A partial hospitalization program, also known as a “PHP,” is an effective treatment that can help you recover from drug or alcohol addiction. Although it sounds clinical, a PHP doesn’t have to take place in a hospital. Many people are more likely to follow through with their treatment in a facility that’s luxurious or feels like home. PHP rehabilitation is a great way to transition from residential treatment to aftercare or to begin treatment in an intensive environment. True Life Center, located in southern California, has an excellent PHP that caters to our guests’ individual needs.
What Can I Expect in a Partial Hospitalization Program?
When you attend a partial hospitalization program, you spend several hours a day at the rehab facility. You may get medical drug and alcohol addiction treatment if it’s necessary. You’ll participate in support groups and meet with your therapist.
You’ll do everything that you would do in a residential program. However, you’ll return home at the end of the day.
You must be committed to sobriety to make a PHP work for you. If you have trouble resisting your cravings or staying away from a destructive social circle when you go home, you might need additional support. Those who want to take on a little more responsibility and independence as they move from rehab to life in recovery will usually benefit from a PHP.
People who have trouble creating a schedule for themselves can also benefit from this type of rehab. They wake up in the morning and make their way to the center, where they are provided with a clear routine that they can follow during the day. Our clients are encouraged to develop positive habits surrounding self-care, communication, and self-reflection so that they can continue their journey independently when they feel ready.
The Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
Some people wonder about the difference between PHPs and intensive outpatient rehab or “IOPs.” Both options allow you to live at home while undergoing treatment at the rehab center. However, there are some benefits to PHP that may make it the right choice for you. Some of these benefits include:
- Easier transition from inpatient to outpatient services – Typically, a PHP offers life skills training and education about sober living skills. This will help the transition from a PHP to independent living.
- More affordable – Usually, a PHP will cost less than a residential treatment program.
- Flexible schedule – We find that a PHP still allows people with other obligations involving work or family responsibilities to meet their commitments.
- More structure – A PHP tends to offer more structure and routine than an IOP. The clear-cut schedule takes away the guesswork that some people have when building a life after substance abuse.
The main point to remember about a PHP is that no one will force you to go to the rehab center every day. Your commitment and determination prompt you to follow through with your treatment.
When you’re responsible for your motivation, you also establish better intrinsic rewards. You foster a sense of pride through the ownership of your actions. You begin to see that you do have the power to find fulfillment in life and stay clean.
Eventually, you can step down your level of care and participate in an IOP. Some people can progress straight to life at home while continuing to attend support groups and aftercare services.
Partial Hospitalization Treatment Options
The treatment options available in PHP rehabilitation are generally the same as those offered to residential clients. At True Life Center, all of our therapies and amenities are available to you no matter which treatment option you choose.
The PHP services at True Life Center are open to men and women in southern California who suffer from a substance use disorder. We understand that drug use may be caused or exacerbated by a mental health condition. That’s why we offer dual diagnosis treatment in all of our programs.
Our addiction rehab addresses more than drug use and mental illness, however. We aim to fill you up from the inside with the sense of connection and fulfillment that is necessary to enjoy life in sobriety. We offer a variety of holistic therapies in our addiction treatment programs, including:
- Intensive outpatient program
- Neurobiological integration program
- Anxiety disorder treatment
- Benzo addiction program
Learn More About Partial Hospitalization at True Life Center
When your mind, body, and spirit are connected and working together toward healing, you can build a solid foundation for lasting recovery. Reach out to True Life Center online today or call us at 866.420.1792 to learn more about how our programs and amenities can help you find hope.