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Intensive Outpatient Programs

Intensive Outpatient Programs

Barrier-free Mental Health and Addiction Treatment that Works

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EHN Online is more than just an app, we are a comprehensive program with proven results.

Is An IOP Right for You?

Intensive outpatient programs are effective for a variety of people at different points in their recovery journey. An IOP might be right for you if…

  • You are having increased difficulty functioning at work
  • You have symptoms that are triggered by specific events or situations
  • You are noticing increased feelings of depression, anxiety or stress
  • You are beginning to rely more on substances to cope with your daily life
  • You would like to reevaluate your coping skills in order to maintain your recovery
  • And your current approach isn’t working
Personalized App for Recovery

Recovery is a journey. Our Wagon app can guide you on that journey and help you stay on track.

Working with a counsellor, you’ll design a personalized plan for recovery that you can access anytime, anywhere. Set custom reminders, log your emotions and progress, and create your own gratitude list.

Spend a few minutes each day logging goals, feelings, triggers, and more while you strive to meet your recovery objectives. Your counsellor will follow your progress and recommend strategies to help you move forward during weekly coaching sessions.

Access to the Wagon app is included for a full year.

What is an IOP?

What is Included in our Online Therapy Program?

Online intensive outpatient program participants will benefit from 9 hours of group and individual therapy sessions for 8 weeks, followed by 10 months of aftercare. Included in the program is access to EHN’s online platform and app, Wagon. This allows participants to identify and follow through with an action plan for recovery while connecting and reflecting on their journey with those experiencing similar hardships. 

Throughout the year of programming, the Wagon app doubles as scheduling software to help ensure that meetings are properly scheduled and attended.

The 8-week curriculums are designed to give you a thorough understanding of the underlying causes of addiction and/or mental health, as well as a variety of skills and techniques for recovery. The programs include:

intensive mental health treatment
Psychoeducation on addiction and/or mental health
Develop a thorough understanding of the nature of addiction and recovery process, as well as the related biology and psychology.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Identify connections between thoughts, feelings and actions to increase awareness of how these things impact addiction and recovery.
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Develop skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation, to help adjust behaviour and surroundings to aid recovery.
Relapse Prevention Techniques
Limit relapses in recovery by learning how to anticipate triggering scenarios and developing skills to cope with these difficult situations.
Group therapy sessions
Group therapy sessions
Provides a safe space to talk through experienced difficulties and develop strategies for overcoming them.
Individual therapy sessions
Individual therapy sessions
Personalized and private one-on-one support from your home to establish goals, coping mechanisms and more.
Healthy living practices
Healthy living practices
Learn about additional measures to improve your mental and physical health and implement them to enhance your recovery.
Support with the tasks of daily living
Discuss, monitor and manage the basic self-care tasks you do every day to help form a platform on which you can build your recovery.
EHN Online recovery plans
Work with an experienced counsellor to develop a custom recovery plan that addresses your specific challenges and goals.
Family Program
Family members can develop the required knowledge and skills to best support their loved ones, as well as themselves.
Homework and exercises
Homework and exercises
Skill-based homework to complete between sessions, complemented by tasks/features in the app to use in parallel with clinical materials.
10 months of aftercare
Maintain accountability and supportive relationships by continuing with two hours of group therapy per week following your program completion.

Online Treatment That Works

EHN Canada partnered with Wagon to conduct a four month pilot study to understand effectiveness for improving patient outcomes.

64% Happiness Increased 64% of participants reported an increase in happiness while using Wagon.
86% Supported a Recovery Plan 86% of participants reported that Wagon helped them follow their recovery plan.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

How online treatment for addiction and mental health works

This is what you can expect when you contact our admissions team.

Admissions Assessment
Find out which EHN Online program is a good fit for you.
Care Plan
Meet with our team to build your online treatment program.
Begin your journey to lasting recovery.
10 months of aftercare included to provide the support you need to maintain your progress.
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Program FAQ

  • Are IOPs available to anyone across Canada?

    Yes, anyone residing in Canada can access our online Intensive Outpatient Programs if they have access to the required materials: reliable Wi-Fi, a laptop or tablet with a webcam, and a quiet, comfortable space.

  • Is one-on-one counselling available over the phone instead of video-conferencing?

    ​​Yes, it is. We can accommodate your preferences for phone counselling.

  • How much do your programs cost?

    Our intensive outpatient programs average $40/hr.

  • Are your programs covered by my insurance?

    Many insurance providers recognize online therapy and will offer financial aid. Contact your insurance provider to find out what your options are. If you are unsure of what to ask or where to begin, our advisors will be happy to help. Call us at 866-860-8302 for assistance.

  • How much time do I need to dedicate to an IOP?

    Our IOPs follow an 8, 9, 10 structure. 8 weeks of programming, for 9 hours each week, with 10 additional months of aftercare. On top of the 9 hours of scheduled appointments/meetings per week, you will be expected to complete homework and assignments that will help you along your journey to recovery.

  • Why do IOPs require so many hours per week?

    In order for an IOP to qualify as an intensive program, and to produce the lasting results that our programs achieve, a minimum of 9 hours per week must be dedicated to healing and learning.

  • What happens after I complete my 8 weeks of programming? Will I receive support after finishing the IOP?

    Our IOPs include 10 months of weekly aftercare maintenance groups to support your ongoing wellness. Meet with peers in a counsellor-guided group for two hours each week to discuss progress, difficulties and more. You will also have access to our Wagon app so you can track and document your progress.

  • Why is homework assigned in my IOP?

    Our IOPs are designed to produce lasting results. That means it is important to use the skills you learn and apply them to your real life. Taking the time to ensure that you complete session handouts will help to identify key struggles, triggers, and solutions that work for you.

  • Do I have to abstain from substance use while in the substance use disorder IOP?

    Yes, abstinence is required to participate in our substance use disorder program.

An Important Update About the Omicron Variant

We are open and accepting patients. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been dedicated to keeping our patients safe as they recover from addiction or mental health disorders.

As the situation continues to evolve, as do our protocols and practices at each EHN Canada facility. And recent news of the highly-infectious Omicron Variant is no different. Please know that we continue to implement the highest standards of infection prevention in accordance with our local health authority.

If you have any questions about your or a loved one’s care and the protocols we have in place for staff, patients, and visitors, please contact us at 416-644-6345 or email at [email protected] 

Thank you and stay safe,
The Healthcare Team at EHN Canada