When looking at various treatment options, you’ll probably come across the term partial hospitalization, which almost seems like an oxymoron. It is actually an effective hybrid plan that offers flexibility while providing a safe and nurturing environment for those undergoing treatment for substance use disorder or mental health problems.

What is Partial Hospitalization?

Partial hospitalization program, or PHP, is a program typically used to treat substance abuse and mental health issues such as bipolar disorder. The goal is to allow you to live at home but still being in a safe and secure environment for treatment during the day.

When undergoing partial hospitalization, you commute to the treatment facility, stay there for the day, and then go home with friends or family or return to a sober living community. PHP offers a way to get treatment but stay at home at the same time. This approach is what addiction specialists call outpatient treatment.

What is Outpatient Treatment?

Outpatient treatment is an option for those who want to avoid hospitalization or who are continuing their care after leaving a residential treatment center. There are many benefits to this approach for mental health and addiction treatment. It provides more flexibility for individuals who want to stay in school or work a job during their treatment.

Unlike residential treatment, outpatient services come in levels of care that includes intensive outpatient treatment, standard outpatient treatment, and partial hospitalization. Partial hospitalization is the strictest.

What to Expect During PHP?

That will depend on the treatment program — each facility approaches addiction and mental health services in its own way. That’s why it is so important that you research care providers before making your choice.

At Solutions Based Treatment & Detox in Murrieta, California, partial hospitalization is the highest level of outpatient treatment provided. They work with clients for 60 days or longer as they map out their path to recovery. Their PHP services begin at 9 am and end at 3:30 Monday through Friday and include:

  • Weekly individual therapy with a certified chemical dependency counselor
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Drug and health education
  • 12-step practices
  • Group therapy

Solution Based Treatment works with you to strengthen your recovery while you still live at home. During PHP, clients also enjoy social outings and adventures that include day trips to the beach, sports competitions, and hiking. While there, you also enjoy good company and food, as well.

Along with PHP, Solutions Based Treatment provides a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Drug and alcohol detox
  • Residential treatment
  • Sober living
  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • Faith-based recovery

Solution Based Treatment also provides medication-assisted therapy (MAT) as part of the partial hospitalization program. The client would come to the treatment center each day for both medication and therapy. We also offer relapse prevention and aftercare services designed to keep our clients stable and on track. 

Relapse Prevention

Our relapse prevention services include a detailed plan for discharge from the PHP when the time comes. This way, we work with you to ensure you have a support system outside of treatment and encouragement from sponsors, therapists, and peers. You are never really alone as you transition back into your life.

Your Sober Community Matters

By providing a vibrant, active, and nurturing environment, Solution Based Treatment can help you build a foundation that can lead to long-lasting sobriety and recovery. We look to empower our clients through treatment and education in a way that allows them to reach their full potential in life while remaining true to their recovery.

Partial hospitalization is just one possibility at Solution Based Treatment. To learn more about this program or any of the other services we offer, give us a call at 833.999.1941. We are here to help.

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