Once the initial period of detoxification has taken place, it may be appropriate to enter a residential Partial hospitalization treatment facility. It is not always a question of whether or not outpatient vs. Partial hospitalization treatment is more useful, but rather whether it is beneficial for the individual to begin with one method before transitioning to the next.
If you’re finding it difficult to cope with the cravings following an initial period of detox, an Partial hospitalization treatment facility may be the best environment for you to continue on your journey to recovery. Receiving treatment in an Partial hospitalization facility will allow you to focus completely on the program that is provided, away from harmful routines and environments that may be contributing to your addiction.
Many therapists believe that a complete change of environment is extremely useful when attempting to kick an addiction. If you start the process of detoxification in your usual surroundings, it can be very hard to avoid the triggers that cause you to drink or use drugs – whether it is stressful or negative situations, difficult relationships or issues with codependency a complete change of scenery can be extremely useful to those wishing to recover from substance abuse issues. For those individuals suffering from long term psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol, a period of Partial hospitalization treatment can offer a safe, supportive and reassuring environment to begin the recovery process.
As an Partial hospitalization , you’ll be able to focus on developing important recovery skills and coping mechanisms which will eventually allow you to transition back to everyday life. Once this important treatment phase is complete, and when you are fully confident of the skills and coping mechanisms that you have learned, it may be appropriate to transition to the partial hospitalization program.
Initially, you can expect to receive a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan, which will likely be followed by 24-hour supervision by a team of qualified professionals. You will also receive management of any medication that you might require, and it is likely that you will meet with a psychiatric professional at least once a week (if not more).
You should expect to take part in community meeting groups, along with participating in an ongoing review of your treatment goals. You will be given the opportunity to discuss any concerns or challenges that you have, and these might be addressed through group or individual therapy.
You may find that recreational therapies (including yoga, meditation and mindfulness) are also available as part of your treatment program. Following your Partial hospitalization admission, you should also receive appropriate aftercare and discharge planning, which is vital to help your transition back into your everyday life.
You will likely be invited to daily group therapy including access to specialty groups which are designed to be psycho educational – you may find topics will include your individual substance abuse issues, problems with grief, loss, trauma survival, self-esteem, assertiveness and family therapy.
Therapy is an extremely important part of the recovery process – not only will it allow you to explore triggers for your substance abuse, it will also help you develop crucial coping strategies to help you cope with possible cravings, and also to learn how to avoid environments, situations and pressures that might precipitate relapse. The period as an Partial hospitalization is primarily to allow you to progress with confidence to becoming a sober living outpatient and equip you will the tools to make a successful recovery.
If you’re trying to decide if Partial hospitalization residential treatment is the right choice for you, please contact SLO Recovery Centers today – we are always available to offer impartial, non-judgmental advice to help you on your first steps to sobriety.