Partial Care Program

Psyclarity Health New Jersey blends inpatient-quality clinical care with outpatient style convenience, flexible treatment schedules, and supportive recovery housing.

Understanding Partial Care

Partial Care, also known as Partial Hospitalization or PHP, is now considered the clinical foundation of evidence-based treatment practices. They are most commonly utilized as a step-down phase from higher-level medical care, such as emergency rooms, medical detox, or inpatient rehab. A partial care program is a hybrid level of care where clients can participate in intensive, highly-focused treatment while staying at home or in a sober living setting. Rather than living in an inpatient hospital setting around the clock, clients arrive for treatment in the morning and return home in the afternoon. 

In comparison to alternative levels of care, partial care provides more flexibility while delivering inpatient-level care, allowing clients to work, go to school, and manage daily responsibilities without sacrificing their commitment to personal well-being. Partial care programs also enable clients to actively practice their recovery techniques in the real world. They’ll encounter stressors, triggers, and obstacles but learn how to work through and overcome them in a safe and supportive ecosystem. 

In particularly challenging situations, clients will have the support and guidance of their care teams to help them remain accountable and develop the self-awareness and confidence needed to move forward. By combining the flexibility of independent living with the support and structure of quality care, Psyclarity Health empowers clients to achieve lasting recovery through consistent development and refinement of the skills achieved in our evidence-based practices.

Where inpatient rehabs require full-time residential care, partial care programs and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) allow a patient the option to either live at one of our supportive off-site sober living homes or commute from home while undergoing treatment during the center’s clinical hours.

Suitable Candidates for PHP

Statistically, patients who have successfully completed inpatient rehab and seek continued care greatly benefit from partial care programs. 

This stage of treatment serves as a step towards returning to everyday life without significantly minimizing the level of care. 

Other patients may require substance abuse treatment but are not able to commit to an inpatient program regime. 

PHP provides flexibility and balance between clinical support and personal life, unlike any alternative level of care. Partial care creates an environment for patients to learn, apply, and hone the evidence-based skills and techniques that provide an opportunity for a healthy, sustainable life in recovery.

How Treatment Works

Generally, individuals in partial care programs are stable enough not to require close medical attention. 

However, certified addiction specialists are on hand to monitor patients and address medication requirements. 

PHP services generally incorporate:

Assessment and treatment of addiction

Treatment of co-occurring mental health

Individual, group, and family therapy

Support groups, such as 12-step programs AND OTHERS

Therapy Provided

During treatment, patients engage in daily therapies and activities designed to address psychological issues, and enhance self-confidence, improve decision-making, and improve communication abilities. 

These include:

Holistic treatments:

Additional activities such as meditation, yoga, journaling, fitness and nutrition advice, equine therapy, and art therapy are all beneficial in helping patients develop better life skills and habits to support a sober lifestyle.

Individual, group, or family counseling:

Sessions with certified counselors allow patients to explore their issues individually or in groups with feedback from others with similar problems.

Family therapy:

Family counseling provides loved ones with education on addiction and how to provide support during treatment. Patients are also shown how their behavior may have impacted their family and will be given the tools needed to address and resolve these issues.

Support groups:

Patients benefit from being included in 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Smart Recovery and Refugee Recovery. These peer groups provide encouragement, offer insight into managing life as a recovering addict, and create accountability. They also ensure long-term support and a sober network once the patient leaves the treatment program.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):

CBT is a form of psychotherapy designed to identify and examine the dysfunctional thought patterns that may be causing a person to behave in a self-destructive way. With the assistance of a counselor, the patient is then able to develop healthier ways of dealing with these patterns.

Benefits of PHP

Although in many cases where residential treatment was advisable, the shortened length of stay was not conducive to the best outcome.  Patients are only typically authorized for a 7-10 day stay and then are forced to return home to the same level of dysfunction they encountered prior to entering treatment. 

Partial Care changes that dynamic and allows the patient to remain in a sober and supportive environment while they recover.  Typically stays in this level of care are greater than thirty days which allows for a true immersive clinical experience.

Intensive, structured therapy to create healthy routines and encourage commitment to the proces

Access to comprehensive mental health care, in addition to counseling and therapy

Monitoring by certified addiction specialists to gauge medical needs or adjust medication

Greater flexibility

Additional support from family and loved ones while staying in a home environment

More affordable than inpatient rehab requiring full accommodation

Continued treatment programs following successful completion of the PHP

Continuum of Care

The success of partial care programs  has also resulted in a growing number of facilities offering IOP treatment as a further step-down to bridge the gap between residential care and a return to home.  This level of care incorporates all of the fundamental treatment and recovery programming into a less intrusive (return to work) type model whereby services are provided evenings and weekends.  

Patients typically engage in this level of programming for a period 90 days.  The treatment milieu consists of both group therapy and individual psychotherapy with an emphasis on skill-building and relapse prevention.  If appropriate, Psyclarity Health’s patient-centric approach to addiction treatment may incorporate this methodology into a patient’s treatment program.  Whether used as a modality on its own or as part of a structured program along with inpatient care and intensive outpatient programs, partial care programs can provide a phased approach to addiction recovery. The duration of treatment will depend on the individual and their commitment to the process.

To find out if a partial care program (PHP) may be suitable for your journey to addiction recovery, contact Psyclarity Health for more information.

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