Virtual IOP for Substance Use Disorders

Holistic online substance abuse treatment program for adults and young adults dealing with substance use disorder

Virtual IOP for Substance Use Disorders

Cornerstone Healing Center offers a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program for individuals located anywhere in Arizona. Our online program is designed to support comprehensive recovery from Substance Use Disorders, addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of healing. Our team of Masters-level clinicians and uses evidence-based therapies to assist individuals in their transformation, creating customized treatment plans using proven techniques to unlock their inner strength.

The best part? Our program allows you to take part in interactive sessions from the comfort of your home! We have created a supportive framework that promotes accountability and routine while fostering genuine self-reflection. It’s about combining evidence-based care with activities that enhance and empower you. What sets our program apart is that it’s not just about overcoming substance use – it’s about truly transforming your life. 

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How We Treat Substance Abuse Symptoms & Disorders

Cornerstone’s online substance abuse treatment program is designed for adults (and young adults) across Arizona. Over 8 weeks, you’ll participate in 9 hours of group therapy and have weekly one-on-one sessions with a master’s level clinician, all from the comfort of your home.

We utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help change negative behavior patterns and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to enhance emotional regulation and coping skills. This personalized approach ensures you receive specialized care tailored to your unique needs.

We view substance abuse as a symptom of a larger issue rather than the core problem. Our program focuses on addressing the underlying causes, offering a supportive path toward healing and long-term recovery.

About Our Online Substance Abuse Program

Immediate Support & Connection

Begin our online program within 24 hours and get matched with a dedicated wellness coach.


Our support goes beyond substance abuse treatment, we provide coaching, medical treatment, and aftercare.


Our clients experience twice as much positive change from admission to discharge, compared to other programs.


Our coaches work closely with you during and after treatment to provide you with aftercare, life skills, and personalized support.

The core Mental Health conditions we treat

online virtual program for anxiety disorders

In our virtual program for anxiety disorders, we use a comprehensive and evidence-based approach that focuses on our clients as individuals. We understand that every person’s experience with anxiety is different. We combine mindfulness practices and psychoeducation to help clients understand and manage their anxiety symptoms. Through regular virtual group and individual therapy sessions, clients develop new ways of coping, improve their emotional regulation, and build resilience in a supportive and interactive online environment. Additionally, our program includes access to a range of digital resources, continual support, and a dedicated wellness coach who works one-on-one to meet not only mental health needs but to coordinate medical, life skills, and needs for other resources.

Reach out

We are one call, form fill, or chat away. Our team will be here for you to provide you with a free and confidential consultation.

Get assessed

We'll start by getting to know you and your mental health goals. From there, we'll craft a personalized virtual treatment plan that fits your schedule and meets your needs.

Start healing

You will get immediate access to your schedule that includes groups, individual therapy, and you'll be matched with a dedicated wellness coach.

Reach out

We are one call, form fill, or chat away. Our team will be here for you to provide you with a free and confidential consultation.

Get assessed

We'll start by getting to know you and your mental health goals. From there, we'll craft a personalized virtual treatment plan that fits your schedule and meets your needs.

Start thriving

You will get access to your schedule which will include groups, individual therapy, and matched with a dedicated wellness coach.

Our Simple Process to Get Started

Arizona's Premier Virtual IOP for Mental Health

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We accept most insurances

Real-Life Experiences of Healing and Transformation

“I'm eternally grateful for every experience"


Cornerstone Alumni

My experience here once I kept an open mind/ open heart, was as honest as possible & willing to do whatever I’m asked of/ can do for others.. I was exactly where I was meant to be. I’m eternally grateful for every experience I’ve had at cornerstone.

“I want to express my heartfelt gratitude”


Cornerstone Family

I’m posting this review as a colleague of CHC and as a grateful parent. I’ve always had the utmost respect, not only for the work that CHC has done, but also the culture amongst the organization. Without going into great detail, I just want express my heartfelt gratitude to Estil, Sead and Marcus for going above and beyond with saving the life of a loved one. Your compassion and kindness was the Cornerstone of the foundation in the healing process.

“This place saved my life”


Cornerstone Alumni

This place saved my life, the staff are some of the kindest most caring people I have ever met. I definitely struggled at first but once I gave the program my best effort some of the promises are already starting to happen. I am truly grateful for cornerstone healing center I still have a lot of work to do but I definitely learned how to forgive myself and how to love myself and how to be grateful in hard circumstances.

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How is Substance Use Disorder Diagnosed?

A Substance Use Disorder diagnosis starts with a thorough evaluation by qualified professionals who assess patterns of use, medical history, and behavior. They look for key indicators like an inability to control use, cravings, and continued use despite negative consequences, as well as the impact on daily life and relationships. Detailed information is gathered using tools like structured interviews and questionnaires. This comprehensive process ensures an accurate diagnosis and allows for the development of a personalized treatment plan.

At Cornerstone Healing Center, our Virtual IOP for substance abuse treatment offers customized care to address these issues. We use evidence-based therapies and provide support tailored specifically to your needs.

Meet our Arizona Virtual IOP team

Clinical Director of VIOP

Nate Bush, LCSW

Nate began his recovery journey on May 5, 2010. He enrolled at Central Arizona College in January 2013, later transferring to Arizona State University, where he graduated with a Master's in Social Work. He has been working in the Behavioral Health field since September 2013 and is now a Licensed Master Social Worker and the Clinical Director of Virtual IOP.

Director of Virtual IOP

Veronica Frash

Veronica began her recovery journey in 2012. She is driven to help those in recovery with love and compassion built from her experience in the community and her hospitality upbringing. In her role as Director of Virtual IOP, her goal is to bridge the gap of mental health care access in the rural areas of Arizona.

Clinical Outreach

Cameron Crane

Cameron Crane, a Clinical Outreach Specialist focusing on virtual services. With a Bachelor's in Communication and a Master's in Organizational Leadership, Cameron blends expertise in communication and leadership. Active in Arizona's recovery community, she is dedicated to supporting individuals' healing journeys. Outside of work, she enjoys time with their husband and two children.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Substance Use Disorders?

The most common types of substance use disorders include alcohol use disorder, opioid use disorder, and stimulant use disorder. Alcohol use disorder involves problematic drinking patterns that impact daily life. Opioid use disorder is characterized by the misuse of prescription painkillers or heroin, leading to dependency. Stimulant use disorder includes the abuse of drugs like cocaine and methamphetamine, causing significant health and social issues. Each of these disorders requires specialized treatment to address the unique challenges they present.

A combination of genetic, environmental, and psychological factors causes Substance Use Disorders. Genetics can make some individuals more susceptible to addiction, while environmental influences such as peer pressure, trauma, and stress can trigger substance use. Psychological factors, including mental health disorders like depression and anxiety, often contribute to the development of substance use disorders. The interplay of these elements creates a complex situation where individuals turn to substances as a coping mechanism, leading to dependency and addiction.

Treatment options for substance use disorders include a combination of therapies and support systems tailored to the individual’s needs. Common approaches are behavioral therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which help change harmful patterns of thinking and behavior. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) can also be effective, using medications like methadone or buprenorphine to manage withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Support groups and peer counseling provide additional emotional and social support. Comprehensive programs often integrate these methods to provide a holistic approach to recovery, addressing both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

Therapy is highly effective in treating substance use disorders, providing individuals with the tools and strategies needed for recovery. Behavioral therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are particularly successful in changing negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with addiction. These therapies help individuals develop coping skills, manage cravings, and address underlying issues contributing to substance use. Therapy also offers a supportive environment for exploring personal challenges and fostering resilience. When combined with other treatments like medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and support groups, therapy significantly enhances the chances of achieving and maintaining long-term recovery.

The Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) for substance abuse treatment offers several key benefits. It provides flexible and accessible care, allowing individuals to receive intensive therapy from the comfort of their own homes, which is especially helpful for those with busy schedules or transportation challenges. VIOP combines individual, group, and family therapy sessions, ensuring a comprehensive approach to treatment. This program uses evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help clients develop effective coping strategies and emotional regulation skills. The virtual format also fosters a sense of community and support, connecting participants with others who are facing similar challenges. Overall, VIOP offers a convenient, effective, and supportive environment for achieving and maintaining recovery.

Yes, transitioning from VIOP to in-person therapy sessions is definitely possible. We understand that your needs may change over time, and we are committed to providing continuity of care. If at any point you feel that in-person sessions would be beneficial, we will work with you to make that transition as smooth as possible. Our goal is to ensure that you receive the care that best fits your needs and preferences, whether that’s through VIOP, in-person sessions, or a combination of the two.

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