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What Is A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Residential programs for addiction and mental health concerns are the gold standard for treatment. Step-down partial hospitalization programs can offer unique benefits. At We Level Up, we can help assess your condition, provide exclusive inpatient treatment and help guide you to appropriate PHP treatment options outside the We Level Up treatment center network.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs, or PHPs, are programs that can help with substance use disorders as well as mental health concerns. These outpatient care options can be a good choice for those who are transitioning from inpatient care.

During this type of treatment, patients stay at home but go to their treatment center most days of the week to receive treatment and learn therapeutic techniques. This option works well for people who have already undergone inpatient treatment and need help transitioning back into their routines.

Our PHPs require that you attend treatment sessions for several hours a day. You will meet with mental health professionals, attend group therapy, continue your addiction or mental health education, and more.

Partial hospitalization services are best suited for those who have a stable environment to return to each night. Those who have responsibilities, like caring for children or other dependents, may also do well in our PHPs.

This alternative to inpatient care still offers access to your support system while providing short-term treatment for the addiction and mental illness you face.

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Inpatient vs. Partial Hospitalization Services

One big test many clients may experience during their time in a PHP rehab is resisting the temptation of drugs and alcohol in an uncontrolled environment. For many clients, PHP rehab may be their first step following an inpatient rehab program, meaning they will be experiencing newfound freedom.

One big test that many clients may experience during their time in a partial hospitalization program is resisting the temptation of alcohol and drugs in an uncontrolled environment. Counselors and therapists are able to coach and guide clients through their newfound freedom of living at home.

One of the biggest benefits of meeting with a therapist multiple days per week after returning home is the opportunity to apply the coping mechanisms and skills learned during inpatient rehab. This application is a real-world approach and can equip a client with the resourcefulness necessary to prevent relapses in the future.

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Therapies Suitable for a Partial Hospitalization Program

Treating mental illness and addiction requires behavioral therapy options that can offer information on what has led to the disorder you face. There are many therapeutic options we can offer on a typical day at We Level Up.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy that focuses on how your negative thoughts can lead to negative feelings and actions. By being able to recognize these unhelpful thinking patterns, cognitive-behavioral therapy can help you make changes to your thoughts and actions. It is also an important tool to help you understand other people’s motivations and behaviors.

A mental health professional can combine this therapy option with others to provide the insight and tools you need to get past your mental illness or addiction problem.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Dialectical behavior therapy is a kind of therapy that can help you learn to live in the moment while also teaching you stress-management skills and how to handle your emotions so that they do not overwhelm you.

One of the core components of this therapy option is mindfulness. Mindfulness is what allows you to live in the present moment, letting you recognize your thoughts, feelings, and impulses in non-judgmental ways.

You can also learn distress tolerance with this therapeutic option. You can learn to recognize the symptoms of a crisis, letting you prevent its escalation by applying self-soothing techniques.

Motivational Interviewing

Another therapy option we offer at We Level Up is motivational interviewing. It is a type of talk therapy that can help you find and maintain the right degree of motivation you need to change negative behaviors.

Motivational interviewing is a positive therapy that encourages patients to be autonomous while avoiding confrontation.

During motivational interviewing sessions, a behavioral health expert will focus on drawing out your ideas and thoughts instead of imposing their own beliefs and teachings on you. This can help you find your own motivations for treatment, making it more likely that your treatment will succeed.

Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback therapy is a body-mind therapy that utilizes sensors to monitor bodily functions. During a session, you will do special exercises that will show you how your brain affects your body and vice versa. With practice, you can learn how to change the way your body and mind respond to stressful situations.

Holistic Therapies

Holistic therapies are another option we offer at We Level Up in combination with more conventional therapies. Holistic therapies allow you to address yourself as a whole person, not just as someone with an addiction or mental illness. Holistic therapies integrate your mind, body, and spirit.

We offer different options, including:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Chiropractic therapy
  • Tai chi
  • Recreational therapy

Holistic therapies allow you to also socialize with other people struggling with similar challenges. By seeing others battling disease and mental illness, you can feel less alone with what you face.

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Choosing Your Recovery Path

Inpatient treatment programs and PHPs each have their benefits. By knowing the difference between them and what you can expect, you can decide which option might work best for you.

At We Level Up, we offer a comprehensive intake assessment that can help us understand what type of services you can benefit from the most. We will take into consideration the challenges you face as well as any co-occurring conditions to be able to put together a personalized treatment plan.

You don’t have to go through this on your own. Turn to We Level Up for information on the services we offer and the other types of recovery programs available. Contact We Level Up today.

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[2] PHP Services – We Level Up NJ

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