At Compass Detox, we proudly provide a partial hospitalization program to help people begin their road to recovery. If you struggle with addiction and wonder, “What is a partial hospitalization program?” our team has the experience and knowledge to provide the answer. We can also be reached by calling 855.526.4915 or completing our online form.
What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
So, what is a partial hospitalization program exactly? A partial hospitalization program (PHP) utilizes an assortment of evidence-based therapies while the person is medically monitored under a doctor’s supervision. A PHP provides the structure of an inpatient program while allowing people the freedom of living on their own and maintaining some normalcy in their lives. Being in an inpatient program can be intimidating and sometimes disrupt people who need to stick to a routine in their daily lives. Because PHP does not require living in the facility, there are significant cost reductions that may allow someone who is concerned with the cost of rehab to attend treatment.
What to Expect from a PHP Rehab
Partial hospitalization usually lasts for four to six hours a day and provides structure, socialization, and treatment. By sticking to a structured daily routine, people can maintain their focus on their recovery. One of the benefits of this type of program is that it encourages better sleeping habits which can reduce symptoms of withdrawal and the pressures of being in a rehab program.
Also, this is a short-term program rather than a 30-90 day residential program. Group counseling sessions allow people to discuss their addiction issues with others in a similar position, helping to inform their behavior and emphasize that they are all in this together. People never have to go it alone.
Some of the commonly used therapies in PHP rehab include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on negative thought patterns and emotions. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a form of CBT and teaches how to regulate emotions and develop coping skills to deal with the ins and outs of the recovery process. Individual counseling helps the patient answer the question of why they are here and how they got there. Group counseling allows people to discuss the most pressing issues with others who are also going through the recovery process. Other forms of therapy may be available, such as art therapy or fitness-related therapies such as yoga or horseback riding.
Are You a Candidate for PHP?
There are many options when deciding whether to enter an addiction recovery program. Initially, people undergo a formal evaluation overseen by a mental health professional, and then it is decided on what type of program would be best for them. If certain criteria are met, then that individual would be a good candidate for PHP. You might be a good candidate for a PHP if you’re:
- Medically stable
- Supported at home
- Not a risk to harm yourself or others
- Performing well at work or school
- Highly motivated to take part in treatment
For others, a PHP may not be the right level of care. The criteria for those who are not good candidates for PHP include:
- Victims of abuse and trauma
- Individuals who have experienced relapse
- Individuals who have family members with substance abuse problems
- Anyone who does not have a strong support system outside of treatment
Solidify Your Recovery with a PHP at Compass Detox
Partial hospitalization programs involve a licensed mental health professional leading people through individual, group, and family therapy, skill-building practice, psychoeducation, and the administration of periodic evaluations.
At Compass Detox, our partial hospitalization program requires 25-30 hours a week to be spent on recovery and treatment. PHP is considered to be the highest level of outpatient care. We can be reached online or at 855.526.4915 for you to take the first step on your journey to wellness and recovery.