Adolescent Outpatient (AIOP)

Cooke Recovery Center’s Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program (AIOP) is a treatment model designed to help adolescents develop the skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives free of addictive substances. The program is based on the premise that due to deficits in emotion regulation and decision making, youths choose to cope with intense emotional experiences as well as the pressures of life by abusing substances.

Addiction is a serious illness that affects adolescents on multiple levels. The Adolescent IOP program targets pertinent developmental issues impacting teens as they enter the journey to adulthood. Through individualized and compassionate evidence based treatment, clients are provided the opportunity to explore issues impacting their recovery including, but not limited to, mood issues, peer relationships and self-esteem. The program offers alternative methods for affect regulation and distress tolerance, as well as life skills training to assist youth in healthy decision making.

The Adolescent IOP program at Cooke Recovery Center is open to clients from 6th through 12th grade, with a minimum age of 12. The IOP is not “one-size-fits-all”. We customize the program for each participant. Through a collaborative process involving client (the adolescent), family, and a clinical team, we determine treatment goals.

The IOP is not “one-size-fits-all”. We customize the program for each participant.

A comprehensive bio-psychosocial assessment is completed at the time of evaluation, to establish the appropriate and least-restrictive level of care. Ongoing assessment will be conducted throughout clients’ treatment to ensure that clients receive appropriate care to best increase the likelihood of continued abstinence from addictive substances and behaviors. Ongoing assessments also help determine when clients are safe to be discharged from the program.

We encourage and emphasize the importance of involvement in the 12 steps of AA/NA, which we provide guidance on for involvement and participating.

Components of our Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program include group, individual and family therapy as well. We also run psycho-education groups which include topics related to self-esteem, emotion regulation, relationships, peer pressure, bullying and decision making skills while simultaneously addressing how substance abuse affects these key areas.