Our mission is to promote a sturdy foundation of recovery from alcohol, drugs and other related behaviors by providing an environment that fosters safety, trust, and community at an affordable price.

What is an intensive outpatient treatment program?

Intensive Outpatient counseling is a form of primary treatment which is often recommended by clinical/medical professionals for those struggling with addiction. IOP is commonly recommended for individuals who do not need a medical detox. Intensive Outpatient allows for those with chemical dependency issues to continue to go about their lives, going to work, school and being an active member of their family. Many of our IOP clients choose to live in our sober living facility for an added layer of security in early recovery.

While IOP is not for every client, it provides unique advantages such as allowing individuals to begin rebuilding their personal and familial relationships from day 1 of their recovery.

What am I going to be doing while participating in the Stages of Recovery IOP?

While the main focus of our IOP program will be group therapy, every client is assigned an individual therapist which they will meet with on a weekly basis. Our group therapy sizes are limited to allow for the optimal therapeutic setting. If you are curious about learning more, feel free to ask for more information by calling or filling out a contact form today.

As clients move through our IOP program and become more confident in their recovery, they will begin tapering off the amount of IOP sessions they attend each week. This allows for the opportunity for clients to get involved in the outside recovery community of Waco such as finding a home group, fellowshipping and working with their sponsor.


  • Early Recovery skills
  • Relapse Prevention skills
  • Coping skills for alcohol and drug cravings
  • Use effective communication
  • Discover healthy ways to reduce stress
  • Learn your triggers and healthy ways to deal with them
  • Decision-making skills
  • Form healthy relationships
  • Time Management and Scheduling
  • Financial Planning
  • How to enjoy life without using drugs and alcohol


We have compiled some frequently asked questions about Stages of Recovery Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program.

Does your Intensive Outpatient Program include detox?

Your first clinical assessment will determine if IOP is a recommended course of treatment. Some situations require medically-supervised detox. If so, you will be referred to professionals that match your needs, before starting the IOP program. You will also receive counseling consulting your particular needs and treatment options as part of your first clinical assessment.

What is the difference between inpatient treatment and outpatient treatment?

Inpatient treatment programs are designed around you being a resident, typically in a shared dorm room. While every treatment center is designed differently and has its own set of rules and regulations, usually, you give up control of your everyday life while in a residential inpatient program. Inpatient treatment, also known as rehab, can last from 30-60 days. A level of higher care means a significant time away from work, family, and personal commitments.

The Stages of Recovery IOP allows you to continue with your own life at home or in a sober living community. Outpatient treatment allows the opportunity to keep working, begin rebuilding your relationships, and integrate your family into the treatment process.

Am I eligible for the Stages of Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program?

We customize our program for individuals who are tackling with the destruction of addiction, substance abuse, or any other problems related to substance use.

We regulate your qualification for the program with a required clinical/medical assessment. We assess your needs at our offices as part of the admittance process, to customize a plan for your situation.

Am I required to participate in 12 Step Meetings?

The Matrix Model is a multi-format program that we use as a primary mode of treatment. The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment federally recognizes this model, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, The Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the United States Department of Justice.

A study conducted on participants who were struggling with substance usage eight months post-treatment found that Matrix clients had a significantly lower usage percentage than others at follow-up.

The clients that reported a return to monthly or more frequent drug usage were:

13% – Matrix Group

43% – Inpatient Group

47% – No Formal Treatment Group

While our preferred primary treatment method is the Matrix program, we also believe in the success of the 12-step meeting approach. The increased percentage of success is due in small part to our customized treatment programs requiring participants to be a part of our 12-step meeting programs. The second biggest value at Stages of Recovery is “community,” with the first value of utmost importance being “safety.” By introducing you as individuals to the 12-step community, we help develop the peer-to-peer support that has proven vastly successful for a healthy recovery.

How long is the Stages of Recovery Intensive Outpatient Program?

We gear the extent of our treatment toward the individual, so there is no definitive time frame for the program. No two people’s journey is the same, and we consider this amongst other factors when developing individual treatment plans. Although, generally speaking, you should expect to be in the program for about two to three months.

Are family members and close friends allowed to come along to intensive outpatient sessions?

The family is always an essential addition to the recovery process.  Research consistently shows that individuals whose family is a part of the recovery process have a higher success rate moving forward.

Family education groups are held every Friday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We will provide your family members with information and knowledge about addiction, how drugs affect the brain, and how to support their family member.  Dinner is served at these sessions to decrease the stress of attending.

Also, there is monthly family intensive group therapy on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This session is outlined to be more interactive for family members. Role-playing scenarios, processing interactions with the client with other family members, life skills, relationship rebuilding, and other topics are touched.  This group session also has team building exercises intended to help promote the idea that you can have a good time in recovery. Meals are provided as well in this group session.

Also, there is a monthly Family Intensive group therapy on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  This session is designed to be more interactive for the family members.  Role playing situations, processing interactions with the client with other family members, life skills, relationship rebuilding and other topics are discussed.  This group session also provides team building exercises intended to help aid in the idea that you can have fun in recovery.  Meals are also provided at this group session.

Is an assessment required prior to admission?

A test is required. The treatment process is fit to a person by a Master’s level or higher, professional clinician who uses the information gained in the assessment.

Is there a fee for assessment?

We try to fit the needs of every member and work diligently not to put every client within the same group. Your history, situation, and recovery needs will determine how thorough of an assessment you will need to formulate an appropriate test. When you book a time for your evaluation, you will learn if there are any fees.


Stages of Recovery, Inc. has been providing Sober Living services to Texas for over eight years. This has given us a unique look into the availability of services; not only to our community but more importantly to the clients we serve. Since 2007, it has been our mission to provide all levels of services to our clients, while still giving them an opportunity you learn and grow, all at a reasonable price. We are excited to introduce the next level of care for our clients.




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