When considering treatment options, you may realize that it’s not feasible to remain at a treatment facility full-time. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) allows for the option to return home at the end of the day. This can allow clients to maintain a sense of normalcy by seeing family and sleeping in their own bed at night in a familiar setting.
At TruHealing Gaithersburg, our partial hospitalization program in Maryland provides the same level of care you can expect from our inpatient program with less time spent onsite at our facility. For more information about the differences between our wide range of programs and services, we encourage you to reach out to us at (833) 625-0398 to speak with a trained representative who can provide you with more details.
When to Begin PHP Addiction Treatment for Recovery
If you feel like you are struggling to keep your life together because of addiction, the right time to begin a partial hospitalization program is today. You may have noticed that your family or friends are calling attention to your behavior and saying that you are acting differently or behaving in ways that seem erratic to them. It’s crucial to listen to how others perceive your actions, as this can be a window into the reality of your life that you may be subconsciously attempting to deny or avoid.
If you require 24-hour care, then an inpatient or residential program will be a more suitable option. A PHP makes the most sense for someone who needs additional resources in order to stay on the right track while they are safely able to maintain a level of independence.
When Is PHP Addiction Treatment Not the Best Option?
It’s important to understand that a partial hospitalization program is not appropriate for everyone. An assessment should be made on a case-by-case basis. Sometimes the reason a PHP is not appropriate is that a person has not yet completed an inpatient rehab program, and they would better benefit from time spent away from the stress and anxiety associated with their daily life.
A common scenario in which PHP programs are not recommended is when a person’s home life is a source for high-risk triggers.
This could be for a variety of reasons, including:
- At increased risk for relapse
- Needs to work on self-care
- Relationship issues
- Family dynamics
- Unhealthy friendships
- Work-related stress
- Another person in the house is abusing drugs or alcohol
- High-risk triggers at home or in the community
Advantages of a PHP
You have the opportunity to take advantage of our highly skilled mental health counselors. They can help determine if you have any co-occurring mental health disorders and provide a dual diagnosis. A majority of those who turn to substance abuse as a coping mechanism have underlying mental health issues that need to be addressed in order to make personal progress.
While enrolled in TruHealing Gaithersburg Center’s PHP, you receive the full benefits our medical team has to offer. We can provide prescription medications that can help ease withdrawal symptoms if your circumstances allow this.
A PHP offers an opportunity to work with like-minded individuals in group therapy sessions. Group therapy can provide both a useful outlet as well as an opportunity to develop relationships and work on interpersonal skills and boundary-setting. Someone you meet in group therapy may be able to connect you with positive resources that can enhance your safety net when you return to daily life in recovery.
At TruHealing Gaithersburg, we offer community integration activities to help you transition from rehab back to everyday life more easily.
Contact TruHealing Gaithersburg About Our PHP Addiction Treatment
In TruHealing Gaithersburg’s PHP, you work with our professionals to learn positive habits, including developing healthy nutrition and exercise routines to promote well-being. Positive changes in your lifestyle are an essential part of creating new habits that are better suited to maintaining lasting recovery.
If you are struggling to maintain your recovery, reach out to TruHealing Gaithersburg today by filling out our online form or calling (833) 625-0398 to speak with a trained representative to discuss our addiction treatment programs.