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Partial Care Program at North Jersey Recovery

Each individual has his or her own unique life experiences and learns in different ways. Similarly, there is no cookie-cutter substance abuse treatment option. There is no one-size-fits-all addiction treatment approach. 

Individuals who have suffered from substance abuse have grown up in different environments. They’ve also seen different things and taken different approaches when combating their issues. Thus, providing these unique individuals with personalized care is crucial to their growth in terms of pursuing sobriety, regardless of the type of rehab program that a person is entering. One type of rehab program that we offer personalized options to here at North Jersey Recovery Center is our partial care program.

What is a Partial Care Program?

A partial care program is a type of addiction treatment program that requires patients to attend rehab for around 5 to 8 hours a day, 5 to 7 days a week. One benefit of receiving adult partial care is that individuals do not have to live in a rehab facility during the time they are receiving treatment. In other words, when individuals are not receiving adult partial care, they can live at home. 

Many people who attend partial care programs have moderate to severe addictions but may not be able to afford inpatient treatment. Fortunately, partial care programs offer an alternative. Partial care programs are outpatient programs that are similar to inpatient programs. 

Individuals who may be best suited for partial care programs have the following needs: 

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

Benefits of Partial Care Programs

There are many benefits to receiving adult partial care. For one, individuals who receive adult partial care get the intense treatment of inpatient care while being able to live at home. 

Partial care programs are most effective when used in conjunction with a full treatment plan. The more time people spend in partial care programs, the better their chances are of recovering to their full potential. 

Recovery is scary; there’s no doubt about it. Not knowing 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 concern anyone. This is why adult partial care is often a better option for many people than inpatient treatment. Not only is adult partial care less invasive than inpatient treatment, but it is also more affordable for most people who are seeking treatment. 

The Importance of Knowing Your Own Addiction Treatment Needs

Often, it is difficult to figure out what you might need as a substance abuse patient. Addiction treatment language can be very confusing for those who are searching for help. For this reason, it is imperative to understand your own needs. 

For example, upon reflection, if you realize that you can’t afford to attend an inpatient treatment program but you still need to close medical and professional supervision, an adult partial care program may be the treatment option you need.

Adult partial care programs cater to individuals who need the intensity of inpatient treatment but don’t want to live in rehab facilities. Since partial care programs are outpatient programs that have the intensity of inpatient treatment, many people are better able to achieve and sustain sobriety while receiving partial care.

Partial Care Treatment Involves Various Components

While in partial care for addiction, individuals can expect to gain benefits from the following components of care:

  • Detoxification
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Detoxification

Detox is the process of ridding the body of substances. To receive addiction treatment, individuals must first detox. Here at North Jersey Recovery, we want all our patients to succeed in achieving recovery. For many patients, the best of what we can give them comes from our detox program. 

At North Jersey Recovery Center, we offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) at our detox programs. Medication-assisted treatment is when doctors at medical detox programs prescribe patients with medications to help them manage their withdrawal symptoms. MAT is often necessary during detox because substance withdrawal symptoms can be severe and even deadly if not managed. 

For some treatment facilities, behavioral rehab is the priority over MAT. We don’t believe this is the most effective way to recover. Here at North Jersey Recovery Center, we believe in evaluating each patient individually. By doing this, we can provide our patients with treatment plans that best suit their individual needs. 

Withdrawal is one of the most difficult hurdles to jump over on the way to achieving recovery. Here at North Jersey Recovery Center though, our medication-assisted treatment (MAT) program ensures that patients can become sober safely and comfortably.

Withdrawal and Partial Care Programs

Drug withdrawal includes the following symptoms:

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

The dangers of withdrawal are 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. 

Ultimately, MAT allows those impacted by addiction to safely wean themselves off of drugs or alcohol. That way detox is both comfortable and constructive. 

Relapse Prevention and Partial Care

Individuals experience relapses when they begin abusing substances again after becoming clean. Life after treatment is hard as individuals in recovery are constantly tempted by addiction triggers. As a result, anyone can relapse even after going through an inpatient or outpatient form of treatment. 

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

If a doctor or addiction treatment specialist decides a person in inpatient treatment is not likely to withstand a relapse, the patient will not be advised to leave treatment. Some health care professionals may even encourage such individuals to transition into adult partial care programs. 

Dual Diagnosis Treatment for Individuals Suffering from Addiction

A person who suffers from substance addiction and a mental health disorder at the same time has a dual diagnosis. It is important for individuals who suffer from co-occurring disorders to factor their dual diagnosis into their addiction treatment needs. Treating addiction without addressing mental health concerns can prove to be ineffective, even harmful. Likewise, addressing mental health disorders without dealing with co-occurring substance use disorders can produce the same negative results.

Mental health disorders and substance use disorders are not automatically dependent upon one another. So, many people who suffer from mental health disorders such as depression may never develop substance use disorders. However, suffering from a mental health disorder may make a person more likely to start abusing substances. The opposite is also true; some individuals may be more likely to develop a mental health disorder as a result of substance use. Also, mental health disorders and substance use disorders can occur simultaneously. 

Dual Diagnosis Treatment in North Jersey Recovery Center’s Partial Care Program

It is important for all individuals with dual diagnosis disorders to educate themselves on their conditions. Otherwise, individuals may receive treatment that does not directly address their needs. This could have a detrimental impact on their health and seriously affect their rehab needs. 

All of North Jersey Recovery Center’s rehab programs are equipped to properly help patients who suffer from co-occurring disorders. This includes the ones that provide adult partial care. Our staff will even work with you to make sure that you receive personalized care that caters to your needs. This care could come in the form of adult partial care or some other type of rehab program.

The most challenging part about seeking treatment is the inevitable fear of not knowing what is to come. You can have more courage when receiving care from our professionally trained medical staff though.

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

Partial care programs are a good fit for those who need intensive 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 is an ideal rehab option for many. 

Also, once again, people who step down from inpatient treatment programs would find partial care programs ideal. This is especially true for individuals who are not quite ready to commit to an outpatient program. If you or a loved one would benefit from partial care, it would be best to seek treatment options as soon as possible. 

Receive Adult Partial Care At North Jersey Recovery Center

Countless obstacles stand in between you and your desires for sobriety daily, finding the best treatment should not be one of those. Fear of the unknown is real, but suffering from a substance use disorder or a co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder 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 goal is always to provide our patients with substance use and mental health treatment that caters to their unique needs and gives them the best chance of achieving lifelong sobriety. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction or a co-occurring substance use and mental health disorder and feel as though partial care is for you, come talk to us! 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.