Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Outpatient services provide assessment and treatment of substance use disorders. We also provide education, assessment, and referrals in a variety of other areas, such as where and how to obtain primary medical care, treatment for gambling disorders, and smoking cessation services.


If you need treatment for a drug or alcohol problem but need to maintain work and family connections, then Outpatient Counseling may work for you. Outpatient Counseling is offered at two levels of intensity based on what is appropriate for your situation. Outpatient treatment is available at our Hartford and East Hartford locations.

The InterCommunity Outpatient Counseling Center  in Hartford is conveniently located on a city bus line and offers ample parking. The center is handicapped accessible. The center holds a multi-service psychiatric license in addition to a Substance Abuse license, which facilitates treatment for clients with co-occurring mental illness and substance abuse.

Outpatient treatment affords clients the ability to continue with jobs and schooling. Treatment is tailored to individualized needs. The range of services includes individual and group therapy; alcohol and drug education; relapse prevention; family therapy and ongoing after-care.

Intensive Outpatient Treatment is offered in both the day and the evening hours, and runs three times per week, three hours each day, Monday through Friday. It is designed for the client who needs more structured and frequent treatment. This program for adults (18 years old and above) employs highly structured group therapy with a cognitive-behavioral approach that includes stress management, family processes, role playing, and relapse prevention skills.


Outpatient Treatment is designed for clients who are in need of treatment but who also have the skills and support to recover without needing a higher level of care. Outpatient treatment includes weekly individual, group and family counseling. Other groups provide relapse prevention, after-care and gender specific treatment.