What Is Night IOP?
IOP is an acronym for intensive outpatient program, a type of addiction treatment where you continue to live in your own home. Rather than living full-time at a treatment center, you attend a certain number of sessions and hours each week.
An outpatient treatment program will usually capitalize on this flexibility by offering morning or night courses. Night IOP treatment programs schedule sessions in the evening so people can attend rehab after work. While different people may find one program or another is more suitable for them, IOP is an invaluable option for overcoming drug addiction. Compared to the alternatives, it has key advantages that will make it the first choice of many.
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Recovery at the Crossroads is a highly regarded facility when it comes to treating all types of substance use. Our care combines compassion and a sincere desire to help with evidence-based, scientific treatments for addiction. If you’re struggling with problematic drug use, we can help you recover with a plan that matches your schedule.
Our Night IOP Program
If you’re ready to start rehab after work to beat your substance abuse issues, we’re ready to help. Our evening group sessions take place on a regular schedule of Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. Attendance is completely confidential, and you can get help at the level of privacy that’s most comfortable for you.
If you commit nine hours a week to our treatment plan, we’ll help you improve your mental health and break your dependency on alcohol and drugs.
What makes our Addiction Treatment Different?
While there’s a stereotype that inpatient drug rehab is the end-all of addiction treatment, this isn’t quite true. Some people will indeed need to attend detox and months of treatment to get clean, but these severe addiction cases are relatively uncommon. Studies show that for most patients, IOP is just as effective as inpatient treatment. Meanwhile, it has a lower cost than inpatient rehab and doesn’t require any loss of income on your part.
You also have to take into account the unique benefits of IOP. The heightened level of flexibility makes it possible to integrate IOP care into your day-to-day life while continuing to work. Whereas it can be quite stressful to leave an inpatient program and return to independent living, IOP enables a much more seamless transition. Furthermore, there’s no set date for it to end and you can complete the program sooner or later based on individual progress. You also have the option of moving into standard outpatient care first if you’d prefer a staggered transition.
IOP vs. General Outpatient Programs
While standard outpatient has slightly greater flexibility than IOP, this can be too much of a good thing. The greater commitment and higher treatment level of IOP are important in the early stages of drug rehab. This difference in intensity is what gives each of these treatment types their utility, with standard outpatient care being more useful as a type of post-treatment aftercare. Intensive outpatient care is more suitable as an overall, primary care choice.