Inpatient Treatment Programs
When a patient is enrolled in an inpatient treatment program, they will stay in the facility for 24 hours a day. They will have access to medical staff during this time, and they will participate in activities like meditation, yoga, exercise, substance abuse courses, group and individual therapy, and family therapy. Sometimes inpatient patients will need to undergo detox before they are able to begin an inpatient treatment program.
Partial Hospitalization Programs
The partial hospitalization program or PHP is exactly like the inpatient treatment program except that patients are permitted to go home in the evenings provided that they have a stable home to go to. They still have access to medical staff while they are in the facility, and they will also participate in activities like meditation, yoga, exercise, substance abuse courses, group and individual therapy, and family therapy. Often, patients will enroll in a PHP after successfully completing a residential or inpatient treatment program.
Outpatient Treatment Programs
There are differing levels of outpatient treatment programs, ranging from 10 – 20 hours per week in the facility. Like the partial hospitalization program, outpatient patients are still participating in all of the activities that residential patients are participating in like meditation, yoga, exercise, substance abuse courses, group and individual therapy, and family therapy.
Aftercare is a very important process after a patient completes an inpatient treatment program, a partial hospitalization program, or an outpatient treatment program. During aftercare, you should join a recovery group like Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Celebrate Recovery, SMART Recovery, or All Recovery. You should also continue the work that you started during your treatment with a counselor or therapist. You may also need to treat any mental illness you have that contributes to your addiction.