What Is Nighttime Intensive Outpatient Program Treatment?
Nighttime intensive outpatient program (IOP) treatment is simply standard
intensive outpatient program treatment with appointments taking place
in the evening or nighttime. The purpose of nighttime IOP is to offer
more flexible treatment to individuals who may not be able to commit to
several hours of treatment, multiple days of the week during daytime hours.
At Grace Land Recovery, we recognize that it can be difficult to balance
the time commitment treatment requires with the demands of everyday life.
This is especially true for individuals who are best suited for intensive
outpatient programs in the first place—those who need to take care
of outside responsibilities and obligations, such as work, school, or
How Many Hours of Treatment Do Nighttime IOPs Require?
Nighttime intensive outpatient programs have the same time requirements
as standard IOPs, meaning you will still need to attend about 6 to 30
hours of treatment a week. These hours are spaced out over several evenings
and can be adjusted to accommodate your schedule. In most cases, nighttime
IOPs last for about 90 days, meaning you will need to commit to attending
treatments several nights a week for a period of about three months.
What Types of Treatments Are Involved in a Nighttime IOP?
Whether you attend a standard intensive outpatient program or a nighttime
IOP, you will likely undergo a variety of therapeutic and clinical treatments.
Individual therapy is the cornerstone of intensive outpatient treatment, and many individuals
also attend various
group therapy and counseling sessions.
At Grace Land Recovery, our Memphis nighttime intensive outpatient program
includes a range of treatments and therapies, including:
We also offer a full range of mental health services for those with substance
use disorders and co-occurring mental or behavioral health disorders, such as
eating disorders, and more. Our
dual-diagnosis treatment is designed to provide individuals with the necessary tools
to develop healthy coping skills, avoid triggers, manage stress, and navigate
other everyday challenges.
What Are the Benefits of a Nighttime IOP?
In general, intensive outpatient programs offer numerous benefits—but
they are not for everyone. People with severe addictions and/or those
who lack strong outside support networks may benefit more from inpatient
treatment or partial hospitalization. Despite its name, intensive outpatient
treatment is actually less intensive than residential care and
partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). As a result, individuals who are struggling with significant addiction
issues, have severe co-occurring mental health disorders, are at a high
risk of relapse, or simply lack the resources to successfully navigate
an outpatient program should consider residential or inpatient treatment.
However, for individuals with moderate substance use disorders, or even
those with severe addictions who also have a solid support network of
family and friends, intensive outpatient treatment can be both highly
effective and beneficial. For those with busy schedules outside of treatment,
nighttime IOPs offer even more advantages.
Some of the advantages of intensive outpatient programs in general include:
- Greater flexibility in treatment and scheduling
- The ability to return home after treatment
- Freedom to handle outside responsibilities
- Access to high-quality treatment and a professional support network
- The ability to maintain meaningful relationships with friends and family
- An easier transition from treatment to everyday life
The main advantage of
nighttime IOPs is the flexibility they offer in terms of accommodating the patient’s
schedule outside of treatment. Many people going through intensive outpatient
programs are also working at a job or going to school. You may even have
a child or another family member to care for. This can make it difficult
to attend multi-hour treatment sessions during the day, multiple times
a week. With a nighttime IOP, however, you can attend treatments in the
evening, limiting the disruption of your everyday routine and increasing
the likelihood that you will be able to continue with the program. This
means that nighttime IOPs can be more successful for some people.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
At Grace Land Recovery, our goal is to help people from all walks of life
get the critical care they need. If you or someone you love is struggling
with addiction, and you believe that a nighttime intensive outpatient
program may be the right fit, reach out to our team right away. Our intake
process begins with an initial assessment, during which our team can evaluate
your or your loved one’s needs. From there, we can recommend the
most appropriate course of treatment.
Rather than following a one-size-fits-all approach, we personalize our
addiction and mental health services to meet each unique client’s
situation. We can help you determine if an IOP, including our nighttime
intensive outpatient program, is right for you.
(901) 519-2655 or
contact us online to get started.