Transition Smoothly to Independent Living

For most individuals seeking recovery in a treatment setting, the transition from residential treatment into independent living can be challenging. All too often, people struggle to make this adjustment on their own and find themselves relapsing into old behaviors. At The Last Resort, we understand just how pivotal ongoing clinical and recovery-oriented support is for individuals adjusting to their new way of living. By offering a full continuum of care, we ensure everyone in our program continues to build upon the foundation they’ve created in a residential addiction treatment setting. Our Intensive Outpatient Program in Austin is designed to offer the appropriate level of clinical care and structure for all individuals as they continue down their path to recovery.

“Awesome people who genuinely care about your well being and living a sober life after leaving. I will forever cherish this place for the things I learned and the relationships created. I would 100% recommend this place to anyone.”
-Hayden T. | Recovered Gentleman

Why Choose Us?

Licensed Professionals

The services in our Intensive Outpatient Program are created, managed, and delivered by licensed addiction professionals.

Dedicated Clinical Time

All individuals engaging in this program will receive a minimum of 10 clinical service hours per week for the appropriate period of time based upon individual needs.


Therapy lays the framework for our program. Every participant will attend group counseling three times a week and individual therapy once weekly.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Much like our residential setting, we blend evidence-based clinical approaches, 12-step recovery principles, and experiential therapeutic modalities to ensure we deliver individualized care.

Flexible Schedules

All of our services are offered during the day, in the evening, and on weekends. Our open schedule allows each individual the flexibility to continue everyday activities, such as parenting, work, and school.

Transition Smoothly to Independent Living

We Accept Insurance

We also accept LifeSynch, ValueOptions, Scott & White Health Plan, First Health, and Prosper Lending. If you don’t see your insurance provider, contact our team to see if your insurance provider covers our Intensive Outpatient Program. For additional information about providers and coverage, visit our Insurance page.

Ideal for…


Returning to work after residential treatment can be difficult. Our Intensive Outpatient Program offers all of our services at various times throughout the day and weekends, so working professionals can participate without worrying about requesting time off.


Striving for recovery can be difficult for students. Fortunately, our IOP program helps young adults transition to independent living while learning how to cope with stress and peer pressure. Our program also has a flexible schedule so you can receive our services before or after school.


Juggling a busy schedule along with your children’s care and extracurricular activities can make the transition to sobriety difficult. Our Intensive Outpatient Program offers our therapy and counseling services at several times throughout the week and weekends, so you can attend at a time that works best for you!

What To Expect

Group Therapy

All participants are required to attend three, 3-hour group therapy sessions a week. Group therapy programming is designed to implement a sense of structure, community, accountability, and continued growth and healing for every participating individual.

Family Therapy

Clients with family members can participate in family therapy sessions when necessary and appropriate. Each family therapy session will be facilitated by a licensed clinician who is equipped with the skills to help all participating families continue to address unhealthy family dynamics, codependency, and healthy boundary setting.

Random Drug and Alcohol Testing

A helpful tool in remaining accountable in recovery, drug screenings will be provided at random throughout the course of treatment. In the event of a relapse, we will be able to identify the issue in a timely manner and ensure the individual is re-engaging in the needed and appropriate level of care.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy sessions are provided once a week for all clients in Intensive Outpatient. Individual counseling will afford each person the opportunity to continue addressing their individual needs, while focusing on issues related to substance abuse, trauma resolution, anxiety, depression, and the other comorbidities that often accompany addiction. Through this therapeutic dynamic, our licensed clinicians will apply one, or a combination of, the following therapeutic approaches:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Therapy
  • Existential Therapy
  • Trauma Resolution Counselling
  • Relapse Prevention Counselling
  • Anxiety Reduction Therapy

Our Recovered Gentlemen’s Success Stories

“The Last Resort has an outstanding program. The staff and the criteria that they had gave me guided me out of my addiction. An addiction that had been ongoing for years and had taken away everything and everyone that I love. I will forever be grateful for what The Last Resort has done for my life. I am now 2 years sober and work in the recovery industry. I have a relationship with my family. I can proudly say that I am an honest loving father, son and brother. That would never be possible without this program and the tools they gave me to use outside of treatment to continue a happy life. Thank You TLR.” 

-Kale B.

“7 years ago I was broken and a shell of a person. TLR gave me the tools to become a better person. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for The Last Resort! Beyond grateful!”
-Ben B.

“I had been to treatment several times before coming to TLR. This place is very special to me. I am now over 3 years clean after going through the program here. Specializes in treatment for the chronic relapser.”
-Ryan D.

“The Last Resort has been the most effective resource available to my Son who is celebrating two years of recovery. The skilled staff prepared a detailed recovery roadmap with major milestones and supported his journey with hands-on professional guidance and aggressive follow-up. The process provides realistic action plans with foreword looking goals.”

-Randell F.

Who We Are

The Last Resort Recovery is a substance abuse addiction treatment center in Smithville, Texas. Founded by service providers with over 25 years of experience in the addiction treatment field, The Last Resort offers aftercare programs, such as our Intensive Outpatient Program in Austin, to ensure men who have gone through our residential treatment center stay on the path towards sobriety.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, we accept and work with all major insurance companies. We will verify your insurance and help you develop a financial plan.
There are several factors that come into play when determining the appropriate level of care for you or your loved one. Schedule a confidential screening today with a member of our team to find out which level of care is appropriate for you.
Court requirements can vary from case to case but we work closely with courts and probation officers by providing updates on progress.
Yes, we have a weekly aftercare group that meets on Thursday evenings. We also have a weekly 12-step group that meets on Wednesday nights.
We are proud to offer both individual and group family services to our current clients and alumni. Families are updated weekly on their loved one’s progress throughout the course of treatment. Family sessions can be requested and they can take place during the clients weekly individual session. We also offer monthly family support co-hosted by our Outpatient Director and our Family Program Director.
Yes, drug testing is performed randomly throughout treatment.
We believe that group therapy works best in small and intimate group sizes. Our groups have no more than 10 clients.
Yes, our psychiatric nurse practitioner is available for psychological evaluations within 72 hours if there is an urgent need. For non-urgent psychiatric needs we will work with the client to set up routine psychiatry appointments with our NP or with a trusted provider in the area.
Yes and we are always going to encourage your loved one to find part time employment while attending outpatient services. Once your loved one finishes the 8 week program we will encourage him to seek full time employment.

How Do I Get Started?

Contact Us

Our Intensive Outpatient Program is designed to help individuals seeking recovery to independent living. Once you’ve completed residential treatment, contact us to learn how you can join our program.


Once accepted to our IOP program, individuals will participate in a variety of evidence-based approaches that will help transition to sober living, such as individual counseling and group therapy.

Continue Care

After you’ve transitioned to sober living, we encourage you to participate in continuing care, such as support groups, that will help you prevent relapse when life gets tough.

Continue Your Road to Recovery

If you’ve recently completed a residential addiction treatment program, it may be overwhelming to think about transitioning to independent living without relapsing into old behaviors. Fortunately, after-care support is available through our Intensive Outpatient Program. Using evidence-based approaches and therapy, our licensed professionals will help you continue your road to recovery.