Deciding to seek addiction treatment is an incredibly brave thing to do. Many people who need help don’t get it, so if you or a loved one has committed to attending a partial hospitalization program (PHP), you have already taken the most crucial step. Partial hospitalization programs in San Diego and around the country offer intensive treatment for patients ready to seek help for substance use and addiction but preparing for a PHP often generates many questions.
Preparing for a partial hospitalization program usually involves learning more about what to expect from the program and knowing if you will be a good candidate for a PHP. It can be helpful and empowering to have your questions answered as you progress on your recovery journey. If you or a loved one needs help with PHP preparation, contact True Life Center at 866.420.1792 today.
What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Partial hospitalization programs are similar to the more commonly known residential treatment programs, sometimes called ‘rehab.’ Patients who participate in these programs have access to the same kinds of treatments as patients who participate in inpatient or residential programs but are not required to stay overnight at the treatment center. Patients participating in a PHP will attend the program several days a week, usually for most of the day. After the programming for each day concludes, they return to their own home.
What Happens During a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Patients receive intensive treatment for substance use and addiction while attending a PHP. While every program is slightly different, some elements will likely be similar. Some of the common components of a partial hospitalization program are:
- Individual counseling and talk therapy
- Group therapy and peer groups
- Skill development workshops
- Wellness and self-care activities
- Medical and psychiatric consultation
- Medication management
- Family therapy
Preparing for a Partial Hospitalization Program: Things to Know
PHP preparation is essential for managing expectations. Although people might use the same drugs or drink the same alcohol, every person’s experience with substance use and addiction is different. Different types of treatment programs exist because not every type of program works well for every patient. If you have been evaluated and recommended to participate in a PHP, here are some things to know when it comes to being prepared:
- If you have already completed a medical detox, then a partial hospitalization program will be the next stage of your recovery care. Participating in counseling and continuing to access care will help you to maintain your recovery.
- The program will most likely require you to complete drug and alcohol screenings. This is not about judging but rather about making sure that, if you need help, you get it. Recovery care has the goal of helping patients avoid returning to use, and screenings can be part of that.
- There is more to recovery than simply stopping using drugs or drinking. Discovering and addressing underlying issues that could have been fueling addiction is a very important part of maintaining lasting recovery. Attending the program every day will be important to ensure you are getting the support you need.
- Participating in a PHP can help you develop your support system and learn how to prioritize your health. Staying connected to counseling and peers can provide you with the care and support to get you through challenging times.
True Life Center Can Help With Partial Hospitalization Programs for Substance Use and Addiction
At our treatment center, we recognize that every patient is a real person with unique needs and challenges. We are here to help individuals at all stages of recovery. Looking for help preparing for a partial hospitalization program? Contact True Life Center today to learn more about our comprehensive treatment programs and customized care plans. Our treatment programs can help you, or a loved one address issues of substance use and addiction in a way that works for you. Reach out to us today at 866.420.1792 to learn how we can help you in your PHP preparation.