There’s a lot of reasons why an addict might be reluctant to get the help they need. Sometimes, they just aren’t ready to admit there’s anything wrong. Other times, the cost of treatment creates an obstacle. For the ones who want help but hesitate, the issue usually has something to do with the inconvenience of treatment. If someone is unable or unwilling to submit to a residential treatment program, a partial hospitalization program might work.
What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Some addiction treatment industry people refer to a partial hospitalization program as the perfect compromise. Clinicians use it for the patients who need more than a standard outpatient treatment plan, but whose circumstances make a residential treatment program an undesirable option. These patients need something in between the two extremes.
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) suggests the patient spend a required amount of time in the treatment facility. Depending on the severity of the patient’s addiction, the facility’s clinicians will determine the amount of time needed. At most, a clinician might require a patient to report in 7 days a week for up to 8-10 hours a day.
During their time at the treatment facility, the patient attends to their program. That program might include medication management when needed, group sessions and intensive individual counseling sessions. At the conclusion of the treatment day, the patient heads home to attend to the rest of their responsibilities.
The Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
At our Newport Beach recovery center, Ocean Recovery prefers customizing our programs to meet the specific needs of our clients. After all, each client is unique. We include a partial hospitalization program as one of our main treatment options. For the designated clients, this allows for a great deal of flexibility and freedom during the treatment process.
For clients who have essential commitments to work, family or school, these types of programs eliminate convenience problems. It increases the likelihood the client will submit to treatment in the first place. It also increases the probability they will stay focused and make an effort avoid triggers and temptation during treatment.
While this kind of a program isn’t suitable for everyone, it has proven to be popular with the ones who succeed at this option. However, we also owe it to our clients to protect them as best we can. For that reason, we won’t use this option with clients whom we believe are high-risk relapse candidates. We reserve this opportunity for those who exhibit a strong desire for recovery and display responsible behavior.
Additional Information About Ocean Recovery
We strive to provide a “Foundation of Hope” for all of our clients. Much of our success is directly attributable to our ability to match clients with the proper treatment options. It’s worth noting that we have both addiction and severe eating disorder treatment.
For structure and safety, we provide separate gender-specific facilities for both men and women. While our primary focus rests with residential treatment and long-term sober living, we also use outpatient care and partial hospitalization programs. We also offer a residential extended care program for clients with a severe addiction or eating disorder. As for treatment modalities, here’s a partial list of the options our counselors and clinicians can choose from:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Art therapy
- Family therapy
At Ocean Recovery, we stand ready to offer treatment to any prospective client who steps forward and seeks help. The reality is you don’t have to live your life in a self-destructive cycle. You can make a change, and that change can start by calling us at 800-641-2388.
Whether it’s a partial hospitalization program or another option, the end goal is to get you in addiction recovery. For your part, you need to come in focused and motivated to do the hard work. If you can do that, there’s an excellent chance you will find the life you have been looking for.