Millions of people suffer from substance use disorder (SUD). Many think of substance abuse and addiction as the same, but they are different and usually call for different treatment approaches. Treatment for SUD generally falls into two categories: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient rehab is intensive, 24-hour supervised treatment in a residential setting. Outpatient rehab occurs daily, and individuals return home for nights and weekends. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) and a partial hospitalization program (PHP) are two standard options for outpatient rehab.
At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we understand that not everyone struggling with SUD needs or can attend inpatient treatment. We also know that you sometimes need a little extra support to maintain long-term recovery. Outpatient drug rehab is ideal for meeting these varying needs. Call us at 833.551.2304 or use our online form to learn how you can benefit from outpatient rehab.
Is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Right for You?
A partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a treatment option that provides the intensive treatment of a residential program but does not require patients to stay overnight. PHPs effectively treat substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders, especially for individuals motivated for recovery and who have a stable and supportive home environment. Individuals who choose a PHP may also reside in a sober living home for night and weekend support.
A PHP can be an integral part of treatment at many different stages of recovery. In early recovery, a PHP is beneficial for those who do not require 24-hour care, those who cannot commit to the time required for residential treatment, or those who cannot afford residential treatment. A PHP is ideal for those transitioning out of residential treatment and individuals who have relapsed and need help to get back on track.
The Benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program
A partial hospitalization program can benefit individuals who do not require around-the-clock care but still need highly structured intensive treatment. Learning to relate with others as a sober person is crucial for recovery. A PHP allows clients to practice the skills they learn in treatment when home at night and on the weekends and will enable families to adapt to changes together.
In addition to being a practical and effective treatment option for a wide range of substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders, other benefits of choosing a partial hospitalization program include:
- It allows you to keep up with personal responsibilities
- It provides comprehensive care at a lower cost
- It fosters the development of coping, problem-solving, and decision-making skills
- It offers built-in peer support
- It helps clients transition back into independent living
- Clients have access to critical medical and mental health services
A partial hospitalization program is not suitable for everyone. However, it is an effective treatment option for individuals motivated for change who need structure and accountability and the ability to tend to other responsibilities.
Can You Benefit from an Intensive Outpatient Progam (IOP)?
Another option for outpatient rehab is an intensive outpatient program (IOP). An IOP provides inpatient-level care and structure with outpatient-level support, making treatment accessible and affordable for many. Additionally, an IOP can give simultaneous treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression that often play a prominent role in the cycle of addiction.
An IOP can be an entry point to treatment or serve as a transition from a higher level of care. Ideal candidates for an IOP are individuals who:
- Have a stable living situation and home life
- Have a solid support network
- Are not currently using drugs or alcohol
- Have a lower risk for relapse
- Have been through or do not require a medical detox
- Are not progressing with traditional outpatient treatment
- Have work, school, or family obligations that don’t allow for residential treatment
An IOP is less expensive than traditional residential or partial hospitalization programs (PHP) but offers more structure and support than outpatient programs.
Learn More About Outpatient Rehab at Gulf Breeze Recovery
At Gulf Breeze Recovery, we believe that recovery is possible for everyone. We also know that treatment for substance use disorders needs to be customized to fit each person’s unique needs. Our unique holistic approach differs from traditional 12-step-based treatment programs. Call 833.551.2304 to learn more about how our programs can help you overcome SUD.