Partial Hospitalization Treatment Programs
Addiction is an extremely complex, multi-layered disease that does not just affect certain parts of one’s life. No matter how mild or severe one’s addiction is, consequences upon consequences of his or her use can continue to pile up as time passes, making everything more difficult than it would otherwise be.
Attempting to go on with everyday life while struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol might seem doable at first, however eventually, everyone who is abusing mind-altering substances hits a rock bottom. For those that hit rock bottom and survive to tell about it, getting into a treatment program as quickly as possible is their best option.
With the help of professional addiction treatment, those with even the deadliest of substance use disorders can stop their active addiction, address their emotional and psychological needs, and begin building a life that supports their long-term recovery.
For many people, that treatment comes from participation in a partial hospitalization program.
What is Partial Hospitalization?
Out of the many different levels of addiction treatment available, partial hospitalization is a mid-level program that can help treat those with a substance use disorder and additional health problems. Through partial hospitalization, patients receive quality care in a hospital setting where they can either begin or continue to work on their own personal recovery from a substance use disorder. Prior to determining if partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center is an appropriate form of care, it is important to make certain how severe the substance use disorder is.
Signs and Severity of Substance Use Disorders
Substance use disorders can show themselves in a number of different ways. Sometimes, a substance use disorder is unmissable, while other times it is not as easy to tell. Factors such as what type of substance is being abused, how much is being consumed, and how often the use is occurring all play in to what signs an individual addicted to one or more mind-altering substances might show. Usually, the following symptoms indicate that a substance use disorder is occurring:
- Consuming the substance is greater amounts that meant to
- Wanting to stop using but being unable to
- Continuing to use despite the consequences that can occur or have occurred
- Using in dangerous situations
- Ignoring responsibilities at work, home, and/or school due to preoccupation with use
These are merely just some of the signs of a substance use disorder. These symptoms, plus determining the severity of the substance use disorder, can help an individual know if partial hospitalization is an appropriate type of addiction treatment for him or her.
According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, there are different levels of severity regarding substance use disorders. As mentioned before, some people have substance use disorders that are mild, while others have ones that are severe. Using an 11-point list of diagnostic criteria of symptoms that define substance use disorders (a list that includes the five symptoms listed above), the severity of one’s addiction can be determined as follows:
- Mild SUD – two or three symptoms
- Moderate SUD – four or five symptoms
- Severe SUD – six or more symptoms
Usually, those with a mild substance use disorder, or SUD, do not require the intensity of partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center. However, those who have a moderate to severe substance use disorder (along with other factors), may be a good fit for this type of program.
Who Needs Partial Hospitalization?
Partial hospitalization is different from residential and outpatient treatment in that it serves a population of individuals who are not only experiencing a substance use disorder, but who also have a physical and/or mental health issue that requires consistent, near-daily care. Therefore, those who meet the following criteria are typically the best match for a partial hospitalization program:
- Individuals who are motivated and ready to participate
- Individuals who are stable enough to benefit from therapy and skills groups
- Individuals who have reliable transportation and a home that is conducive to recovery to return home to at night
- Individuals who can benefit from a step-down form of care after completing residential treatment
- Individuals who are healthy enough to monitor their own mental health conditions overnight
- Individuals who have improved in their mental or physical state enough to participate in partial hospitalization
Individuals who have already participated in professional addiction treatment but who have relapsed can also benefit from participating in partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center. Those individuals who not an appropriate fit for this type of program include those who:
- Have little to no motivation to get sober
- Experience psychotic symptoms regularly
- Tend to rebel against structure
- Are at risk for harming themselves or others
- Do not have a safe place to return home to after therapy is finished for the day
- Require around-the-clock supervision for a medical and/or psychological issue
Those who are a good fit for partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center can begin their recovery as quickly as possible once enrolled.
What to Expect in Partial Hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center
When preparing to enter into professional addiction treatment, especially if an individual has never participated in this type of care before, it can be overwhelming and anxiety-provoking not knowing what to expect. Partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center is completely transparent regarding what to expect when patients begin their treatment. This specific program has its own time commitments, medical treatments, and therapies that are designed to best treat this specific population of individuals with substance use disorders.
Unlike a residential treatment program where patients live at the facility for 1-3 months at a time, patients in partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center are able to continue living in the comfort of their own homes. They do not need to pack for treatment or make arrangements for certain aspects of their lives to be taken care of while they are gone because they are still able to conduct personal business outside of treatment. This is a great benefit, as it allows patients to not only continue to live their lives, but also allows them the ability to take what they have learned during their time spent in partial hospitalization and immediately apply it to their daily lives.
Partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center runs 5-7 days per week for several hours at a time. The majority of patients’ days are spent at the facility, where they participate in therapy sessions and receive medical care. While it is a major benefit for patients to be able to still live at home during their treatment, it is also a slight drawback to be in a partial hospitalization program in the sense that most patients do not have the time to keep working or maintain their home life because of how long they are at the facility on a daily basis.
Those who enter into partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center need to be prepared to commit to several hours a day, up to seven days a week to their recovery. While this can make certain factors in one’s life more complicated, it is extremely important as being in treatment for a substance use disorder can be life-saving.
Medical and psychological care
The one major component that separates partial hospitalization from other forms of addiction treatment is that medical and psychological care are included in this program. For example, those who are struggling with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety can work with experienced, trained, and licensed psychological professionals on a daily basis. Not only can their symptoms be monitored as treatment goes on, but they can also be provided with medications deemed appropriate for their condition.
Patients with medical needs can benefit from partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center, too. Doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals are available on a daily basis for those who have specific dietary, pharmacological, or physical needs, to name a few. Within this setting, those patients who are experiencing physical health problems that cannot be treated on site, such as dental problems or problems with vision, can be provided referrals so that the right treatment can be obtained.
Partial hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center includes several various therapies that can benefit patients with all kinds of backgrounds. Some of the most common of these therapies include the following:
- Behavioral therapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavior therapy
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Support groups
- Experiential therapy such as art therapy and music therapy
Additionally, partial hospitalization also provides fitness and nutrition services to help all patients implement a healthy balance of eating well and exercising.
Enroll in Partial Hospitalization at Taylor Recovery Center Right Now
If you are in need of professional addiction treatment and think you can benefit from our partial hospitalization program, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We know that with your desire to get sober and your willingness to put in the work, that you can change your life for the better.
So, do not wait one more minute. Call us right now.