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How Long Does a PHP Last?

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If you or a loved one is considering partial hospitalization program (PHP) treatment, you may have questions about how long the program lasts. PHP is a form of intensive care provided in a structured setting. It’s designed to bridge the gap between traditional outpatient services and residential treatment for those with substance use disorders. For some, a PHP can be enough treatment to rid oneself of a substance use disorder. For others, a PHP may be used as a step-down program. In either case, it’s essential to understand how long you can expect to stay in a PHP before making any commitments.

Contact 866.520.2861 to learn more about the PHP at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas.

How Long Does a PHP Last?

The length of stay for those in a PHP will vary depending on individual needs and treatment goals. However, many programs are typically offered at a minimum of four weeks. During this period, patients will receive several hours of treatment daily, four to five days a week. This treatment includes individual therapy sessions, group counseling, and activities designed to help the patient recover from their substance use disorder.

The goal of PHP is to provide intensive care so that individuals can learn healthy coping mechanisms and strategies for relapse prevention. After completing the four-week program, individuals may be allowed to extend their stay or transition into a lower level of care.

Who Can Benefit From a PHP?

A PHP is an excellent option for those who require more intensive care than traditional outpatient services can provide.

It’s also beneficial for individuals who:

  • Aren’t ready to commit to residential treatment but would benefit from the structure of a partial hospitalization program
  • Want to transition out of an inpatient setting and still receive regular therapy
  • Could benefit from the support of peers in group therapy
  • Would like to work on long-term recovery goals

However, a PHP may not be the best option if you need more intensive treatment, such as round-the-clock medical supervision or detox services.

What’s the Goal of PHP Treatment?

A partial hospitalization program aims to help individuals with substance use disorders transition back into their daily routines. Patients learn how to recognize triggers, develop coping skills for managing their cravings, and practice techniques that can be used in recovery. With the help of a qualified team of mental health professionals, individuals learn the skills needed to maintain long-term sobriety.

By attending sessions and participating in group activities, patients can build a strong support network in recovery that helps them stay on track.

At Virtue Recovery Las Vegas, we provide PHP treatment for those looking for a structured environment that can help them on their journey to recovery. Contact us today to learn more about our program and how it can benefit you or a loved one. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Contact Virtue Recovery Las Vegas for More Information on PHP

If you want to learn more about partial hospitalization programs, please get in touch with us at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas. Our team of experienced staff can help answer any questions and provide guidance on the best treatment for your needs.

We understand that each person’s journey to recovery is unique. Our team of experienced professionals is here to provide customized treatment plans tailored to our patients’ needs. We strive to give individuals the freedom to decide what type and length of program they need to achieve long-term sobriety.

Contact 866.520.2861to learn more about the program at Virtue Recovery Las Vegas.

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Gigi Price LMSW, LCDC Clinical Director
Gigi Price holds licenses as a Master Social Worker and Clinical Drug Counselor. She completed her master's degree in Social Work at Texas State University. Over the last decade, Gigi has been dedicated to utilizing evidence-based practices to enhance patient care and treatment planning, resulting in positive, long-term outcomes for patients and their families. Her passion lies in creating a treatment environment where professionals collaborate to bring about positive change and provide a safe, trustworthy therapeutic experience. Patients can be confident in receiving top-quality care under her leadership. In her role as the Clinical Director of Virtue Recovery Houston, Gigi conducted research to identify the most effective approaches for treating patients with acute mental health diagnoses, PTSD, and Substance Use Disorder. She then assembled a team of skilled clinicians who could offer various therapeutic modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Somatic Exposure, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). Gigi takes pride in overseeing the development and implementation of Virtue Houston's Treatment Program, which includes two specialized therapeutic curricula tailored to the unique needs of individuals struggling with mental health issues, addiction, and PTSD.

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