When the struggle with addiction and mental health issues is evident, the individual and their loved ones just want help and hope. Navigating what to do can become overwhelming. With so many treatment options available, each with tis own set of benefits, understanding your options can help. One effective path to recovery is a partial hospitalization program (PHP), also known as day treatment. This program may be recommended for those struggling with a substance use disorder or mental health concern. When 24-hour care is not warranted, but daily intervention and support are needed, a PHP can be the ideal choice.
If you’re considering a PHP, it’s important to understand what this level of care entails and whether it’s the right fit for you. Learn more by connecting with the NuLife Behavioral Health team today at 888.409.4775.
What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a level of care that is often recommended for those who have completed inpatient treatment or for those who do not require 24-hour supervision. PHP allows clients to live at home or in a sober living residence while participating in treatment during the day. A PHP can include individual and group therapy sessions, wellness activities, and other evidence-based therapies that are designed to promote healing and recovery.
Clients typically attend group therapy sessions five days a week and also participate in individual sessions each week with their therapists. The combination of group and individual work comes together to embody healing both in a private and personal manner. The support clients receive from their peers in group therapy is essential, as it builds community and connection.
What to Expect in a Partial Hospitalization Program
Participants in a PHP can expect to receive comprehensive care that is tailored to meet their individual needs. These programs are designed to help clients develop the skills they need to manage their addiction or mental health conditions while also providing support and guidance.
A few of the healthy coping skills you might work on in a PHP include:
- Developing a support system – This might include friends, family, and others in recovery who can offer assistance and understanding
- Stress management – Learning how to identify and manage triggers that can lead to relapse
- Relapse prevention – Learning how to identify warning signs of relapse and developing a plan to avoid it
- Healthy lifestyle – Developing healthy habits like exercise and nutrition to support recovery
Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
- Increased structure – PHP provides a level of structure and support that can be beneficial for those in early recovery.
- Flexibility – PHP allows you to live at home or in a sober living environment while still receiving treatment during the day, which can be helpful for those with work or family obligations.
- Intensive care – PHP is more intensive than outpatient care but is less restrictive than inpatient treatment, which can be beneficial for those who need more support than outpatient care can provide.
Contact NuLife Behavioral Health to Learn More
If you’re interested in learning more about partial hospitalization programs, we encourage you to contact us today. One phone call can be the first step on the road to recovery. In our treatment centers in Massachusetts, Indiana, Illinois, and New Jersey, you’ll find a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment that is dedicated to helping you heal and recover. Call us today at 888.409.4775 to get started.