Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) At Northpoint Colorado

You’re trying to seek treatment for an addiction, but you notice there are so many different types. You’ve heard many of the names for the types of treatment, but you have no idea what any of that means. To help you through this already difficult process, let’s dive a bit deeper into one of the many treatment methods offered at Northpoint Colorado, a partial hospitalization program (PHP).


What Is PHP?

A partial hospitalization program basically is what the name implies — you are in a program where you are partially hospitalized. With PHP, you can go home at night after you have spent a chunk of your day at the treatment center. This way you can still maintain some of your daily routines while also getting treatment.

Substance Use Disorder Treatment in PHP

You may already know this, but substance use disorder is much more complicated to treat than you’d think. This is because every person who walks through the doors of a treatment center has a different story and different experiences. This creates a situation where treatment has to be flexible in order to be tailored to each individual. With so many different treatment methods being tailored to each person, there will typically be a variety of different therapies offered in PHP.

Some common types of treatment you’d see in a partial hospitalization program could include:

  • Individual therapy — Substance use disorders typically co-occur with mental health disorders such as depression. Individual therapy is a great tool that can allow a person to speak about traumatic experiences in a safe and controlled environment. It allows them to unload all of that from inside themselves and receive help in learning how to manage the trauma.
  • Behavioral therapy — Behavioral therapies, like cognitive behavioral therapy, mostly focus on how to change negative thoughts and behaviors, improve emotional regulation, and allow for the patient to develop coping methods that are focused on solving or decreasing their current problems.
  • Group therapy — Group therapy can work wonders for some people. Group therapy offers an environment that can reduce loneliness and also allows members to see and hear of other people and their recovery journeys.
  • Support groups — Sometimes it’s nice to know you aren’t alone in your struggles. Support groups offer the same kind of support that reduces loneliness and also allows patients to connect with others who are struggling with similar issues.
  • Fitness/nutrition — If your body isn’t feeling the best, you probably won’t feel the best mentally, either. It’s been proved that fitness and good nutrition can improve the lives of people struggling with a substance use disorder and other conditions, such as depression.
  • Art therapy — Some people are uncomfortable just talking about their emotions, so allowing them to express their feelings in other ways, such as through art, can really help.

PHP At Northpoint Colorado

At Northpoint Colorado, we use a tiered step-down program of treatment. This means that after completing a higher level of care, you will then go down to the next tier of treatment. For instance, after completing a residential inpatient program, you would then step down to the next tier, PHP. This method of treatment gives the patient a better understanding of how to live independently and also provides an easier transition back into living on their own.

Northpoint Colorado offers a fully integrated treatment model that includes medical detox, residential inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization program, an intensive outpatient program, and aftercare. A personalized treatment plan will be developed through the admission process that will determine the right path for you.

Research has shown that people who complete medical detox and treatment together are less likely to relapse and more likely to maintain their sobriety longer. Northpoint Colorado also offers aftercare for when rehab is completed successfully. Just because you’ve completed rehab doesn’t mean we have forgotten about you!

If you or a loved one is ready to seek treatment in a caring, experienced, evidence-based program with proven results, call us today at 1-970-800-6112

Frequently Asked Questions

What is considered partial hospitalization?

Partial hospitalization is when the patient can go back to their home each night after they have spent the day receiving treatment. Partial hospitalization typically is five days of treatment per week for a minimum of five hours a day, which is more than that of an intensive outpatient program.

What is the difference between partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient?

Both of these treatment methods allow the patient to return home each night. The difference between the two is that partial hospitalization has longer treatment hours than that of intensive outpatient.

Partial hospitalization is typically used for people who have completed inpatient residential treatment and are wanting continued care, or those who are in situations that could cause attending inpatient treatment difficult.

How long does a partial hospitalization program (PHP) last?

PHP typically takes place five days each week for approximately four to six weeks. Each day the patient will spend at least five hours at the treatment center.

Are partial hospitalization programs effective?

Partial hospitalization programs are very effective for the treatment of substance use disorders. Because the duration of partial hospitalization programs is typically longer than that of an intensive outpatient program, it’s a happy medium between residential inpatient and intensive outpatient care.

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