At a Glance:

  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) offer structured support in a clinical setting without requiring full hospitalization.
  • These programs allow people to receive intensive treatment services and return to residential living areas at the end of each day.
  • PHPs offer group and individual treatment, family work and medication management.
  • Those who participate in PHPs attend 20 or more hours of treatment per week.

We believe in using a step-down approach to addiction treatment, providing you with the appropriate level of care at the appropriate time. If you need a supportive environment to heal, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) could be right for you.

A PHP provides you with access to:

  • Medication management
  • Psychiatric providers
  • Medical providers
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Exercise opportunities
  • Family therapy

Each day, you’ll work on your recovery in a comfortable, clinically managed environment. When treatment therapies are completed for the day, you’ll be able to return to your living area and enjoy unscheduled time off.

This program is ideal for people who have been through inpatient care and are clinically ready for decreased levels of supervision. When your PHP treatment team feels you have made progress and are ready for the next step, you may then transition into the intensive outpatient program. 

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs offer structured daily support for people who have completed an inpatient program and need additional care to maintain progress in recovery. People who enroll in a PHP commit to a certain number of hours per week and attend treatment in a recovery center or clinical setting. 

PHP treatment allows participants to access support during daytime hours and return to their living area at the end of the day. At The Recovery Village, most clients in PHP treatment live in residential facilities onsite. These comprehensive programs offer individual, family and group treatment. PHPs also provide psychoeducation, medication management and coping strategies like exercise and self-care.

Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Programs

Recovery can be a long and difficult process, but PHPs can increase your chances of success by providing the right amount of support at a crucial time in your journey.

Some of the most important benefits of PHPs include:

  • Structured time for recovery-focused activities
  • An environment that is safe and substance-free
  • Services that take your specific stage of recovery into consideration
  • Individualized treatment through therapy and medication management
  • Group work and developing sober social support
  • Ongoing accountability 
  • The ability to receive services with more freedom at the end of the day

PHPs provide a supportive transition from inpatient care to outpatient care. They promote ongoing recovery by providing both in-depth treatment and the flexibility of leaving intensive care, which is appealing to many participants. 

Who Is Right for Partial Hospitalization?

Partial hospitalization is a great solution for people who are continuing to work on maintaining sobriety. Specifically, it is designed for:

  • Those who have already been through a detoxification process
  • People who need a structured maintenance treatment model to stay on track with recovery before transitioning to outpatient care
  • Those in early recovery who need more support than typical outpatient programs can offer

As you progress in your recovery, your PHP will taper off and naturally transition into outpatient therapy for ongoing support. 

Partial Hospitalization Programs for Substance Abuse in Palmer Lake, Colorado

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and looking for treatment that includes partial hospitalization, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake is here to help. Our licensed, accredited rehab facility offers a wide range of services and a full continuum of care, including PHP.  If you’re interested in taking the next steps toward enrollment, contact us today to learn more about treatment and recovery programs that can work well for your needs.

Editor – Jonathan Strum
Jonathan Strum graduated from the University of Nebraska Omaha with a Bachelor's in Communication in 2017 and has been writing professionally ever since. Read more
Medically Reviewed By – Paula Holmes, LCSW
Paula Holmes is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist and freelance writer who lives and works in midcoast Maine. She received her master's degree in Social Work in 2008 from the University of Maine. Read more

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