Tag Archives: Intensive outpatient treatment

Tag Archives: Intensive outpatient treatment


Woman experiencing the benefit of intensive outpatient treatmentIntensive outpatient treatment programs (IOPs) provide direct services for people with substance use disorders (SUDs) who do not require supervision 24/7 or medical detoxification. When considering the many treatment options available for substance abuse, it’s important to consider what a person’s needs are. IOPs are considered effective alternatives to inpatient or residential treatment programs, as they can provide many of the same services that assist individuals with relapse prevention and psychosocial support. If you are currently considering an IOP, it’s important to assess the benefits. With Cumberland Heights’ Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, this is what you can expect:

  • Personalized assessments to ensure that you receive care that’s tailored to your needs
  • Convenient evening treatment hours so that you’re able to maintain family, work and school-related responsibilities
  • Group and family counseling
  • An approach that involves the whole person, not just the substance dependency
  • And more

A 2015 study published in the journal Psychiatric Services assessed several studies to explore just how effective IOPs are, and they found that IOPs have very high, comparable success rates to those of inpatient treatment programs. With an IOP, individuals can maintain their own lives while still working diligently in their recovery.

In fact, a publication by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) highlights that IOPs are designed to provide optimum support to individuals through a supportive environment; new skills are learned by those in recovery related to stress management, relapse prevention, assertiveness training, drug or alcohol refusal training and more, which greatly enhances a person’s confidence in recovery. Those who do participate in IOPs are often self-motivated and able to practice what they’ve learned in treatment throughout their daily lives, which only serves to further reinforce their recovery.

If you’re currently searching for a reputable IOP, speak with someone from Cumberland Heights’ Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program, Hendersonville Treatment. An IOP could be the best step you could’ve taken for substance dependency, or it could be an excellent transition from formalized treatment to home life.

Cumberland Heights’ Intensive Outpatient Program in Sumner County Tennessee is designed for people whose needs and schedules vary. A quality intensive outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program will be designed to treat the whole person, not just the addiction. Take the first step by contacting us at 615-356-2700. Recovery is possible, and Hendersonville Treatment can help.

Using technology for treatment in outpatient programs Technology is a major source of our information, tracking and communication efforts as we know it today. Millions of apps have been created through iPhones and other brands, which have allowed us to learn more about ourselves, connect with others and monitor the way we do things. It’s quite interesting to discover just how much of an impact technology has had on our lives – according to The Washington Post in 2016, a study conducted by the United Nations agency revealed that 47% of people in the world now use the Internet. With all of this information readily available to us, should it be applied to addiction recovery?

Many sources say, “yes”. Those in intensive outpatient treatment programs, for instance, are working diligently towards their recovery while also beginning to strengthen their independence. They return home each night while spending most of their days at individual and group therapy sessions, but they nonetheless have much more “personal time” than they would in a residential treatment program, which many in outpatient programs first start their journey to recovery in.

A 2018 study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research conducted a survey involving 259 participants; and 70% stated they would prefer to use a relapse prevention app on their phone or even to receive relapse prevention text messages. From this research, it seems there are a lot of people who may be interested in doing this. Alongside the famously successful 12-Step program, relapse prevention apps may help those in outpatient treatment programs monitor their experiences outside of therapy. In doing this, they may be able to better identify recurring themes needed for extra attention, or even areas of their recovery that have strengthened over time. Could technology become more involved with addiction recovery? It seems it already has – and many people are finding benefit from it.

If you’re ready to begin your journey to recovery, speak with a professional from Cumberland Heights today. It is never too late.

Cumberland Heights in Nashville, Tennessee on Music Row is a 12-Step based alcohol & drug rehab program. Cumberland Heights’ Intensive Outpatient Program is designed for individuals 18 and above who may be in the early stages of dependency or are experiencing problems with alcohol or drug use. We offer personalized assessments and treatment plans, as well as convenient evening hours to accommodate your workday schedule. To get started on your recovery journey today, call us at 615-356-2700.


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