The Day Treatment Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is also referred to as Day/Night Treatment and is the highest level of outpatient treatment care available. At this level of treatment, Grace’s Way patients are required to attend daily treatment services which take up a total of between 15 to 25 hours per week. What this means is that much like residential treatment patients typically engage in group therapy all day with a heavy emphasis on Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT). Relapse Prevention Therapy works to instill patients with all of the spiritual tools and coping mechanisms they will need to maintain sobriety in any situation. Because patients who are enrolled in our PHP program will still be spending ample time out in the real world, away from clinical care, they will undeniably be faced with a host of daily situations and circumstances that could potentially prove threatening to their sobriety. PHP is extremely beneficial in the sense that patients can bring any problems that may have arisen in the outside world back into a supportive and therapeutic environment, processing events with a team of therapists as well as a group of like-minded peers. RPT focuses on the application of learned skills in real world situations and allows patients a safe place to process any experienced triggers or cravings.
Patients enrolled in the Partial Hospitalization Program are also encouraged to attend holistic therapies. Over the course of the past several years, holistic methods of addiction treatment have gained immense popularity throughout recovery communities nationwide. Holistic treatment entails a greater focus on the spiritual component of recovery and includes practices such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, and art therapy. We encourage our patients to participate in multiple variations of holistic therapy, including:
Partial Hospitalization Program
We encourage our patients to participate in multiple variations of holistic therapy, including:
- Art therapy
- Music therapy
- Adventure therapy
- Animal-assisted therapy
- Tai Chi
For more detailed information regarding each distinctive therapeutic practice, please refer to our Services page – or feel free to call one of our representatives.
We at Grace’s Way believe immensely in the benefits of both group and individual therapy. Therefore, patients of the Partial Hospitalization Program also receive between 1-2 individual therapy sessions per week. Upon admission to our PHP program, each individual patient will be paired with a primary care therapist, who they will continue to meet with on a weekly basis over the entire course of their stay. Working closely alongside one specific therapist is extremely beneficial – underlying causes of substance dependency will be thoroughly addressed, and outside issues will be discussed on a far deeper and more personal level. If a patient so chooses, he or she may continue to meet with his or her therapist after the PHP program has been completed. We believe that individual therapy is a crucial component of successfully maintained sobriety, and we are more than happy to refer any of our past patients to reputable therapists in the event that they do not wish to continue meeting with their primary care counselor.
Additional therapy sessions are customized and provided as needed. For patients struggling with issues around trauma, specialized trauma sessions with the clinical director (trauma specialist) are scheduled. If a patient struggles with anger issues, he or she will be assigned a therapist who specializes in anger management. We have compiled a team of licensed and professional therapists with a variety of backgrounds and specializations, ensuring the most individualized and comprehensive care available.
For additional sessions that require more intensive family-focused work, patients meet with the family clinician to begin the Family Recovery Process. Addiction is widely accepted as a ‘family disease’ throughout the recovery community. This not only means that the entire family is equally as effected by the disease, but that the family is also partially responsible (in the vast majority of cases) for the exacerbation of addictive symptoms. Let’s take a brief look at the ways in which addiction affects the family and the ways in which we at Grace’s Way help to restore the health and functionality of the family unit.
How Does Addiction Affect the Family?
When one member of the family begins using drugs or alcohol addictively, everyone close to that individual is somehow affected – whether they initially recognize it or not. Family members will unwittingly alter their own behaviors and routines to better suit the lives of their afflicted loves ones and will dedicate an obscene amount of time and emotional energy into attempting to ‘save’ whoever is battling drug or alcohol addiction. Additionally, many addicts and alcoholics are enabled by those that love them, and detrimental patterns of coddling and enmeshment are often established. Because the family unit as a whole is so harshly impaired, it is essential that each family member recovers simultaneously. Because of this, we at Grace’s Way offer family therapy sessions, as well as individual counseling with members of the family who have been significantly and adversely affected by the addiction. Our program of recovery focuses on healing the family as a whole.
At this specific level of care, in addition to clinical and optional holistic services, patients also begin to learn about vocational and educational skills necessary to begin to ready themselves for the next step. Life-skills and purpose-driven workshops help patients lay the foundation upon which to build a recovery-oriented way of life. We teach patients the importance of personal responsibility, and walk with them hand-in-hand through the process of job applications, obtaining and maintaining financial independence, and setting up a solid and realistic plan for the future. Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey, and we work to ensure that all bases are adequately covered.
The length of time a patient spends at this level of care is a clinically-driven decision and can be anywhere from 2-6 weeks. PHP is an ideal option for those who require a higher level of care but cannot commit to an extended stay, residential treatment program. For more information regarding our Partial Hospitalization program or to find out what steps you must take in order to get enrolled, please contact us today. We look forward to speaking with you soon!