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Alcohol & Drug Partial Hospital Program FAQs

How long will I attend the program?

The length of time you spend in the program is based on your individual need. We have found patients benefit the most from spending five days in the program and by making their health and recovery a priority during treatment.

What is a typical day like?

On a typical day, you will attend four treatment groups, including cognitive-behavioral, educational, and skills-building groups. You will receive daily individual sessions with both your doctor and your addictions counselor. If medications are prescribed, your doctor and a member of the pharmacy staff will teach you about the medications. You will also work with your treatment team to develop a relapse prevention plan.

What kind of groups will I attend?

The ADP offers group education on a range of topics to help you learn the skills needed to take to overcome your need for alcohol and drugs. These include:

  • Managing emotions.
  • Relapse prevention.
  • Stages of change.
  • Drink/drug refusal skills.
  • Family education and support.
  • Goal setting.
  • Functional analysis.
  • Spirituality.
  • Alcohol/drug discussion.
  • Medical education on addictions.
  • Understanding irrational thinking.
  • Assertiveness.
  • Mindfulness/relaxation.

What should I bring with me?

  • Picture identification.
  • Insurance card.
  • List of current medications.
  • Name and contact information for current outpatient providers.
  • Lunch (or you may use the cafeteria services).
  • Many people find it helpful to bring a notebook.

What happens when I'm ready to leave the program?

During your partial hospital treatment, a discharge planning team will work with you, your doctor, and your treatment team, to determine the most helpful plan for your individual needs. Before leaving the program, a discharge instruction sheet, which includes follow-up plans and outpatient appointments, will be provided. Additionally, any prescriptions you may need will be provided to you by your physician.

Is lunch provided?

Lunch is not provided, but cafeteria services are available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. You may eat in the cafeteria or in the program space, where there is a room for you to relax and enjoy your lunch. You may also bring your lunch from home. A refrigerator and microwave are available.

May I smoke?

Butler Hospital is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus. Smoking is not permitted in the buildings or on the grounds. If you smoke or use tobacco products, the hospital will provide medications that may aid in smoking cessation or help to manage nicotine withdrawal symptoms. We appreciate your cooperation with our smoke-free policy.

May I use the phone?

A phone is available for your use during free time and non-group time. Out of respect for patient confidentiality, cell phones are not permitted in the Partial Hospital building.

Is transportation provided?

We do not provide transportation.

Is parking available?

Yes. Ample parking is available and is free of charge. Parking Lot C in the rear of the hospital is the closest one to the partial program, but you may park in any of the hospital's parking lots.

Does Butler offer other partial hospital programs?

Butler has three additional partial hospital programs, including an Integrated Therapies Program, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, and a Women's Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program.

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