Hospital Inpatient facilities include services for those who need supervision and support for illnesses. This includes those associated with addiction. For inpatient treatment patients will be staying at the hospital. Patients are committed voluntarily or by court order. If legally mandated, a patient must complete a treatment plan prior to release under certain circumstances.
Residential facilities can include any hospital or rehabilitation facility that allows patients to stay for treatment or observation over an extended period. Most residential services do not exceed 90-days, but some psychiatric disorders can require a stay of over 12-months. This is determined by the reason for treatment and patient progress.
Partial hospitalization/day treatment
Partial hospitalization, or day treatment, requires the patient to participate in a daily regimen that allows them to continue living in the community as they undergo treatment. The type of facility combined with the reasons for treatment will determine the length of time the patient is required to dedicate to the program each day.
Outpatient detoxification refers to a patient who can continue living outside of a residential facility as the drugs and alcohol are metabolized out of their body. This usually means that the withdrawal symptoms are manageable without medical supervision or a great deal of personal discomfort. Outpatient treatment services may be made available at this time.
Short-term residential facilities usually provide constant treatment and residential services for periods of 28-days or less. This is designed to encompass the detoxification process and a number of psychological and physical treatments needed to ready the person to re-enter society. Shorter time periods are considered motivational for some.
Long-term residential treatment refers to any inpatient treatment that lasts longer than a period of three months. Under certain circumstances, the patient will stay at the facility for longer than a year prior to being released into the care of a group home or transitional care.