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Inpatient programs do not work for everybody. There are a lot of factors that go into selecting the right treatment program for you or a loved one. While making the decision to seek treatment can already feel frightening, choosing the right treatment program does not have to be.

Fortunately, there are several outpatient treatment options available that may be a better fit for you, including partial hospitalization programs (PHP) and intensive outpatient programs (IOP). For many people, PHP is a great option that can work best. 

What Are Partial Hospitalization Programs?

PHPs are a type of outpatient program where you continue living at home but attend group meetings, receive individualized therapy, and obtain the psychiatric and medical support you need in a clinical setting. In PHP, you will go to the facility during the day five or more times a week but continue living independently at home. 

There are a few benefits to choosing PHP as your treatment medium. First, these programs can be more affordable compared to inpatient programs or sober living homes. PHPs also provide you with a structured environment to facilitate your recovery while allowing you to retain the comfort and independence of living in your own home.

Because you are living independently, the care you receive as part of your PHP will also be more individualized. It is tailored to you, so you have exactly what you need to be successful and achieve sobriety. Whether you are in group or individual therapy, with your medical team, or talking to your therapist, your PHP will offer the care you need to recover. 

Why PHP May Be Right for You

Just because an inpatient facility may not work for you does not mean you will receive less effective care from an outpatient program. During PHP, you will still have access to all of the treatment components for a successful recovery, including:

  • Group therapy programs with your peers in the program
  • Personalized individual therapy with a licensed counselor
  • Psychiatric and medical evaluations 
  • Medication-assisted treatment to facilitate recovery
  • Relapse prevention and support services as you need them

Unlike IOP, PHP is a much more intensive program. In PHP, you will be required to attend meetings usually on a daily basis. The facility in which you attend your PHP will become like a second home to you as you move forward into recovery.

You will still have a lot more freedom in a PHP than you do in a traditional inpatient facility. Since you will live at home, you can be closer to your family and can keep a steady job as you receive treatment.

Researched Benefits of PHP

PHP has been around for a long time, but you might be wondering how it compares to other treatment options. This type of outpatient program is recognized as an effective treatment option if you struggle with severe symptoms of mental health disorders and substance use disorders (SUDs). While in PHP, you will acquire long-lasting abatement of symptoms and greater chances of healthy recovery.

By nature, you will find the expectations that PHPs place on you to be more reasonable than traditional inpatient programs. Still, you may find PHPs provide you with:

  • The engagement you need in choosing your overall treatment and in a smooth, step-down approach back into your normal life.
  • Crisis management so you can deal with issues that arise in your life in real time.
  • The structure and support you need while learning new, healthy behaviors that lead to sobriety.
  • A supportive and empowering environment that enables feedback and the freedom to make changes in your external environment.
  • Relapse prevention skills for the future.

The PHP Program at Lighthouse Recovery

During your time at Lighthouse Recovery, you will find that we provide you with the structure you need to find success in recovery and lead a clean and sober lifestyle. Here, you will find caring professionals whose mission is to give you the resources you need to complete treatment and become the person you want to be.

Typically, your partial hospitalization experience will be a four-week program in which you will continue to live at home and come to the facility during the day for your treatment. You will spend thirty hours per week in treatment programming at the facility. In addition, you will receive psychiatric and medical support from our trained professionals.

After completing the PHP, most patients step down to the intensive outpatient experience also offered at Lighthouse Recovery. This stepped procedure allows you to experience the level of care you need for as long as you need, giving you a smooth transition to return to living as a sober and healthy recovery warrior.

Choosing to get help and recognizing that you need assistance in achieving sobriety can be scary enough without the confusion of deciding which treatment path is right for you. Partial hospitalization programs can give you all that you need to find recovery, sobriety, and wellness while also letting you live at home, continue to work, and receive all the therapy and accountability benefits of a traditional inpatient program. There are many factors in your life that will determine your success in treatment. Choosing the right medium does not have to be one of them. At Lighthouse Recovery, we are committed to being the help you need to get where you want to be in life. Our PHP line of treatment gives you the flexibility to find recovery in your own way. Call us at (214) 717-5884 today and speak to us about which path to recovery is right for you.