What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?
A partial day program (PDP) is also known as a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or “day rehab.” This level of care provides more intensity than outpatient but not as much as residential care. The program contains many of the same elements as a residential addiction treatment program and can be just as effective for women.
Partial day programming has the best outcomes as a part of a continuum of care to further develop the life skills and healing tools that were first practiced in residential programming.
Our partial hospitalization program doesn’t require someone to have completed a residential stay, but it helps to have some residential treatment experience. Our patients can also benefit from a supportive family situation at home without the presence of drugs or alcohol.
Who Can Benefit from a Partial Hospitalization Program?
Women from all walks of life and with varying levels of addiction can benefit from our program. However, there are some factors that may give rise to more consistent success.
While past attendance at a residential treatment program is not a prerequisite for our PHP program, it can certainly benefit a patient. Many women who have prior residential treatment experience will have gained valuable skills and lessons that will ease the transition to a partial day program.
It’s also important for our women to have a stable, supportive, and drug and alcohol-free home to return to at the end of the day. Family support through the rehab process is statistically one of the most important success markers and this program is no exception. The ability to avoid temptation form substance use in a comfortable home environment cannot be overemphasized.
While everyone has a different financial and childcare situation, the intensity level of this program is best for women whose children are school-aged. This removes the need for paid childcare. The hours are flexible but often coincide with a normal school day, making it an ideal solution for our women with children.
The level of addiction is an important factor to consider when contemplating what type of rehabilitation program to commit too. While New Directions also offers detoxification programs and intensive residential therapy, our partial hospitalization program is designed for women who have already begun their recovery journey or whose addictions are not at the level that would require detox or residential care.
Being a women’s-only addiction treatment program, we provide gender-separate, culturally relevant, and holistic addiction treatment services that meet the special needs of women. We also treat women with children, pregnant women in any trimester, and their families that suffer from the chronic fatal disease of addiction.
What to Expect at New Directions
At New Directions for Women, we are committed to providing cutting-edge, holistic care in a safe and confidential environment. Our team of trained professionals has spearheaded drug and alcohol recovery for thousands of women, and we know you or your loved one can benefit from our expertise. At New Directions, we utilize our incredible facilities and a wide range of treatments to offer patients a customized experience that can truly open doors to a better life. Some of the most common treatments and activities you might experience at New Directions are:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- 12-step program with sponsor/mentor
- Equine therapy
- Family therapy
- Medication management
- Drug Testing
- Life-skills and social skills training
- Yoga, meditation, and exercise activities
How Our Partial Hospitalization Program Works
The structured schedule begins at 9 a.m. and completes at 3 p.m., with a 30-minute lunch break. Sessions are held Monday through Friday. A Saturday Family Group component is also offered from 10 p.m. to 12 p.m. The length of time a woman participates in this level of care depends on the clinical needs of each woman. The right amount of time depends on the progress each woman makes.
All participants in our partial day program are monitored via face to face check-ins as well as random drug screens to ensure compliance in the program. The most important aspect of treatment is the willingness to change. New Directions for Women promotes accountability and this is followed diligently.
If you are struggling with substance use disorder, our partial day program can be the spark to set your recovery journey in motion. You will get professional and peer support and break old habits by learning new skills to create a toolkit for lasting recovery.
Therapy Options at New Directions Partial Hospitalization Program
Women in our partial day program will have an individual therapist that they will work with for the duration of the program. The therapist will develop an individual treatment plan based on the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of the woman in care.
Both individual and group therapy are part of our PDP. The group will address maintaining abstinence from drugs and alcohol, life skills, introduction to 12-step groups, staying sober, becoming part of the community, and relearning how to interact with friends and family.
One other type of group that is beneficial is the process group that patients participate in three times per week. During this time, patients can share current struggles and triumphs and also receive support and feedback from their peers. Group therapy is one of the most beneficial and significant aspects of treatment for addiction, as being accountable to and getting support from other women with similar stories can make a huge impact.
Residential Treatment vs. Partial Hospitalization Treatment
Residential treatment refers to a rehabilitation program where the patient lives on campus at a treatment center for a period of time. In a residential program, patients live in a home-like facility where food, a room, and other amenities are provided. Residential treatment often lasts between 30 and 90 days depending on the severity of the addiction and the need for detoxification. Duration of stay is entirely dependent on progress made during treatment but can also be affected by the presence of co-occurring disorders such as depression.
In most residential treatment situations, a patient will start with a detox process before moving onto the next stage of treatment. Detox is the expelling process of the body from harmful toxins and addictive substances like alcohol and/or drugs. Because there can be dangerous side-effects to the detox process, it’s highly recommended this process be taken on in a residential treatment setting. After detox, treatment will move into more traditional methods such as individual and group counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy, and relapse prevention education. All of this is done while living on campus and establishing healthy living and relational habits under the care of our licensed professionals.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Partial hospitalization programs, also known as day rehab or partial day programs, allow patients the flexibility of returning home at the end of the day while still receiving thorough, world-class care at our beautiful campus. In fact, many of the same programs will be utilized in our PHP program, just without the need to stay on campus overnight. This gives patients the ability to continue to work, find a routine, and improve relationships with friends and family.
PHP is the middle ground between full-time inpatient care and an outpatient program. The patient will spend several hours a day, five to seven days a week, going over standard treatments and programs to jumpstart their detox process and recovery.
Lunch is generally provided, and transportation can be arranged as well.
Choosing Which Plan is Right for You
Choosing the right recovery path is one of the most important decisions you or your loved one can ever make. If there is uncertainty, it’s important to meet with friends, family, and trained professionals to seek opinions about the right path for you. At New Directions, we can provide a customized assessment that shows a clearer picture of what plan may be best for your needs. While it may sound great to have the flexibility of a PHP treatment, your symptoms may be more appropriately treated in a residential setting.
Signs of Addiction
It can be difficult to know the difference between someone who uses drugs or alcohol recreationally and someone who has developed an addiction. If you or your loved one is demonstrating one or more of the following, you may be at risk of addiction:
- Drug or alcohol use every day or multiple times a day
- Thoughts controlled by thoughts of drug or alcohol use
- Developed tolerance, or the need to use more of a substance to achieve the same effect
- Taking/using more of a substance than you intended
- Spending money on the drug, even though you can’t afford it
- Inability to maintain relationships or complete work-related tasks
- Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop taking the drug
Our program is held at one of our two serene and private outpatient offices, just off the 405 or 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa. Our facilities feature beautiful landscaping, spacious andpeaceful meeting rooms, play areas for children, pool and exercise facilities and so much more. You will have the opportunity to relax in our beautiful gardens or watch tropical fish swim in one of our aquariums. Feel free to take a dip in our pool or break a sweat in our gym with a friend. See for yourself how our amazing facilities set us apart!
Begin Your Recovery Journey Today at New Directions for Women
At New Directions for Women, our mission is “Saving the lives of women ofall ages, women with children and pregnant women affected by alcoholism, other addictions, and related issues.” Our track record of success is unparalleled in the SoCal treatment world. Our incredible staff has tens of thousands of hours of successful treatment and our facilities are second to none. If you are ready to begin or continue your treatment journey and you believe a partial hospitalization program might be for you, contact us today!