Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP)
DOD Instruction 1010.6, "Rehabilitation and Referral Services for Alcohol and Drug Abusers," 13 March 1985 HA Policy 9700029, 13 February 2007
Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP) is a 5-week intensive outpatient Level II.5 Substance Use Disorder program serving all adult military beneficiaries residing in the Pacific Basin. The Program provides a comprehensive evaluation and treatment service to active duty Military, Retirees and Family members.
The goal of treatment is to prevent relapse and maintain abstinence for our beneficiaries. Additionally, treatment is to ensure readiness of our Active Duty members through a process of change in which the individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.
The program embraces the philosophy that Substance Use is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease characterized by the repetitive, compulsive use of mood altering substances, having a profound and pervasive negative impact on every aspect of a person’s life, (i.e., biological, psychological, social and spiritual). It is considered a brain disease because drug use changes the brain; they change its structure and how it works. These brain changes can be long lasting and harmful, and often self-destructive. Substance Use Disorders are treatable; but, recovery is an ongoing process that requires both formal treatment and a commitment to self- help for continued abstinence and sobriety.
List of Services Provided
All patients undergo a bio-psycho-social assessment that provides direction for individualized treatment plans. Patients actively participate in every aspect of their care, including; treatment planning, mutual problem identification, selection of interventions strategies, and establishment of treatment goals. AMIOP staff form a treatment partnership with patients. As treatment goals may change during the patient's stay at AMIOP, all treatment plans are reviewed weekly by the interdisciplinary team.
Group Psychotherapy is provided daily. Substance use illness impedes the expression of feelings, compromises one's ability to resolve conflict, and distorts perception and cognitive problem solving which often presents as signs of relapse. Through an interactive group format with a "here-and-now" focus, patients are encouraged to: identify and express feelings; validate thoughts and perceptions; and practice assertive conflict resolution in a safe context.
Relapse Prevention Education helps patients become aware of environmental, psychological, and emotional signs of relapse. Patients learn that relapse is a chain of emotional, cognitive, and environmental events that occur prior to substance use. The recognition of early signs facilitates relapse prevention.
How to make an appointment
Referrals made via CHCS consults to: Addiction Medicine.
No walk in appointments.
Hours of Operations
Monday thru Friday 8:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Training Holidays: 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Federal Holidays: Closed
Do you offer family or couples counseling?
Yes. Invariably the family is dramatically affected by substance use. The non-using spouse adopts destructive behavioral patterns to cope with addiction. AMIOP provides education and counseling to families who have been affected by addiction.
: Do you recommend AA or NA?
Yes. Self-help is vital to continuous abstinence and sobriety. Patients are introduced and encouraged to attend community Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous meetings during their course of treatment. Belonging to a fellowship of people recovering from substance use illness is proven to be essential for recovery.
Recommendations for Continuing care?
Upon completion of AMIOP, all active duty patients will transition to the referring clinic for outpatient/after care treatment. AMIOP will forward a Summary of Treatment (SOT) letter with continuing care recommendations to their assigned counselor/case manager at the time of transition.
We accept customer satisfaction feedback through our FOCUS "For Our Customer's Ultimate Satisfaction" Cards (located throughout the hospital) and through our Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) site located on the Internet at http://ice.disa.mil.
If you have any questions, you may contact our Customer Relations office