SECTION .4400 – Substance Abuse inteNsive outpatient program
10A NCAC 27G .4401 Scope
(a) A substance abuse intensive outpatient program (SAIOP)
is one that provides structured individual and group addiction treatment and
services that are provided in an outpatient setting designed to assist adults
or adolescents with a primary substance-related diagnosis to begin recovery and
learn skills for recovery maintenance.
(b) Treatment support activities may be adapted or
specifically designed for persons with physical disabilities, co-occurring
disorders including mental illness or developmental disabilities, pregnant
women, chronic relapse and other homogenous groups.
(c) Each SAIOP shall have a structured program, which
includes the following services:
(1) individual counseling;
(2) group counseling;
(3) family counseling;
(4) strategies for relapse prevention, which
incorporate community and social supports;
(5) life skills;
(6) crisis contingency planning;
(7) disease management;
(8) service coordination activities; and
(9) biochemical assays to identify recent drug
use (e.g. urine drug screens).
History Note: Authority G.S. 122C-26; 143B-147;
Eff. April 1, 2006.