When it comes to addiction treatment, there are different levels of care. These levels of care vary depending on how intense the patient’s addiction is. These levels of care also vary based on structure intensity. For example, individuals that suffer from severe addictions will need to receive care through inpatient or residential treatment programs. The next most intensive and structured form of addiction treatment after inpatient and residential treatment is partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment.
What Is Partial Hospitalization for Addiction Treatment?
Partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment is a form of outpatient rehab. PHP treatment involves addiction treatment for approximately five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. Partial hospitalization program treatment essentially requires its patients to attend rehab all day. Therefore, another name for PHP treatment is day treatment.
PHP treatment patients get to spend their evenings and nights in the comfort of their own homes. This is because partial hospitalization programs are outpatient treatment programs. Thus, PHP patients can still tend to some of their external responsibilities. This is different from inpatient or residential treatment patients who must live in a rehab facility 24/7 during treatment.
Partial hospitalization program treatment is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment. Therefore, as mentioned earlier, it’s the most intensive and structured form of treatment following inpatient and residential treatment.
Individuals with moderate to severe addictions often need to attend a highly intense and structured form of substance abuse treatment. Unfortunately, some can’t live in a rehab facility 24/7 during the time that they are receiving care. Individuals in this scenario should receive PHP treatment.
The Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) are a step forward from Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) and a step back from inpatient or residential treatment. PHP can be used to transition to normal life after an inpatient program, eventually transitioning to outpatient treatment.
Short-term residential programs lay the foundation for recovery, but often do not provide enough time for a full recovery. Partial hospitalization programs build on what is learned during inpatient and continuing rehabilitation.
At the other end of the spectrum, some people in outpatient addiction treatment find that they need more care and structure than an IOP. A medical professional may advise them to switch to a partial hospital stay program to monitor them more closely. PHP allows more time to explore and resolve dependency issues.
- The ability to upkeep some regular life responsibilities and live in the comfort of home while still receiving intensive addiction treatment
- Having intensive and structured forms of treatment that is less expensive than residential or inpatient treatment
- Access to medical attention and care while attending rehab
Who is a Candidate for A Partial Hospitalization Program?
Day programs can be especially effective as a shortcut from a 30-day program. Short-term residential programs lay the foundation for recovery, but often do not provide enough time for a full recovery. Partial hospitalization programs build on what is learned during inpatient and continuing rehabilitation.
At the other end of the spectrum, some people in outpatient addiction treatment find that they need more care and structure than an IOP. A healthcare professional may advise them to switch to a partial hospital stay program to monitor them more closely. PHP allows more time to explore and resolve dependency issues.
Someone can enter PHP to avoid hospitalization if their addiction is too severe for PIO treatment. Partial hospitalization allows people to live at home, it is more flexible than hospitalization. Some people don’t want to enroll in a residency program because of the time commitment and higher cost.
The cost of treatment is a concern that causes many people to seek help. Partial hospitalization programs can be much less expensive than inpatient programs, as they do not require accommodation. For some people, outpatient care is the only reasonable option. If they have a stable home environment and a supportive family, they can be successful in PHP treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment vs. Residential Treatment
As briefly mentioned already, partial hospitalization program treatment primarily differs from residential treatment in that PHP treatment is an outpatient form of treatment. Thus, PHP treatment allows patients to return home in the evenings after rehab is over for the day.
Residential treatment is for individuals with severe addictions. Partial hospitalization program treatment is for people with moderate to severe addictions. Therefore, any individual with a severe substance addiction that absolutely can’t attend an inpatient form of rehab such as residential treatment, can receive PHP therapy. Individuals with moderate-level substance addictions can also benefit from receiving partial hospitalization program treatment.
Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment vs. Standard Outpatient Treatment
Partial hospitalization program treatment differs from standard outpatient treatment. This is because partial hospitalization program treatment is much more intense and structured. This is evident in the fact that PHP treatment requires its patients to attend rehab all day long, for five to seven days a week. Standard outpatient treatment programs, on the other hand, only require their patients to attend rehab for a couple of hours a day, one or two days a week. There is one aspect that partial hospitalization program treatment and standard outpatient treatment for addiction have in common. This is the fact that they both allow their patients to live at home while attending rehab.
The next intense level of substance abuse treatment after partial hospitalization program treatment is intensive outpatient program treatment. Intensive outpatient program treatment is an outpatient treatment that requires its patients to attend rehab for approximately three to four hours a day, three to four days a week.
Receive Addiction Treatment At Little Creek Recovery
Little Creek Recovery is an addiction treatment center for men only. Our mission here at Little Creek is to build a strong foundation in recovery for our male patients. That way they can maintain their sobriety long-term in the real world.
Another mission of ours here at Little Creek Recovery is to integrate internalized recovery in our treatment programs through therapeutic and 12-step models with a focus on the spiritual paradigm. That way each of our patients can treat their substance addictions and any of the associated underlying physical, mental health, and spiritual conditions.
Well-Known Forms of Addiction Therapy and Counseling At Little Creek Recovery
A specialty of ours here at Little Creek Recovery is family counseling and education. Family counseling and education help the family members of individuals in rehab learn the roles that they have played in their loved ones’ development of substance use or co-occurring disorders. That way the family members of those in addiction treatment can make a conscious effort to no longer play those roles when their loved ones return from rehab.
Family counseling and education also help the family members of people in rehab better understand substance addiction and why a person may develop one. This helps the family members of people in rehab better empathize with their loved ones in addiction treatment. Through family counseling and education, our patients can return home after rehab to a family that is highly supportive of their recovery journey.
We Have a Treatment Program Fit for Every Patient
To achieve our missions, the staff here at Little Creek utilizes different kinds of individual, group, and family therapies. One unique form of therapy that we specialize in here at Little Creek Recovery is music therapy. Our rehab facility contains a music studio that patients can use to therapeutically express themselves. Through different forms of therapy such as music therapy, we can further treat patients holistically while also building their confidence and teaching them proper coping mechanisms.
Little Creek patients that want extra assistance remaining sober after rehab is over can receive sober living services at our sober living home called Shane’s House. That way our patients can slowly transition back into the real world once rehab is over.
To learn about the various other addiction treatment programs and services that we offer here at Little Creek Recovery, contact us today! We would love to hear from you!