Partial Hospitalization Day Treatment

What is hospitalization/day treatment rehab?

Hospitalization/day treatment is also known as partial hospitalization/day treatment or PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program). In the simplest of terms, this is a specific rehab program that was developed for the treatment of both mental illness and substance addiction. Unlike the residential, in-patient addiction treatment and recovery programs, you continue to live at home. However, you will have to commute to the partial hospitalization/day treatment program up to 7 days a week.

Partial hospitalization/day treatment focuses on the individual’s overall treatment rather than just safety. In other words, PHP is not used to treat individuals who are acutely suicidal. Additionally, Dr. Albert E. Moll, the partial hospitalization/day treatment pioneer realized that there were individuals who would not be able to put their families and jobs on hold while undergoing addiction treatment and recovery. He also realized that a person’s financial means played a significant role in the PHP process and paying for rehab programs.

Additional considerations

You do not want to confuse partial hospitalization with day treatment since the former is provided by a hospital or an organization affiliated with it. This is what typically separates partial hospitalization from a day treatment program which can be either for-profit or not-for-profit agencies which have no hospital affiliation. During the typical day, you will be expected to attend group and individual therapy sessions as well as undergo check-ins and psychopharmacological assessments.

In addition to being available for the treatment of alcoholism or drug addiction, partial hospitalization/day treatment programs also address the following:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • anorexia and bulimia
  • anxiety disorders and panic attacks
  • bi-polar disorder
  • depression
  • schizophrenia

There are also a variety of partial hospitalization/day treatment programs that cater to adolescents, adult patients, geriatric patients, or young children. Academics are typically included in the adolescent and young children programs as a substitute for the child’s schoolwork or to work hand in hand with their school. Finally, the funding of these different service providers comes from the fees that are collected from Medicaid.

Help is only a “mouse-click” away

As the internet’s premier drug addiction treatment and recovery referral site, The Rehab Advisor has compiled a listing of partial hospitalization/day treatment programs that can be found throughout the US. So no matter where you live, we can refer you into a program that is located in your immediate vicinity unless you prefer to enroll in a program that is conducted in another state.

In any event, if you or a loved one is suffering with a substance dependency and the partial hospitalization/day treatment format will effectively answer your personal needs, feel free to contact us for further information.