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Is a PHP Right for You?

a woman discusses treatment options with an addiction treatment specialist and determines that a php is right for her needs

Not everyone is able to commit to an inpatient residential treatment program for a substance use disorder. It’s why programs like a partial hospitalization program (PHP) exist. With a PHP, you are able to receive much-needed treatment with the added benefit of being able to go home each evening to family, work, and other responsibilities. A PHP is also a good option if you have already finished detox but require continued care.

Give the Palo Verde Wellness team a call at 760-209-6683 today to learn more about what a PHP offers and how we can help.

What Is a PHP?

A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a substance abuse treatment program that allows you to live at home while getting the treatment you need for addiction to drugs or alcohol. This type of treatment can also be used to treat mental health disorders like anxiety and depression. It is an ideal option for people who need more support than an outpatient program but are unable to commit to residential treatment because of work, school, or family responsibilities.

A PHP utilizes a combination of clinical therapies, experiential therapies, and wellness activities. The approach offers a structured and consistent weekly treatment program that involves therapy for a few hours a day each week. After the scheduled treatment sessions, you are able to return home or go to school or work in order to maintain a daily routine. Treatments are just as effective as a residential 24-hour care program, just not as intensive.

Choosing a PHP That’s Right for You

When looking for the right addiction treatment program, many wonder if a PHP is the right level of care for their needs. To help you or a loved one determine the right kind of care, there are a few questions you can ask to help you decide if it is the right approach for you.

  • Do you have responsibilities at home, work, or school that make it challenging to avoid triggers or cravings?
  • Do you have a moderate to severe substance use or mental health disorder but cannot commit to residential inpatient treatment?
  • Do you require an extra level of support after completing residential inpatient treatment?

If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then a PHP might be the right fit. Having regular contact with a team of treatment professionals as you manage your everyday responsibilities will help support avoiding a relapse. A PHP also offers a smart option for those transitioning from residential treatment.

Contact Palo Verde Wellness For a Variety of Effective Treatment Options

Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder can seem overwhelming. A more palatable approach may be a PHP if you are not ready to put your life on hold and enter residential care. A PHP offers the same programming and treatment benefits as a residential treatment program but with a more flexible schedule and format. At Palo Verde Wellness, we are committed to getting you the help that you need in a way that best works for you. Our inviting campus in Palm Springs gives you a serene space in which to receive your treatment. You can focus on your recovery while also maintaining a routine in your everyday life.

In addition to a PHP, Palo Verde Wellness offers:

  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Sober living
  • Men’s addiction treatment program
  • Women’s addiction treatment program
  • Alcohol addiction treatment
  • Benzo addiction treatment
  • Cocaine addiction treatment
  • Heroin addiction treatment
  • Meth addiction treatment
  • Opioid/opiate treatment
  • Prescription drug addiction treatment
  • Aftercare program
  • Alumni program

The Palo Verde Wellness treatment team understands what it is like to struggle with a substance use disorder, and many of our clinicians are in recovery themselves. Give us a call today at 760-209-6683 to learn more about your treatment options, or fill out our online form and allow us to get back to you.