Rehabilitation Programs

Addiction & Substance AbuseFairwinds works in collaboration with Nantucket schools, off-island rehabilitation centers, primary care physicians, and self-referring individuals to provide an Intensive Outpatient Therapy program (IOT). The IOT program was developed in 1973 by Dr. George Kolodner, an addiction psychiatrist based in the Washington, D.C. area. The program helps those with an addiction to connect to a comprehensive and continuing therapeutic program following discharge from a rehabilitation facility or hospital.

This service engages individuals who still live at home and maintain employment. In addition to group therapy, the individual may receive one-on-one psycho-therapeutic treatment for concurrent conditions such as depression, anxiety, or other mental health concerns. As a partner to the courts for decades, providing alcohol and drug addiction treatment, rehabilitation, and training, we ensure swift and accurate reporting of attendance and requirement fulfillment. Our organization has a long history working alongside third parties. We ensure swift and accurate communication among all who are involved.

Where to Start

To better understand your current mental health, one of our counselors will perform an assessment. Once this has concluded, they will then make any recommendations that they deem necessary for your recovery. We offer both group and individual counseling sessions to better accommodate our clients’ needs. By providing multiple treatment options we are able to better formulate an individualized plan that will help you begin the healing process. Please fill out our Contact Us Today form on the right, and we will be in touch shortly.

Intensive Outpatient Therapy Goals

At Fairwinds, the goals of our IOT program vary based on the individuals treated, and the nature and type of addiction.

Although treatment plans may differ with each client, the IOT program strives to address the following general goals:

  • To achieve abstinence and teach harm-reduction
  • To foster behavioral changes that support abstinence and a new lifestyle
  • To facilitate active participation in community-based support systems (e.g., 12-step fellowship)
  • To assist clients in identifying and addressing a wide range of psycho-social problems (e.g., housing, employment, adherence to probation requirements)
  • To assist clients in developing a positive support network
  • To improve clients’ problem-solving skills and coping strategies

Intensity of Treatment

Our Intensive Outpatient Therapy program (IOT) provides structured programming for approximately 6 hours or more per week spread over 3 – 5 days. Relative to traditional outpatient treatment, IOT provides an increased frequency of contact and services that respond to the chronicity and severity of problems caused by substance use disorders. The actual number of hours and days per week in which individuals participate in IOT varies depending on one’s needs.

Duration of Treatment

The recommended minimum duration of the IOT phase is usually 90 days. Low-intensity outpatient treatment over a longer period may be a cost-effective means to enhance treatment outcomes because this approach is associated with less substance use and better social functioning in individuals. Duration of treatment can be increased or decreased based on one’s clinical needs, support system, and psychiatric status, among other factors. Typically, a longer duration of care is related to long-term sobriety, improved coping, and healthier relationships.


Our mission is to help you through whatever struggles you are currently going through. This requires flexibility on our part to better enable our counseling sessions to fit seamlessly into your busy life. To discuss possible appointment times as well as appointment frequency, we ask that you please fill out a Contact Form. Someone will be in touch with you shortly to discuss scheduling. We want our sessions to be both accessible and convenient for you. Our offices are open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. We would love to discuss possible days and times that work best for your schedule. Please fill out our Contact Us Today form on the right, and we will be in touch shortly.