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Chemical Dependency

Because most addictive disorders are complex, progressive illnesses, Good Samaritan Hospital offers several treatment options for patients struggling with alcohol and/or drug abuse.

Please call our intake team (408) 559-2000 to schedule a free assessment to determine which level of care is best for you

Inpatient Medical Detoxification

Patients seeking medical detoxification from certain drugs and alcohol can present to the Good Samaritan Hospital Emergency Department to determine if they meet medical criteria for admission to the hospital. Typically patients will require a 3 to 5 day medically supervised detoxification.

Adult Chemical Dependency Partial Hospitalization (CDPHP)

CDPHP is designed for patients who struggle with alcohol and/or drug abuse and who are looking for a highly structured day treatment program. Patients express feeling like substance use has become out of their control and is negatively affecting their life. In addition, patients find difficulty functioning on a daily basis, such as struggles with work, self-care, relationships, and completing daily tasks. Often patients are feeling hopeless, sad, depressed, guilty, and/or anxious.

Hours/days: 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm

Treatment plan/team: Treatment team includes psychiatrists, addictionologists, internists, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed masters level mental health therapists, and chemical dependency counselors. The CDPHP program incorporates individualized treatment planning and discharge planning to help the patient reach specific goals and return to a more fulfilled life. 

Treatment modalities: The program follows a group therapy model including process groups and skills based groups focusing on specialized interventions adapted from evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Patients will see a psychiatrist/addictionologist weekly to assess need for medications. Once a week a family group is offered to provide education and support to patients and their family members.  The CDPHP program includes learning to manage triggers and cravings and creating a relapse prevention plan. Patients will become connected with community support groups such as AA, NA, MA, and Smart Recovery to help gain the support they need to maintain sobriety.

Adult Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient (CDIOP)

CDIOP is designed for patients who struggle with alcohol and/or drug abuse. This program can be the next step for patients after completing Chemical Dependency PHP. Patients express feeling like substance use has become out of their control and is negatively affecting their life. In addition, patients find difficulty functioning on a daily basis, such as struggles with work, self-care, relationships, and completing daily tasks.

Hours/days: 3-5 days a week, Monday through Friday, 9am to noon         

Treatment plan/team: Treatment team includes psychiatrists, addictionologists, internists, registered nurses, licensed clinical social workers, licensed masters level mental health therapists, and chemical dependency counselors. The CDIOP program incorporates Individualized treatment planning and discharge planning to help the patient reach specific goals and return to a more fulfilled life. 

Treatment modalities: The program follows a group therapy model including process groups and skills based groups focusing on specialized interventions adapted from evidenced-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Patients will see a psychiatrist/addictionologist weekly to assess need for medications. Once a week a family group is offered to provide education and support to patients and their family members. The CDIOP program includes learning to manage triggers and cravings and creating a relapse prevention plan. Patients will become connected with community support groups such as AA, NA, MA, and Smart Recovery to help gain the support they need to maintain sobriety.

Alumni Aftercare Support Groups

An essential tool for continued sobriety and support throughout a patient’s recovery, Aftercare offers free afternoon and evening support groups for patients who have completed an IOP or PHP program.