Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs in Nevada: Finding an IOP in Nevada

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Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) in Nevada offer similar care to inpatient facilities but at a lower intensity. Plus, as a type of outpatient care, IOPs allow patients to live in their own homes during treatment. Learn more about Nevada IOPs including the typical duration of stay, the level of care, and how to pay for treatment.
What you will learn:
IOP insights (e.g., duration, benefits, level of care).
Where and how to find an IOP in Nevada.
Types of disorders treated.
Costs, insurance coverage, and payment options.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) in Nevada and elsewhere are a type of outpatient treatment for substance use disorders. With an IOP, patients attend treatment sessions at a care facility but then return to their own homes at night. IOPs provide a higher level of care than traditional outpatient treatment, but they’re a step down from inpatient programs where patients stay in a rehab facility 24/7.1,2 That said, IOPs provide similar care and therapies to those found in inpatient settings, just at a lower intensity.

Intensive outpatient programs can help people transition out of inpatient treatment and into their new normal. Or, IOPs can be the start of a patient’s recovery journey, perhaps following a short detox period.

Provided in clinics, rehab facilities, counseling offices, and more, IOPs in Nevada usually:1

  • Last for 90 days.
  • Require patients to attend 6 to 30 hours a week.
  • Are followed by traditional outpatient continuing care.

Since there’s no one-size-fits all solution to treatment, it’s important to work with addiction and healthcare professionals to determine which level of treatment is right for you or your loved one. However, professionals typically recommend intensive outpatient programs for people with mild to moderate addiction who don’t need 24/7 care.4

While not required, positive at-home support systems can be helpful for IOP patients.5 In an inpatient program, patients receive care and attention 24/7, and they’re surrounded by counselors, medical professionals, and peers. If patients’ home environments lack the support of family and friends, this environment can sometimes hinder progress and undermine success in an outpatient program. Additionally, outpatient care is best suited to those with transportation to attend sessions, living arrangements that support sober living, and the motivation to attend consistently.6

Where Can You Find an IOP in Nevada?

Treatment centers in Nevada tend to be centered around the state’s two major metropolitan areas: Reno-Carson City-Fernley and Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise. However,, which is offered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), indicates that Nevada has 70 substance use treatment facilities scattered throughout the state, ranging from locales such as Owyhee near the Idaho border to Ely in in the far eastern part of the state. Among these 70 Nevada facilities, 39 provide intensive outpatient programs.7

Additionally, a variety of healthcare services—including addiction treatment, mental health services, primary care, specialist consultations, and chronic disease management—are offered via telehealth.8 Roughly 120 treatment facilities in Nevada offer telehealth options.7

If you live in Nevada, a renowned addiction treatment facility is in your backyard. American Addiction Centers (AAC) is a well-known, industry leader in addiction care and has treatment facilities across the country, including the Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas, which offers both IOP and telehealth addiction treatment.

What Substances Do IOPs in Nevada Treat?

Many Nevada IOPs treat a variety of addictions. For example, the IOP at Desert Hope Treatment Center in Las Vegas treats disorders related to the following substances and more:

Additionally, some IOPs—including 32 in Nevada—also offer treatment for co-occurring mental conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and personality disorders.7,9 This dual treatment is important as it may positively impact recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, treating both mental health conditions and substance use disorders at the same time is more effective than treating them separately.9

How Much Does an Intensive Outpatient Program in Nevada Cost?

The cost of an intensive outpatient program in Nevada can vary depending on several factors, such as insurance coverage (including deductibles, co-pays, etc.), whether the facility is in-network or out of network with a provider, facility fees, length of stay, desired amenities, and more.

For those with insurance, the best way to understand your costs is to verify your insurance. Contact American Addiction Centers at , and one of our admissions navigators can do the legwork for you.

If you don’t have insurance, there are other ways to pay for IOPs. Some IOPs—including 12 in Nevada—provide sliding fee scales based on your income and/or financing options.7 Plus, various state and federal organizations offer free rehab as well as state-funded programs that may meet your needs.

Does Insurance Cover IOPs in Nevada?

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), treatment for substance use disorders is at least partly covered by insurance.10,11 In effect, these regulations stipulate that insurance providers must offer equal coverage for mental and physical health conditions.

Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare (a health program for uniformed service members, retirees, and their families) also offer full or partial coverage for treatment such as IOPs.  To provide some context, the following number of IOPs in Nevada accept these respective insurance types:7

Intensive Outpatient Program in Las Vegas, Nevada

If you or your loved one is ready to take your first step toward recovery, American Addiction Centers can help. Whether you’re looking for an intensive outpatient program in Las Vegas, Nevada or another form of treatment, AAC admissions navigators at can not only help you explore our treatment options but also verify your insurance and answer your questions about detox, inpatient, outpatient, sober living, telehealth services, and more.


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