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PHP Drug Rehab Explained

Once you decide to stop using drugs, you’ll find yourself facing decisions about how to get sober. You may hear friends or family throw around terms like inpatient, PHP, IOP, outpatient, 12-step recovery, and more. All of this may sound like a foreign language when you are first starting and, to some extent, getting sober does involve learning a new language. Nashville Treatment Solutions is here to help you navigate this new world and learn the new language. We’ll explain what we have available and create an individualized treatment plan for you. 

What Does PHP Stand For?

PHP stands for Partial Hospitalization Program and is sometimes referred to as day treatment.  Most PHP programs range between twenty and thirty hours per week and require attendance five days each week. You could think of it almost as reporting to school or work, except you are going to treatment. Depending on the particular circumstances of your addiction, you may not be used to reporting to a specific place at a specific time. The structure of a PHP is intentional so that you gain more experience in life skills such as maintaining a schedule and arriving at appointments on time. 

Additionally, the structure of a PHP program helps you to find something to do with your time. When we are active in our addictions, we spend much of our time using or figuring out how to get more to use more. Once we remove the drugs, we often lose the friends we used with, and find that we have a lot of time on our hands. PHP enables you to put that time to good use. 

How Is Addiction Treated During a PHP Program?

A PHP program treats addiction much like an inpatient rehab program. PHP programs include different therapy forms, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT).  In addition to individual therapy sessions, participants can also expect to participate in group therapy sessions and in skills therapy. Skills therapy sessions might focus on things like coping skills, managing stress, or life skills. You can also expect to be introduced to peer recovery support groups such as 12-step groups. Last but not least, PHP programs include a health and wellness component focusing on nutrition, movement, and meditation. Addiction is a disease that affects mind, body and spirit. PHP programs treat all three.

Is PHP Drug Rehab Different From Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient treatment and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are similar but different. While the treatment offerings are alike, the most significant difference is where you sleep at night. Inpatient rehab, as you might guess, requires that you reside at the rehab facility. Inpatient treatment typically ranges from thirty to sixty days. Inpatient rehab removes you from your life for the time of your treatment and then requires you to become reacclimated at the end of treatment.  Partial hospitalization treatment (PHP) allows you to remain at home, close to your loved ones, while attending treatment during the day. In addition to allowing your family to see that you are working on your sobriety, PHP also enables you to bring the issues from home to therapy to work through them as they happen. 

Get Help With Addiction at Nashville Treatment Solutions

At Nashville Treatment Solutions, we believe that everyone’s recovery journey is unique, and we tailor treatment plans for your individualized path. Our multifaceted treatment modalities will help you build a solid foundation for your recovery journey. We have a wide range of programs to meet your needs, including a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), which can be followed with our Outpatient Counseling (OP).  Connect with us today to see how we can best support you in your journey to sobriety.