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halfway house

 
a residence for patients (e.g., mental patients, drug addicts, alcoholics) who do not require hospitalization but who need an intermediate degree of care until they can return to the community.

half·way house

(haf'wā hows),
A facility for patients who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or institution but are not yet prepared to return to independent living.

halfway house

/half·way house/ (haf´wa hous) a residence for patients (e.g., mental patients, drug addicts, alcoholics) who do not require hospitalization but who need an intermediate degree of care until they can return to the community.

halfway house

a specialized treatment facility, usually for psychiatric patients who no longer require complete hospitalization but who need some care and time to adjust to living independently. Halfway houses are also used for substance abuse recovery.
A sheltered environment for persons undergoing rehabilitation for mental illness or addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, who do not require in-patient hospitalisation, but need an intermediate degree of care before returning to independent community living

halfway house

Psychiatry A specialized sheltered environment for persons undergoing rehabilitation for mental illness or addiction disorders, including drug and alcohol abuse, who do not require in-patient hospitalization, but need an intermediate degree of care before returning to independent community living; HHs are often staffed by their own 'graduates' or professionals who provide guidance and if necessary, treatment. See Co-counseling. Cf Homelessness, Shelter.

half·way house

(haf'wā hows)
A facility for patients who no longer require the complete facilities of a hospital or institution but are not yet prepared to return to independent living.
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