Categories of Addiction TreatmentSubstance abuse treatment falls into two categories: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment is for the most severe substance abuse cases, where patients spend 24 hours a day, seven days a week in residence, receiving care and support from doctors and therapists. The other category is outpatient treatment. Substance abuse outpatient treatment can take several different forms, including intensive outpatient treatment, standard outpatient treatment, and, of course, partial hospitalization. Outpatient treatment can enable patients to continue with aspects of their lives as usual. It still requires hard work and commitment as you will be spending time in detox or therapy several hours a day. In certain circumstances, outpatient treatment may allow you to continue to work. A partial hospitalization program has turned around the lives of many struggling with substance abuse.
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?Treatment activity in a partial hospitalization program for substance abuse can last between five to seven hours a day. The hours typically occur during the day, while clients return home in the afternoon and evening and sleep at home. During a PHP, clients receive:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
- Medical care for withdrawal or other health problems
- Life skills such as nutrition or other classes
- Participation in 12-step support groups
When Do You Need Inpatient Treatment?Inpatient treatment beds are for individuals with moderate to severe addictions. The treatment takes place in non-hospital settings, but these facilities are also licensed and regulated. The services between inpatient/residential and outpatient/PHP programs are very similar. Both require periods spent in intensive counseling sessions with a trained medical therapist. Those sessions may be individual, one-on-one sessions or they may be in groups. Inpatient treatment is typically for individuals who may not have a stable environment at home. In other words, they may live with influences that are not conducive to maintaining sobriety. Conversely, their addiction is such that it may require constant monitoring.
Partial Hospitalization Programs and Fresh Start Recovery CenterSubstance abuse treatment requires focus, courage, and stamina, whether it’s inpatient or outpatient. If outpatient, you may be right for a partial hospitalization program or PHP. At Fresh Start Recovery Center, we provide all forms of outpatient treatment to address substance abuse addictions. We also help address process addictions involving gambling, sex, or other behaviors. The doctors and therapeutic professionals at Fresh Start Recovery Center practice evidence-based care and apply the principles to your situation. During treatment, we provide services, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
Fresh Start Recovery Center in Gaithersburg, Maryland, offers comprehensive treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders. We are conveniently located close to the Washington, D.C. metro area and Maryland’s Montgomery, Howard and Frederick counties. Fresh Start is dedicated to serving the communities in the state of Maryland and also along the East Coast. We offer Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient, and Outpatient programs at our beautiful facility.