Partial hospitalization programs or PHPs allow those seeking addiction treatment to receive intensive therapy without the “residential” or overnight stay requirement. Many partial hospitalization programs utilize various addiction therapy models similar to those you would expect in the inpatient environment. The key difference between partial hospitalization programs and residential programs is the overnight component. It is important to note that while PHPs are “outpatient” because you do not stay at the rehab, treatment at a partial hospitalization program is far more intensive and demanding than traditional outpatient programs.
Most partial hospitalization programs are similar in structure and intensity to an inpatient program. Your schedule will on your specific treatment needs. However, many PHPs require an average of five visits each week, with sessions lasting from four to eight hours each day.