Adolescent Substance Abuse Intensive Out-Patient

For more detailed information please visit Sarasota Addiction Specialists offer a Substance Abuse Intensive Out Patient Program for adolescents.  Our program lengths vary from a minimum of 6 weeks up to16 weeks dependent on individualized need.  The I.O.P supports the treatment of individuals suffering from Alcohol, Drug's, Gambling, Eating Disorders, Prescription Medications, Obsessive Disorders, Trauma and Co-Dependency. 

Our program provides 3 groups weekly that meet in 3 hour increments as well as random urine drug screens.  These groups are designed to educate on addiction and build a solid foundation for long term recovery from addiction.   Our program does not only focus on the drugs of abuse but also on psycho-dynamics, past traumas and restructuring of the psyche.  You can not build long term recovery without building a solid foundation underneath you.  We make it our priority to challenge your mind so that you can unlock the doors within the depths of your mind that have been holding you back and keeping you trapped in the cycle of addiction.

Sarasota Addiction Specialists also offers Individual Psychotherapy, Addiction Counseling, Breathalyzer Monitoring with state of the art equipment, Sober Companion, Intervention Services & Safe Transport.

Sarasota Addiction Specialists was established to provide personalized services to the discerning client who demands absolute privacy, flexibility, and discretion.  We help our clients and their loved ones regain a sense of balance and create a healthy lifestyle. Dr. Benson is the Clinical Director and Supervisor Sarasota Addictions Specialists.  She works together with Mr. David Forestier, Director of Support Services and Mr. Cole Young, Chief Operating Officer.  With over 50 years of collective experience, we specialize in tailoring our services to meet the individual needs of our clients. *This program offers 6-16 weeks of intensive individual and group psychotherapy to help individuals recover from addiction.  *Participants will engage in 9 clinical hours a week for a total minimum of 6 weeks up to 16 weeks based on individual need.

Here is a full break down of services offered through Sarasota Addiction Specialists:

Intensive Out-Patient (IOP)

IOP offers individuals who suffer from addiction and alcoholism support, education, and community building while maintaining the ability to participate in their day-to-day lives.

  • Individual counseling
  • Group And Family Counseling
  • Education
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Drug and/or Alcohol Testing

Addiction Counseling 

Addiction Counselor's work with clients and their loved ones, putting healthy habits into place.

Addiction Counselor's are essential:

  • To clients trapped in the cycle of destructive behavior
  • To Addicts or alcoholics new in recovery
  • During threats to sustained sobriety
  • To Family or loved ones
  • During ongoing court cases
  • During transitional periods, such as from treatment to home life

Addiction Counselor's meet with clients and loved ones

  • Face to face
  • Over the phone
  • Video chat  

Hourly Sessions can occur

  • Weekly
  • Biweekly
  • Monthly


Dr Kimberly Benson




8:00 am - 8:00 pm By Appointment Only


8:00 am - 8:00 pm By Appointment Only


8:00 am - 8:00 pm By Appointment Only


8:00 am - 8:00 pm By Appointment Only


8:00 am - 8:00 pm By Appointment Only





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