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How does Day Treatment for Addiction Work?

What is Day Treatment and Does it Work?

The traditional substance use disorder model has entailed residential, outpatient or a combination of these two levels of care. Increasingly, demand for a level of care that balances the structure of residential and the flexibility of outpatient has led to a growth in Partial Hospitalization, or Day Treatment, programs.

In keeping with our efforts to “meet patients where they are at” Serenity Lane has developed a Day Treatment program to help patients balance the demands of their personal and professional lives with a comprehensive and structured program of recovery.

Serenity Lane’s Day Treatment program is a rigorous clinical program with mental health services, where patients are able to head home at the end of the day. Patients also have the option to live on campus, taking advantage of Serenity Lane’s business center to conduct personal business throughout the day.

What’s the difference between inpatient, day treatment, and outpatient treatment? Understanding the difference is a helpful first step in finding a treatment program that’s right for you.

Residential treatment

Serenity Lane’s residential program provides full programming throughout the day and evening activities in a safe, structured environment. Patients are housed, fed and provided additional services like mental health, group programming, family programming and recreational activities. Long-term residential is also available for patients wanting a longer length of stay.

• Day treatment

Day treatment is similar to residential treatment with one key difference: at the end of the day, clients return home. If home is not a healthy environment, a sober living residence is an option.

• Outpatient treatment

With outpatient treatment, clients do not sleep, eat or live at the facility. Outpatient services are often woven into a treatment plan that includes some detox and residential programming although it can also be a standalone level of care.

If you feel like you might be a good candidate for PHP, here’s a brief rundown on how it works:

• Intake evaluation

Before treatment services begin, the staff conducts an intake evaluation to develop a personalized treatment plan.

• Detox

Serenity Lane provides detox services on-site in our hospital unit. Following detox, patients will transition into either residential, Day Treatment of Outpatient programming as per their individualized care plan.

• Medical services

Doctors and nurses will be available to administer treatments and medications to address any physical complications rooted in substance abuse.

• Individual therapy and group counseling

Day Treatment patients may attend individual therapy and group counseling options. Individual therapy helps address unhealthy behavior, while group counseling focuses on specific skills or topics useful to maintain sobriety post-treatment.

• Aftercare planning

Aftercare planning includes relapse prevention tactics like support groups, 12-step programs, sober living homes, or group or individual counseling options.

In addition, some Day Treatment services offer holistic treatments like yoga, meditation, fitness classes, and even art or music therapy.

Serenity Lane is in-network with most insurance. We currently offer Day Treatment at our Coburg campus in Coburg, OR. Room and board is available at an additional cost.

If you would like to learn more about our Day Treatment program or have questions about our substance use disorder programs, call 1-800-543-9905 to speak with a member of our admissions specialist team. If you would like help referring a patient or learning more about our patient referrals program, contact one of our outreach managers at (Oregon) or (Washington).


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