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Partial Hospitalization

If you are one of the estimated 23.5 million Americans (SAMHSA) struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol, help is attainable. In North Dakota, partial hospitalization treatment is an emerging trend. It is designed to meet the needs of working adults and other individuals who cannot commit to a residential rehabilitation program. Learn more about partial hospitalization to decide if it is right for your needs.

 

What is Partial Hospitalization?

Partial hospitalization in North Dakota is not as intensive as inpatient treatment, but is more structured and supervised than traditional outpatient programs. In fact, this type of treatment is often referred to as intensive outpatient care because it operates in a similar way.

During this program, patients attend a certain number of day time hours at a facility and go home each night. This gives them the opportunity to practice what they learn in a real-world setting. This type of treatment usually requires patients to attend 25 or more hours a week. As they progress through their treatment plan, the time frame will gradually be reduced. This type of transition helps patients ease back into their normal schedule and duties. The goals of partial hospitalization programs in North Dakota include the following:

  • Prepare patients for productive independent living
  • Establish coping skills and strategies
  • Help patients overcome emotional issues and other problems
  • Promote a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle
  • Provide psychiatric services as needed
  • Offer support to patients

How Does It Compare to Other Programs?

Daytime treatment is unique because it does not maintain residential requirements and does not offer 24-hour supervision. Inpatient treatment, the leading form of specialized care for substance use disorders, offers both components and maintains the most significant and long lasting results. However, some people cannot commit to its guidelines or do not need the level of intensity that it has. In these cases, partial hospitalization programs are an excellent alternative.

Throughout the program, you will find many of the same features and services that are available in traditional inpatient rehabilitation. Behavioral therapy, individual counseling, and group therapy are some of the options available. Social activities and support group meetings may also be available.

Compared to traditional outpatient care, partial hospitalization offers slightly more supervision and attention from an addiction specialist, making it a valuable in-between option. Overall, it is worth considering if you can identify with any of the following characteristics:

  • Short-term addiction
  • Mild to moderate severity of addiction
  • Support system in place at-home or in the community
  • Lack of substance abuse at-home
  • Strong desire to maintain abstinence from substances
  • Strong desire to achieve a healthier lifestyle

If you do not believe these characteristics apply to you, inpatient treatment may be a more beneficial option for your needs.

What Happens After Treatment?

Once you complete rehabilitation, you can continue to receive services through an aftercare management program. Some partial hospitalization patients choose to transition into a traditional outpatient program where they can continue their therapy and appointments with an addiction specialist. In addition to these types of services, aftercare also urges patients to actively participate in community-based programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery. Getting involved in these programs can prevent relapse and provide a supportive social outlet to individuals in recovery. It also allows you to meet new people and develop new interests unrelated to substances.

If you believe that you could benefit from any of the treatment methods discussed, do no wait to take further action. The longer you delay, the higher your risk of developing serious health, emotional, and legal consequences become. Contact an addiction specialist today for more information about partial hospitalization programs.