A partial hospitalization program (PHP), sometimes referred to as a “day program,” is a mental health and addiction treatment option that falls in between residential and outpatient programs. A PHP provides the structure and intensive approach of an inpatient program but affords patients the ability to return home or a sober living environment for nights and weekends. Partial hospitalization programs are designed to be short-term, with the expectation that patients will continue care on an outpatient basis.
Depending upon individual needs and progress in treatment, the partial hospitalization program at Spokane Falls Recovery Center usually lasts 30 days. Upon completion of the PHP, our patients move on to our intensive outpatient program (IOP) or addiction outpatient program. There are many benefits to a PHP. To see if this treatment option is right for you, call Spokane Falls Recovery Center today at 844.962.2775 or reach out to us online.
How Does a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Work?
At Spokane Falls Recovery Center, the partial hospitalization program is our highest level of outpatient care. It is often the next step after a patient has completed a residential treatment program. Our PHP is appropriate for individuals who do not require medical detox or around-the-clock supervision but would benefit from a highly structured environment and intensive treatment. An assessment with our clinical team will determine if the partial hospitalization program is right for you. If so, you will work with a clinician to develop an individualized treatment plan.
In general, patients in the PHP take part in treatment about 30 hours per week, or six hours per day, Monday through Friday. Some of the components of PHP treatment include:
- Drug screening
- Individual and group therapy
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Case management
- Life skills training
- Yoga, meditation, massage, and nutrition
- 12-step programs
Learning how to interact with others as a sober person is an important part of the recovery process. Participation in a PHP allows patients the opportunity to practice the skills they learn in treatment while they are home at night and on the weekends. It is important to remember, however, that PHP treatment is only one piece of a full continuum of care. Our program is designed to allow patients to move on to our intensive outpatient and addiction outpatient programs.
Who Can Benefit from a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Partial hospitalization programs can be right for people at all stages of the recovery process. A PHP is ideal for individuals in the beginning stages of recovery who don’t require around-the-clock care or cannot commit to residential treatment because of external obligations. A PHP is also beneficial as a step-down from residential treatment. For many, jumping right back into regular life after inpatient treatment is too overwhelming. In these instances, PHP offers a transition time where patients can practice their new skills at home while still receiving the care and support they may need. Relapse is a known factor in the recovery process, and a PHP is a great option to help individuals get back on track following relapse.
In addition to being a viable treatment option for a wide range of addiction, mental health, and co-occurring disorders for people in all stages of recovery, some of the benefits of PHP include:
- Access to clinical staff
- Structured environment
- Less expensive than residential treatment
- Patients can practice coping skills in their home environment
- Peer support
- Easier transition back into independent living
Reach Out to Spokane Falls Recovery Center Today
Spokane Falls Recovery Center provides evidence-based, holistic treatment in Washington State. Our partial hospitalization program is well-suited for individuals at all stages of recovery who do not require medical detox or 24-hour care. To find out if a partial hospitalization program is right for you, reach out to Spokane Falls Recovery Center today by calling 844.962.2775. Your recovery can begin with just one call.