Adults most often enter treatment due to alcohol and drug related conflicts in their home, work or with the legal system. When they are referred to Peninsula Addiction Services an assessment is completed to determine the level of care most likely to provide the optimal opportunity for recovery. If appropriate for outpatient treatment, the patient is admitted to the Intensive Outpatient Program. The program requires attendance three to four times weekly, as well as a weekly family therapy session. If residential treatment is required, the patient is referred to an appropriate inpatient facility. IOP treatment allows alcohol and drug dependent adults to attend treatment multiple times per week for twelve weeks while continuing to work, raise families and live at home.