Addiction treatment is offered in multiple levels of care to meet the varying needs of people struggling with substance use disorder. Determining which level of care is right for you isn’t always easy, but the specialized intake assessment completed during the admissions process at Moving Mountains Recovery guides our expert clinical team in determining what level of care is best for your personal needs. One popular intensive treatment option is our Partial Care Program, also referred to as PC. Our Partial Care Program provides patients with multifaceted, evidence-based treatments that heal the mind, body, and spirit.

Partial Care Programs are an intensive addiction treatment option where clients attend programming for about as many hours per week as you would a full-time job. In fact, recovery and treatment should be the top priority during this time, and distractions should be kept to a minimum.

This type of treatment program is ideal for those who do not meet the diagnostic criteria for higher levels of care but still have a moderate to severe addiction. PC is also well-suited for clients who have previously completed an inpatient or residential program but still want a high level of support. Partial care is the second-most intensive type of addiction treatment and is a step down from that of an inpatient rehab program.

Clients usually live in a halfway house or sober living community throughout the duration of the program. This allows them to create a routine and find a positive community of others with the same desire to change their lives for the better and limit their exposure to negative or triggering environments.

Partial Care (PC) in Northern New Jersey

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At Moving Mountains, those who participate in our PC program will typically live in one of our partnered community housing components. This program is perfect for the individual who isn’t quite ready to live back at home and suffers from moderate to severe cravings. PC continues to provide a high amount of structure (round-the-clock monitoring) and steady client support while slowly introducing more community interaction. Medical management, nurse practitioners, doctors, and psychiatrists will be available to clients throughout this program.

Patients will participate in an array of traditional individual and group therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, teaching life skills, and healing through a variety of holistic modalities, but we aim to offer something more. Through our Adventure and Recreational therapy options, clients will be able to experience many new activities that engage and challenge them in both mind, body, and spirit. While in treatment with us at Moving Mountains, we will encourage individuals to find a new hobby or interest. We believe that this will help provide them with the reinforced motivation necessary to persevere through challenging life situations that often occur in early recovery.

During the treatment process, interaction with family and friends is highly encouraged. We work with our clients to help them reestablish broken personal relationships. We believe renewing the ability to sustain meaningful relationships with loved ones and creating relationships with others in recovery are crucial components of long-term sobriety.

Partial Care Program Daily Schedule:
What to Expect

Our partial hospitalization program in New Jersey runs six days a week from 9 AM-5 PM during which you receive intensive, individually-tailored care. Nutritious meals are served for breakfast and lunch each day.

While enrolled in our partial hospitalization program, you will follow our structured daily schedule that helps address the root cause of your addiction, establish healthy coping skills, and develop a regular routine that is conducive to sobriety. Each day has a unique focus, but mornings begin with mindfulness exercises and check-in during which you can check in with your peers and therapist.

The unique focuses of each day of the week cover mental, emotional, and spiritual health so that you can achieve inner healing and long-term sobriety. Here is what you can expect each day of the week:


Monday’s focus is on psychoeducation. Before you can stay sober, you have to learn about addiction and what tools are used to stay sober. You will learn about substance abuse and the disease of addiction as well as the stages of change you may go through in recovery.


Tuesday’s focus is on emotions. Evidence-based therapies are used to help you identify your emotions, manage your emotions in a healthy way, and gain insight into your emotions and how they influence your thoughts and behaviors. When you are aware of your emotions and how to deal with them, you are less likely to turn to drugs or alcohol to cope.


Wednesday’s focus is on relapse prevention. Relapse prevention counseling will cover a range of topics including risk management, triggers, problem-solving, and healthy lifestyle balance. Being able to identify your triggers and mitigate relapse risks is essential for staying sober.


Thursday’s focus is on relationships. Healthy relationships are a crucial part of sobriety and mental health, so we dedicate time to developing boundaries, attachment styles, trauma, and healthy vs. unhealthy relationships.


Friday’s focus is on skills development so you can master the skills you’ll need to stay sober. You may participate in skills groups dedicated to anger management, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and stress management. Learning how to manage these areas of your life will help you avoid relapse.


Finally, Saturday’s focus is on core healing. Therapeutic activities focus on self-worth, self-esteem, personal beliefs, and self-care. The goal of core healing is to help you establish a love for yourself as well as a life that feels worth living so you don’t have to turn to drugs or alcohol again.

During your time in PC, we can provide you with transportation to and from the treatment facility as well as housing options if you need them.


What’s Next?

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Toward the end of the PC program, clients will work closely with our clinicians and our case management team to solidify aftercare plans/continued care. After finishing PC, many of our clients step down to our intensive outpatient (IOP) or outpatient program (OP) so they can receive ongoing support to ease the transition back to independent living.

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