A partial hospitalization program for addiction is a program set up by either a hospital or a center where you can go utilize a program during the daytime hours and then every night you are home. It is a structured intensive outpatient program that is lengthy during the day. This type of program utilizes intensive care which may include medical monitoring. For treatment options for drug addiction, check out Los Angeles Detox for all our programs.
Some of these partial hospitalization programs offer transportation and meals to help accommodate the patients. These programs are for a good part of the day between 4 to 7 hours. Patients usually go to the partial hospitalization center or hospital for 4 to 5 even up to 6 days a week, usually Monday through Friday or a variation on that time frame. The length of the program depends on the addiction, the substance they are addicted to, the person, their gender, and how long the person has been addicted.
Who Can Benefit From a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Partial hospitalization programs usually begin after the patient has finished an inpatient program. The partial hospitalization program is a program that is a little less intense than an inpatient program. However, the partial hospitalization program is more intense than an outpatient program.
Partial hospitalization programs are great for people who need extensive care and/or medical care, however, the patients have the convenience to go home in the evening time. This program is great for people who need medical care while in rehab but want to sleep in their own homes in the evening time.
For the patient to participate in a partial hospitalization program, also known as a day program, the patient must be stable. If a patient needs to care 24 hours a day 7 days a week, this is not the right program for them. Before entering the partial hospitalization program, the patient must take an assessment and give a medical and addiction history. This is so the patient can receive the personalized care they need to recover. A patient who still requires detoxification will benefit from partial hospitalization programs.
What to Expect During A Partial Hospitalization Program
- An assessment with physical, medical and addiction history – This assessment is to evaluate the patient’s medical history and addiction history to customize the program for partial hospitalization.
- On-site medical professionals – The on-site medical professionals are there to assist people who have medical issues.
- Screening for drugs and alcohol – Screening for substance abuse helps to know that the patient is not going home at night and drinking and abusing drugs.
- Personalized treatment plan – The personalized treatment plan is to individualize each program to fit the patient and help them towards recovery.
- Group therapy – Group therapy is a comradery of a group of people who are struggling and going through the same situation.
- Individual therapy – Individual therapy is for the therapist to get to know and understand what the individual is going through.
- Family therapy – Family therapy helps the whole family know what to expect while their loved one is in rehab. Family therapy also helps the family members to be more compassionate towards the patient.
- Management of medications – The management of medications helps the patient with medications for their medical problems, as well as, the medications that help with withdrawal symptoms.
- Transportation services – In some partial hospitalization programs they offer transportation to and from the rehab or hospital center.
- Meals – In some partial hospitalization programs, they offer meals for the convenience of the patients.
- Planning for discharge services – The planning for discharge services helps the patients in their aftercare plan.
- Alternative therapies – Alternative therapies help in alternative ways to help heal the patient to recovery. Some of these alternative therapies are:
Therapy in a Partial Hospitalization Program
- Art therapy is therapy using art for the individual to express themselves in a creative and alternative way.
- Exercise is a way to release natural endorphins to help people when recovering from alcohol and drugs.
- Meditation is another alternative way used in partial hospitalization programs. This alternative program helps to teach the patient to relax.
- Nutritional instruction helps to teach the patient about nutrition and how nutrition helps keep the body healthy and continue to function at optimal levels.
- Spirituality helps the individual learn about God and how God can help the patient to recover.
- Equine therapy is therapy using horses for emotional support.
- Role reversal therapy is a therapy where roles are reversed to help patients look at their situation in a different way.
- Holistic treatment is used in treating the whole body to recover.
- Vitamin therapy is a therapy that involves necessary vitamins to help the body to recover and to help it feel better.
- Massage therapy helps with the aches and pains associated with withdrawal symptoms.
- Deep breathing therapy helps patients to relax using deep breathing techniques.
- Music therapy helps a creative individual who is musically inclined to use alternative ways to express themselves.
- Homeopathy therapy is a therapy that can help with natural options to heal the body and help with withdrawal symptoms.
- Hypnotherapy is a therapy using hypnosis to help heal the mind.
- Acupuncture therapy is a therapy that uses needles at certain pressure points to help release toxins that are in the body.
- Tai chi is a series of particular movements to help heal the mind, body, and spirit using the movement of energy.
The Difference Between Inpatient and Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Programs
Inpatient therapy for addiction offers a program where the patients are secluded in a hospital or a center. This program is for patients who are heavily addicted to a substance. These patients have medical and psychiatric care 24 hours a day and seven days a week. These programs are for people who are having severe withdrawal symptoms.
People who have severe withdrawal symptoms who take medications for the symptoms can be monitored during detox. An inpatient program can last up to 120 days, however, the average stay is approximately 30 days. If you or a loved one is looking for an inpatient program also known as a residential treatment program feel free to contact us at Los Angeles Detox.
Most residential treatment programs offer family therapy counseling. Having a good support system is very beneficial in the recovery process. Family therapy helps the family to heal and the family dynamic to heal and be restructured. Family therapy helps the family to grasp what the patient is going through so the family can deal with the patient in a more understanding and compassionate way.
There are various types of residential treatment program facilities. Some of these facilities offer a wide range of accommodations. Some facilities offer luxurious private rooms while others have shared room accommodations. Some facilities offer gourmet meals while others offer cafeteria-style dining. Some facilities offer spa treatments and a gym and other facilities that offer a range of activities.
Outpatient programs are programs for clients who have a lesser degree of addiction or have already been to an inpatient program or a day program. Outpatient programs are less intensive and a step down from partial hospitalization programs. People who are less addicted and have mild withdrawal symptoms are good candidates for this type of treatment program.
People attend outpatient treatment for a couple of hours a day for a few days during the week, while returning home afterward and learning to maintain some independence and their sobriety. This type of program is convenient for people who still have to go to work or go to school. The length of the program varies on the addiction and the person. These sessions can be for weeks or even months depending on the progression of the individual during treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Programs and Dual Diagnosis
Dual diagnosis is when a patient has an addiction to a substance and also, they have a mental health disorder. There is a significant amount of people who suffer from addiction who also have a mental health disorder. Out of the over 17 million Americans who suffer from mental health disorders, about ¼ of them also suffer from addiction.
Approximately 2 ½ percent of Americans with dual diagnosis function in the workplace. A great number of people who have both a mental disorder and an addiction do not get help for both. The lack of help for both diagnoses keeps the person struggling with their recovery and their inability to heal. Anxiety and depression are among the more common co-occurring diagnoses with addiction.
Get the Help You Need
Addiction is a serious illness. This is an illness that you do not have to go through alone and you should not go through it alone. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and need to find a place to heal, look no further and contact us here at Los Angeles Detox. Here at Los Angeles Detox we can give you the knowledge and help to start on your journey to sobriety and to heal.