There are several levels of addiction treatment for substance use disorders. Understanding which is best for you or your loved one is key to receiving effective care. The most intensive option of inpatient care may be necessary for the first stages of treatment for some with severe dependency on drugs or alcohol or who have been long-time users and are just now getting the support necessary to heal. However, a partial hospitalization program or PHP offers many benefits to those with a less severe addiction or those who have already been through treatment and are looking for support after a relapse.
If you’re beginning this process and would like help determining your next steps, reach out to Northpoint Recovery. Our fully equipped facility offers partial hospitalization programs for various substance use disorders to individuals from all walks of life and professional occupations.
What to Expect in a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A partial hospitalization program offers multiple one-on-one therapy sessions throughout the week. These sessions help clients address the underlying causes of their addiction, build coping skills, and develop a plan for their lives following their recovery programs.
Individual therapy is often coupled with other services such as group or alternative therapies. Medication-assisted treatment may be another option available to individuals who benefit from it. A PHP allows addiction treatment professionals to maintain close tabs on clients’ ongoing medical needs and make any adjustments to pharmacological treatment needed.
Clients in PHPs also often enjoy life skills development, recreational activities, and nutritious meals. As part of their treatment plan for life after their program, clients often receive counseling on maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle for themselves.
Benefits of a PHP
The benefits can be significant for those ready to spend evenings at home while still receiving extensive mental health care and access to well-regulated medication and treatment. Clients can enjoy restful evenings with loved ones, helping to ensure healthy relationships when they complete treatment and continuing to reap the benefits of close contact with their primary support network.
In some cases, PHPs also allow clients to continue working and generating income. This can keep the long-term costs of care more manageable for them and those supporting them in their recovery journeys. Similarly, for those receiving treatment while simultaneously caring for children, this option allows for more time with family and less interruption to little ones’ development. At the same time, their parent works toward greater personal health.
Is a Partial Hospitalization Program My Best Choice?
PHP may not be the best option for everyone, but a qualified clinician can help you make this determination. To get you started, here are a few indicators that this program type might work well for you or your loved one:
The client has recently completed an inpatient program and is ready for ongoing care that’s one step down from what they’ve been receiving.
- The client’s home is safe and stable, and others who live there fully support their recovery.
- The client is personally invested in their healing journey.
- The client is able and willing to commute to sessions the majority of days of the week.
Learn More About Northpoint Recovery’s Partial Hospitalization Program
Northpoint Recovery is pleased to offer PHP accommodating a wide range of substance use disorders such as:
- Alcohol addiction
- Benzo addiction
- Cocaine addiction
- Marijuana abuse
- Fentanyl addiction
- Heroin addiction
- Prescription drug abuse
- Opioid addiction
These and many others can be treated through our partial hospitalization program. Our program can also accommodate those struggling with addiction and mental health issues (called a co-occurring disorder) through our dual diagnosis treatment program.
If you think you or someone you care about could benefit from a partial hospitalization program, reach out to us at 425.414.3530. We’re here to answer your questions and help you begin the journey toward better health.