The Intensive Outpatient Program for Substance-Related Disorders ("IOP-SRD") is a 10-12 week program for male and female adolescents (age 13-18) who are experiencing difficulties with use/abuse/dependence of substances, engaging in high-risk behaviors, and/or are experiencing other addictive and maladaptive behaviors.

IOP-SRD is a co-occurring diagnosis program, meaning a participant may struggle with substance use as well as a mental health issue, including anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, mood disorders and/or substance use. The program incorporates the 12 Step principles and philosophy.

IOP-SRD is appropriate for adolescents who are willing, along with parents/guardians, to actively participate and comply with program guidelines.

Types of issues experienced by adolescents in the IOP-SRD may include:

  • Substance use, abuse or dependence on substances, resulting in relational, legal, financial, family, academic stress or consequences
  • Engaging in other addictive or maladaptive behaviors such as inappropriate use of Internet, high-risk behaviors, sexual acting out, gaming, and self-injurious behaviors


IOP-SRD is held Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Multi-family group is Wednesdays, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.

What to expect

Intake Assessment

First step to assess adolescent's needs: includes recommendations, referrals, and development of safety plan.

First day

Orientation to program at 3 p.m., join group from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.


  • Psychoeducation and skills groups
  • Group therapy
  • Coordination of treatment with outside providers and schools
  • Participation in two 12-step meetings per week (not at Inova Kellar Center) is required

One time per week

Multi-family group (parents and teens attend together)

How do you qualify to join?

To schedule an intake assessment, for the purposes of admission to IOP, please contact the intake department at Inova Kellar Center at 703-218-8500.