An-in depth overview of Partial Hospitalization Programs
Partial hospitalization programs are also known as day programs.
A PHP provides intensive treatment for clients with substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. PHPs offer clients a structured framework without the inconvenience, commitment, or cost of a residential rehab program.
The key benefit of a PHP is its flexible nature. Many clients find it impractical to take a full month away from work and family responsibilities. With partial hospitalization programs, you can avoid this.
Choose a PHP at Renaissance Recovery Center
With a PHP at Renaissance Recovery Center, you’ll take advantage of a range of treatments. These might include any or all of the following:
- Behavioral therapies (CBT and DBT)
- Family counseling
- Adventure Therapy Program
- Holistic Therapy Program
- Group sessions
- Experiential therapies
Partial hospitalization programs give clients the accountability they need as well as intensive medical monitoring during the withdrawal and detox stages of recovery. Clients can achieve this without surrendering their independence.
Why Choose a PHP?
There are many scenarios in which clients benefit from a partial hospitalization program, particularly when transitioning from inpatient rehab to outpatient addiction treatment.
A PHP plugs the gap between inpatient and outpatient therapy, something that’s often beneficial for clients presenting with addiction and a co-occurring mental health disorder.
Many clients who finish a course of treatment at a residential rehab center in California are looking to seamlessly continue treatment as they step down the continuum of care. Many services offered here at Renaissance Recovery make that possible. These include:
- Addiction therapy services
- Medication-assisted treatment
- Vocational development program
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
PHPs can be highly effective for clients who haven’t previously engaged with any form of recovery for their addictions.
These programs can also work well for clients with mild addictions and problems committing to a 30-day residential treatment program.
What Does a PHP at Renaissance Recovery Involve?
The first thing to expect when you visit any treatment center like Renaissance Recovery Center is a thorough examination from healthcare professionals. After a detailed assessment, experts will recommend a personalized treatment and aftercare plan.
You’ll initially respond to questions about your history of substance abuse, including when you last used drink or drugs. Physicians then conduct a range of tests to determine your overall health.
Symptoms of addiction will be analyzed as mild, moderate, or severe. This will dictate the delivery of treatment. You may need to undergo some form of drug detox before beginning a partial hospitalization program.
While PHPs at Renaissance Recovery Center are flexible, you’ll need a broad treatment plan that’s completely customized to your needs by a licensed therapist.
With detox complete, you’ll engage in therapy sessions 3 to 5 times weekly for a minimum of 3 months. This structure and discipline will help you to more seamlessly re-enter society and family life as you start your tentative and lifelong recovery journey.
A PHP at Renaissance offers both individual and group counseling. Both forms of therapy have their benefits.
You can also expect access to a variety of therapeutic activities.
Partial hospitalization programs have a simple goal: to help you acquire the sober living skills vital for a health and independent life substance-free.
When you return home between sessions, you’ll have the chance to implement what you’ve been learning. You should strengthen your chances of coping with triggers to use drink or drugs, and you should minimize your chances of relapse.
For clients with volatile home environments, it’s possible to follow a partial hospitalization program at Renaissance Recovery while you are residing at a sober living home.
How Long is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
All PHPs are intended as a form of short-term treatment for addiction.
You might spend a few weeks in a PHP in some cases of very mild addiction. In most cases, though, partial hospitalization programs tend to last for a few months.
If you successfully complete the program, you’ll be able to move down to a lesser level of care like an outpatient program or intensive outpatient program.
The most important thing to focus on with a PHP is not a period of time, but rather achieving your treatment goals. Consider recovery as a process not a single event.
When Does Partial Hospitalization Work?
A therapist may advise a partial hospitalization program in the event of the following scenarios:
- You are stable medically
- You have a strong and supportive home environment
- You’re highly motivated to engage with treatment
- You’re experiencing problems at work or school
- You are not likely to harm yourself or others
- You have a co-occurring mental health condition
When Does a PHP Not Work?
All outpatient treatment programs require a solid and stable home background to maximize the chances of success. If this does not apply to your home situation, and if you feel family members may even encourage negative behaviors, living at home during a PHP would be unwise.
Other situations where clients need more support and care than a PHP can provide include:
- Clients who have previously relapsed
- Those with family members abusing substances
- Trauma or abuse victims
- People lacking a worthwhile support system
Although you’ll benefit from many of the same therapies as you find in inpatient treatment centers, you’ll also get a much lower level of care with a PHP. This is by design, but it’s not for everyone, as outlined above.
Partial Hospitalization vs Intensive Outpatient Program
What’s the difference between a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program, then?
Partial Hospitalization or Intensive Outpatient Program at Renaissance Recovery
The primary purpose of a PHP is to streamline the recovery process for those able to live outside a treatment center while committing to a course of treatment.
For clients who don’t like the idea of spending up to one month in a suburban hospitalization program, Renaissance Recovery allows you to engage in treatment in sunny California without needing to remain in a residential center.
If a PHP is not the right form of treatment for you, there’s always the option of an intensive outpatient program or residential treatment. Everyone’s recovery journey is different, and here at Renaissance Recovery we apply that by ensuring that everyone’s treatment program is tailored to their specific needs. Reach out to Renaissance today by calling 866.330.9449 to explore our partial hospitalization programs in Orange County.