There are several levels of addiction treatment that can help people recover from substance use disorder. Many people find that they will best benefit from an inpatient or residential treatment program but this type of treatment may not be a perfect fit for everyone.
At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, we offer day treatment (also known as partial hospitalization) for addiction, which can benefit patients in many different ways. Our partial hospitalization (PHP) program is a type of outpatient care that allows patients to attend programming at our facility during the day while being able to go home at night.
One of the greatest benefits of our partial hospitalization treatment program is that our clients don’t have to spend weeks or months isolated from their loved ones. Receiving organic support from family can be a substantial contributing factor to the success rate of substance use treatment. At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, we realize that everyone deals with addiction issues differently. This is why our individualized approach to your care is so important.
Whether day treatment is the best choice or you’re transitioning from our inpatient program, partial hospitalization at Vertava Health of Massachusetts may be right for you.
Currently, in the U.S., more than 20 million Americans struggle with substance use. However, only about seven percent get the help they need from a formal addiction treatment center. Often, people recognize that they need help with addiction issues but cannot commit to inpatient residential treatment for any number of reasons.
PHP treatment programs are designed for people whose addiction isn’t completely out of control yet, or their addiction hasn’t become a long-term issue. It’s important for families who have been touched by addiction to know that effective treatment is available no matter how severe or minor their issues with addiction may be.
Treatment centers like Vertava Health of Massachusetts provide personalized treatment that helps people rebuild their lives in sobriety by providing a tri-level continuum of care. Treatment phases include detoxification, residential treatment, and day treatment (PHP). We also offer intensive outpatient (IOP) programming as the next step in care after partial hospitalization. Our IOP programming is similar to PHP but less intensive, requiring less on-campus commitment per week.
Day treatment is recommended for patients transitioning from residential settings. Partial hospitalization allows patients to demonstrate their progress, practice newfound skills, and continue building their sober support system.
PHP provides a perfect in-between for residential and outpatient treatment options.
How Does Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization) Work?
Vertava Health of Massachusetts provides treatment in three phases, including detox and medical stabilization. Once clients have safely and successfully detoxed from substances, they engage in a 30- or 60-day residential program, where they learn about addiction and recovery through a variety of therapies.
Clients are then enrolled in the third phase of treatment, which is day treatment (partial hospitalization or PHP). Day treatment provides clients the opportunity to apply their newly learned sober-living skills before returning to the community.
During the partial hospitalization phase of treatment, clients implement the coping mechanisms they learned in treatment. This is accomplished through individual and group therapy sessions. Day treatment sessions may focus on topics such as identifying triggers and overcoming cravings.
Therapists may also help clients form an aftercare plan, which often includes sober activities like support groups and 12-step meetings.
What Does Day Treatment (PHP) Look Like At Vertava Health Of Massachusetts?
Addiction can lead to chaos and confusion in many areas of life. Because of this, one of the main goals of addiction treatment is to reintroduce structure to the client’s daily life.
While the detox and residential phases of treatment are highly structured, day treatment provides client support in a less supervised environment. This new level of freedom allows clients to practice living their life within the new boundaries of recovery.
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Day treatment also gives clients a place to ask questions about entering back into the community. To ensure high levels of support, clients in PHP have 24-hour access to staff, including nursing and medical providers.
Vertava Health of Massachusetts also offers a 10:1 client-therapist ratio. This allows day treatment clients to continue their therapy sessions and get the individual support that they need.
Why Choose Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization)?
Dealing with cravings, triggers, and potential relapse are normal parts of the recovery process. By facing these realities in a safe environment, clients learn to put their sober living skills into practice. PHPs encourage patients to internalize the values they learn in treatment. This prepares clients to face the next step of their recovery with confidence.
Another goal of the PHP at Vertava Health of Massachusetts is to provide clients with the freedom to practice recovery skills at their own pace. Day treatment places a time buffer between the intensive residential phase and community reintegration.
After participating in weeks of immersive counseling and recreational therapies, day treatment ensures that patients are given adequate time to process their treatment experience.
Partial hospitalization at Vertava Health of Massachusetts offers additional benefits, including:
- full gym membership
- day passes
- family visits
- cell phone use
- 12-step meetings
- community activities, including movies, indoor rock climbing, and recovery-oriented field trips
How Long Does Day Treatment (Partial Hospitalization) Last?
Vertava Health of Massachusetts requires that clients spend at least 10 days in partial hospitalization. However, clients who need ongoing care are welcome to participate in outpatient therapy as long as they may need it.
Many treatment centers offer outpatient treatment as an opportunity to practice recovery skills in real-life situations. As the client begins to demonstrate growth and a reduced risk of relapse, their treatment team may recommend tapering down their treatment sessions.
At Vertava Health of Massachusetts, we encourage clients to continue day treatment and outpatient therapy as long as necessary for a successful recovery.
Is Day Treatment Right For Me?
Vertava Health of Massachusetts is a great fit for those who are looking for partial hospitalization programs in Massachusetts. Our program prides itself on providing compassionate care in a serene and inspiring environment.
Our partial hospitalization program may be a good fit for you if:
- You use drugs on a daily or semi-daily basis
- You’re facing issues related to co-occurring disorders
- Your home living situation is stable, safe, and supportive
- You have obligations to attend to such as dependants, work, or school
Research shows that the best way to treat substance use and addiction is in a structured and medically-focused program like the ones that we offer at Vertava Health of Massachusetts. We offer many treatment modalities that cater to whatever needs you may have on your journey towards health and wellness.
Our on-site treatment services offer:
- cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- mindfulness training
- adventure therapy
- medication-assisted treatment
These treatment services are offered in individual and group settings, based on the unique needs of the client. Vertava Health of Massachusetts’ commitment to individualized treatment means that each client will receive a personalized and ongoing treatment plan.
If you or your loved one are concerned about the financial aspect of treatment, there are ways to minimize your out-of-pocket cost. Utilizing your private insurance is the best way to keep treatment costs low.
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We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions below to help you determine whether seeking partial hospitalization treatment at Vertava Health of Massachusetts is right for you.
What does PHP stand for in treatment?
PHP stands for “partial hospitalization” when it comes to treatment for substance use disorders. This is a treatment program that allows patients to sleep at their own homes at night while attending comprehensive treatment therapies on campus during the day. This is a perfect treatment solution for people who have a strong and safe support system at home but need help with a substance use disorder. It is also a great program for people who have completed residential treatment and want help transitioning back into their community as a sober person.
What do PHP and IOP mean?
Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are similar as they are both outpatient treatments. Partial hospitalization is typically the more intense version of treatment with longer and more intensive programming throughout the week. In both cases, a patient will live off-campus and attend classes during the week.
Is PHP considered inpatient?
No, partial hospitalization programs are considered to be outpatient programs. Patients spend their time in their own home environment at night and on weekends while attending comprehensive treatment programming during the weekdays. This is a perfect treatment solution for patients transitioning from inpatient residential treatment as well as people who have commitments at home to attend to.
With the help of treatment programs like the ones we offer here at Vertava Health of Massachusetts, people who battle addiction can get the help they deserve on their terms. To learn more about our partial hospitalization programs, reach out to one of our treatment specialists today at (844) 906-0978.
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration — TRENDS IN SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS AMONG ADULTS AGED 18 OR OLDER
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: National Institutes of Health — Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Programs: Assessing the Evidence
- U.S. National Library of Medicine: National Institutes of Health — Chapter 5—Specialized Substance Abuse Treatment Programs