Partial Hospitalization Treatment Program

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Substance abuse disorders are headlining news stories, telling of mass casualties and devastated communities. Millions of Americans struggle with substance abuse and addiction, far fewer of which receive the treatment necessary to survive their symptoms.

Addiction is a treatable disease. The combination of therapy, detox medicine and emotional support combine to turn hopeless cases into shining pillars of society.

PHP is short for partial-hospitalization treatment program, which is situated between inpatient or residential treatment and intensive outpatient patient (IOP) programs.

PHP is often a phase of treatment within an inpatient treatment center, however can also be a standalone treatment. Most PHP programs require that clients detox fully before entering their program and for good reason. Until the mood and mind-altering substances are eliminated from the system, the individual will be unable to participate fully in therapy and other healing techniques.

PHP clients often reside in a recovery house and participate in intensive treatment activities located at a treatment office or similar setup. PHP differs from inpatient in that it lacks the same level of medical care and around the clock supervision. Those needing a higher level of care should start with a detox facility or inpatient treatment center.