Many times, individuals will have some outpatient treatment and they may attend Evening Intensive Outpatient Program. If this is what was agreed on in your loved one’s aftercare plan, it is very important that your loved one makes it to all their group appointments.
We know that outpatient treatment is the best way to set our clients up for success in treatment because it gives them a smoother transition into life after treatment. Evening IOP or other similar programs can help reinforce the lessons that were taught in treatment and guide your loved one in the right direction that promotes sobriety and positive thinking.
Intensive outpatient will surround your loved one with people that care and know exactly what your loved one is going through. Developing a solid support network with therapy sessions is important and if your loved one participates in EIOP, they will still have a chance to have one on one sessions with their therapist.
During this time changes may be made to your loved one’s aftercare plan depending on progress and receive continued guidance. EIOP can be a critical component of a solid aftercare and takes place usually in the evening, giving individuals a chance to meet their responsibilities with work, school, or family.