Partial day program (PDP) is also sometimes known as partial hospitalization program (PHP) or just “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 certain 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. Women can join our program either after completing residential care to provide transitional support on a lifetime recovery journey, or for the first time if the severity of illness does not require residential care first. Partial day program is for women whose home environments are supportive of their recovery either in a certified sober living home, or in a family setting that is involved in family recovery without alcohol and drugs present.
Our program is held at our serene and private outpatient offices, just off the 405 or 55 Freeway in Costa Mesa. The structured schedule begins at 9am and completes at 3pm, with a half an hour lunch break catered by our Chef Sal. Sessions are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. A Saturday Family Group component is also included from 10 – 12pm. 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.
This schedule can accommodate nighttime work schedules or class schedules. The program is also a great fit for women with school-age children, as they can easily drop off their children at school in the morning and be there in time to pick them up in the afternoon. We also offer Day and Evening Intensive Outpatient Programming, which is a less intensive level of care that women can transition into when they are ready.
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 is a part of our PDP. The group will address maintaining abstinence from drugs and alcohol, life skills, introduction to twelve step groups, staying sober, becoming part of the community and learning how to interact with 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.
All participants in our Partial Day Program are monitored via face to face check-in’s 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 accountably and this is followed diligently.
If you are struggling with substance use, 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.