What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?
A Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is a type of addiction or substance abuse treatment. This program caters to people needing a higher level of care than a standard outpatient program. On that same note, it does not restrict you as much as a residential or inpatient rehab. A PHP helps people recover from drugs in an environment that allows for a successful transition into the community.
Whether you’re transitioning from detox, inpatient hospitalization or just starting treatment for the first time, The Freedom Center’s multidisciplinary team will work with you to develop a plan of care customized to your individual needs. The Partial Hospitalization Program at The Freedom Center is a therapeutic and recovery-focused program offered during the day to support adults and help them to establish a foundation in recovery.
Services of Partial Hospitalization Program
Our program begins with a comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessment completed by our clinical staff. This assessment allows us to not only gain a deeper understanding of the specific needs of the client, but also supports our team in developing a more comprehensive and individualized treatment plan.
Group and individual therapy are the foundations of all treatment programs. We have created a treatment curriculum that is innovative, dynamic, and provides each client the opportunity to explore and experience a wide range of group topic and activities.
Clients participate in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with their primary counselor in a group setting. CBT groups are evidenced based and have been proven to be effective in substance abuse treatment. The Freedom Center intends to assist clients in understanding the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behavior and gain insight into various techniques and interventions that promote change and growth.
Process groups are safe environments in which The Freedom Center clients can feel safe and supported to discover, uncover, and work through the underlying causes of their addiction with the help and support of their primary counselors. The intention of these groups is to help clients let go of their past, overcome their fears, and to improve authentic communication.
Clients in treatment often have a need for additional psychiatric support to address their ongoing psychiatric issues, medication management, and access to additional psychiatric care. Our staff will ensure that each client receives the psychiatric support needed throughout their treatment and mental health disorders are treated alongside of their addiction. Clients will meet with our psychiatric nurse practitioner or medical director within the first week of the admission.
Family support and inclusion for addiction treatment is critical to the recovery program. We take pride in providing weekly progress updates. This is a time that can be arranged by families with the primary counselor. In this time, families can expect to get an update on the overall progress in treatment, and to have a platform to ask questions, and receive feedback and support.
The Freedom Center offers a comprehensive fitness and nutrition program for IOP clients. Our goal is improve healthy body image, lifestyle, weight management, and overall wellness using proven, science-based methods. Our Group Personal Training (GPT) programs will meet multiple times throughout the week. We request that participants attend at least one GPT sessions per week and one individual session every other week. We also provide weekly group presentations on topics including (but not limited to) nutrition, hormonal balancing, training methodologies, injury prevention.
Holistic addiction treatment is an approach based upon the knowledge that sustained recovery can only occur when a person’s physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health are addressed. The Freedom Center program includes various holistic approaches included chiropractic & massage therapy, yoga & mindfulness practices, experiential therapy, and nutrition & exercise education.
The Freedom Center provides academic coaching and vocational support to help clients achieve their employment and educational goals. This includes working with clients to get signed up for classes, prepare for interviews, write resumes, manage work related stress, and evaluate career plans. Our goal is to address areas of clients lives that may be causing stress and stagnation and work with them to improve these areas.
The Freedom Center works as a liaison between the client and the court system, and advocates for the client's needs outside of the treatment program. We address legal matters and provide solutions to achieve stability which allows clients to focus solely on their recovery while in treatment. A big part of recovery is cleaning up the wreckage of our past. Addressing these legal issues can provide a huge sense of relief for clients, allowing them to participate more thoroughly in their treatment and therapy process with ease.
We understand the importance of making friends in recovery, finding new hobbies, and how to get on a schedule or routine. Clients will meet and get coaching from a certified peer recovery specialist on how to find outside support networks, fellowshipping events, and creating relapse prevention strategies.
At The Freedom Center, clients involve themselves in a variety of therapies, services, support, and education designed to help address the deeper cause of their addiction. Customized to fit the client, these activities may include the following:
Group Therapies Included
The Freedom Center attempts to create individualized treatment plans for every client. Since we believe that everyone has different needs, we work to address as many as we can. In addition, we offer several group therapies to help clients achieve recovery. These groups may include the following:
An overall deeper understanding of addiction in its many forms will help the client begin the process of recovery. This includes addiction science, understanding dual diagnosis, mental health disorders and overdose prevention.
Helping clients take control of their addiction is key. The Basics of Recovery therapeutic groups elaborate on the core causes of addiction, which are Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. The result is a deeper understanding of themselves in these 4 main aspects.
Recovery takes place every day. It’s important that people who used substances learn a new philosophy for living that includes open-mindedness, honesty and a desire to have and keep long term sobriety.
After recovery, it’s important to have the necessary coping skills to overcome cravings and high-risk situations. The purpose of this group therapy is to help the client identify the triggers and early warning signs and how to get past them without resorting to drugs and alcohol.
This group teaches clients skills and techniques to identify irrational thoughts and behavior and help them make better decisions. Through this group therapy, clients can make better choices for themselves in relation to their addiction and other areas of their lives.
Being overwhelmed with anger can often lead a person to make bad decisions, including relying on substances to help them cope with the feelings. This group teaches clients how to deal with anger and the situations involves in a constructive way.
Individual’s addiction may be tied to relationships. This group helps clients to see unhealthy patterns in themselves and relationships and learn new ways of living that supports healthy boundaries.
This group revolves around self-efficacy and effective communication. We look at issues that affect the community and clients learn solution focused approaches to communicate.
Understanding the deeper mental issues that are adjacent to addiction helps clients to better understand themselves and others. This group helps clients understand anxiety disorders, bi-polar disorders, depressive disorders, and co-occurring health disorders.
The Benefits of Partial Hospitalization Program
The Freedom Center PHP includes treatment five to six days per week, for six hours per day. Clients being in treatment throughout the day allows more opportunity to work with clinical and medical professionals on the substance use disorder and related mental health issues.
In addition, the cost of inpatient care high. If a client does not have adequate financing or insurance, they do not have to settle for less treatment. The Freedom Center Partial Hospitalization program offers a comprehensive and intense level of care that is more affordable than residential treatment.
PHP Treatment involves a combination of behavioral and holistic therapies, wellness education, recreational activities, and a higher level of psychiatric and medical support than outpatient treatment. Clients in treatment often have a need for additional psychiatric support to address their ongoing psychiatric issues, medication management, and access to additional psychiatric care. Clients being in treatment for a longer time throughout the day helps to ensure that each client receives the psychiatric support needed throughout their treatment and mental health disorders are treated alongside their addiction.
Partial Hospitalization Program at The Freedom Center
Recovery is a lifelong process and does not happen overnight. Many people complete residential treatment and continue with an intensive partial hospitalization program because they may still need help. Often, outpatient programs don’t provide enough structure, and PHP is required before that transition.
The Freedom Center employs a multi-disciplinary team of experienced mental health practitioners to provide treatment and facilitate groups. We keep group sizes small to help clients address their individual needs and get the attention they need.
We are recognized as a licensed substance abuse treatment facility in the state of Maryland, accredited by The Joint Commission. We offer a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), Intensive Outpatient (IOP) & Outpatient (OP) levels of care.
Learn more about a program right for you or your loved one, contact The Freedom Center at (888) 530-5023 today.