended that they attend IOP in combination with going through a medically-supervised detox treatment program.






Before Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT) is recommended for a client, they may either receive a clinical or medical assessment administered by a competent healthcare professional or, one of Pomarri’s substance abuse therapists may conduct a Substance Abuse Assessment to determine a person’s eligibility.


After our therapist administers your substance abuse assessment, it’s scored and the results are intently reviewed in conjunction with any mitigating circumstances, previous or current legal or criminal history to first identify any patterns of substance abuse, and second, determine what course of action would best help you reach recovery and achieve a lasting sobriety.


The therapist summarizes everything they’ve found in a Substance Abuse Assessment Report and includes their professional recommendations about what would be the best course of action for you to stop abusing drugs or alcohol and achieve recovery.

Part of their recommendations may be that you attend IOP for a specific period of time along with random drug or alcohol urine tests as the best course of action for you.

If IOP care is the best option to help your recovery, the therapist will create a customized treatment program based on your specific needs and goals, then treatment starts.




Pomarri’s IOP enables people who’ve successfully completed a medical detox to continue with their recovery therapy on a part-time, yet intensive schedule, designed to accommodate work and family life.

Every client enrolled in IOP is assigned a therapist who participates in the weekly treatment planning meeting with the team’s psychiatrists and other treatment staff. We discuss each client’s unique situation and individual needs then continually customize your experience to help you achieve and maintain sobriety.


Our clients come from across the nation and within Utah with their own, unique backgrounds and perspectives.

Utah has its own unique culture; however, we realize that not everyone shares that culture; therefore, we tailor our intensive outpatient treatment to meet the individual needs of both our community and clients.

Whether you’re a Christian, Muslim, Jews, Agnostic or an Atheist, everyone is welcome.


Our staff is similarly diverse in their personal convictions and backgrounds; however, everyone at Pomarri shares a common focus on providing each client with the highest level of treatment, support and maintaining recovery and sobriety.


At Pomarri, recovering patients are surrounded and supported by those who are there to help. Each client will have an individualized treatment program that is set up to assist them to successfully achieve not only in their treatment goals but learn how to live life after recovery in the real world.




Pomarri offers both daytime and evening IOP classes to accommodate your schedule.


Who is the IOP Day Treatment for?

  • Anyone leaving a residential drug recovery treatment center who’s in need of a step-down recovery option
  • Patients coming from the ER after an overdose
  • Those who’ve been discharged from a detox program
  • People who are currently struggling with ongoing substance abuse
  • Those who’ve been medically cleared to do an outpatient detox program

Who is the IOP Evening Treatment for?

  • Anyone who can’t leave their daily family and or work responsibilities
  • Those who may need greater discretion about receiving substance abuse recovery treatment

What Will I Learn in Pomarri’s Intensive Outpatient Program?

IOP helps those struggling start to identify and then understand the sources of substance abuse and the accompanying mental health struggles and then learn how to successfully overcome them.


The goals of Pomarri’s comprehensive IOP program are:


  • First, we address the individual’s substance use and addiction and work towards cessation of abuse
  • Second, as we work to stop your substance abuse problem, we also work to identify any underlying and co-occurring mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression.
  • Third, we help you with identifying those things within your life that serve to trigger your substance abuse or which may lead to relapsing once you’ve been sober for a period of time.
  • Fourth, our therapists work with you to develop effective social and vocational coping strategies which empower you the necessary skills and will power to remain sober on your own.


IOP allows you to continue living at home with those who both know and love you and who are dedicated to your full recovery.

Staying in your life gives you the opportunity to either start or continue to rebuilding your personal life while you mend those important family ties you’ll need in order to maintain a sober and recovered life moving forward.


Finally, rather than waiting until you’ve returned from the artificial environment you’ll find in some rehab center or retreat facility; starting from Day 1, Pomarri’s Intensive Outpatient Program helps you establish and strengthen a solid foundation of long term recovery support within your home and local community.


What’s included in Pomarri’s Outpatient Program?*


  • Drug and Alcohol Relapse Prevention – identify the root causes and signs of lapsing and relapsing back into substance abuse and how to effectively handle hard situations.
  • Life Skills – learn how to re-establish critical life skills to move back into normal, drug-free life.
  • Triggers – Learn how to recognize, confront and handle the underlying issues that led to the initial substance abuse issues, what events and associations may contribute to continued abuse and or lead to relapse and then, learn effective coping skills to prevent relapse and move towards lasting recovery.
  • Health and Nutrition – often addicts neglect their physical health and subsequently suffer from poor nutrition. Learn the importance of how eating healthily will dramatically impact your recovery, make you feel better and help you maintain sobriety.
  • Rebuilding and Strengthening Relationships – when a loved one abuses drugs or alcohol, their personal and family relationships often suffer greatly.  Close ties are either strained or broken from the isolation, secrecy, and deception caused by substance abuse. Pomarri’s counselors teach those in recovery how to reach out, reconnect, and rebuild broken relationships which if strengthened, will help you remain clean and sober.
  • Anger Management/Domestic Violence – alcohol and drug abuse dramatically affect not only the mental and emotional state of the addict but also those around them.
    Alcoholism and drug use can often lead to either self-harm or harming those around the addicted person. Pomarri has certified Prime For Life coaches who instruct and educate our clients in how to identify and then safely and effectively de-escalate emotionally charged issues which are often at the root of domestic violence.
  • Relaxation and Meditation Skills – learning to be mindful during recovery is on the keys to both a successful recovery but also a critical element in fashioning lasting sobriety. Clients are first taught and led through relaxation and meditative techniques that they’ll use for the rest of their lives.
  • Six Stages of Change In Addiction Recovery – each client at Pomarri is taught to identify and understand each of the 6 Stages of Recovery and how to honestly understand what stage they’re currently in, what to expect in that stage and how to productively move on to the next level of recovery.
  • Deactivation of Cravings – those who’ve used drugs or alcohol understand that their cravings are what most often compels them to use again or even relapse. Pomarri helps clients first identify when they’re feeling a craving and then, how to deactivate the craving by engaging their coping skills.
  • Coping with Pain and Prescription Medications – at Pomarri you’ll learn how to come to grips with your opiate addiction how dangerous it can become, and most importantly, how to get past it.
    Currently, in the United States, opiate abuse has reached epidemic levels. Every day, more than 130 people in the United States die after overdosing on opioids. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that the total “economic burden” of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice involvement.
  • Neurobiological Aspects of the Brain and Addiction – clients learn not only what drug and alcohol abuse do to the brain and body, but they’ll also learn the specific, neurobiological mechanisms that lead to addiction and most importantly, how our unique approach to recovery helps the body ‘reset’ and return to its normal functioning state free of drugs.
  • Looking Ahead: Plans, Goals, and Dreams
  • How to Handle Anxiety
  • Self-Esteem and Acceptance
  • Stress Management/Distress Tolerance Skills
  • Spirituality and Recovery
  • Handling the Holidays


…and so much more!

*Placement level will be determined during our assessment process.




Pomarri’s Intensive Outpatient Program is specifically designed to meet all the requirements of court-ordered substance abuse and recovery program or is ideal for anyone who may be leaving an Inpatient Rehab Facility and needs a place to finish out their recovery.


Contact us today and ask how we can:

  • Answer any questions you may have
  • Help you meet the requirements of your probation
  • Provide weekly Urine Test results to either the courts, a probation officer or your lawyer
  • Sign you up to attend our next Intensive Outpatient Program


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