Parham Doctors’ Hospital opens Adult Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program

HCA Virginia’s Parham Doctors’ Hospital recently announced the opening of the Parham Doctors’ Hospital Adult Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program.

The SA-PHP program is an outpatient program that provides a mix of individual and group counseling in a setting with medical services. The SA-PHP program is a part of the Behavioral Health program services offered at Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Emotional Growth. Attached to the hospital, the expansion of services includes spacious group rooms and the latest therapeutic interventions for treating patients with a primary substance abuse diagnosis.

“The opening of the Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program was designed to meet the treatment needs of individuals seeking recovery from substance abuse,” said David Donaldson, CEO of Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “We are proud to offer a highly structured and efficient outpatient experience in order to create positive changes across home and social settings for our patients.”

According to Tim Palus, regional vice president of HCA Virginia’s Behavioral Health Services, the treatment program is intended to better recognize underlying emotional, relations, psychiatric and psychological factors that are contributing to the patient’s substance abuse.

In addition, Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s Substance Abuse Partial Hospitalization Program will be the only SA-PHP program in Central Virginia participating in the ARTS initiative.

“The Addiction and Recovery Treatment Services initiative and the continuum of care that it will establish is a critical one for the State of Virginia,” said Palus, “given the widespread impact that addiction is having on our communities.”

The SA-PHP program requires program participants to abstain from substance use while being treated. Following the criteria outlined from the American Society of Addiction Medicine, the SA-PHP adopts the treatment principles specific to the Partial Hospitalization level of care and is staffed by qualified physicians, nursing staff and certified substance abuse counselors.

Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s SA-PHP provides the following services and intervention: addiction-focused history, psychiatric evaluations, daily progress meetings, clinician meetings, structured group therapy and support group meetings, community and recovery support services, medication and health educational services, patient-centered goal setting and treatment planning, and discharge planning and recovery resources.

Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s Center for Emotional Growth’s care model is centered towards addressing all aspects of wellness in a holistic treatment approach involving interconnectedness of body, mind, emotion, spirit, social/culture, relationship, context and environment. Each treatment plan is centered to each patient’s wellness and recovery needs, including inpatient care and adult partial hospitalization programs. For more information on Parham Doctors’ Hospital’s behavioral health services, visit http://parhamdoctors.com/.
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