Program for Partial Hospitalization (Day Treatment)
La Crescenta Day Treatment Program
What Is Partial Hospitalization?
Partial hospitalization (PHP) doesn’t mean you’re actually in a hospital. These programs are between inpatient and outpatient, with more flexibility and freedom than residential programs. Some people refer to a PHP as “day treatment”
In partial hospitalization programs, participants live at home. However, they may attend sessions almost every day (5-6 days a week) for several hours at a time. Some sessions can last as long as five to eight hours.
Unlike full outpatient programs, there isn’t 24/7 supervision. Thus, participants need a strong, positive social network that doesn’t contain toxic influences or enablers. Unfortunately, these people may encourage relapse.
Additionally, PHPs are suitable options for people who successfully went through detox. They’re also necessary for those who can’t commit to inpatient treatment because of certain lifestyle obligations. For example, some people’s careers and family-life keep them from enrolling in residential programs.
Different facilities have variations in partial hospitalization program guidelines, but they all work to keep clients on their respective recovery paths.
Partial Hospitalization Program Guidelines
To ensure that PHP participants remain at low risk of relapse, they must adhere to the facility’s policies. While PHPs aren’t as intense as inpatient programs, accountability is still necessary.
Partial hospitalization program guidelines may include:
- Detox completion
- Regular attendance
- Abstinence from addictive substances
- Evidence of ongoing improvement
- Strong support network
Program participants will receive support and guidance from qualified staff. For example, you’ll meet with counselors and may receive medication management. Expect to develop therapeutic skills you can use in long-term sobriety. Above all, these help you avoid behaviors and actions that lead to addiction.