Substance abuse treatment includes medical detox from physically addictive drugs and/or alcohol, as well as chemical dependence programming and transition to rehabilitation services. These programs include 12-step meetings, relapse prevention and addiction education. Our philosophy is that addiction accompanies many other health and emotional issues, and the disease of addiction must be addressed before progress can be made in other areas.

These services may apply if you:

  • Struggle to stop after one drink
  • Get drunk when you didn’t mean to
  • Envy people who can drink without getting into trouble
  • Overtake prescription medications
  • Resent people who try to limit your drinking
  • Have trouble remembering the night before
  • Drink alone
  • Have loved ones concerned about your drinking
  • See drinking/using drugs as a source of arguments
  • Use alcohol/drugs to get to sleep
  • Have health problems related to drinking
  • Drive a car after drinking/using drugs
  • Ever attempt cutting down or controlling your drug or alcohol use

Inpatient Services


Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health offers a medically safe detoxification in an inpatient hospital setting. Doctors, nurses, and support staff will monitor the detoxing patient closely to ensure safety and comfort along with stabilization.

Inpatient Education:

A wide variety of classes, groups and activities are available to help chemically dependent individuals begin to understand the nature of addiction, stages of recovery, recovery resources, and relapse prevention.

Transition/Discharge Planning:

An important part of chemical dependency services is helping the patients make sound decisions concerning the next stage of recovery following discharge. Our counselors will work with patients to help them find the best recovery resources available.


To assist patients and their families make a successful transition from inpatient treatment to outpatient recovery, Coliseum Center for Behavioral Health offers a once-a-week evening aftercare group at no charge.

12-Step Meetings:

Inpatients attend a 12-Step meeting at the hospital each week, while partial hospitalization program patients and family members will be given assistance in locating 12-Step meetings within a reasonable driving distance from their home.

Outpatient Services

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP):

The Partial Hospitalization Program is designed as an intense, group-oriented, psycho-educational focus on recovery. The groups are dual-diagnosis in nature, in that patients who have both a chemically dependent diagnosis and psychiatric diagnosis can be treated for multiple diagnoses simultaneously.  This program is designed for patients who are requiring daily monitoring and are needing intense therapeutic structure to prevent the relapse of psychiatric and/or chemical dependency symptoms, prevent severe consequences and also, to bridge the gap between inpatient hospitalization and the community treatment setting. This program provides the stabilization that patients need as they are educated about their disease while learning coping skills as a foundation for future therapeutic work. Patients engage in six (6) groups per day. Patients should have a strong foundation of coping skills when the discharge from the program. Examples of some groups offered are: Cognitive-Behavioral Coping Skills, Coping with Depression, Anxiety Cycle, Disease Concept of Addiction and Mental Illness, Letting Go of Resentment, Managing Anger, Medication Education, Self-Defeating Attitudes, Basics of Recovery, and the 12 Steps.

PHP Hours: 8:00am until 2:00pm Monday through Friday. Patients have evenings, weekends, and holidays off.

Chemical Dependency Intensive Outpatient Program (CD IOP):

The CD Intensive Outpatient Program is designed as a treatment program solely for chemical dependency. Patient who have stabilized on their medications (if they are on any) and are beginning an active recovery program (i.e., attending AA meetings) are eligible for this step-down program. This program is designed as a step-down program from Partial Hospitalization and is provided to those patients who require the structure and stability needed to establish a stronger foundation in recovery as they transition further into their work or community activities. It is important for patients to be stabilized medically and emotionally prior to admitting to this level of care. Patients should have a solid relapse prevention plan in place when they discharge from the program. Patients engage in four (4) groups per day. Examples of some groups offered are: Bio-psych-social Theory of Addiction, 12 Steps, Bedevilments, Relapse Prevention, Serenity Prayer, Spirituality.

CD IOP Program Hours: 8:00am until 12:30pm. Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Patients have evenings, weekends, and holidays off.

Frequently Asked Questions for Outpatient Services:

Patients in PHP see their doctor approximately two to three (2-3) times per week. Patients in IOP see their doctor one to two (1-2) times per week. These visits, which focus on medication management and assessment, will vary depending on the doctor’s schedules.

The program psychiatrist will monitor medications and address any changes that are necessary. However, immediate problems with medications can be discussed daily with the nurse, who will also communicate with your psychiatrist.

It is best for patients to notify their current psychiatrist or therapist regarding their intention on beginning the program. The expectation is that patients will take a break from seeing them while in the program, but will be referred back to them when the program is completed. In addition, information will be faxed to the patient’s established psychiatrist and therapist at the completion of the program upon authorization from the patient.

Patients are mostly involved in group therapy throughout the day with other patients who have similar issues and backgrounds. Patients will participate in an individual session once a week with a therapist as well. Nursing services are provided daily for those who have medical concerns and family members are encouraged to participate with patients on Tuesdays. A very specific handbook with more information about what to expect is provided to patients following their assessment prior to admission.

Patients are expected to attend PHP from 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Any exceptions must be discussed with program staff as soon as possible. If there is a reason that you must leave the program during the day, notify staff prior to leaving.

Lunch is provided as a courtesy.  In addition, the program offers coffee, tea and a variety of snacks for patients to have throughout the day.  You are welcome to bring your own snacks if you are not able or willing to eat the snacks that are provided. Soft drinks are available in a vending machine in the lobby.

To ensure safety and comfort for yourself and others, please follow these guidelines:

  • Do not wear any clothing that is ill-fitting or revealing (i.e., short shorts or low-cut blouses).
  • Clothing should not have any inappropriate wording (i.e., sexual in nature or alcohol-related).
  • Shoes should be comfortable enough for walking.
  • It is recommended that patients layer their clothes to assure maximum comfort throughout the day. Jackets are encouraged. Blankets are NOT allowed.
  • Please do not wear any perfume or cologne that may trigger allergies in group.
  • Avoid wearing pajamas or slippers at all times.

A trained medical professional can schedule and provide a free, confidential assessment. If you or your loved ones have found your life becoming unmanageable due to substance use call us for an assessment.

For your convenience, our programs are covered under most insurance plans.

To schedule an assessment, call (478) 741-1355
or (800) 548-4221