Day Treatment Program

Overcoming addiction is a journey, but it’s a journey you define. At Washburn House, we encourage you to take the time you need. Whether it’s weeks or years, you can ease yourself through the recovery process from detox to day treatment.

What Is Day Treatment?

Day treatment, which is also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP), is an outpatient addiction treatment program that offers those struggling with addiction a stepping stone toward recovery. You don’t need 24-hour assistance, but you’ll still receive consistent therapeutic care from the professionals at Washburn House on most days of the week.

Is Day Treatment Right for Me?

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Washburn House’s day treatment program is an option for any of our clients who can’t live in our facility for inpatient care. This could be due to family, work, or home situations, or another reason. You may have comfortably completed an inpatient rehab program at our facility or another treatment center, or you may have never received residential care but feel you need a little extra support in your recovery.

You recognize that you have more progress to make in developing strong sober-living and relapse prevention skills, and you want to keep working toward your goals. When clients have just left our inpatient treatment programs and have either transitioned home or to our sober living environment, we make stepping down to our outpatient programs a seamless process.

For you to benefit most from this type of treatment, it’s important to have reliable transportation and a strong support system when you’re not under our care. This will help you thrive during the program versus simply surviving session-by-session.

Does Insurance Cover Day Treatment at Washburn House?

Under the Affordable Care Act, addiction treatment is defined as an ‘essential health benefit.’ This means Marketplace plans have to cover these programs like they do any other medical condition. The Act states that all plans must cover:

  • Behavioral health treatment
  • Mental and behavioral inpatient care
  • Substance use disorder treatment

Specific benefits vary by state and provider.

We accept most insurance coverage at Washburn House.

No insurance? We also accept direct payments. Give us a call at 800-717-3019 to learn more!

What Is Day Treatment Like at Washburn House?

When you come to us for addiction services, your day treatment program begins when you meet your case manager. We believe in building meaningful, supportive relationships. If you’ve already completed a treatment program with us, your case manager will stay the same.

After an initial assessment, your case manager will customize the best course of treatment for your needs. You’ll also get to know several group leaders. As a team, you will work together regularly to make sure you’re on the right path toward a sober life.

Washburn House’s day treatment program includes six hours of group sessions, five days a week. Each day, you can expect highly structured clinical treatment. Our program provides:

  • Individual counseling
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Group counseling
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), as needed

Individual counseling – You’ll meet with a therapist one-on-one to work on changes to your behavior and focus specifically on your recovery journey. We want all our clients to feel that they’re in a safe, non-judgmental environment, where confidentiality is a top concern.

Psychological evaluations – A qualified psychologist will confirm whether you’re receiving the right type of care. To make sure you’re getting what you need, your psychologist may use:

  • Questionnaires
  • Physical exams
  • Self-assessment tools

Group counseling – We believe group counseling is a key component of any addiction recovery program because the support you can get from peers is invaluable, as is social interaction. At Washburn, you’ll attend sessions focused on:

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  • Relapse prevention
  • Stress management
  • Healthy relationships
  • Job performance
  • And more

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – For some people, medication may be an additional course of action to aid in the recovery process. MAT is most effective in treating substance use disorders when we combine it with behavioral therapy. You likely won’t be prescribed medication alone.

Specialized electives are also available during your day treatment. Depending on your treatment plan, you could have access to these holistic therapies:

  • Yoga
  • Painting
  • Poetry and journaling
  • Music therapy

How Is Day Treatment at Washburn House Different Than Other Facilities?

Washburn House was willed to the people of Worcester as a place that provides shelter and aide to those who “respectably sustained a struggle with disease or misfortune.” Caring for people is the foundation on which we were built! Over 100 years later, Washburn House continues to strive toward excellence. We’re accredited by The Joint Commission. That means we consistently meet quality and performance standards.

You will be welcomed to Washburn House like family and treated like family while you’re with us and after you leave. We even suggest bringing your own family in for counseling sessions. At Washburn, we understand addiction affects more than just one person and that your loved ones may want to be part of a healing process. We welcome them in, as long as you and your care team feel it’s beneficial for your recovery.

What Happens After I Complete Day Treatment?

During day treatment (PHP), you will be taught tactics to help you in life after you leave our care. Your care team will provide resources for:

  • Support groups
  • 12-step programs
  • Sober-living homes
  • Additional counseling services

You won’t leave our care until you’re confident you can call on these aftercare resources if and when you need them.

For many people, a partial hospitalization program like our day treatment just scratches the surface of a new, addiction-free life. Once you and your Washburn care team feel you’ve met your goals for improving your life skills and progressing with your recovery, you’ll know it’s time to move on!

The next step is an intensive outpatient treatment program (IOP). In an intensive outpatient program, the amount of time you spend at Washburn House decreases to three- to five-hour group sessions, three days a week. You’ll spend more time adapting and recovering on your own, so it’s important you genuinely feel ready to tackle that phase.

Change doesn’t happen overnight! Our professional staff is ready to help you make the changes you wish to see in yourself on the timeline that best works for you.

Call Washburn House today to start—or continue—your journey to recovery.

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