What Can You Expect from a Partial Hospitalization Program

expect from a partial hospitalization program

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) can be an essential tool in helping you recover from addiction. That’s especially true if you have unstable symptoms but don’t need residential treatment. Still, like any other treatment option, programs of this type can seem intimidating if you don’t know how they work. Learning about PHPs before you or your loved one enters treatment can ease this sense of uncertainty. You can also better prepare yourself to become an active program participant.

Basics of a Partial Hospitalization Program for Rehab

Partial hospitalization is an outpatient option for addiction treatment. Compared to other outpatient options, it provides a higher level of care. As a rule, people who qualify for PHPs:

  • Have uncontrolled mental and/or physical health problems
  • Need to be stabilized so they can continue their recovery
  • Nevertheless don’t need round-the-clock oversight or treatment

Standard partial hospitalization services include psychiatric and medical care. They also include as-needed lab work.

The minimum weekly participation time in this kind of program is 20 hours. Your specific recovery plan may call for more weekly treatment. But as with all outpatient programs, you still live at home. Most PHPs provide services on weekdays in the mornings and afternoons. You may spend roughly four to eight hours at your facility on any given day.

How Long Does it Take to Complete a PHP?

How long does it take to complete partial hospitalization? No one can say for sure in advance. The typical enrollment is about 30 days. However, you may need more time or less time to recover. Your required length of stay will be assessed regularly during your program enrollment. It may be modified when circumstances call for a change of plans.

For some people, partial hospitalization is their only form of rehab. However, you may also move on from your program to other rehab services.

PHP First Steps

When you first enter your program, you will take part in an intake assessment. During this assessment, your doctor will check your overall health and review your medical history. They will also check your current symptoms and identify any areas of concern. Together, this information forms the basis for your initial treatment plan. All treatment plans are customized to meet your specific needs.

Addiction Treatments Provided in a Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial hospitalization relies on the same primary treatment options as other rehab programs. The most widely used treatment is psychotherapy. That’s true because there is a therapy option for all forms of addiction. The choices included in your plan will be particular to your situation. You may receive therapy in individual sessions, group sessions, or a combination of the two.

Medication is not as universal as therapy in addiction treatment. Still, medicines may play a key part in your personalized plan. All PHPs feature supportive medication management services.

Other Forms of Support

You may also receive other forms of support in your partial hospitalization program rehab. The list of potential options includes the following:

  • Skills training classes
  • Education classes
  • Marital or family counseling
  • Trauma therapy
  • Music therapy

You may also need additional treatment for mental health issues other than addiction.

Learn More About What to Expect in a Partial Hospitalization Program at Northpoint

Have more questions about what to expect in a PHP? Talk to the treatment professionals at Northpoint Colorado. We’re standing by with the answers you need to clarify your situation.

Northpoint features comprehensive partial hospitalization services. From primary treatment to secondary support, we’re here for you. That’s just part of your commitment to your well-being and addiction recovery. For more information on our available services, call us today at 888.231.1281. You can also fill out our short online contact form.