Partial Hospitalization Program

Full-Day Therapy, Independent Living

Partial Hospitalization Program

Full-Day Therapy, Independent Living

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Purpose of Transitioning to PHP

PHP is a structured program providing care at least five days a week for no less than six hours per day. Partial Hospitalization Program patients attend daily programming, structured group therapy, and weekly individual therapy sessions, while continuing to live at home.

During inpatient treatment at Arrow Passage Recovery, you can completely focus on getting well and sober without the distractions of everyday life. The purpose of PHP is to move patients away from around-the-clock supervision and offer more real-life experiences in the community.

We provide greater access to the community and outside support group meetings, while teaching how to have fun in recovery through recreational activities and experiential therapies. PHP at Arrow Passage Recovery provides a mix of outpatient individual and group counseling in a setting with medical services. Nurses and physicians are available for clinical care, such as medically supervised withdrawals.

Patients often enter a PHP after being an inpatient, and the PHP is used as a step-down in the intensity of services provided.

Overall, the partial hospitalization program at Arrow Passage Recovery can be just as effective as a residential program, provided you have the support and safety of a healthy living environment. Additionally, this type of program makes a great follow-up or aftercare treatment after a residential rehab.

PHP at Arrow Passage Recovery

The staff at Arrow Passage Recovery partial hospitalization program assess each patient and generate a unique treatment plan. Treatment often includes classes about drug use as well as therapies.

While in the Arrow Passage Recovery PHP program we will provide all the support, structure, and resources that you would have in a residential treatment center. You will be assigned a counselor or caseworker who will work with you to develop an individual treatment plan.

Relapse prevention, education, and other services are also offered. We encourage you to create a recovery community by bonding with your peers. Along with achieving sobriety, our goal is to help you learn how to have fun in recovery.

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Dual Diagnosis and Partial Hospitalization Programs

Despite its name, a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) doesn’t necessarily take place in a hospital. Rather, it’s a type of treatment program that falls between residential (24/7) care and Intensive Outpatient (IO) care. PHPs are especially well-suited for people with both substance abuse and mental health disorders.

For more than 11 million Americans, substance abuse exists alongside a mental health disorder. This co-occurring condition is also called dual diagnosis. In adult Americans, ages 18 and older, in 2017, there were 18.7 million people with a substance use disorder. 1

Among these individuals, 8.5 million (45.6 percent) had some form of mental illness (AMI or any mental illness).
Among those who had some form of mental illness, 3.1 million (16.5 percent) had a serious mental illness (SMI).
People with co-occurring disorders are especially well-suited to treatment within partial hospitalization programs due to the intensive and specialized care offered.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs are short-term, comprehensive, intensive, clinical treatment programs. The level of care is less intense than inpatient treatment but more intense than traditional outpatient care. 2 For people experiencing acute and difficult substance abuse issues and/or psychiatric symptoms and do not require around-the-clock care, a partial hospitalization program may be the best option.

The goals of partial hospitalization programs are to help:

  • Maintain abstinence
  • Manage psychiatric disorders, where psychiatric disorders are co-occurring with their chemical dependencies
  • Develop a supportive environment that fosters ongoing recovery
  • Deal with psychosocial stressors related to psychiatric/substance abuse disorders

Typically, a partial hospitalization program is a step below the intensive immersion of a residential treatment facility (where care is provided 24/7) and a step above an outpatient program (where a person may spend only an hour or two per day, only several days a week).

PHP treatment is typically attended all day (or a minimum of 4-6 hours) for an average of five days a week. Some PHPs may also offer weekend or evening hours. Partial hospitalization is not a substitute for inpatient care.
Partial day programs use the same evidence-based treatments as an inpatient programs: counseling, psychotherapy, group sessions and alternative therapies. Modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy(CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy(DBT) are three commonly used therapies in PHPs.

What Is It Like In a PHP?

Partial hospitalization programs focus on helping people with substance abuse problems maintain their abstinence by providing the following services within a structured environment each day. 

Partial hospitalization programs typically last from six to 12 months. Upon completion, an outpatient treatment program (OP) that lasts six months or longer is needed. An OP helps with recurrent mental health conditions, such as depression or bipolar disorders, as well as managing any medication assisted therapy and supportive counseling. 3

Counseling and psychotherapy sessions are provided for individuals and groups by psychologists, psychiatrists and therapists. Medical care is administered by healthcare professionals.
A supportive environment is fostered while attending a PHP, which helps people stay in recovery for the long-term. A PHP also suits people with stress and anxiety issues by offering a protective environment. Within this sheltered setting, people learn about dealing with stressors and triggers and managing their psychiatric and substance abuse symptoms.  
It’s important for treatment to address all disorders. If not, relapse is likely to occur due to untreated issues. By administering psychiatric services and prescribed medications, a PHP helps participants manage their psychiatric disorders when mental illness and addiction exist together.
Skill building and education classes may be given to help people effectively deal with daily life.
Alternative therapies are conducted in PHP environments, such as art and music therapy, biofeedback, equine therapy and recreational activities. Alternative treatment offers people with substance abuse problems additional therapies to enhance the probabilities of successful recovery and long-lasting sobriety.
Drug testing may be conducted to ensure ongoing sobriety.

How Is Detox Different in a PHP?

A medically supervised detox is the necessary first step in treatment to prevent painful and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms from occurring once illicit substances are stopped or reduced. After an initial assessment, the best detox option is determined.

A medical detox can be conducted on an outpatient or inpatient basis depending on:
  • Severi