A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an intensive form of drug and alcohol rehab that often follows detox. It is characterized by an extended treatment period, which can last A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is an intensive form of drug and alcohol rehab that often follows detox. It is characterized by an extended treatment period, whi up to a month or sometimes longer, depending on an individual client’s needs. PHP patients will spend their days at the center receiving therapy, counseling, and other forms of treatment and support.
Who Benefits From PHP Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
PHP is especially beneficial in any of the following situations:
1) When a patient has completed an even more intensive form of treatment, such as a long-term residential stay.
2) When a patient’s addiction is not so severe that it cannot be addressed without overnight stays and complete inpatient care.
Residential drug rehab can help anyone who has completed a detox or inpatient program, but still needs some supervision and treatment for substance use disorders or any potential co-occurring disorders. Ultimately, anyone who is dedicated to recovery, able to commit to intensive treatment, and wants to improve their outcome and reduce their chance of relapse can benefit.
Overall, PHP programs offer an ideal environment for persons in recovery who are not yet fully prepared to face life’s temptations and challenges. PHP allows clients to interact and grow in an understanding and caring community of people who are facing the same difficulties with substance abuse.
One of the main drawbacks to PHP is the fact that people in this program may be more apt to experience a relapse than those in residential treatment. Moreover, this program requires that an individual be highly motivated to continue their recovery and be accountable for themselves. For those who have completed inpatient treatment, this is a great way to begin transitioning back to the outside world.
Components of PHP Drug and Alcohol Rehab
All clients enrolled in a Recovery By The Sea PHP rehab program will participate in therapeutic activities that help them improve their coping skills and function in daily life.
Features may include the following:
- Comprehensive assessment, treatment planning, and case management services
- Sessions with mental health professionals, such as individual cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Recreational therapies, such as yoga and meditation
- Community meeting groups and daily group therapy that discuss a variety of topics, such as substance abuse, grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and assertiveness
- Music, art, and adventure therapy
- Family and relationship counseling
- Nutrition and wellness education
- Trauma recovery therapy
- Recreational activities
- Aftercare and discharge planning
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
Our treatment programs focus heavily on behavioral therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective forms of therapy used to treat recovering addicts and alcoholics. This form of psychotherapy helps individuals understand the relationship between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotional states. CBT teaches individuals to engage in more adaptive thinking, which in turn contributes to healthier behaviors.
Moreover, in CBT, patients learn to identify, manage, and modify thoughts that typically lead to negative responses. These skills can help patients prevent relapses and manage co-occurring mental health disorders that impact a person’s ability to remain sober.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
A co-occurring disorder includes one or more mental health conditions that occur in conjunction with substance abuse or addiction. The mental illness may predate the substance abuse or may be caused or exacerbated by it. Regardless of which came first, both disorders must be treated concurrently.
Examples of mental health disorders that commonly co-occur with substance use disorders include the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Depressive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
- Anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, panic disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Personality disorders, such as borderline personality or histrionic personality disorder
Recovery By The Sea is equipped to diagnose and treat co-occurring disorders on a partial hospitalization basis. Addressing mental health conditions in conjunction with addiction is almost always the preferred method clinicians use to achieve the best outcomes.
How Outpatient Programs are Different
There are several differences between PHP and actual outpatient treatment. PHP is characterized by a more intensive level of care than outpatient programs, which are often a step down from PHP treatment.
In an outpatient program, clients do not spend as much time at the center, and the work is not as intense as PHP. This flexibility allows them to maintain a work schedule and tend to any other important responsibilities, such as school or family.
Those who choose outpatient treatment before undergoing a residential stay or a PHP may do so because they cannot take time away from work or family, or because they have less severe substance abuse problems.
Getting Help for Addiction
Recovery By The Sea PHP drug and alcohol rehab programs are characterized by an evidence-based, outcome-focused treatment plan designed by our experienced medical staff. Our center incorporates a full daily schedule for clients in a nurturing, relaxing environment conducive to recovery. Upon completion of our PHP program, patients are highly encouraged to continue their treatment journey at an intensive outpatient level of care.
We are committed to ensuring that each person we serve is provided with the tools and support they desperately need to sustain long-term sobriety and wellness. You can reclaim the fulfilling life you deserve! Contact us today to find out how we can help you get started on your journey to recovery!