TRUE DEVOTION TO YOUR ADDICTION RECOVERY
Partial Hospitalization Program
Substance addiction affects millions of people and families. It’s a difficult thing to admit that you have a problem and need help, and the steps forward may seem daunting. However, taking those first steps toward treatment, recovery, and sober living is the best action you can take for both your physical and mental health. With clinical support from caring and experience addiction treatment staff, your journey is made just a little bit easier. We are here to help and guide you along the way, offering as much individualized support as possible. We can teach you the skills and tools you need to beat addiction and start being your best self: all you need to do is take the first step.
It is important for addicts and their families to understand the five levels of care available in order to make the most appropriate decision when moving forward with treatment. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) serves as the middle ground between outpatient and residential inpatient care. Sometimes referred to as a “day rehab”, PHPs give individuals access to the intensity and resources of a residential program while allowing them to spend the evenings in their homes. While this may interfere with remaining in a job (depending on scheduling), it allows the person in treatment to maintain ties with their family, peers, or core group every day, instead of taking a removal approach.
Many of the components of a PHP are identical to those found in a full-time inpatient program and, as such, can be equally effective. Clients who commit a minimum of six hours per day, five times per week to partial hospitalization programs at substance addiction facilities are able to participate in all of the various forms of therapy, counseling, and aftercare recovery support. This includes individual sessions with a clinician but also group opportunities. An added benefit of participating in a group is that people can be grouped together by experiences and needs, forming a sense of camaraderie and community that acts as an additional pillar of support. Artistic therapy methods, such as incorporating music, painting, drawing, and acting, are also commonly employed in PHP therapeutic sessions.
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Cognitive behavior therapy is one of the most common methodologies used in treating substance addiction, and individuals entering inpatient or outpatient therapeutic services are likely to receive this method of treatment. This method focuses on identifying and changing thoughts in order to change behaviors and habits. Individual therapy with a clinician will also aim to allow past traumas to come to light, enabling the person to identify potential triggers. Once this step has been completed, they are equipped with positive coping mechanisms to assist them in avoiding a relapse. It’s crucial to note that a person can only expect to get what they put into the therapeutic treatment experience. They must be willing to focus and put their best effort forward, which means that distractions like cell phones and work will need to be put on the back burner (at least when in an inpatient facility).
Simply put, PHP addiction treatment programs are most likely to be successful for individuals who cannot commit to a traditional inpatient stay or who want more freedom than a residential program can provide. It’s also relevant to note the differences in personalities and ways of learning and adapting. Some people may do much better and thus have better chances at being successful in their sobriety when they are in a more flexible, less structured environment. Having nightly access to friends, family, and other loved ones is also a large benefit for some addicts trying to reform their lives, making this another benefit of the structure of PHP treatment.
Most commercial health insurance providers will provide some degree of coverage for substance addiction treatment. Depending on the provider and plan specifics, patients may be covered for both outpatient and inpatient care, medical detoxification, medications, mental health treatment, and maintenance care. Individuals are encouraged to reach out to their providers for more personalized information.