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Partial Care Program at North Jersey Recovery

There are no one-size-fits-all individuals. Each individual has their own unique life experiences and learns in different ways. Similarly, there is no cookie-cutter substance abuse treatment option. Those who suffer from substance abuse have grown up in different environments, see different things, and take different approaches when combating their issues. Providing these unique individuals with personalized care is crucial to their growth in terms of pursuing sobriety. One of these programs we provide at North Jersey Recovery Center is referred to as the Partial Care Program.

What Are Partial Care Programs?

Partial care programs are treatment options that allow patients to participate in recovery for five days out of the week. These recovery days could all last anywhere between 4-6 hours. Depending on the needs of each individual, partial care programs are for those who require the following:

  • Close medical attention
  • A program to bridge the gap between inpatient and outpatient treatment
  • Support systems that outpatient programs cannot offer

Oftentimes it is difficult to discern as to what you might need as a substance abuse patient. In the realm of addiction rehab, the language can be very confusing and a bit all over the place. For this reason, it is imperative to know your own needs. For example, upon reflection, if you realize you may need to be supervised closely, partial care may be the treatment option you need. 

Ultimately, partial care serves the purpose of providing rehab options that require the extensive nature of inpatient treatment but aren’t ready to manage the responsibility that outpatient care has to offer. This method of treatment has done well in rendering itself useful and successful in the case of many that seek professional treatment. Some of those same people may even make greater strides with partial care as opposed to a typical outpatient program. 

Dual Diagnosis and Partial Care at North Jersey Recovery

Dual diagnosis is when someone is suffering from substance abuse and mental illness at the same time. Still, a significant distinction between co-occurring and subsequent disorders should always be made. Because of the duality of co-occurring disorders, most people assume that one has become present because of the other. This, however, is far from reality. 

Mental illness and substance abuse are not dependent upon one another. In other words, one who may suffer from a mental health disorder such as depression may have been struggling with the disease before addiction was ever an issue. Just because someone is depressed or anxious, it does not mean they will suffer from substance use disorder. The most important thing to remember is that both of these illnesses are happening simultaneously. 

Those who have a co-occurring disorder may not know the implications of their predicament. In these cases, it is imperative to educate oneself as best they can. This is because co-occurring disorders have the potential to feed off of and subsequently worsen each other. This could have a detrimental impact on one’s health and seriously affect their rehab needs. 

North Jersey recovery Center’s programs are equipped to help patients who suffer from co-occurring disorders and can offer the best help available for this area of care. The worst part about seeking treatment is the inevitable fear of not knowing what is to come, but when you leave your recovery in the hands of our professionally trained medical staff, it leaves all the more room for courage. 

Why Partial Care?

As far as the benefits of partial care programs are concerned, there are quite a few. This treatment option is most effective when used in conjunction with a full treatment plan. In these cases, clients are opening themselves up for the best chance of success. The more time one spends in a partial care program, the better their chances are at recovering to their full potential. Another advantage of this type of program is the possibility of returning home between treatments.

Recovery is scary; there’s no doubt about it. Not knowing as to whether or not something will work is tough, especially when it won’t happen overnight. In addition to this, rehab has the potential to weigh on one’s wallet and overall sense of well-being. Disruption to one’s daily routine alone is enough to drive anybody nuts. This is why partial care is often a better option than inpatient treatment, at least for some people (treatment does depend largely on the individual after all). Not only is partial care less invasive, but it also doesn’t hit one’s finances as hard. 

Detox and Partial Care at North Jersey Recovery

Detox or medically assisted treatment (MAT) is a rehab method that helps a patient wean themselves off of drugs comfortably with the help of modern medicine. At North Jersey Recovery, we want every patient to have what they need to succeed in their pursuit of complete recovery. For some patients, the best of what we can give them comes from our detox program. 

Every patient that comes through our doors, no matter where they’re from, should have every opportunity they can to pursue a life of sobriety; sometimes that means they need to pursue it by the means of our MAT program. For some treatment facilities, behavioral rehab is the priority over MAT, but we don’t believe this is the most effective way to recover. 

What we believe in at North Jersey Recovery Center is evaluating each patient individually to match a treatment plan that suits their needs well. Withdrawal is one of the most difficult hurdles to jump when it comes to recovering, but at North Jersey Recovery, our MAT program ensures that patients can become sober safely and comfortably.

Withdrawal and Partial Care Programs

Drug withdrawal includes the following symptoms:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Hallucinations
  • Shaking 
  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

The danger of withdrawal is serious. Recovering from substance abuse is no joke, and if detox is not overseen competently, it could be detrimental to one’s stability. It is because of withdrawal susceptibility that medically assisted detox is so imperative; it allows those impacted by addiction to be weaned off of drugs or alcohol safely, in a way that is both comfortable and constructive to their improvement and overall well-being. 


Relapse is what is referred to when someone is lured back into substance abuse amid their circumstances. Life after treatment is hard, and relapse can happen to anyone from residential patients to outpatient recovery patients. The world outside of the treatment facility is tough and can be very difficult to maneuver. 

Relapse is sometimes inevitable and incredibly detrimental to one’s potential recovery. The stakes are raised higher than ever before when someone completes treatment successfully. This is why providing patients with coping mechanisms and good foundational support is imperative to their success outside of the facility. Avoiding relapse is hard.

Most times, the decision to release a patient by a doctor is made holding someone’s fragility up to the light of relapse. If a doctor decides a person is not likely to withstand a relapse, they will not let them go. If this is the case, some health care professionals may be more inclined to encourage those with an addiction to transition into a partial care program. 

Partial Care at North Jersey Recovery: Is It Right for You?

Partial care programs are a good fit for those who need treatment but prefer not to spend so much time away from the comfort of their own homes. Experiencing the structure of professional treatment during the day while returning to one’s own home in the evening may be an option that fits their needs like a glove. 

In addition to this, someone who is stepping down from an inpatient program would be an ideal fit for a partial care program if they’re not quite ready to commit to an outpatient program. If you believe yourself or a loved one would benefit from a partial care program, it would be best to seek your treatment options as soon as possible.  

North Jersey Recovery Center wants to Help

Evaluating whether or not you’re ready for rehab is a difficult process. Countless obstacles stand in between you and your desires for sobriety daily, and finding the best treatment should not be one of those. Fear of the unknown is real, but suffering from substance abuse for longer than you have to is even more frightening.

At North Jersey Recovery Center, we believe that if you can at least acknowledge that help is necessary, you’re ready for treatment. Even though it may be scary and isolating, you can be guaranteed that we will be walking beside you every step of the way. Our vision has always been providing you with treatment that caters to your unique needs to give you the best chance at recovering to your full potential. 

Treatment, however, does not stop when our patients walk out the door. Day or night, whatever you need, our door is always open. We’re there for you or your loved one when they need support. 

If you or a loved one are struggling with a substance use disorder and feel as though a partial care program is your best bet, we’d love to have a conversation on your next steps to living a fulfilled and sober life. You can contact us today and begin your journey to recovery!

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Laura Riley

Laura-Riley-Cropped-Profile-150x150Laura Riley, MA, LCADC, CCS is an Administrator with North Jersey Recovery Center.