What is PHP?

The Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) in addiction recovery provide a structured, high level of care to the patient but the patient returns home each evening after their treatment day concludes. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) recommends that PHPs provide 20+ hours of programming per week, PHP groups typically meet between 4-6 hours a day, at least 5 days a week.

PHP vs. IOP Recovery Programs: What’s the Difference?

The biggest difference between PHP and an intensive outpatient program (IOP) is the amount of time per day that the patient is in the program. IOPs provide 9 hours of programming per week, which is a little less than half of what is provided in PHP.

The length of the PHP tends to vary based on the needs of the individual but the typical time a patient will stay in this program is 14 to 21 days.

At Lighthouse,the Partial Hospitalization Program is geared toward those with less sobriety time and significant issues with substance use disorder and mental health. Our PHP clients meet with nursing staff as well as with a psychiatric provider to help stabilize medical and mental health conditions. Our PHP requirements are 20+ hours of weekly group counseling sessions. In this group, clients will gain education and basic tools to help them with the beginning stages of recovery.

Each clients’ treatment plan is tailored to the individual and considers the whole person not just the substance use disorder.

Addiction Recovery Services include:

  • Group Sessions-individual counseling
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Mental health evaluation
  • Psychiatric medication management (if needed)
  • Nursing services
  • Random urine drug testing
  • Random breathalyzer testing
  • Case management

Is the PHP Program Right For You?

Learn more about our Anchor PHP clinical program and how it can help you on your recovery journey. Together, we can lay the groundwork to help you step into this next chapter with confidence and clarity.