intensive outpatient program

Vertava Health Mississippi is proud to introduce our Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), designed to meet the needs of patients who can’t attend treatment during regular business hours.

Many patients struggle to balance treatment sessions with the demands of their work schedules. We all have a lot going on but that doesn’t mean there isn’t help available when you are available.

Whether you are attending Vertava Health Mississippi for alcohol use disorder, mental health (depression, anxiety, etc.), or a co-occurring disorder, Vertava Health Mississippi’s nighttime IOP program offers the flexibility to maintain full-time employment during the day while attending treatment in the evenings.

We conduct clinical assessments for everyone which means individual sessions are determined by each patient’s unique treatment plan.

The intensive outpatient services are for anyone whose needs would be addressed by the treatment. A normal progression for someone leaving inpatient treatment is to then transition to IOP for continuing care. IOP can be utilized without doing the inpatient treatment, however.

Evening IOP Schedule

Nighttime IOP sessions are available Monday through Friday, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Patients may not need to attend all five days, as IOP requirements are usually about nine hours.

Once you complete your session you travel back home and return for the next scheduled time. It’s a great way focus on recovery for those who don’t need inpatient care, one that can fit around your daily life.

Intensive Outpatient Program Center

Vertava Health Mississippi’s evening IOP offers a variety of therapeutic services and treatment sessions. All the treatments during IOP are given to patients based on clinical assessments done for anyone seeking treatment. The services and treatments are:

  • Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Co-Occurring Disorder Care
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders
  • Psychiatric Services
  • Medical

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Individual Therapy

One-on-one sessions with Vertava Health Mississippi’s counselors provide the opportunity for patients to address the underlying causes of the addiction.

These sessions allow patients to privately discuss issues that they may be uncomfortable sharing in a group setting. This is a form of therapy that is often used as one point in a dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) program, but can also be used for other treatments, depending on the diagnosis.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions allow peers to share success stories and useful coping mechanisms, as well as receive support during difficult points in their recovery journey. Group sessions help to remind each patient that they are not alone in their struggle to overcome addiction.

Like individual therapy, group therapy is incorporated into DBT but can function outside of the DBT structure as well.

When utilizing group therapy a client will meet up with others who are in treatment and go through a therapy session guided by a professional. It can often include simple exercises like talking about things that worry you and/or listening to others and supporting their recovery.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is one of the most effective therapeutic tools used in addiction treatment. This evidence-based psychotherapy format helps patients to learn new ways to react to stress and handle cravings, and therapy sessions help them to discard unhealthy ways of thinking and behaving in favor of thought and behavior patterns that support sobriety.

DBT is a comprehensive and holistic approach to therapy that has been researched and practiced for years. It is expertly planned to help move through a patient’s many thoughts and emotions, and even focuses on the external, social aspect of recovery.

There are four main stages to DBT: practicing mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. Each one breaks down further into more complex treatments.

Utilizing DBT allows us to approach those in recovery from an emotional and mental standpoint. It’s a form of therapy designed to give tools to help with long-term recovery, tools you can carry without everywhere.

Co-Occurring Disorder Care

Many patients suffer from co-occurring disorders or mental health disorders that coincide with substance use disorders. For example, a person may seek treatment for alcohol addiction and, during an assessment, clinicians may discover that the patient also suffers from PTSD, bi-polar disorder, depression, or generalized anxiety disorder (GAD).

Each disorder must then be treated in the context of the other to support lasting sobriety, so treatment plans are crafted that allow therapy to address the issues.

Common mental health disorders that co-occur with addiction include depression, anxiety disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, and many others.

Intensive Outpatient Program for Depression Support

Part of our co-occurring disorder care includes focusing on mental health disorders such as clinical depression or generalized anxiety disorder. These may need to be addressed through prescription medication.

Our IOP program includes access to the medications for these disorders, plus regular assessments to ensure they are working as needed.

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Disorders

Medication-assisted treatment combines behavioral therapy with FDA-approved medications that decrease cravings and prevent withdrawal, helping to pave the way for long-term sobriety.

Many patients benefit from this combination of medication and therapy that addresses the physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal while they learn healthier ways of thinking and acquire coping mechanisms to handle cravings.

Medication-assisted treatment is seen most often during inpatient recovery but can be utilized for IOP treatment if the clinical assessment indicates it is needed.

Psychiatric Services for Holistic Diagnoses and Intensive Outpatient Treatments

Everyone who attends Vertava Health Mississippi will go through a professional medical assessment to ensure we are accurately diagnosing the situation.

As you’ve read already, co-occurring disorders need attention and treatment for multiple disorders in one patient, and that can include medications not only to lessen the feelings of withdrawal in patients going through detox, but also for treating emotional and/or mental health disorders.

Our psychiatric services use these clinical assessments plus prescription services to handle medication management and ensure each patient is progressing through their treatment plan.

When you visit Vertava Health Mississippi for each scheduled IOP session we focus on maintaining balance and the forward momentum of recovery.

Medical Services and Medication Monitoring Program

Patients attending evening IOP sessions will have access to medical services to monitor medication effectiveness and any other health issues that might present a challenge to well-being or sobriety.

It can all be a lot to keep in mind so don’t be afraid to ask questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IOP?

It stands for Intensive Outpatient Program and is a treatment and recovery option used for someone who will benefit from regular visits to a treatment facility, but cannot attend during the day. The sessions are scheduled Monday through Friday and between 5:30 and 8:30 PM. Generally a schedule will include nine hours spread across multiple days in the week. While at IOP you may be participating in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) which can include both individual therapy sessions (you and a therapist) as well as group therapy sessions (you, a group of others in recovery/treatment, and a therapist).

What is IOP level of care?

IOP is usually done as a step following inpatient (also known as residential) treatment. It’s a continuing level of care that allows someone in treatment to continue or return to their daily life while in recovery. While the inpatient level of care involves 24/7 monitoring, IOP means less visits. It can still include things like medically-assisted treatment (MAT) and will have individual and group therapy sessions, but it won’t include things like medical detox. The most distinct difference in IOP is that the patient return home and participates in their everyday lives while receiving treatment.

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient therapy?

For inpatient treatment you are staying at the facility. During outpatient treatment you are staying at home and returning to the facility for specific treatments. The types of treatment offered are different because of this. For example, medical detox would be done under 24 hour supervision., Outpatient still includes many of the treatment methods as inpatient, just at a less intensive level.