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What is the Individualized Intensive Program?

As the name suggests, our IIP is a treatment program designed based on the client’s specific needs and preferences. The standard program—which may be modified with clinical approval—includes the partial hospitalization program (PHP), intensive outpatient program (IOP), regular outpatient, and supportive housing.

The Standard twelve-week individualized intensive program includes group, individual, and family therapy. Ancillary services that may be added include:

  • EMDR
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Nutrition
  • Neurologic
  • Psychiatry (for IOP and OP levels of care)

Below is the schedule for the Standard Individualized Intensive Program.

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The Standard IIP Schedule

Week 1-4: I-PHP

  • 6 hours of group therapy per day, 5 days per week.
  • 8-10 one-on-one sessions per week
  • 2 hours of Transcend mentoring weekly
  • Supportive housing

Weeks 5 – 8: I-IOP5

  • 3 hours of group therapy per day, 5 days per week.
  • 5-7 one-on-one sessions per week
  • 4 hours of Transcend mentoring weekly
  • Supportive housing

Weeks 9 – 12: I-IOP3

  • 3 hours of group therapy per day, 3 days per week.
  • 3-5 one-on-one sessions per week
  • 6 hours of Transcend mentoring weekly
  • Supportive housing
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How (and Why) the Individualized Intensive Program Works

The IIP at The Heights Treatment walks you through each level of care we offer. This stepwise approach offers clients a highly structured, individualized path to a sustained recovery. By beginning with the partial hospitalization program, clients can deal with acute intoxication or withdrawal potential. They can then move on to the intensive outpatient program where they’ll receive the long-term support, treatment, and accountability they need to continue their recovery.

Efficacy of the Individualized Intensive Program

The levels of care included in IIP, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient, have all been demonstrated to reduce substance use and improve quality of life. Throughout the program, clients will have evidence-based treatment such as cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and EMDR, as well as empirically based group therapy like Equine Therapy, Trauma-Informed Yoga, The Daring Way, and more.

The Heights IIP program is ideal for anyone transitioning from a higher level of treatment or an inpatient program. Our IIP program offers a multidisciplinary approach to client care in concentrated doses while still giving the schedule flexibility to maintain home, work, or school obligations.

Treatment Team

The Heights Treatment Houston IIP Team

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Primary Therapist
Primary & Family Therapist, MAAT, LPC
Primary Therapist LPC-I, RDT, CCTP
Primary Therapist LPC

What Our Houston Alumni Are Saying

I can't speak highly enough about the exceptional care and support provided by The Heights Treatment Center. Their dedication to both addiction medicine and mental health services is truly commendable. The clinical expertise and professionalism of their staff are unmatched.

Lisa VenerallaAlumni

A little over a year ago, I entered Heights Treatment to recover from addictive issues and a myriad of other mental health issues. Over the course of 3 months, I would be met with high quality service, compassionate care providers, and the best environment a person could ask for. I cannot recommend this facility enough.

Khamille AvilaAlumni

The Heights Treatment program was an amazing success for my friend. She struggled with severe depression for years and was never able to find the right people to help her. The team at The Heights worked closely with her to get her on the right medications and develop a long term plan for her success.

Linda FuscoAlumni

The Heights has created a beautiful space to heal with a white glove concierge approach to their trauma modalities. The work done there is unlike any I’ve seen. We have the utmost confidence in they’re ability to help our clients and improve they’re quality of life.

Drake BrownAlumni

Continuum of Care

At The Heights Treatment, we strongly believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment for mental health issues, substance use disorders, or co-occurring diagnoses. 

Every client who undergoes treatment at The Heights Treatment first completes a pre-assessment. Based on this assessment, the Clinical Director and Treatment Team determine the appropriate Level of Care for the client. 

Once the appropriate level of care is determined, the care each client receives is individualized based on:

  • The results of the client’s multidimensional biopsychosocial assessment based on ASAM Criteria
  • The client’s perceived needs
  • The determination of the multidisciplinary treatment team

When the client has completed the goals on their treatment plan and/or has stabilized in recovery to such an extent that they can complete the treatment process at a less restrictive level of care, the client will transition to a lower LOC.

ASAM Assessment and the Continuum of Care

The ASAM Criteria is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, transfer, or discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

Using the ASAM Criteria in conjunction with our The Heights Treatment clinical staff’s professional judgment enables us to provide outcome-oriented, results-based care in our addiction treatment.

ASAM outlines various levels of care based on the outcome of the 6 ASAM dimensions assessment. These levels of care are on a scale ranging from 0.5 to 4, with 4 being the most intensive.

At The Heights Treatment, when the client has completed the goals on their IIP treatment plan and/or has stabilized in recovery to such an extent that they can complete the treatment process at a less restrictive level of care, such as our Outpatient Program, the client will transition to a lower LOC.

Continuum of Care at a Glance

Level .5

Prevention/Early Intervention

Targets individuals at risk to prevent substance abuse through education and early support.

Level 1


Participants live at home and attend regular treatment sessions, suitable for mild conditions

Level 2

Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization

More frequent sessions than outpatient, blending intensive care with community living.

Level 3


24/7 care in a live-in facility, offering structured treatment for severe addictions.

Level 4

Intensive Inpatient

Highly structured, intensive care in a hospital setting for the most severe cases, including medical detox and stabilization.

Frequently Asked Questions about Individualized Intensive Program Houston

How does the IIP differ from other addiction treatment programs?

The IIP stands out due to its highly personalized approach to addiction treatment. Unlike one-size-fits-all programs, The Heights Treatment IIP is customized based on a thorough pre-assessment of the client’s unique situation. This customization ensures that each client receives the most appropriate level of care and treatment modalities, such as group, individual, and family therapy, along with ancillary services like EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, and more, depending on their specific needs.

How is the IIP program structured to ensure personalized care?

The IIP is meticulously structured to provide personalized care through a multi-level approach over 90 days. It begins with an in-depth pre-assessment to determine the client’s specific needs, followed by a customized treatment plan that includes partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and regular outpatient care phases, along with supportive housing resources. The program incorporates a blend of group, individual, and family therapies, with the option to include additional services like EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. This ensures that each client’s treatment is tailored to their unique journey towards recovery.

What can I expect during the 90-day program?

During the 90-day IIP, clients will progress through different levels of care, starting with intensive partial hospitalization (I-PHP) for the first four weeks, followed by two phases of intensive outpatient care (I-IOP5 and I-IOP3). Each phase is designed with a structured schedule of group therapy, one-on-one sessions, and Transcend mentoring. The program’s goal is to provide clients with the necessary support and treatment to navigate their recovery journey successfully, addressing acute issues in the earlier stages and focusing on long-term support and accountability in later stages.

For more detailed information on admissions, cost, insurance coverage, what items are permitted in the program, and medications, contact The Heights Treatment Team directly.