For IEP, see Individualized Education Program

Impulse Control Issues
When a person has difficulty analyzing the possible outcomes of their choices instead of just acting on their desires immediately. Being unable to control impulses can quickly lead many individuals into dangerous choices.
Independent Living Programs
A type of treatment that helps teens and young adults learn to live independently in a healthy and responsible way. These programs are often used by former drug addicts seeking to remain sober.
Individualized Education Program

Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a document developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. The IEP, as defined by federal regulations, determines the individualized objectives of a child who has been found with a disability; and is intended to help children reach educational goals more easily than they otherwise would. The IEP is created through a team effort and reviewed periodically (in Canada and the UK, an equivalent document is called an Individual Education System).

The procedural requirements for development of the IEP are:

  • Determination of eligibility for special education (whether the child qualifies for special education services)
  • Members of the IEP team (must include; student, student's parent(s)/guardian(s), special education teacher, regular education teacher, representative of the school or district, and an individual who can interpret the instructional implications of eval results)
  • Role of the parents (parents are considered to be full and equal members of the IEP team)
  • Developing the child's education plan ( IEP team is required to develop an individual education plan to be implemented as soon as possible)
  • Determining the appropriate placement (the environment in which the child's IEP can most readily be implemented)
  • Acceptance and amendments (IEP is required to be accepted and signed by parent/guardian before any services begin)
  • Implementation (implementing all educational services, program modifications or supports)
  • Annual review (conducting an annual review to ensure that the student is meeting goals and/or making progress)
Individualized Treatment Rehabilitation Plan
A treatment program that is specifically designed to fit the lifestyle and needs of a particular person. This type of treatment stands in contrast to programs that apply the same methods to every individual.
The process by which a person establishes their individual identity and independence. This is an important part a person transitioning from childhood to adulthood.
Household products that are inhaled by individuals for the purpose of getting high. These are some of the most dangerous substances a person can abuse.
A reluctance to engage in certain actions or become involved in situations.
Inpatient Treatment
Treatment that involves a person living at the facility where they are going through treatment.
A coping method that relies on using abstract thought to deal with difficult thoughts and emotions. This will often stop an individual from coming to terms with their issues and addressing them in a healthy way.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
A program that seeks to provide extensive treatment to a person without having them live at the treatment facility.
Internalized Values
The beliefs that a person has formed throughout their life about their place in the world and the correct manner in which they and others should behave. These can have a significant impact on how a person's personality develops and the choices they make.
Interpersonal Relationships
The personal, emotional, and social connections that occur between people. These are incredibly important to the overall quality of a person's life.
The act of attempting to stop a person from continuing with a certain behavior. This most often refers to family and friends of drug or alcohol addicts attempting to get them to stop abusing substances and find professional help.
When a person either intentionally or unintentionally withdraws from all social contact. This can be very harmful to mental health if it continues over a long period of time.