What is PHP?

PHP is an abbreviation for partial hospitalization program. This type of addiction treatment program is more intensive than IOP (intensive outpatient) but less so than full inpatient or residential rehab. Compared to IOP, partial hospitalization requires more visits and sessions per week. This commitment is comparable to that of a residential recovery program. The primary difference is that in PHP the patient does not reside onsite at the facility during their treatment. They have the ability to choose their own housing accommodations.

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Treatment?

Inpatient, or Residential Treatment, offers comprehensive care, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including room and board along with recovery services such as group and individual therapy, medication management, cognitive behavioral techniques, and other recreational activities.

Outpatient Programs, on the other hand, typically have clients coming from around the community to enter into a program for a specific amount of time per week. The outpatient programs are mainly group oriented for continued treatment after completing a residential program or a period of sustained sobriety.

Residential (inpatient) clients stay at the facility for the entire duration of their treatment, but outpatient clients go home every day and only spend part of the day at the treatment facility.