3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance Abuse

Find Recovery at Cornerstone's 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program for Addiction in Arizona


Arizona 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP3)

Cornerstone Healing Center, located in Arizona, offers a comprehensive 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program for drug and alcohol treatment. This program runs 3 days a week for 9 hours and focuses on healing from past trauma and achieving long-term sobriety.

Our approach includes therapeutic groups, life skills development, psycho-education, and extensive evaluations, all complemented by fitness, nutrition classes, yoga, and meditation. We prioritize holistic mind, body, and spirit healing, fostering human connections, accountability, and rebuilding family relationships.

Join us at Cornerstone, where we provide personalized and intensive outpatient care in a supportive and professional environment that promotes personal growth and lasting change!

Overview of Our 3-day Intensive Outpatient Program

Our 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program in Arizona is intended to help individuals aged 18 and above who are struggling with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. The program runs 3 days a week for 9 hours and employs a comprehensive, evidence-based approach. It provides a structured, supportive environment that fosters recovery, personal growth, and the development of essential life skills necessary for long-term sobriety. Our drug and alcohol treatment facilities aim to assist clients in developing strategies and skills for maintaining sobriety while also integrating into their daily lives.

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Our 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program

Below are the features we offer at our Scottsdale and Phoenix, Arizona locations.

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The beautiful view of the outdoor area of one of our
Scottsdale residential facility. Including a large pool, several
patio areas with comfortable seating, and a colorful desert view. 

About our 3 Day Intensive Outpatient Program

Our 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)  at Cornerstone Healing Center is a comprehensive program that lasts 3 days a week and provides 9 hours of support. It is designed to address not only your physical health but also your mental and emotional well-being. Our outpatient rehab center utilizes the latest scientific research in addiction treatment alongside effective mental and emotional health strategies.

During our 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program, you’ll participate in a variety of therapies, both individually and in groups. We also supplement our therapies with unique activities aimed at holistic healing. Our approach is centered on unlocking your inner strength and resilience through a compassionate and structured framework that employs diverse therapeutic methods.

At Cornerstone, we are dedicated to making your recovery journey meaningful and enjoyable. Our 3-Day IOP establishes a balanced routine, promotes deep self-reflection through therapy, and integrates fun and enriching activities. This comprehensive approach does more than help you overcome addiction—it enables you to discover a more joyful and fulfilling life. We are committed to guiding you towards transformative change.

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“Having support from people who have gone through things that you’ve gone through and understand you and not judge you, and you can tell that they actually want to help you. It was something I had never had before.”

Maria’s experience at Cornerstone Healing Center

3-Day IOP Therapies & Treatments

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps individuals recognize and modify negative thought patterns that can lead to negative behavior and emotions. The approach is based on the idea that changing negative thinking can lead to positive behavior and emotional regulation changes. CBT is a goal-oriented treatment that is commonly used to help people suffering from a range of mental health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. It provides individuals with practical strategies to cope with challenging situations and improve their overall well-being.1

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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a cognitive-behavioral therapy that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. Its foundational principle is the synthesis of opposites. DBT aims to help individuals learn to manage their emotions, improve their relationships, and live more mindfully through acceptance and change strategies. This therapy is particularly effective for treating personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder and conditions involving significant emotional dysregulation.2

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Individual addiction therapy involves confidential one-on-one sessions between a client and a therapist. The primary focus is on identifying and addressing the underlying issues and behaviors that contribute to substance use. During therapy, individuals can explore their emotions, triggers, and past experiences that have influenced their addiction. This personalized approach enables the development of customized coping and recovery strategies, making it an essential aspect of effective addiction treatment programs.3

Tour Our Outpatient Treatment Facilities

Cornerstone Healing Center is renowned as one of Arizona’s premier luxury residential and outpatient treatment facilities.

Our outpatient treatment facilities provide our patients with the best therapeutic experiences. Our spaces specialize in holistic therapies like art therapy and yoga that promote mental and physical well-being. Each center has well-appointed common areas, private counseling spaces, and amenities like music studios. Our outdoor spaces offer a variety of seating and lounging options where patients can enjoy breathtaking desert views.

Our facilities are in upscale areas that combine tranquility with high-end amenities, offering an ideal environment for comprehensive rehabilitation and personal development.

How it Works

The initial evaluation process is the first step toward joining our Intensive Outpatient Program. Conducted by our qualified professionals, this thorough assessment examines each individual’s specific needs, history of substance use, and any co-occurring mental health conditions. The evaluation typically includes detailed interviews, questionnaires, and medical tests to develop a personalized treatment plan. This comprehensive approach ensures that the treatment addresses not only the addiction but also its underlying causes, providing a solid foundation for sustained recovery.

Meet Our Clinical Team

Clinical Director of Scottsdale Program

Lionel is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction and mental health struggles, and he has trained as an EMDR therapist, adopting a trauma-informed approach to find and treat underlying root causes with empathy. 

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our Phoenix program, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggled with substance abuse issues as he did. 

FAQs About Our 3-Day Intensive Outpatient Program

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about IOP3.

What is the typical schedule for IOP3?

IOP3 meets 3 days per week for 3 hours of clinical programming each day, resulting in 9 hours of treatment services weekly.

Sessions occur in the morning or evening to accommodate work/school schedules.

What types of therapies are used in IOP3?

IOP3 utilizes a range of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness Practices, and more.

Clients participate in Individual, Group, and Family Therapy sessions.

How long does the IOP3 program last?

The typical duration for IOP3 is 4-8 weeks.

However, length of stay is personalized based on each client’s specific needs and progress through the program, which is regularly assessed by our clinical team.

Does insurance cover Intensive Outpatient Programs like IOP3?

Most major health insurance plans cover intensive outpatient treatment like IOP3.

The exact coverage details depend on the individual’s specific policy.

Our admissions team verifies insurance benefits as part of the pre-admission process.

What happens after completing IOP3?

After completing the IOP3 program, some clients continue with a lower level of outpatient care for ongoing support.

Others opt for community-based recovery services such as counseling, sober living, self-help groups, or our alumni program.

Regular participation in aftercare plans is essential to prevent relapse.4


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Lionel Estrada, LISAC


Lionel, a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone, specializes in addiction and mental health. Trained in EMDR therapy, he employs a trauma-informed, empathetic approach to address underlying causes of these issues.

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Overview of Our Intensive Outpatient Program

Our Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Program in Arizona provides a comprehensive, evidence-based approach for individuals aged 18 and older who are dealing with substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders. Our drug and alcohol rehab program offers a structured, supportive environment that promotes recovery, personal growth, and the acquisition of essential life skills for long-term sobriety.