SECTION .4400 – Substance Abuse inteNsive outpatient program

Link to law: 10a - health and human services/chapter 27 - mental health, community facilities and services/subchapter g/10a ncac 27g .4401.html
Published: 2015

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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.