There are many misconceptions about why individuals may want to consider a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Clients generally choose a PHP to manage a substance abuse disorder (SUD) in an intensive treatment environment without the need for an overnight stay. This allows clients to return home at the end of the day and fulfill family, childcare, and work obligations as needed. At Solution Based Treatment & Detox, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is our highest-level outpatient treatment program.
For more information about our partial hospitalization program in California, reach out to us today at 833.999.1941 to speak with a trained representative who can tell you more about the benefits of a PHP or other services to help you get your life back on track.
What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?
Good candidates for a partial hospitalization program (PHP) are dedicated to getting clean. First, it’s essential to detox. We offer onsite detox services.
Since a PHP provides the opportunity to return home at the end of a client’s day in treatment, it’s important that your housing situation is stable and your network of family members and friends provide a safe environment for recovery. If this is not the case, a full-time inpatient program is recommended.
PHPs are often recommended to those who have co-occurring disorders, that is, a problem with addiction as well as a diagnosed mental health issue.
Clients in our PHP should expect to actively engage in treatment and therapy; our clients come to SBT because they truly want to change their life for the better.
5 Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
A PHP could have many significant benefits for you on your recovery journey; here are the top 5 benefits that we consider to be the biggest.
1. Getting Good Practice
In a PHP, clients return home at the end of each day. This provides an opportunity to reflect on what you have learned that day in treatment.
This is a chance to put your new skills to the test. Clients can check in with themselves about their ability to navigate high-risk triggers. Each day clients can expect to make progress.
Over time, clients learn to control cravings and ways to improve how they handle negative thought patterns.
Each day in treatment is another chance to consult our medical team about your progress and work on new methods for improving your approach to sober living.
2. Access to Medical Care
Regular access to medical care is beneficial to recovery. Recovery involves healing both the mind and the body. Many of those with addictions have issues with malnutrition. Improving basic life skills, including nutrition and exercise routines, will help promote a healthy lifestyle, improve resilience, and aid overall recovery.
3. A Flexible Schedule
An aspect of partial hospitalization programs that is often appealing is the opportunity to maintain a sense of normal life. Going home to sleep in your own bed at the end of the day can provide a sense of comfort. However, this is not always the case. It’s important to be honest with yourself and medical professionals when considering a PHP to determine if your housing and life situations are appropriate for a safe and effective recovery.
4. Obligations Are Still Met
In some cases, clients are unable to uproot themselves entirely and enter full-time residential care. In other cases, it simply feels too difficult to separate themselves from their family or work life. You can’t take care of others until you take care of yourself. If you need to maintain certain obligations, that is understandable. A PHP offers the ability to maintain some everyday commitments. Keeping this in mind, when you return to everyday society, balancing your schedule is essential to avoid excessive stress. A sense of having too much stress in your life can lead to relapse. Working on a sensible and balanced daily schedule for sober living is an essential part of treatment and recovery.
5. Providing Resources and Education
While in treatment, SBT clients have a wide range of opportunities to gain insights into themselves and the reasons why they turned to substances in the first place. In therapy, clients can help address the core issues that led to addiction.
In group therapy, clients learn from others. It’s an opportunity to work on social skills and understand that you are not alone in your struggles.
Learning coping strategies and life skills helps clients create new routines and healthy habits that they can practice at home after each day of treatment. By developing these skills over time, clients learn what is effective based on their personality and life situation. Staying sober can become more manageable when clients develop structures that make their lives more conducive to maintaining a positive life trajectory.
Contact SBT Today to Learn More About Addiction Treatment
The professional medical staff at SBT take pride in providing safe, effective, and practical care for our clients. We focus on effective techniques to help people break the cycle of addiction and stay clean. To learn more about the benefits of our programs and services, including our partial hospitalization program, reach out to us today at 833.999.1941.