When you are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, you may feel as if you have lost all hope in possible recovery. It can be tough to reach out for help but know that there are people who care and want to see you overcome your addiction. Also, remember that many people have gone through treatment and are out on the other side who have been in the same dire situation as you. Talk to your doctor or therapist to see if partial hospitalization or day treatment is right for you.
Many people are willing to get treatment for their mental illness but don’t want to stay in an inpatient facility for the duration of the treatment. If that’s you, you might want to ask your physician about partial hospitalization or day treatment. In these types of treatments, you will receive intensive care during the day and then return home at night. Of course, you’ll need to be willing to commit to the treatment schedule and follow through with all the recommended therapies and medications. But if you’re up for it, these treatments can be amazingly effective.
What is Partial Hospitalization?
If you choose partial hospitalization, you will remain at home while receiving intensive care. In this type of treatment, you will attend hospital treatments during the day, then return home at night. Because of the need for family and friends to support them during this difficult time, this type of treatment is most suitable for people with a strong support system at home.
Generally, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) last four to eight hours a day, five or six days a week. They typically include group therapy, individual counseling, medication management, and educational programs. The goal of PHPs is to help patients transition back into their normal lives while still receiving the treatment they need to recover from addiction.
Who Does Partial Hospitalization Help?
A doctor or mental health professional can tell you whether partial hospitalization might be right for you if you or someone you know is struggling with addiction. Patients who have been discharged from an inpatient treatment program are usually eligible for partial hospitalization as an outpatient care option. This can be a good option for people who have completed a course in an intensive treatment during the day but can return home at night. Most often, PHPs are used to treat people with substance abuse disorders who have relapsed after completing inpatient treatment programs. They can also be used to treat anxiety and depression disorders.
People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol and don’t need 24-hour care can benefit from partial hospitalization. This is an intensive treatment program that usually takes place during the day, but it can also include evening and weekend hours. Treatment programs vary, but they typically last for several weeks. During partial hospitalization, people receive counseling, therapy, and other services that help them recover from addiction. Partial hospitalization can be a steppingstone to long-term recovery. After completing a partial hospitalization program, people often transition to an outpatient treatment program or sober living house.
What is Day Treatment?
Day treatment is strikingly similar to partial hospitalization in that it allows patients to receive intensive care during the day and return home at night so that they can receive intensive care throughout the day. Day treatment is typically administered in an outpatient facility rather than in a hospital setting, as opposed to partial hospitalization.
You can expect to participate in group therapy, individual therapy, and educational sessions when you go to drug and alcohol day treatment. During group therapy, you will receive support from other people who are experiencing similar problems. In individual therapy, you will receive more personalized attention to address the underlying causes of your addiction. In educational sessions, you will learn more about addictions and recovery. Additionally, you may participate in recreation therapy and life skills training. Recreation therapy uses activities to help you cope with stress and improve your coping skills. Life skills training teaches you how to live independently after treatment.
If you have any questions about partial hospitalization treatments, please don’t hesitate to contact our counselors at 833.970.2054. We are here to help you with any queries.