Addiction is a chronic disease that can be managed but not cured. Therefore, leaving treatment without a solid continuing care plan can be detrimental to recovery.
During PHP or IOP treatment at 12 Keys, a multidisciplinary team of medical and psychiatric professionals work together to continue managing the addiction and its co-occurring mental health disorders. Out PHP rehab program offers the intense attention of a residential program without having to stay in a hospital.
What is PHP Rehab?
PHP rehab is a type of outpatient care where patients stay at the facility all day to receive treatment, but then go home at night. It is also known as “day rehab.” The program provides the patient with a fine balance between clinical supervision and personal responsibility.
Enrollment in a PHP means that the patient is ready to start practicing his or her new, substance-free lifestyle habits in unstructured settings, but maybe isn’t ready to go it entirely alone. The body should be completely clear of substances and the mind should be accustomed to the idea of recovery as a lifelong process.
PHP often marks a critical “halfway point” of a person’s treatment journey, coming soon after detox, inpatient rehab, or a 30- or 60-day stint at a residential treatment facility. If a patient has uncovered any co-occurring mental health disorders during detox, inpatient rehab, or residential treatment, he or she will enter PHP having taken steps toward understanding how these disorders relate to the substance use disorder.
PHP rehab is also designed for those people whose addiction is not completely out of control or has not been going on for a long time. That said, PHP rehab is still very well-structured. If a patient doesn’t show improvement or fails to show up for therapy and counseling, he or she may need to enter a residential program until their condition improves.
PHP rehab offers therapies like group and individual counseling as well as art and music therapy, if available. PHO rehab patients can choose to attend intensive outpatient or general outpatient programs after PHP if they so desire.
PHP rehab patients tend to work closely with a wide range of professionals, including psychiatrists, therapists, and physicians.
PHP rehab is made especially for those who:
- Cannot commit to a traditional inpatient stay
- Want or need more freedom than a residential stay can provide
- Do better with a less structured, more flexible environment
- Have a great deal of support from friends and family members but also benefit from the structure that partial hospitalization offers
In most cases, patients can enter PHP rehab quickly, unless the patient is suffering from severe withdrawal. In that case, a residential detoxification program is recommended.
Overview and Types of PHP Rehab Treatment
At the PHP level of care, patients live in their own homes or in a structured sober living environment while receiving a full day of on-campus treatment. They participate in many of the same recovery groups, wellness activities, and social support meetings as those in residential treatment.
Clients spend several hours each day at the facility and participate in a variety of programs, including:
- Group Therapy: This involves focusing on specific topics. Sessions are usually facilitated by a mental health professional. The topics covered may include stress management, coping skills, team building, and relapse prevention.
- Individual Therapy: This includes one-on-one meetings with a therapist or counselor to help the client maintain abstinence and cope with unhealthy behaviors.
- Family Therapy: Like group therapy, these sessions are facilitated by a professional.
- Art and Music Therapy.
- Aftercare Support: As clients near completion of the PHP, professionals help prepare them for life after the program by creating a plan tailored to their needs. These can include tactics for relapse prevention, direction to support groups, further counseling on a group or individual basis and other services.
In addition, treatment options such as nutritional education, fitness classes, therapy, meditation or yoga may be available. It all depends on the type of PHP rehab.
PHP rehab sessions typically occur five to seven days each week, usually for several hours each day. During sessions, therapists emphasize the importance of patients’ maintaining sobriety and complying with the treatment program out for them.
Along with sessions, PHP rehab also offers the development of therapeutic tools and skills to cope with the challenges of everyday living while still fresh in recovery. Many PHP programs also offer medication management and tips for healthy living. Each case is managed by PHP rehab professionals to ensure the best chance against relapse.
What Is Relapse?
Relapse is when a person uses drugs or alcohol after staying sober for a period of time, often with the help of detox, a residential treatment program, PHP rehab, or an intensive outpatient treatment program.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the rate of relapse nationally falls somewhere between 40 and 60 percent. This rate is similar to the rates of relapse with other chronic diseases, like hypertension, asthma, or type 1 diabetes.
It is critical that patients in addiction recovery remain in a treatment program long enough to learn how to manage their drug cravings and address possible “triggers” in their everyday life. Treatment also helps patients cope with the stresses of everyday life. PHP rehab programs help people continue to learn new and healthy ways to handle their emotions and deal with stress. They provide recovery support beyond the initial detox and treatment phase so that relapse is minimized as much as possible.
Building a Support Network
Many PHP rehab programs feature group therapy sessions. Group therapy is exactly what it sounds like: therapy conducted among a group of people, with a therapist moderating the session.
This form of therapy allows people in recovery to share their thoughts and feelings as they relate to the process of recovery. The process helps patients build supportive relationships with others who have traveled similar life paths. These relationships help patients and their families build on their new foundation of sobriety.
Those with more experience living sober can offer sound advice on maintaining the clean lifestyle, while those in a position of expertise benefit from acting as a mentor to those needing guidance.
To some, being away from treatment can feel overwhelming at times. That’s why we developed an app designed to track of our patients’ daily recovery goals. JourneyPure Coaching™ is a free, digital recovery plan provided to every JourneyPure patient.
Through JourneyPure Coaching™, patients track their daily and weekly goals and access a recovery coach. This recovery coach is assigned by JourneyPure to provide accountability and support for one-year after treatment at no charge.
At 12 Keys, we are committed to our patients’ success in recovery and strive to reduce the ever-present relapse rates that come with this disease. This is just one more tool we provide our patients to set them up for success in recovery.
If you are ready to have the full support you need to beat addiction and leave treatment with the tools to succeed in recovery, give us a contact us today.
A Customized Approach
Because 12 Keys Rehab offers each client a unique path to their own sobriety, we are proud to support our recovering family members with continued drug rehab aftercare treatment. Contact 12 Keys and find out how our real recovery approach can help you or a loved one re-engage with once-loved people, work and activities today.866-480-4328