For many individuals who are working to overcome addiction, partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are effective choices for the early stages of treatment. These outpatient programs offer flexibility while also providing daily support and accountability. Individuals who take part in these programs develop the tools they need to maintain sobriety long-term. Especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching out for help from a treatment center has never been easier or more necessary.
What Is a PHP?
Partial hospitalization programs are designed to provide a high level of support while still allowing participants to live at home during treatment. They are an alternative to residential or inpatient programs and can help those who are on the road to recovery build a strong foundation for sobriety.
Typically, participants in a partial hospitalization program receive a personalized treatment plan. Tailoring treatment to each individual’s needs and goals can help them make lasting changes. A variety of therapies, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, or motivational interviewing, might be utilized to help participants work through the underlying causes of addiction.
PHPs offer a number of unique benefits, including:
- They help individuals transition between detox and outpatient care
- They provide support as participants return to everyday life
- They are less expensive than residential options
Both group and individual therapy sessions are typically part of PHPs. During group therapy, participants can connect with others who have struggled with substance abuse or co-occurring mental health issues. Groups can provide support and encouragement for the journey to recovery. Many participants also find it meaningful to share their experiences and support others.
Why PHPs Can Be Beneficial During COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding high-quality treatment for substance abuse issues is more important than ever before. Addiction to alcohol or drugs can actually make individuals more susceptible to complications from COVID-19. Substance abuse can inhibit your immune system, and drugs that are ingested by smoking can irritate and damage the respiratory system, which can also be attacked by the coronavirus. Beginning treatment for addiction can help you avoid complications and improve your general health and well-being.
In addition, treatment centers like Clearhaven Recovery have put a number of policies and procedures in place to keep team members and participants safe during treatment. Smaller group sizes can help reduce the risk of transmission, but they can also help participants receive more individualized support and attention. PPE is required to keep group members safe, and increased sanitation procedures can make treatment centers some of the cleanest and safest places to be during the COVID-19 pandemic. Many centers also require regular testing for both team members and participants, and treatment center staff are given priority to receive the vaccine.
Telehealth treatment options can also help those in recovery stay connected to support even during the pandemic. Virtual therapy sessions are just one way that recovery centers have adapted during this challenging time.
Whether you’ve been through a period of sobriety before or are reaching out for the first time, participating in a PHP is an investment in your future. As the world waits for the COVID-19 pandemic to finally end, spend time becoming the best version of yourself.
Reach Out to Clearhaven Recovery Today
At Clearhaven Recovery, our partial hospitalization program is the highest level of care we provide in our treatment center. We offer personalized treatment programs for those who are struggling with addiction, and we’re proud to offer a safe, welcoming space during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Reach out to our team today at 833.970.2054 or contact us online to learn more. We help participants and their family members rebuild their lives.