smartIOP is the first online intensive outpatient program (IOP) to treat drug and alcohol addiction.

In-network with most major insurance providers!

How does smartIOP Work?

Step 1
Select someone to be your smartSponsor

A smartSponsor is someone you select, typically a friend or family member, to support you during your time in the smartIOP program. Read all about smartSponsors below.

Step 2
Set-up smartIOP technology tools

To use smartIOP, you will first need to set-up user accounts with our technology providers. smartIOP works well on all devices, operating systems and web browsers. You will need a secure Internet connection and a camera for 1:1 therapy sessions.
If you need any technical help, we will provide assistance.

Step 3
Access online treatment

smartIOP provides twice the amount of one-on-one therapy compared with other IOPs. Use our online tools to participate in 11 sessions with your assessment team, therapists and case managers. There are also over 70 videos in our library for you to watch with your smartSponsor, friends and family. Educating members of your support network will be critical for your continued recovery once you complete the smartIOP program.
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Step 4
Attend weekly support group meetings with your smartSponsor

A critical part of your recovery will be through attendance at weekly support groups with your smartSponsor. This is the only offline part of the smartIOP program. You will also need to submit to regular sobriety checks with your smartSponsor.

Step 5
Track your progress through completion

Your progress will be tracked through smartIOP and verified by your smartSponsor. Most participants complete the program in 6-12 weeks.
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Every Smart IOP participant, chooses a smartSponsor. 

The Sponsor is usually someone inside your life (a friend, peer or family member) who can help with accountability and the development of healthy habits. They ensure that you are actively participating in the program and helps us monitor your sobriety.

We cannot overstate the value of a smartSponsor in an online IOP.  We strongly believe that participating with another person fosters the development of a sober support network.

The Smart Sponsor may use a breathalyzer or oral drug screen to make sure the client is sober. In addition, a therapist may ask you to submit test results. The results of the test can be seen and recorded through the individual video session (don’t worry: we use oral swabs for drug/alcohol test – no urine collection necessary).

We designed smartIOP to fit your life, and we believe that the smartSponsor should be a part of your life and your treatment.  

We make sure everyone involved understands the nature of addiction.

Sponsors participate in activities and education with clients to provide a source of strong and active support. In the longer term, your sponsor may help you navigate challenges that follow once you complete your program.


Access smart IOP on your schedule from your computer or mobile device.

Remain close to your smart Sponsor, support network, school or workplace.

Ease of Use

 Simple as can be: Login and go

You choose when, the web application will lead you to the promised land.

Before you know it, it will be time for your first 1:1 therapy session. If you forget, the application won’t!


Provides twice the one-on-one therapy sessions of other offline IOPs.

Participation by friends and family educates your support system and improves relationships that are needed to stay sober.

The first licensed online IOP.