Outpatient Substance Use Treatment

What is IOP?

The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is an abstinence-based type of substance use treatment program in which clients are engaged in small groups that provide support, empathy, understanding and education throughout the recovery process. The group is facilitated by licensed professionals with experience in treating substance use disorder. The facilitator provides the group with knowledge, support, and supervision. Participants receive counseling support throughout the program, addressing substance use and mental health barriers.

Groups are facilitated Monday – Thursday 9AM – 12:15PM, offering 2 sessions a day. All participants receive weekly individual substance use counseling where they set treatment plans with their counselor. We also offer less intensive substance use treatment through Outpatient Program options.


  • To increase client’s understanding of the disease and recovery process of substance use disorder.
  • To help clients identify and reduce emotional and behavioral obstacles to recovery.
  • To teach clients skills that will enable them to attain emotional independence.
  • For clients to achieve and maintain sobriety and recovery.


  • Recovery Education
  • Relationships
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Working the 12 Steps
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Creativity in Recovery Art Group
  • Yoga & Mindfulness

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can participate in the program?

All women aged 18 and older struggling with substance use disorder throughout the Baltimore metro community. No referral needed.
We welcome women on medication-assisted treatment.

How can I participate?

Contact our IOP Coordinator at iop@marianhouse.org or call (410) 467-4121 to learn more about the intake process.