Partial Hospitalization Program

Slightly differing from our day and evening agenda, the partial hospitalization program (PHP) is designed to meet the needs of individuals on a daily basis. An alternative to inpatient/residential care, the integrated program includes alcohol and drug education, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and when necessary, medically supervised pharmacotherapy.

This type of treatment is designed specifically for men and women who:
  • Have suffered a severe drug or alcohol relapse that may have medical implications.
  • Have an exacerbated medical condition by drug or alcohol use that needs focused care.
  • Have a concurrent psychiatric disorder that interferes with their ability to achieve sobriety.
  • Are not currently working or attending school.
  • Need to take a medical leave to address their substance abuse and other co-occurring disorders.
  • Need more hours than the morning or evening programs provide.
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When medically appropriate, the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is an alternative to inpatient/residential care. Unlike a complete inpatient program, PHP is a different level of healthcare that is designed for individuals who have a difficult time maintaining their sobriety without a full-day program.

Lasting Recovery helps men and women understand and integrate relapse prevention into their daily lives. The PHP program looks to interrupt the emotional turmoil and destructive pattern of substance use and co-occurring disorders.

Benefits of the Partial Hospitalization Program

There are innumerable benefits to the Partial Hospitalization Program. During the entire process, participants can stabilize their co-occurring physical and/or psychiatric disorders while practicing consistent abstinence.

In order to achieve this goal, the PHP incorporates education on a 12-step and/or effective recovery meetings that establish an abstinence support system. Additional benefits of the PHP can include:

  • Reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Stabilize medical conditions associated with alcohol and drug use.
  • Reduce current co-occurring symptoms that contribute to use (like PTSD, depression or anxiety
  • Reduce the risk of future recurrence of the co-occurring psychiatric and medical disorders.

Lasting Recovery’s Partial Hospitalization Program takes a holistic approach and is designed to nurture the entire individual—mind, body, and soul.


  • Occupational Therapy Assessment
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Medical time with a nurse 1-3 times/week
  • Lab work
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Physical exam for a medical release for treatment
  • Drug test administration


  • Cognitive Behavioral/therapy groups (CBT)
  • Psychological testing
  • Psychiatric session 30 min/week
  • Clinical team staffing weekly with Psychiatrist
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Weekly Family Education Program
  • Educational materials/supplies


  • Tools for reducing stress
  • Yoga
  • Poetry Therapy
  • Individual or family session 45 min/week
  • Alcohol/Drug Education/ Relapse Prevention/Recovery tools
  • Meditation/Mindfulness/Self-Compassion
  • Individualized treatment planning
  • Coordination of care with outside MD and other professionals
  • Weekly Aftercare

Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program


The Partial Hospitalization Program meets 5 days a week for 6 hours a day from 10 am to 4:30 pm. The full day is divided into 3 hours for addiction/recovery discussions and 3 hours for CBT, mindfulness, and group. At the end of the day, clients return to their homes or sober living with a mind full of recovery information and tools to cope.

Activity Time
Recovery Track 10:00 am – 1:00pm
Lunch 1:00 pm – 1:30pm
Mental Health Track 1:30 pm – 4:30pm

The PHP is broken up into two sessions. In the morning, the Recovery Track is held until you break for lunch at 1 pm. Directly following is the Mental Health Track which finishes out the day.

Substance Use Recovery Track   

During the first part of the day the education group process is facilitated by our clinical staff who are professional, educated, and very knowledgable in the recovery process. During this session, you will:

  • Learn about the physiology of addiction.
  • Understand the phases and time frames of the recovery process (it’s a long-term).
  • Identify healthy sources of pleasure.
  • Learn about cross addiction and the risk it poses to relapse.
  • Develop coping skills for depression and anxiety.
  • Learn effective communication skills.
  • Understand the effects of addiction on your personal relationships.
  • Plan and implement your sober lifestyle.
  • Learn how to interact with your “sober self.”

Mental Health Track

Participants benefit from the emotional support of other group members in the daily group therapy sessions (which often counters the isolation experienced by severe addiction).

Individuals begin to overcome the physiological, social and relational effects of addiction, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and other co-occurring disorders

Topics include:   
  • Relapse and Crisis Prevention
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Co-occurring Disorders
  • Types of Psychiatric and Addictive Illness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Schema Therapy

Results from psychological and occupational assessments along with your medical history, are used to construct individualized treatment plans. Individual psychotherapy and family therapy are available throughout the scheduled treatment times with a licensed —or license ready and supervised clinical staff member.

Our 90-minute Family Education Group for the participants and their families is recommended weekly to begin to understand and heal the effects of addiction.

Transferring to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

The length of stay in the Partial Hospitalization Process varies upon the medical needs of an individual. A transfer to the IOP is made when the medical/clinical staff (along with the insurance company’s case manager), determine that you have sufficiently improved.

This change in your treatment program is measured by your development of different skills to avoid a substance or psychiatric relapse. Services for ongoing medical and psychiatric care are transferred to your outside providers, unless otherwise specified.