Day treatment is a partial hospitalization program for those individuals with mental, emotional, and/or addictive disorders who do not require 24-hour inpatient care.
It is an intensive course of treatment, where the individual spends at least 8 hours during the day at the facility. The hours may be flexible, depending on the center.
Day treatment centers usually provide the following services:
- Individual counseling/ therapy
- Group therapy
- Creative therapy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Drug and addiction education
- Solution-focused groups
- Relapse prevention planning
- Aftercare plans
- Aftercare group
- Personalized treatment plan
- Recreational activities
Day treatment is a good choice for those who do not need to medically detox.
This type of drug treatment may be the best decision for a busy parent who needs to go home at night, or for an adolescent. Some day treatment programs will provide an educational component. These programs are also generally less expensive than inpatient rehab because you are not paying to room and board during the time of treatment. Day treatment is ideal for those with chronic disorders or for those who have a severe addiction and relapse history who have already spent thirty days or more in an inpatient drug treatment center. It eases the transition from a residential stay back to one’s life.
The treatment process is highly individualized.
If you are interested in a day treatment program for yourself or a loved one, the facility will work out a plan that is just right for your needs. The length of the program depends on the severity of the addiction (how much was used, what substances, the length of time in the addiction, etc.). When speaking with an admissions counselor, honesty is of utmost importance. If you are addicted to heroin or alcohol, medical detox may be necessary before beginning a day treatment plan.
If the home environment is stable and sober, day treatment may be a good option. In general, day treatment provides all of the essential tools and amenities that an inpatient facility provides, with the benefit of lower cost and the ability to go home at night. Be sure to check your insurance policy, as most day treatment centers may be covered fully or partially.
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