Once you’ve completed residential rehab, you are faced with deciding how you should continue the path forward in your recovery process.

Your choices may range from participating in outpatient counseling to extending your time in the inpatient center.

For many, the logical next step falls in the middle—partial hospitalization programs.

As you finish the residential portion of your therapeutic plan, the thought of leaving the supportive and structured environment may feel overwhelming.

Partial hospitalization provides a combination of support and flexibility that many patients prefer at this stage of their healing.

In this setting, you will find that this type of treatment supports your ongoing commitment to a healthier and addiction-free you.

The predictable and safe routine provides continued comfort, and many people consider it a “safety net” as they work toward living a more independent, sober lifestyle.


What Are Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)?

Before we dive even deeper into the benefits of this treatment option and who can benefit from it, let us take a quick look into the partial hospitalization program definition.

Partial hospitalization is a transitional program that supports clients as they move from inpatient residential care back into their daily lives. Essentially, you participate in a variety of therapy and other treatment activities during the day and then return to the comfort of your home in the evening.

Taking this step aids in furthering your coping skills and helps prevent backslides, relapses, triggers, cravings, or other setbacks.

This level of support is provided by a clinical team made up of doctors, nurses, and counselors with a customized treatment plan in place.

The setting is still structured, but clients become more active participants in shaping the course of their lives as they prepare to rejoin their families.

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Features of Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

While every patient has their customized treatment plan put in place, here are a few key features that we offer at Emerald Isle Health and Recovery.

  • Family Counseling: You learn to live in harmony with your family members. They learn the skills they need to better support your ongoing commitment to mental health.
  • Group Counseling: Here, you will meet with other people in the mental or behavioral health partial hospitalization program. This allows you to build an additional support network and gain a sense of community with other members.
  • Individual Counseling: You will meet with a counselor to help you craft a re-entry plan into real-life situations. You will gain further insights into your mental health plan and become proactive in your recovery and shaping your behaviors.
  • Medication Treatment: Clinical staff will help you learn to manage the medications you need to sustain good mental health.
  • Co-Occurring Disorder or Dual Diagnosis Treatment: If you have a co-occurring disorder, such as an addiction or eating disorder, you will continue to receive those treatments during your partial hospitalization program.
  • Physical Fitness Activities – Mental health and physical fitness work together to keep you feeling your best. We offer a variety of activities, including hiking, yoga, and much more. We believe that a fit body makes for a healthy mind.

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Who Should Consider Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)?

Every partial hospitalization program center has specific standards and guidelines for entry into their programs.

We want our programs to provide the best outcomes for our patients, so it’s important for us to evaluate if this is a good option for you and where you are at in your recovery. Ultimately, we want to be sure you’re ready for the level of work and commitment needed to ensure that partial hospitalization will lead to your success.

While there is no “one-size-fits-all” answer to who will best benefit from partial hospitalization programs, we offer some general guidelines.

Here are the typical milestones we like to see achieved before entering partial hospitalization:

  • Successfully completes a residential inpatient treatment program
  • Expresses concern for going straight into outpatient care
  • Actively participates in group and individual therapy
  • Exhibits the ability to make good behavioral decisions
  • Has a plan in place for safe housing outside of the facility
  • Has a supportive family or a positive peer support network
  • Participates in dual diagnosis treatment or recovery groups, if needed

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Choosing a Plan That is Right For You

At Emerald Isle Health and Recovery, we’ve helped thousands of people with mental health challenges learn how to manage their symptoms.

We work with you to learn how to identify triggers and establish actionable coping strategies, so you can live the healthiest life possible.

If you’re considering partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) as the next phase in your treatment, we would like to discuss that with you.

Let’s start by connecting about your initial diagnosis and the work that you’ve completed so far.

Reach out to us online, or call us at 855-670-0282.

We are here to help identify the next steps and keep moving toward your wellness goals.


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