The Ranch at Dove Tree’s Partial Care Program

What Is Partial Care Treatment?

Partial care programs offer short-term intensive addiction treatment that is a step above traditional outpatient care but less restrictive than an inpatient residential treatment plan. Partial care programs can either be used as a transition between residential treatment and outpatient care or as a more structured alternative to outpatient programs. Participants in a partial care program for substance use disorders return home in the evenings. This allows them to receive many of the benefits of inpatient treatment while still enjoying the comforts of home.

How Does It Work?

The Partial Care Treatment Program is a 20 hour per week substance use disorder treatment program. Clients attend group during the day from 2 pm to 5 pm Monday through Friday and attend an evening group meeting on Wednesdays beginning at 6 pm. Clients will be seen once per week by their primary counselor as well as once per week by RDT’s Mental Wellness Provider. Group focuses will cover the following topics: multi-family systems, understanding the 12 Steps, in-depth Big Book studies, accessing community resources, team building, peer to peer accountability, meditation, relapse prevention, and safety planning.

Lessons Learned

The goal of a partial care plan is to help you develop the skills you need to manage your sobriety. These may include:

  • Recognizing and dealing with cravings for drugs and alcohol
  • Finding healthy ways to express emotions and manage stress
  • Communicating honestly and openly with others
  • Treating co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression
  • Practicing self-care activities such as good sleep habits, proper nutrition, and exercise
  • Building routines that structure your day in a way that promotes positive life choices
  • Being accountable for your actions