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Atlanta Partial
Hospitalization Program

A Bridge between Inpatient and Outpatient

Partial Hospitalization

Partial Hospitalization (PHP)/Day Treatment is a structured, full-day treatment program for adults with alcohol and drug addiction that serves as a bridge between inpatient and outpatient programs. Many patients enter Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program immediately following detox. PHP may also be a step down from inpatient or residential addiction treatment.

Our PHP continues the intensive therapeutic work begun in an inpatient setting and allows individuals to focus solely on their recovery, develop a recovery support system and build the skills needed to live a successful life in sobriety.

Our PHP helps treat:

  • All types of drug addiction including, prescription drugs, opioids, cocaine, amphetamines, heroin and more.
  • Alcohol addiction and dependence.
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders including, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, panic disorder and schizophrenia.

A Full Schedule of Recovery Programs

Our Partial Hospitalization Program combines full-day, comprehensive alcohol and drug rehab with the flexibility to return home at the end of the day. Our full-day program offers six hours of addiction treatment and recovery programming Monday to Friday. PHP is a time for newly sober patients in the early stages of recovery to put their full attention on healing, while still living at home with a supportive family member or in a structured living environment.

PHP includes individual and group therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction and teach healthier ways of dealing with stress, anxiety and life challenges. Family therapy is also an important component of PHP. In our Family Program, family members who have suffered the consequences of addiction receive support in healing their own wounds, while learning how best to support their loved one’s recovery.

PHP/Day Treatment Services

  • Comprehensive evaluation, including medical, addiction and psychiatric history.
  • Individualized treatment planning.
  • Daily group therapy to get past lingering denial, to learn new ways of interacting with others, to get more comfortable with expressing emotions and to build a network of like-minded peers to support recovery.
  • Assistance with medication management from our registered nurse.
  • Family therapy sessions to begin to repair damaged relationships and to provide the support that family members need to deal with anger, stress and fear caused by their loved one’s addiction.
  • Multifamily group therapy, bringing together other families to share experiences, perspectives and fellowship.
  • Recreation therapy to learn new ways of enjoying free time that don’t involve substance use.
  • Exercise and yoga for stress relief and to restore physical well-being.
  • Random urine drug screens.
  • Nutrition counseling to correct nutritional deficiencies that may have occurred due to long-term drug and alcohol abuse.
  • Optional faith-based activities, such as prayer, meditation or worship, for those who wish to incorporate spiritual guidance into addiction rehab.

Structured Living Available

During treatment and when transitioning out of treatment, men and women benefit from a connection to a community of sober peers. We partner with local structured living facilities to ensure patients have a safe and supportive place to live. Structured Living aids in recovery by helping individuals maintain a regular sleep and meal schedule, providing opportunities to practice skills learned in treatment in the real world, fostering a sense of accountability to others, and developing friendships with sober peers.

How PHP Helps Those in Recovery

Many people who have completed a detox or inpatient program may not be ready to fully assimilate back into their day-to-day lives. The temptation to give in to cravings and triggers may be too risky, yet they may also desire the comfort of their own home. A Partial Hospitalization Program is ideal for those who need to continue intensive therapeutic work and close medical management, but do not require overnight stays.

Other benefits of a PHP program include:

  • The ability to return home at the end of the day, allowing you to maintain and strengthen your connection with family members and loved ones.
  • A less restrictive environment than an inpatient setting that offers the freedom to put into practice and demonstrate new life skills.
  • Access to the larger community offers the opportunity to put new skills to the test in the world outside of treatment, all while still being immersed in addiction treatment.
  • Prepares men and women mentally, emotionally and physically to step down to an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or other form of outpatient care.

PHP is a good option for those who:

  • Are not at risk for self-harm.
  • Need close medical management, but do not require round-the-clock, 24-hour medical care.
  • Have demonstrated enough skills and are emotionally and physically stable enough to avoid relapse and function at home for part of the day.
  • Have strong family support and a healthy, stable home environment.

Life After PHP

PHP is about achieving sobriety. But it’s also about much more. A central goal of PHP is to prepare men and women with the life skills and tools necessary to transition to a less intensive phase of therapy, typically an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). During this time of transition, it’s important to maintain close contact with a therapeutic team and to continue to receive counseling to deal with the underlying issues that led to the addiction. It’s also important to receive help from recovery coaches, who can provide support and help with getting connected to sources of peer-based mutual aid groups, such as 12-step programs.

Recovery is an ongoing process that requires lifelong management and care. Aftercare planning and preparation will be a part of all phases of your recovery, and will help prevent relapse and ensure you stay on your path when you move to a less rigorous phase of treatment.

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