The Enlightened Solutions partial care program near Atlantic City in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, blends intensive, high-quality care with the convenience of a flexible treatment schedule. It is properly suited for those who don’t need 24/7 supervision or are looking for ongoing support after leaving detox or inpatient treatment, whether at Enlightened Solutions or a partner center.
What is a Partial Care Program?
A partial care program, also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP), is a level of care where clients can participate in an intensive, highly-focused treatment program while staying at home or in sober living. Instead of remaining in a facility 24/7, clients arrive for treatment in the morning and return home in the afternoon. Compared to other levels of care, PHPs provide more flexibility while delivering the same high-quality care available in residential programs, giving clients the opportunity to work, go to school and manage daily responsibilities without sacrificing their sobriety. Partial care programs also let clients practice their recovery skills in the real world, where they’ll encounter stressors, obstacles and triggers and learn how to overcome them in a healthy, productive way. In situations that are particularly challenging, clients will have the support and guidance of their recovery teams to help them stay on track and develop the confidence they’ll need going forward. By combining the flexibility of independent living with the support and structure of an intensive treatment program, PHPs empower clients to achieve lasting recovery and reinforce the skills they’ll need to maintain it long after returning home.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Partial Care Program?
Partial care is often used as a bridge to help clients as they transition from an intensive, long-term program into a lower level of care, providing ongoing support and structure as they begin to regain their independence. PHPs are also ideal for those who don’t need or can’t commit to residential treatment, however, and many clients choose to begin a partial care program immediately after completing detox. We’ve found that partial hospitalization programs are ideal for treating a number of substance use and mental health problems, and ideal candidates are those who:
- Don’t need 24/7 care in a residential program
- Have completed detox and recently been stabilized
- Can’t commit to a live-in program due to conflicting responsibilities (career, family, etc.)
- Live in a supportive, recovery-oriented environment
- Prefer a more flexible treatment option
- Are looking for step-down care after an intensive rehab program
- Have recently relapsed and need a tune-up
At Enlightened Solutions, we know that not every potential client will need around the clock supervision and support, which is why we provide a care option that gives clients full access to our evidence-based treatments and experiential therapies in a more flexible environment. To determine if partial care is right for you, we work closely with clients and their families to identify their treatment needs and recommend the best approach for a successful recovery.
How Do We Determine if Our Clients will Benefit from Partial Care?
To ensure a successful, positive recovery experience, we begin by determining the appropriate level of care for each client. During the initial intake, we conduct a series of assessments that include a biological, psychological and social evaluation to better understand each client and develop a treatment plan based on their needs. This includes evaluating a client’s substance abuse history, mental health state, treatment goals and more.
Within this assessment, we consider the following:
- Substance abuse history
- Co-occurring mental health conditions
- Whether or not a client has been through detox
- Level of outside support
- Medications client is currently taking
- Any medical conditions
We also assess if a client’s home environment is stable and capable of supporting our treatment efforts. Living in a recovery-oriented environment is essential; otherwise distractions, temptations and negative influences can disrupt the healing process and lead to relapse. If the home environment isn’t stable and our treatments and mindfulness practices cannot be exercised there, or the client is under high levels of stress due to family conflict, we can recommend a nearby structured sober living house to ensure a supportive environment while enrolled in our partial care program.
Once the decision is made that a partial care program is the best choice for our potential client, their assigned addiction counselor will meet with them to discuss their partial care treatment plan. As we modify our partial care offerings for each client, we are mindful of each essential aspect of our holistic treatment — sound thinking, motivated action, and spiritual wellness. Our vision for total well-being requires that we focus on each of these components at the onset of treatment and continue to build a solid foundation of support and life skills to prevent future relapse. Additionally, we address each client’s ability to uphold their part of the bargain and resist any stresses that can interfere with our holistic care treatments. To ensure clients are honoring their agreement and utilizing the skills they’ve learned in recovery, we conduct random drug tests and health assessments throughout the treatment process. We’ve found that for our clients, remaining accountable within and outside of treatment is the key to success in recovery.
Partial Care at Enlightened Solutions
Enlightened Solutions’ PHP program provides a flexible treatment option where clients can participate in a number of evidence-based, experiential and holistic therapies customized to address their specific needs. We know that there is no one right way to heal from addiction and mental illness, so our forward-thinking programming is highly personalized for each client and incorporates proven techniques, such as:
- Individual, group and family therapy
- Gender-specific groups
- 12-step philosophy
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Motivational interviewing
- Dual diagnosis and trauma care
- Art, music and equine therapy
- Wellness and nutrition groups
- Spiritual care and mentoring
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Relapse prevention
Our partial care program takes place six days a week, Monday through Saturday, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This approach balances client participation and program engagement with the freedom to manage any ongoing personal, professional or familial responsibilities. It also ensures a deeply rewarding experience similar to that of an inpatient treatment program, especially when coupled with a supervised recovery residence or sober living home. While clients can continue to live at home while enrolled in our partial hospitalization program, a sober residence has the added benefit of integration into the local recovery community, providing another layer of structure and support throughout the healing process.
What Happens After Partial Care?
Recovery isn’t a one-stop destination, but rather a lifelong process that begins with the commitment to get help for a drug or alcohol problem. What happens after completing a partial care program will depend on each client’s progress in recovery, their unique needs and treatment goals, but other factors such as cost, mental stability and personal obligations may also play a role in the decision-making process. Some clients may want to continue their treatment in a lower level of care after PHP to solidify their recovery skills, while others may feel ready to begin the next chapter of their recovery journey without additional treatment.
At Enlightened Solutions, clients can choose to step down into an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or sober living residence, or return home and join our alumni network for ongoing support. Our continuum of care is designed to evolve with our clients and meet their changing needs through each phase of recovery, from their initial medical detox to the transition back to independent living. Regardless of what they decide, our goal is to help each client achieve long-term recovery in a way that works for them, so our team will be there every step of the way to prepare them for what comes next.
Contact Enlightened Solutions
At Enlightened Solutions, our recovery programs are designed to provide meaningful, flexible care options that are uniquely tailored to each individual. Our goal is to help clients stay on track in their recovery and empower them to rediscover a new life full of purpose, health and happiness. To learn more about our partial care program in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, near Atlantic City, and find out if it’s right for you or your loved one, call us today at 833-801-5483.