Overcoming addiction takes time and a commitment to a sober lifestyle in order to get the most out of treatment. The most successful treatment types are inpatient programs that have you stay at the rehab facility for the duration of treatment. The truth is that not everyone is able to attend inpatient treatment due to existing responsibilities that can’t be left unattended. For these individuals, there are two alternatives that can still provide them with the tools and resources needed to beat addiction and take back control of their life—intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP).

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs are the first step down from inpatient treatment and you can expect to spend a majority of each day at your treatment center. At America’s Rehab Campus, the exact schedule for treatment will depend on your individual needs. Some ARC guests will spend six hours on-site during the week while others may benefit more from shorter daily sessions when they’re confident in their ability to stay sober outside of treatment.

A PHP is a progression through treatment and showcases what you’ve learned to cope with impulses and cravings in recovery. You’ll be able to share your story and learn from others in group therapy sessions that provide you and your peers with a safe space to connect in. Individual therapy then gives you the time needed to process personal developments and discoveries made during treatment. Other types of treatment often found in a PHP include:

  • Family therapy to help those closest to you grow and move on from the impact of addiction
  • Skill-building workshops designed to prepare you for a sober life after treatment
  • Cognitive and rational emotive behavior therapy (CBT and REBT respectively)
  • Aftercare treatment aimed at relapse prevention to help you through difficult times

How Is an Intensive Outpatient Program Different?

Entering into an intensive outpatient program for addiction recovery is typically done after spending time in a PHP. Similar to a PHP, an IOP gives guests more freedom compared to inpatient treatment as they can return home each day. An IOP also has less required sessions of therapy and tends to require only a few days a week rather than every weekday.

IOP’s are crucial to long-term recovery from addiction as they provide a stepping stone between treatment and returning back to your daily life. Without this transitional period, it can be easy to fall back into old routines and habits that ultimately lead to more substance abuse and the need for additional treatment. While relapse is common during addiction treatment, the goal is to make sure you’re equipped with everything you need to face future urges to drink or use drugs and come out the other side stronger. It gets easier to remain sober when you have healthy coping mechanisms to fall back on, a key focus in IOP’s in addition to:

  • Discovering emotional triggers and how to avoid them
  • Drawing healthy boundaries in your relationships to reduce stress
  • Creating a healthier lifestyle with proper diet and exercise to maximize your sober years

Find Your Perfect Treatment Program at America’s Rehab Campus

If you or a loved one are in need of individualized addiction treatment, the ARC team is standing by to help. With trained medical clinicians and mental health professionals, our treatment programs are designed to set you up for long-term sobriety in a way that works for you. Reach out to our intake specialists today with any questions on treatment, costs, and insurance coverage to get started on your own path to recovery!