Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Bridging the Gap Between Inpatient and Outpatient Care
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is, in its essence, a patient’s access to treatment for a serious mental disorder through the resources of a hospital environment, without full hospitalization. Partial hospitalization is not meant to be a substitute for inpatient (residential) treatment, but it may serve as a helpful transition between inpatient and outpatient programs.
Partial hospitalization may be an effective treatment program for patients who require care to prevent relapses or potential full hospitalization. Unlike outpatient programs which are often about providing further assistance and resources to recovering addicts as a way to continue their recovery without requiring a stay at a residential treatment center, partial hospitalization programs offer a more intense treatment approach, with a rigid weekly schedule consisting of regular mandatory visits to a series of mental health professionals, and attendance for various treatments depending on the patient’s progress, circumstances, and needs.
The role that partial hospitalization plays in an individual’s post-rehab care depends entirely on the state of their recovery, the risk of relapse, and various factors that the patient’s own doctor must decide. Most of the time, partial hospitalization programs are recommended by medical professionals, rather than being a decision the patient makes on their own.
A Comprehensive PHP Program That Provides Structure
At Prosperity Haven, we offer a PHP program that employs a staff of dedicated and highly trained mental health professionals to help recovering addicts transition between residential treatment and the rest of their lives. Partial hospitalization programs include the psychiatric help, talk therapy, other therapies, and a slew of treatments meant to help individual recovering addicts with potential concurrent disorders and symptoms.
Addiction recovery can be a very complicated issue to tackle, with individuals going through unique struggles and overcoming different challenges due to very different circumstances. We believe that proper treatment is only possible by taking an individual approach and treating each patient as a person, rather than a set of disorders.
AFTERCARE AND DISCHARGE PLANNING
While partial hospitalization is not as comprehensive as a residential program, it can be equally as intense. Partial hospitalization programs do end, however, but the recovery process moves on. Here at Prosperity Haven, we believe that recovery is a life-long process, and that it does not end after you have completed your recovery programs.
Our goal is to help recovering addicts arm themselves with the right tools to continue their sobriety and live normal, fulfilling, and happy lives without the need for drugs. It will take some time and a lot of patience to make it to that point, and we work hard to help every patient prepare themselves for whatever may lie ahead for them. The challenges that people face after completing recovery programs are unpredictable and varied, from new tragedies and obstacles to dealing with old relationships, overcoming stigma, and much more. Partial hospitalization is just one of many ways in which a recovering addict can help prepare for the rest of recovery laying ahead.