There are many different types of addiction treatment programs. This allows clients to find the plan that best suits their medical needs and their lifestyle. One option is the partial hospitalization program. Find out what partial hospitalization is, who the right candidates are for this program and how it can help clients ready who are for recovery at Gateway Foundation.

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

doctor talks to patient about Partial Hospitalization Program (php)When it comes to seeking addiction treatment, clients tend to think they have only two options–residential and outpatient. It is worth noting that clients actually have access to a wide range of programs that may or may not offer accommodation. A partial hospitalization program is one great example.

One way to think of PHP is to picture a typical workweek or week of school. It becomes a big part of your life, and it consumes much of your day on a regular basis. A partial hospitalization program is very similar. Although clients will go home in the evenings and sleep in their own beds, they are still committed to a full day of support, treatment, and therapy at Gateway Foundation.

The Ideal Candidates for a Partial Hospitalization Program

Whatever your lifestyle, your health or your goals for the future, there is an addiction treatment program that will be suitable. While not everyone is the right fit for partial hospitalization programs, they can be effective for many potential candidates.

First, it is important to consider where clients are in the recovery process. If there is still a significant risk of relapse or ongoing withdrawal symptoms, then residential care might be a better fit. After all, clients can always choose to transition to PHP later.

Second, clients should think about their accommodation needs. Those with a home of their own or a safe, secure place to stay can benefit from partial hospitalization. If they have somewhere to sleep each night and a way to get to and from the program safely, then they are better candidates for PHP.

Finally, the ideal candidates for a partial hospitalization program are those who have some a support system in place. Although there will be support and care from professionals for several hours each day, clients will benefit from friends and family that can offer accountability the rest of the time.

Stepping Down to Partial Hospitalization

Some clients will be able to step straight into a partial hospitalization program. Others, however, can use PHP as a valuable stepping stone that brings them a little closer to total independent living.

Clients can start in residential care and then transition to partial hospitalization. From there, they can step down once again to an outpatient program that meets once or twice a week. There are even further options like sober living opportunities. This full continuum of care ensures that clients receive the specific levels of care they truly need.

The Benefits of a Daily Routine in Recovery

Partial hospitalization programs are effective primarily because clients get daily support and access to a wide range of therapies. However, also an advantage is the routine of PHP. In partial hospitalization programs, clients will be able to stick to a regular schedule.

Several days a week, typically either five or six days in a row, clients will participate in treatment programs. This means waking up at a set time, traveling to the facility and beginning the day. Following a routine means that there are fewer decisions to make. It also makes it easier to establish lifelong healthy habits that support sobriety.

Addiction Therapy Services at Gateway Foundation

Choosing a partial hospitalization program at Gateway Foundation means having access to a wide range of addiction therapy services. Treatment is unique to each client, but some therapies are proven to be especially effective. A few of the most common therapies and services available to clients include the following:

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy

A partial hospitalization program can be the right way to transition back to independent living and sobriety. At Gateway Foundation, clients can find a program and a location that supports their recovery. Call 877.505.4673 to get on track towards the healthy life you deserve.