Partial Hospitalization Program – Day Treatment

Partial Hospitalization ProgramSlightly differing from our morning and evening agenda, the partial hospitalization program (PHP) also called day treatment is designed to meet the needs of individuals on a daily basis.

An alternative to inpatient/residential care, the full day integrated program includes evidenced based alcohol and drug education and group process, Mindfulness Meditation, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group, or Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training  (DBT)  group, individual therapy 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.
  • Want to develop new skills to manage anxiety, depression, trauma
  • 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 of treatment/support than the morning or evening programs provide.

Substance Use Recovery

During the first part of the day, the education group process is facilitated by our clinical staff who are professional, educated, and very knowledgeable 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.
  • 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

Participants benefit from the emotional support of other group members in the daily group therapy sessions (which often counter 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 Group
  • Dialectical Behavioral Skills Training Therapy Group
  • 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

Benefits of the Partial Hospitalization Program (Full Day Program)

There are innumerable benefits to the Partial Hospitalization Program, Full Day Program. During the entire process, participants can stabilize their co-occurring physical and/or psychiatric disorders while practicing consistent abstinence from alcohol and/or drugs. In order to achieve this goal, the morning Substance Dependence portion of this full day program PHP incorporates education on a 12-step and/or effective alternative recovery meetings that establish an abstinence based support system.

Additional benefits of PHP can include:

  • Understand the science behind addiction and how your brain reacts to triggers
  • Learn skills and behaviors to reduce the risk of relapse.
  • Learn about your personality, increase your assertive skills,
  • 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 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)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training Groups (DBT)
  • 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

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 level of care 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.


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 education/recovery discussions and 3 hours for mental health education. 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.

Note to Clients: Lasting Recovery remains open and serving clients throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. For the safety of our clients, we are following recommendations from the World Health Organization and San Diego County and conducting telehealth services only at this time.

Our telehealth programs provide the same level of care as our in-person programs while keeping our clients and staff safe. We look forward to serving you and are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 858-453-4315

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