Partial Hospitalization Treatment

Partial Hospitalization treatment for substance abuse, otherwise known as Day/Night Treatment, is a type of outpatient treatment that is offered by a variety of addiction treatment centers. Partial Hospitalization Treatment is the highest level of outpatient care and is an intense treatment that is offered in a less structured environment.

Partial Hospitalization treatment allows the client to live in their own home or at a structured transitional living home. This is the main difference between inpatient and outpatient treatment. At an inpatient treatment center, the client lives at the facility and is supported by a clinical and medical team 24/7.

What is PHP or Day/Night Treatment?

As mentioned above, Day/Night Treatment is the exact same type of treatment as PHP. The name for the treatment program is interchangeable. The goal of a PHP or Day/Night program is to allow recovery from addiction to take place in an environment in which the individual can then transition back into a normal life.

The program length of a PHP program will vary depending on your individual circumstance. Most programs are 30, 60, or 90 days. However, it is important that the treatment center develop an individualized treatment plan to best determine how long an individual should attend a partial hospitalization program.

In a PHP program, an individual will attend group therapy, individual therapy, and a heavy emphasis will be placed on relapse prevention and life skills. A PHP program is offered during the day and typically consists of a 6 – 8 hour schedule 5 days a week. At night, the individual will then return home and or to a structured sober living home.

A PHP is a nonresidential treatment program that offers some of the following services:

  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Medication management
  • Group counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Individual counseling
  • Psychological testing
  • Life Skills or Vocational Counseling
  • Behavior management

Types of Therapies offered in PHP

In Partial Hospitalization programs, individuals receive a full day of on-campus addiction treatment. The primary focus of a partial hospitalization program is intensive addiction treatment therapies.

Intensive addiction treatment therapies include:

Group Therapy: In these sessions, a professional addictions specialist will facilitate a group session covering specific topics. These topics can include coping skills, stress management, relapse prevention, or team building. Individuals are encouraged to enter into group discussions about their experiences, feelings, aspirations, and coping skills. Group therapy helps to form the foundation of a strong support group and also builds community.

Individual Therapy: In individual therapy, a private session with a clinician will allow the individual to explore the underlying causes of their addiction. Coping skills, denial management, and healthy tools are all discussed in order to build the individual’s self-esteem and allow them to uncover more about their coping mechanisms.

Family Therapy: In family therapy sessions, a professional facilities a discussion between family members. This allows the individual to share their feelings about their families involvement and also provides families a chance to share their own feelings about their loved ones addiction.

Other intensive therapies may include:

  • Art Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Fitness Classes
  • Nutritional Education
  • Yoga
  • Mindfulness
  • Recreational Therapy

A partial hospitalization program is highly recommended for individuals who have already completed a residential inpatient treatment program. PHP is the next level of care that is offered by addiction treatment programs. It is an excellent choice for someone who requires more intensive therapy, but cannot enroll in an inpatient treatment program due to life restrictions such as a job or family.

At LA Outpatient, we believe in compassionate, quality care. Our highly trained staff of addiction experts will work with you to overcome your addiction. If you are wondering if outpatient treatment at LA Outpatient is right for you, please call us at (818) 696-5019 so we can guide you and answer any of your questions about enrolling in treatment at LA Outpatient.