While addiction and substance abuse continue to plague the country, more people are seeking out treatment. Since no two people are the same when it comes to their experiences, backgrounds, and needs, there needs to be more than one approach to addiction and substance abuse treatment. By providing individuals with different levels of care, we are giving them their best possible chance at long-lasting recovery. One of these levels is a partial hospitalization program.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) is for people in recovery who:

  • Need close medical attention
  • Need support that a traditional outpatient program does not offer
  • Are ready for the next step after inpatient treatment but aren’t quite prepared to start an outpatient treatment option

therapist ready to discuss partial hospitalization program or PHP

Rehab jargon is often intimidating and can be confusing when trying to figure out what method of treatment is best for you. This is why it’s so important to understand your needs as far as recovery is concerned; not everybody is cut out for the same treatment options. PHP is for people who may not require the intensive nature of inpatient treatment, but aren’t quite ready to make the jump to an outpatient program. 

PHP is a great recovery option that has proven itself to be successful in the realm of professional care. Some people may benefit more from PHP than those who either start off with or transition to outpatient care. Again, it all depends on the individual.

Those who participate in partial hospitalization are most often treated 5 days out of the week. Each day could last anywhere between 4-6 hours. For the best chance at recovering to one’s complete potential, some might need to start outpatient treatment upon completing their partial hospitalization program.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Partial Hospitalization

Co-occurring disorders are what is referred to when those who struggle with substance abuse are also suffering from a mental health disorder. This has the potential to intensify the dangers of both illnesses. Co-occurring disorders happen often, and because of this, it is vital to one’s recovery journey that they familiarize themselves with what exactly co-occurring disorders are and what implications they could have on their rehab needs.

It is imperative to note that while these can occur at the same time, they are not dependent on each other. In other words, just because someone is struggling with substance abuse does not mean they will become depressed. Instead, someone may have been suffering from depression for far longer than they’ve been dealing with their substance abuse issues. The two may not even have a direct correlation with one another. The main idea to understand is that they are both happening at the same time.

Through Ken Seeley Rehab’s dual diagnosis program, patients who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse can get help. Addiction and mental health treatment in the current day-in-age is a struggle due in large part to the preconceptions people carry concerning them. Regardless of this, those suffering from co-occurring disorders must seek treatment.

Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program

A partial hospitalization program brings several benefits to clients who participate. For one, a PHP is an effective level in a full treatment plan. Instead of spending time in only one program, clients should work through the different levels for their best chance at success. The more time spent in treatment, the better your chances will be at achieving the long-lasting recovery you deserve. A PHP also provides clients with the flexibility of returning home without simply cutting them loose from treatment.

The Challenges of Recovery

Treatment, too many, is intimidating. Those pursuing treatments have already completed the most difficult task: admitting there is a problem that needs solving. The solution, however, can be a daunting task. Not only is treatment physically and emotionally draining, but it also weighs heavily on finances, the comfortability of daily routine, and receiving care for several months can seem endless. 

Due in large part to the invasive nature of inpatient treatment, PHP is a better option for those who see the previous issues as enormously intrusive. In fact, for many, these are non-negotiable. Not only is PHP less disruptive, but it is also lighter on the wallet.

There is no cookie-cutter recovery method; that being said, PHP may not be the best option for everyone. However, no matter the case, there are many difficulties in recovering to one’s full potential.

Relapse and Partial Hospitalization Programs

Relapse is what happens when someone who has been addicted to or abusing drugs and finds themselves in a complicated situation which leads them back to drug use. This has the potential to destroy the foundation somebody has built-in weeks of treatment. 

Whether someone has attended inpatient treatment or merely attended group therapy, life post-treatment can be rather difficult. Often frustrating and at times puzzling, the world outside of a treatment facility can really shake a patient’s confidence. Sometimes they don’t even step out confident, but fearful of falling back into old habits. Regardless, even the most confident of those who have been considered free from addiction relapse because they were overconfident in their ability to say no.

When a patient goes home, the stakes are higher than ever to say no to old habits. This is why patients must take everything they’ve learned from treatment back home with them when they finish. This is also why health-care professionals in the realm of recovery must provide every patient with all of the tools they need and show them how they are to be used. Avoiding relapse can prove itself to be immensely difficult. 

One of the deciding factors in sending patients on their way to life post-treatment is their susceptibility to relapse. Some people may get through the entirety of their treatment and remain more likely to give in to returning to substance abuse. If professionals notice that their patients may be at risk, they may encourage them to move back into a facility to receive more care. In these cases, it will be obvious that these patients are not ready to step into a world outside of a treatment facility. 

Withdrawal and Partial Hospitalization Programs

Symptoms of drug withdrawal include the following:

  • Sweating
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Shaking
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression

Withdrawal is a dangerous part of recovering from substance abuse. If not monitored correctly, it could complicate a person’s recovery. This is why medically assisted treatment is so significant. This particular recovery method allows patients to separate themselves from their drug dependency in the safest way possible: modern medicine and close professional supervision. Because of this, they can recover at ease with virtually no discomfort.

Partial Hospitalization and Detox

As far as providing medically assisted treatment is concerned, Ken Seeley Rehab wants each patient to have every tool they need to successfully recover. For some, this might require providing them with detox to meet their needs.

While some PHPs focus more on providing behavioral treatment than medically assisted treatment, Ken Seeley Rehab wants to be sure that detox is offered in case a patient needs it. Withdrawal is very difficult to overcome, and medically assisted treatment may be necessary so that our patients remain healthy and safe on their recovery journey.  

Withdrawal is very difficult to overcome, and medically assisted treatment may be necessary in order that our patients remain healthy and safe on their recovery journey.  

Is Partial Hospitalization Right for You?

A partial hospitalization program can be the ideal choice for two different types of clients. The best candidate for a PHP is one who is stepping down from a residential program. Instead of jumping back into their normal routine at home, they can experience the support and structure of treatment during the day while returning home at night. A PHP is also ideal for those who need treatment, but can’t take the time away from their home. If you believe you’re ready to participate in a partial hospitalization program, it’s time to speak with your case manager at Ken Seeley Rehab.

Ken Seeley Rehab

When you’re ready to become accountable for your recovery journey, you’re ready for Ken Seeley Rehab. Here, clients are working side by side with our case managers to make their time in treatment as effective as possible. We also believe that the work doesn’t stop when you leave our facility. 

This is why we provide ongoing support and guidance long after your program is up. Keeping our clients accountable is one of the many reasons why our approach to recovery at Ken Seeley Rehab works. Another reason why? We know about addiction. With decades of experience in helping ourselves and our clients, our team has the training, knowledge, and compassion necessary to help people achieve their goals.

Along with a PHP option, we provide our clients with the following:

If you or a loved one are suffering from drug abuse, you can learn more about Ken Seeley Rehab and our partial hospitalization program by contacting us here or calling us at (858) 924-0117.


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