There are various levels of care when it comes to addiction treatment. These levels of care vary based on the severity of one’s addiction and thus, the intensity of addiction treatment that a person needs to achieve recovery. One popular level of care when it comes to addiction treatment is partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment here in Maine.
What is Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment?
Partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment is an outpatient rehab program that requires its patients to receive intensive treatment for approximately five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week. Because PHP treatment requires its patients to attend intensive rehab essentially all day long, it is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment offered in Maine.
Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
A partial hospitalization program has many benefits. Some of these benefits are described below.
It Allows Patients to Live in Their Own Homes
One major benefit of a partial hospitalization program is that it allows its patients to spend their evenings in the real world and their nights in their own residences near our facility in Maine. This is a huge benefit since the alternatives to PHP treatment, inpatient and residential treatment, require their patients to live in rehab facilities 24/7 while receiving care.
Thus, by attending a PHP, individuals get to reap the benefits of receiving highly intensive addiction treatment while still getting to live their own lives in the real world. In other words, PHP treatment is the best of both inpatient and outpatient treatment.
Another major benefit of a partial hospitalization program is that it’s much more affordable than inpatient or residential treatment. This is because PHP patients don’t have to pay for the added costs of using the amenities of rehab facilities overnight like their inpatient treatment counterparts do.
Patients Get to Still Spend Time With Family and Friends
As an outpatient treatment program in Maine, PHP therapy patients get to live in their own homes and tend to their normal lives in-between treatment sessions. This means that PHP therapy patients also get to continue spending time with their family and friends during the period of time that they are receiving care. This is a benefit that inpatient and residential treatment patients do not have.
Because partial hospitalization program treatment is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment, it offers its patients clinical care throughout the treatment sessions. By clinical care, we mean supervision by doctors and medical professionals.
It’s Used to Transition from Inpatient Treatment to Outpatient Treatment
Because PHP treatment is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment, it is great to use to transition from inpatient treatment to other less intensive forms of outpatient treatment.
Who Benefits Most from Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment?
Because of the level of intensity of a partial hospitalization program and the number of hours each day that a PHP patient must attend rehab, PHPs are great alternatives to inpatient or residential treatment programs. PHPs are especially great alternatives to inpatient or residential treatment programs for people that can’t afford to pay for inpatient or residential treatment.
People with moderate to severe substance addictions that must upkeep their day-to-day responsibilities and can’t afford to spend 24 hours away from their families would also greatly benefit from receiving PHP treatment. It’s important to note though that to be a PHP patient one must be able to maintain his or her sobriety in the evenings when left alone in the real world.
Common Forms of Addiction Therapy Used in Partial Hospitalization Program Treatment
All addiction treatment programs are made out of different types of addiction therapies. Some of the common forms of addiction therapy used in a partial hospitalization program include the following:
Individual therapy is therapy that occurs one-on-one between a therapist and a patient. The purpose of individual therapy is to provide individuals with the time to deep dive and be introspective.
That way, people can figure out what their addiction triggers are. Through individual therapy, people can also then figure out what are the best ways to cope with their addiction triggers.
Group therapy occurs between a therapist and multiple patients at the same time. The patients that attend group therapy usually suffer from the same types of issues. Group therapy is beneficial because it allows rehab patients to learn from the triumphs and mistakes of their peers. Group therapy also gives rehab patients the opportunity to give one another advice.
Family therapy occurs between a group of related family members and one therapist. The group of family members in family therapy are related to the individual in treatment.
The purpose of family therapy is to help resolve any issues that the person with a substance addiction has had with his or her family members. Family therapy also helps the family members of people in addiction treatment better understand how they may have contributed to their loved one’s development of addiction and what they can do to change those behaviors and be more supportive.
This form of therapy even helps the family members of those in addiction treatment better understand what suffering from addiction is like. That way the family members of those in addiction treatment will be better able to empathize with their loved ones.
This is one of the most common types of therapies used in addiction and mental health treatment. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on identifying people’s negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and then altering them to more positive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
In this form of therapy, people identify and accept their negative thoughts and emotions and change them to more positive ones. This is so that one’s negative thoughts and emotions don’t have the power to alter one’s behaviors.
Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) is used to help those in addiction treatment recognize the irrational thoughts and behaviors that they have that often lead them to abusing substances to cope. Once people in addiction treatment recognize the irrational thoughts and behaviors that they have about themselves, they are able to alter them into more rational thoughts and behaviors. This will, in turn, make such people less likely to abuse substances.
Partial Hospitalization Program vs. Inpatient Treatment
PHP therapy is considered an alternative to inpatient or residential treatment. Thus, it’s important to make a distinction between the two.
One major difference between PHP treatment and inpatient treatment is that PHP treatment allows its patients to live in their own homes and tend to their normal life responsibilities when not actively in rehab sessions. Inpatient treatment, on the other hand, requires addiction treatment patients to live in rehab facilities 24/7 while receiving care.
Partial Hospitalization Program vs. Intensive Outpatient Program
As we’ve already mentioned, a partial hospitalization program is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment. The second most intensive form of outpatient treatment though is intensive outpatient program (IOP) treatment.
The key difference between PHP treatment and IOP treatment is that PHP treatment requires its patients to attend rehab for many more hours than IOP treatment does. This is because IOP treatment only requires its patients to attend rehab for around three to four hours a day, a few days a week. PHP treatment, on the other hand, requires its patients to attend treatment for around five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week.
Partial Hospitalization Program vs. Outpatient Program
An outpatient program (OP) is the least intensive form of outpatient treatment. As a result, it only requires its patients to attend rehab for around a couple of hours a day, once or twice a week. A PHP, on the other hand, is much more intensive and requires its patients to attend rehab for around five to eight hours a day, five to seven days a week.
Attend a Partial Hospitalization Program at Casco Bay Recovery!
Casco Bay Recovery is a rehab center located in beautiful Portland, Maine. Here at Casco Bay Recovery, we offer experienced, client-centered treatment. Such treatment is for people that are looking to recover from alcohol or drug addiction.
Here at Casco Bay, we specialize in outpatient forms of treatment. This means that we offer PHP treatment, IOP treatment, and standard OP treatment. We also offer dual diagnosis treatment and medication-assisted treatment. Thus, individuals that are looking to attend a partial hospitalization program can do so at our rehab facility.
So, are you ready to finally overcome your substance addiction once and for all? If so, contact us and connect with our admissions department at Casco Bay Recovery. Once you contact us and talk to our team, we’ll start to verify your insurance. We’ll then start creating a personalized treatment plan at our rehab facility.