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Many facilities that treat substance use disorder (SUD) and co-occurring mental health issues offer several levels of care. When looking at treatment options to rebuild your life free from substance abuse, a day/night program could be the right option for you.

Levels of Care

Most treatment facilities offer a continuum of care, or different levels of care, to meet the needs of their clients. Not all programs use the same terminology, but the most common levels of care in addiction treatment include:

  • Inpatient or residential treatment, where clients live at the facility
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP), where clients receive several hours of treatment each day but go home at night
  • Various outpatient programs for clients who still want therapy and group support but need less structure and accountability

What Are Day/Night Programs?

A day/night program can be a fantastic option for someone seeking help for substance abuse. It’s important to note that the level of care that one facility refers to as day/night might be called partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient at a different treatment center. When gathering information about programs, be sure to ask for specifics about the levels of care they offer.

In a day/night program, a client will receive a full day of therapy and other treatments, as do residential clients, but will not live there. At night they will return to their home or a sober living facility. Despite clients being able to leave the facility at night, the program is highly structured and offers a high level of accountability.

A day/night program does require a substantial time commitment. At The Guest House, a trauma-informed treatment facility located in Central Florida, clients in the day/night program receive 25 hours of treatment per week.

Who Do Day/Night Programs Benefit?

This type of program can be an appropriate option for a variety of clients. Not every client needs a 24/7 immersion in treatment to overcome their addiction and meet their program goals. Some clients may be seeking the structure and accountability offered by a residential program but have responsibilities at home. Not living at the facility allows them to treat their substance abuse while still fulfilling their other obligations.

A day/night program could also be a good option for someone who has completed treatment in a residential facility but wants a gradual transition from full-time care. A day/night program works best for people who have supportive family members involved in the treatment plan who can provide a stable, substance-free home environment.

A Program Designed for You

Regardless of which level of care is appropriate for your treatment needs and ongoing responsibilities, you want to select a treatment center that will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs. The appropriate program for you will help you overcome your substance abuse, give you the tools you need to move forward in recovery, and free you to build the life you have always wanted.

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, we at The Guest House are here to help. The continuum of care we offer ranges from full-time residential care to outpatient treatment, with therapy sessions a few times per week. We will work with you to determine the level of care most appropriate to your treatment needs and your life situation. For more information on the treatment options, we offer, reach out to us today by calling (855) 483-7800.