Afternoon and Evening IOP Programs for Substance Use Disorder

At Lasting Recovery, we know your recovery needs to work with your life. That’s why we offer both afternoon and evening outpatient programs for substance use disorders to qualifying participants. Read more below.

Afternoon Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The afternoon schedule for our Intensive Outpatient Program is intended for individuals that require a more structured process to stabilize their health during recovery. An afternoon program can help establish balanced sleep and eating schedules that enable you to develop a healthy sober living routine.

The Afternoon IOP schedule is designed to meet the needs of those men and women who:

  • Have days free when their children are in school
  • Work the night shift
  • Students with varying schedules
  • Individuals on disability
  • Are already in sober living and wish to continue in a recovery program
  • Are in need of medical and/or psychiatric care

Benefits of the IOP program include:

  • Evidence-based education on drug & alcohol dependence
  • Approaching your addiction with new ideologies
  • Reinventing a sober lifestyle
  • Developing relapse prevention skills

Clinical Staff

The Afternoon IOP has the benefit of a full clinical and administrative staff including a Registered Nurse who can help with monitoring non-addictive medication (including medically assisted treatments). Additionally, all programs do random UA’s.

Appointments are scheduled as needed with our Medical Director, Kai MacDonald, MD. Individual therapy sessions as needed with clinical staff can be appointed during the 3 hour time.

Educational Programs

Included in the afternoon program is a 90-minute educational session, covering topics such as:

  • Addiction: disease or choice?
  • Common problems and issues in recovery including progression, stress management, triggers and cravings, relationships, cross addiction, anxiety/depression, 12 steps and Non-12 step approaches for recovery, and many more topics.

Help For The Family

Our Family Education Group is available to all clients and their families.

  • Held every Tuesday evening, 6-7:30 pm, attendance is highly encouraged to improve your relationships during the recovery process. Specific educational materials and topics are designed to meet the goals of your individualized treatment plan.

The Family Group discusses topics like:

  • What is addiction and why does my loved one do it?
  • Helping vs. Enabling
  • Effective communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Setting appropriate boundaries
  • Utilizing healthy coping skills

I would make Family Group a requirement, as it is a very necessary component…” – Former client


Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

We also offer an Evening Schedule for our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). A comprehensive diagnostic assessment with a qualified admissions professional is necessary to determine if the Evening Schedule is most appropriate for you. The right program depends on your diagnosis, previous treatment experience, the time you have to dedicate to your recovery, and a number of other factors.

It All Starts with Assessment

A free 1-hour assessment with a licensed clinical staff member to help you identify:

  • Your motivation for treatment
  • Prior efforts to maintain abstinence
  • Detoxification needs
  • Symptoms of anxiety, depression, sleep problems, cravings, or trauma needing additional medical/psychiatric support
  • Problematic marital, employment, or legal problems
  • The appropriate level of care and the right program for you

If after the assessment you and the staff make a mutual decision to admit to Lasting Recovery for treatment for your substance use disorder, we will schedule an admission day and time for you to begin your program.

Our Evening program is designed to meet the needs of men and women who deeply value their need for recovery but have daytime obligations that are instrumental to their daily lives like:

  • Full-time work
  • Attending school
  • Parenting
  • Caregiver obligations

Attending the evening program will allow you the time to focus and improve work performance. It also provides you with the tools to heal and enhance your relationships with close friends and family members.

Benefits of the IOP program include:

  • Evidence-based education on drug & alcohol dependence
  • Approaching your addiction with new ideologies
  • Reinventing a sober lifestyle
  • Developing relapse prevention skills
  • Improve family communication and understanding of the disease of addiction.
  • Family Education group (highly recommended, not required)

woman celebrating her recovery

Your staff has real life addiction experience, so everyone was relatable. Judy always made time to meet with me when I needed her. Jeff is so knowledgeable and truly helped me by educating me on every aspect of addiction. “ – Former client

Clinical Team

Individuals that work during the day but are seeking an evidence-based program, can rest assured our clinically licensed professionals have years of experience. The Evening IOP is staffed with an on-site clinical team to provide in-depth education, group counseling, and holistic stress reduction.

Individual therapy sessions with clinical staff can be arranged during the late afternoon prior to the evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) as needed.

Aftercare Services

Alumni of our Intensive Outpatient Program are invited to participate in the Aftercare and Alumni Services. Our Aftercare program is offered upon completion of the program for a year. Facilitated by licensed clinicians, the 90-minute groups provide support, fellowship, and are part of our ongoing commitment to be available to you as you adjust to the changes in living a sober lifestyle.

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