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5 Things to Know About a Partial Hospitalization Program 23 Mar 2018

5 Things to Know About a Partial Hospitalization Program

In this world of increased drug addiction and overdose deaths, there have been a lot of developments on getting more people the recovery help they need. Partial Hospitalization programs are a great option for people who no longer need around the clock care for their addiction, and are ready to start moving on to the next steps.

However, there are many kinds of Partial Hospitalization Programs, so it is important to do some research to see what the best step would be for you or your loved one. Holistic Recovery Centers offers a fluid transition for individuals to recover and stay connected through the Partial Hospitalization Program.

1. Partial Hospitalization Programs are the Next Step After Inpatient Treatment

For many people, the treatment process continues along a similar path, i.e., detoxification, inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, outpatient, and aftercare. This treatment guideline has been shown to be the most beneficial for people suffering from addiction, as it ensures the safety of a healthy time frame that promotes long-term recovery.

Depending on the treatment facility, the inpatient process can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the individual and their patterns in the past. The outpatient program is the next step on the journey. While inpatient requires a person to live within the doors of the treatment facility for around the clock care, partial hospitalization programs allow the person to continue receiving treatment from the comfort of their own home.

2. Therapy Access and Accountability are Upheld

Many people worry that upon leaving their inpatient treatment stage, they will lose access to their therapist or the work they have done so far. However, this could not be farther from the truth. Partial Hospitalization Programs are not intended to push the individual away from treatment, but to keep them connected while they rebuild their lives after the inpatient phase.

For example, since PHP is still a daily form of treatment, it offers the same care and level of engagement with the therapeutic process as before. Addiction is a long-term disease, which requires intensive growth and changes through ending destructive patterns and addictive behaviors.

A person in the Partial Hospitalization Program will still receive daily:

  • Individual and Group Psychoeducation
  • Addiction Education
  • Skill Building Sessions
  • Relapse Prevention Sessions
  • Private and Group Family Therapy
  • Support and Treatment for dual-diagnosis

Since individuals are able to leave at the end of the day, there is often more check-ins and accountability emphasis on their treatment plan. This results in frequent one on one interactions with their therapist, and even drug testing to ensure accountability and safety of all clients.

3. PHP Allows Individuals to Restart Daily Life

One fear that frequently plagues people who are in treatment for substance abuse or a mental health disorder is, “What am I going to do for money/work when I get out?”. The Partial Hospitalization Program allows a smoother transition for this process.

Rather than just going to detox or walking out of a 28-day program, PHP allows individuals to continue their extensive treatment process during the day while having the freedom to work at night if they choose. Many people in early recovery often opt for an “easy” part-time job during this stage, so they can begin to acclimate back into the flow of every day living in the outside world.

This part-time work ensures that people do not become “workaholics” and overstress about money or their job, which can often be a big stressor and can lead to relapse. This smaller time frame of part-time employment allows for a more gentle transition which leads to less stress and anxiety.

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4. Sober Living Houses

Many people find that going back home is sometimes not the safest option for their recovery. Whether it be because of the environment of their family or friends, sometimes it is much safer to stay in a community that is focused on recovery from drugs and alcohol.

This is why many individuals who are taking place in a Partial Hospitalization Program choose to live in a sober living home. While the rules of sober living homes can vary, it is best to find one that promotes complete sobriety, uses weekly drug testing to ensure the safety of the individuals in the home, does not allow couples or opposite genders into the home, and promotes finding employment and active participation in a recovery program.

There are a lot of fraudulent sober homes in the country right now, so if sober living is the best option for you, make sure to get a recommendation from your therapist, interventionist, or sober life coach for the best sober living home for you.

5. Quality of Care Continues

After the tranquility and extensive options of care during the inpatient treatment process, many people worry that they will lose those options once they move to the Partial Hospitalization Program. However, at Holistic Recovery Centers, this is the opposite.

Individuals who are in the PHP program will have access and encouragement to continue utilizing all of the holistic and supplemental treatment options that they had when they were in the inpatient program.

For example, all of these holistic options are still available for PHP patience to continue utilizing:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation Sessions
  • Chiropractic Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Nutritional Education
  • Well-being Sessions
  • Physical Education

Along with the same involvement with group therapy, addiction support, relapse prevention, and individual-based therapy sessions.

The ultimate goal for Partial Hospitalization Programs is to allow the individual to begin to regain their confidence and self-assurance of their abilities in the outside world, while still staying connected to their program of recovery. Through extensive work with the therapeutic team and all of the holistic opportunities, PHP works to strengthen the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual state of every individual who is looking for long-term recovery from their addiction.

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