Sacramento’s Drug & Alcohol Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program

In an effort to help men and women break free from the powerful grip of addiction, Azure Acres, a leading provider of effective drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Sonoma County, California, is pleased to offer a full continuum of services designed to foster lasting recovery. In addition to world-class detox and residential treatment, Azure Acres offers intensive outpatient programing at two separate locations, with one located in Sacramento, California.

Intensive outpatient treatment at Azure Acres is a beneficial experience that can enhance a person’s chances of achieving and maintaining long-lasting sobriety. At our Sacramento location, men and women alike can benefit from a variety of evidence-based methods of care that will empower residents to hold true to their goal of leaving their drug and/or alcohol addictions in the past once and for all.

Our Locations

One of Azure Acres’ two intensive outpatient programs (IOP) is located in the heart of Sacramento, California. This program, which is available to men and women aged 18 or older, can be utilized as a step-down following the completion of our residential care. Additionally, this IOP can be beneficial to those who do not require residential treatment, but do need more support than traditional outpatient services can offer.

Both of our IOP groups meet 4 times per week for 6-8 weeks offering both day and evening schedules. The Thursday night group also invites our lifetime continuing care clients to participate in group and alumni activities. Our outpatient locations are centrally located near public transportation for those that seek our services.


In choosing to partake in our Sacramento intensive outpatient program (IOP), residents will participate in the following therapeutic interventions:

Individual therapy: Held once per week or more based on request, individual therapy sessions help residents to process their feelings and experiences in a private setting with an assigned certified chemical dependency counselor. These sessions can be a time for men and women to talk about their recovery journeys and establish goals for their futures.

Group therapy: So as to provide our residents with the support and encouragement they need, our Sacramento IOP features several group therapy sessions for the duration of each resident’s stay in this outpatient treatment program. Over the course of IOP treatment, residents will participate in 24 to 30 group therapy sessions over a period of six to 8 weeks. While attending these groups, men and women will discuss the following topics in process groups and other recovery-related groups:

  • Relapse Trigger & Prevention PlanRecovery Foundation Tools
  • Healthy Communication
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Coping with Stress
  • Impulse Control
  • Anger Issues
  • Attitudes

Family therapy: On the first and third Wednesday of each month, those closest to our residents are welcome to participate in family therapy sessions as part of our outpatient treatment. Led by our dedicated counselors, these sessions will cover the following educational topics that will help residents’ loved ones understand drug and/or alcohol addiction and learn how to support the individual they care about in a meaningful way:

  • Disease actuality
  • Communication styles and healthy boundaries
  • Trust and forgiveness
  • Co-dependency and enabling

Medication management education: In order to help those we treat recognize the importance of adhering to medication guidelines while taking medication, our Sacramento IOP offers monthly educational opportunities that will help residents understand the following:

  • The importance of medication assisted treatment
  • Following prescription medication regimens
  • Monitoring the use of medication
  • Scheduling and keeping appointments with one’s psychiatrists and therapist

Upon completion of this outpatient program, men and women can also participate in weekly aftercare treatment for a lifetime if they so choose.

How to Begin

It is our goal to help you maintain your long-term recovery at Azure Acres. Treatment begins the moment you call. Our friendly and experienced staff will schedule a confidential assessment within 24-hours. If you or a loved one would like to learn more about our Sacramento IOP as a follow-up service to residential treatment or as a first step towards recovery, feel free to contact us at your convenience. At Azure Acres, we want to help you achieve the healthy and sober life you deserve.

2641 Cottage Way
Suites 8
Sacramento, CA 95825
Outpatient Director: Kathleen Marco
(916) 488-8123


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