Castlewood Eating Disorder Treatment Center Blog

What are the Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Eating disorder recovery takes some time—and unfortunately, time is something that most of us feel like we don’t have nearly enough of. While you may realize your need for ongoing eating disorder treatment and care, you have to juggle your healthcare needs with the responsibilities of work, school, family, and social obligations—a difficult thing to do, especially if you’re participating in an inpatient recovery program. That’s why Castlewood seeks to provide different treatment approaches that accommodate different needs and schedules. Your recovery is paramount, and it is vital that you make time for it. With that said, there may be ways to arrange for a flexible treatment plan, allowing you to get the necessary care without putting the rest of your life on hold. Of course, it all depends on the individual. The first step is to meet with a clinician and develop a set of recovery goals—and a strategy to meet them. For some clients, meeting these goals may be possible with a partial hospitalization or day treatment program. This is a treatment option available for those who do not require any kind of overnight or around-the-clock care. You can participate in the program for a few hours each day—up to 12, in fact—but still have the freedom to leave in the evenings to go to class, go to work, or simply spend time reconnecting with your family. There are various benefits here, but one of the main ones is that your programing is flexible to meet your specific needs for your recovery. While the daily rigors of stress and family may be overwhelming for some, they can be reassuring for others—providing a much-needed sense of connection to home. The most important thing is that, if you have an eating disorder, you need to seek clinical care. Don’t deny yourself the care you need just because you fear your schedule won’t accommodate it. Instead, contact Castlewood and ask about the different treatment options available. Do you have a story of eating disorder recovery? Please share!