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Partial Hospitalization in Colorado
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Partial Hospitalization in Colorado

Partial hospitalization is the most intense form of outpatient rehab. As with the other forms of outpatient treatment, the patient resides at their normal home and returns there at night, but they will spend most of their day each week undergoing treatment at a Colorado treatment facility.

Treatment centers can largely set their own terms for how much of a day patients will spend in a hospitalization program, but those that are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities are required to make them available at least five days per week. Partial hospitalization programs can be tailored to individual needs and do not necessarily need to run from Monday to Friday or take place exclusively during business hours. Some of the most intensive programs may have patients come in for some amount of time seven days a week.

Treatment in partial hospitalization is similar to what is done in other inpatient and outpatient therapy programs, but there is more of a focus on one-on-one counseling. It is a common treatment modality for dual diagnosis cases, or those where an underlying mental health problem is complicating substance abuse.

Good Candidates for Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization usually serves as either an alternative to inpatient treatment for those with moderate addiction issues, or as a transitional phase after completing a period of residential inpatient treatment. Since residential inpatient treatment is much more costly, and there are sometimes limits on how long insurance will pay for it, those with moderate long-term treatment needs will often do a 30-day inpatient rehab followed by a longer period of partial hospitalization to properly address their treatment needs.

It is an excellent transitional step for those in Colorado who have been dealing with addiction issues for some times and whose lives are in some amount of disarray, but who feel that they are capable of recovering and living a normal independent life within a period of a few months. Partial hospitalization gradually build independence and confidence by starting with residential care to address the hardest part of recovery, then moving on to an outpatient period to re-introduce independence while continuing to provide a high level of treatment.

What Happens in a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization treatment has a great deal of overlap with standard inpatient treatment programs. Participants visit the treatment facility usually at least five times a week, and sometimes on a daily basis. They engage in one-on-one substance abuse counseling, group counseling sessions and activities, support group meetings, and other structured activities as well as taking any medication they may be prescribed. But with partial hospitalization, there is usually an increased focus on mental health counseling. As mentioned previously, this is the option most commonly taken when the patient has a serious mental health condition that is tied to their substance abuse. Structure and continuity is a huge key to a successful partial hospitalization program.

Goals of Partial Hospitalization

As mentioned, management of psychiatric disorders are one of the major points of focus in a partial hospitalization program, especially as the condition relates to their substance abuse. Other points of focus of the program are to help patients continue to maintain their abstinence from substances (especially after completing a residential treatment program), to help patients develop a supportive environment in their home lives that is conducive to long-term recovery, and to assist patients in dealing with the psychological stressors related to their substance abuse disorder.

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Find hope for your struggles. Specialists at a licensed and certified drug treatment center can help to determine if partial hospitalization is an appropriate option for your treatment, and many of these centers have help lines that are available 24 hours a day.