Puerto Rico Drug & Alcohol Partial Hospitalization Programs

Created On Friday, 10, March 2017
Modified On Friday, 10, September 2021


All across Puerto Rico, drug and alcohol addiction impacts many people and their families, and it can be difficult at times to find the right type of help. Partial hospitalization programs in the area are a type of day program or a more intensive outpatient drug treatment option. Partial hospitalization treatment programs can provide more in-depth and comprehensive care options than what a standard outpatient program can offer. The purpose of a partial hospitalization program is to help stabilize an addict who requires continuous medical supervision. These are always outpatient services, and the patient will not be staying at the center during their program, but rather attending daily treatment services. Partial hospitalization programs in Puerto Rico are often covered by health insurance, but the cost of the program will depend on the length of stay. Each addict struggling with an addiction will experience something different, and not every type of treatment option will be effective, but partial hospitalization programs can provide a viable solution.

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Partial hospitalization programs that are available in Puerto Rico will provide many of the same components of treatment that would be found at a full-time inpatient program throughout the territory. Partial hospitalization services are intensive outpatient programs, and the patient will be required to attend treatment daily while returning home in the evening. This will mean that the addict will go through up to eight hours of treatment each day for five to seven days per week for a pre-determined length of time. Partial hospitalization services are not for everyone but can be a great treatment option to attend after already completing some form of residential rehabilitation. Typically, at a partial hospitalization program in Puerto Rico, there will be more medical staff on-site than what would normally be at a common outpatient center, and this is because these programs are often operated out of clinics and hospitals.

Hospital Inpatient Detox Services for Substance Abuse in Puerto Rico

There are many advantages to attending a hospital inpatient detox program prior to rehabilitation. This can include people who need help with co-occurring psychological health issues or co-occurring physical health problems. Long-term drug addiction can cause both to happen, and it is important to get the right help. The many different treatment resources that operate within Puerto Rico include residential and outpatient drug rehab programs and detox services. Hospital inpatient detox services are often part of local hospitals or clinics that provide addiction treatment and mental health services. Anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction in Puerto Rico should reach out to local treatment programs and centers for help. Drug and alcohol addiction does not have to be a lifelong problem, and with the right help, an addict can overcome his or her addiction.

Puerto Rico Hospital Inpatient Services for Alcohol and Drug Abuse

Hospital inpatient services are primarily residential programs that help treat substance abuse and co-occurring mental-health problems. Within Puerto Rico, addicts and their families can access hospital inpatient programs, which operate out of hospitals and local clinics. These programs are slightly different from a typical inpatient or outpatient treatment center because of the 24-hour continuous medical monitoring. Hospital inpatient centers will benefit addicts who are struggling with dangerous withdrawals such as from alcohol or opioids. These programs will also benefit patients who are looking for duel diagnosis programs. The length of treatment that a patient will require at a hospital inpatient program will depend on how severe the drug and alcohol addiction is, if there are any co-occurring psychological health issues, and if the patient has ever been to a drug rehab program in the past. Drug and alcohol addiction is a problem that many people struggle with all across Puerto Rico, but with the right help, an addict can overcome these dangerous and deadly addictions.

Here is a list of the different partial hospitalization programs (PHP)/Intensive day programs (IDP) offered in Puerto Rico. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

List of partial hospitalization/day treatment programs in Puerto Rico


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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.