What is the Cost for a PHP Program?
When you’re looking to stop abusing drink or drugs, it’s easy to become confused by the many type of addiction treatment at your disposal.
Whether you’re seeking treatment for substance abuse, mental health conditions, or both, there are two broad options for recovery
- Inpatient rehab
- Outpatient rehab
A PHP or partial hospitalization program is the most intensive form of outpatient rehab.
When you engage with a PHP, you’ll attend sessions scheduled for a few hours on weekdays. You’ll return home overnight. If your home environment is unsuitable or unsupportive, you could choose to base yourself at a sober living home for the duration of your partial hospitalization program.
A PHP is a step down on the continuum of care from residential rehab. Indeed, it has been proven that engaging with partial hospitalization treatment can prevent the need for inpatient rehab, as addictions can be caught before they reach the severe stage warranting residential therapy.
PHPs also make a much more affordable option than residential programs, with most health insurance providers offering coverage for partial hospitalization programs.
Partial hospitalization programs also work effectively if you’re stepping down from residential rehab from substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. The structure and support provided can help ease the transition from the cocoon of rehab to the reality of normal life. The step-down approach is especially beneficial if you have a dual diagnosis (an underlying mental health condition co-occurring with addiction).
Before we look at how much PHPs cost, we’ll first summarize the benefits and drawbacks of this approach for everyone. While PHPs ensure you are closely medically monitored and held fully accountable, they are not always suitable.
Advantages of PHPs
You could consider a partial hospitalization program for addiction to drink or drugs if the following conditions are met:
- You have a stable, supportive home environment free of triggers for addiction
- You are medically stable
- Your substance use is causing you problems at home, work, or school
- You present no risk of harming yourself or harming others
- You feel motivated to pursue treatment
- You have an underlying mental health condition co-occurring with an addiction to drink or drugs
Drawbacks of PHPs
A PHP is generally inadvisable in the following circumstances:
- For victims of trauma or abuse
- When you have previously and unsuccessfully engaged with outpatient treatment before relapsing
- For anyone without the right support system in place
- If you have family members with substance abuse disorders
What To Expect from a Partial Hospitalization Program
Arguably the key benefit of a PHP is the way you can enjoy close medical monitoring throughout treatment without the attendant restrictions of residential rehab. As outlined above, this will only prove advantageous under certain conditions.
Assuming a PHP makes the right fit, treatment will be delivered either or both of the following:
- Medication-assisted treatment
With medication-assisted treatment (MAT), you can take advantage of FDA-approved medications that help alleviate withdrawal symptoms, while also reducing the cravings you’ll get for substances.
MAT is particularly effective for either alcohol use disorder or opioid use disorder.
If medication-assisted treatment is appropriate, it will be administered in combination with a variety of psychotherapies, such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy).
With CBT, you’ll learn how to isolate the negative thought patterns that trigger behaviors like substance abuse. As well as identifying these triggers for abuse, you’ll also learn superior coping skills to help you negotiate life’s stressors without relapsing. DBT is a highly specific form of CBT that will help you to better control your emotions while honing your coping mechanisms.
Beyond MAT and/or psychotherapy, you can also expect the following when engaging with a PHP:
- Individual counseling
- Group counseling
Individual counseling gives you the opportunity to work closely with a therapist. You’ll explore the specifics of your addiction, and you’ll work together, setting goals and tracking your progress.
While you won’t get the same level of attention in group counseling sessions, you’ll benefit from the support of peers experiencing the same issues you’re grappling with. This can be a powerful source of motivation and inspiration.
In addition to these sessions, PHPs offer holistic therapy and a range of education services, too.
What To Expect from a PHP at TDRC
The first point of contact with treatment at The District Recovery Center involves a thorough examination.
As well as a variety of tests, you’ll also be questioned in detail about your past and present substance abuse.
Following this assessment, your symptoms will be diagnosed as mild, medium, or severe. Mild addictions respond well to treatment via PHPs. A PHP may also be suitable in the case of some moderate addictions.
Before beginning a PHP, you must have detoxed from alcohol or drugs.
You will attend sessions at our treatment center several times each week. The PHP will last for at least three months, with sessions personalized to suit.
Upon completion of a PHP at TDRC, you’ll have a strong foundation for sustained recovery, and you’ll be ready to reclaim the life you lost to addiction.
Cost of Partial Hospitalization Programs
Many variable impacts the cost of a PHP, including:
- Services offered
- Intensity of treatment
- Location of treatment center
- Length of program
- Amenities available
- Specialist treatments
- Dual diagnosis treatment
As a benchmark, you can expect to pay roughly $350 to $450 daily for partial hospitalization programs.
Now, while this might not seem exactly cheap, inpatient treatment typically starts at $500 per day, and ratchets sharply upwards.
Lower down on the continuum of care, a less intensive IOP (intensive outpatient program) should cost from $250 per day, making this an even more affordable option if that level of care is appropriate for the severity of your addiction.
PHPs at The District Recovery Community
Here at The District Recovery Community, we can tailor PHPs to suit your addiction.
If you lack the stable home environment that will maximize your chances of recovery, we can arrange access to sober living homes here in Orange County.
To minimize the chances of relapse as you move away from abusing drink or drugs, get in touch with TDRC to discuss our PHPs for alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder. Call us at 844.287.8506.