Partial Hospitalization Program for Addiction Treatment

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About Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

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Every person’s addiction treatment needs are different.1 Partial hospitalization programs, or PHPs, represent the most intensive form of outpatient substance use disorder treatment in which patients live at home and attend many hours of treatment during the day. This provides addiction treatment resources coupled with flexibility.

Often referred to “day treatment,” our partial hospitalization program near Miami, FL involves addiction treatment sessions that take place between 9 am and 4 pm between 5 and 7 days per week, depending on the patient’s needs and availability.

In a PHP at Recovery First’s Hollywood, FL outpatient rehab facility, patients may participate in several therapeutic and counseling activities including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – Patients work with clinical staff to challenge faulty and unhelpful patterns of behavior that underlie their substance use disorders. CBT is also a common treatment method for other mental disorders like depression and anxiety because it has been found to be so successful in changing behavior.4
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) – Practiced in a group or individual setting, DBT aims to change negative behavior patterns through applying a logical style of discussion that emphasizes emotion and mindfulness intervention.5
  • Family therapy – Family members of the patient participate in a family-centered therapy program to address complex family dynamics that can contribute to harmful substance use. Family members learn how to adjust negative dynamics and support their loved one to reduce the risk of relapse.6
  • Psychoeducation – Covering a range of topics, like the relationship of grief/loss and substance use psychoeducation strives to teach patients about the treatment options, progression, signs and symptoms, long-term outcomes, myths and misconceptions, and origins of substance use disorders.7
  • Motivational interviewing (MI) – Patients work with a clinician to increase self-generated motivation to change. The goal of MI is to build the internal motivation to recover from addiction.8

In our Hollywood, Florida PHP, therapies may be utilized in both group and individual settings, providing comprehensive treatment resources.

When exploring if a PHP is right for you or your loved one, it is important to also consider your or your loved one’s current home environment. Since patients live at home while participating in a partial hospitalization program, it is crucial to have a supportive and safe home environment.3 If you or your loved one does not have a safe or supportive home environment, our inpatient rehab program in Hollywood, FL may be a preferred option. If you still want to participate in an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab program but need a safe residence, you may be able to stay in a sober living home near Miami and attend formal treatment during the day.

What Is the Difference Between a PHP and Intensive Outpatient Addiction Treatment?

Partial hospitalization programs and intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are both flexible treatment options that don’t require you to stay at our outpatient treatment facility in Hollywood, FL. The two main differences between PHPs and standard outpatient are intensity of services and time commitment.2

IOPs require about 9 hours per week minimum, while partial hospitalization programs can require 20 hours per week minimum. Furthermore, partial hospitalization programs are more rigorous and offer more intensive care that is a closer match to what may be offered in residential programs.

Since an IOP requires fewer weekly treatment hours in a less intensive program, many individuals use it as part of a “step-down” process after completing a PHP to make transitioning back into daily life a smoother process.2

An Average Day in PHP at Recovery First

A Typical Day in Recovery First's PHP
9:30 am
Process Group Therapy
11:00 am
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
12:30 pm
1:30 pm
3:00 pm
Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Does Health Insurance Cover Partial Hospitalization Programs?  

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Many health insurance plans cover partial hospitalization programs. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), substance use disorders are now included as an essential health benefit in all marketplace plans in Florida, and coverage is expanded in many insurance plans outside the marketplace as well.9

Coverage varies by individual plans and whether or not the insurance is in-network. If you are unsure what your insurance coverage for addiction treatment is, fill out this to verify your benefits with Recovery First.

How Much Does PHP Rehab Cost Without Insurance?

Costs for PHP rehab varies based on several factors, including length of time in the partial hospitalization program, type of services obtained, and location. A PHP can be a cost-effective method of addiction treatment because it has been found to be similar to inpatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs in regard to behavioral therapy services offered, but without the additional expense of living at the facility.

If you are uninsured, don’t let that stop you from seeking help. Our PHP rehab staff work with each individual to find ways to pay for addiction treatment that work for you. If you have more questions, speak with one of our admissions navigators who are available day or night. Call or check out our rehab admissions page.

Why Choose Recovery First?

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Recovery First is a substance use disorder treatment facility located in Hollywood, Florida, in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale metro area that specializes in creating personalized paths to recovery for each patient. Located near Florida’s stunning beaches, our addiction treatment facility near Miami offers multiple levels of addiction treatment including supervised medical detox inpatient treatment, intensive outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and supervised medical detox. Patients participate in evidence-based therapies including cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing at a pace that’s right for them.

Recovery First’s full continuum of rehab care allows patients to move through treatment in a way that that works for them, starting with a medical detox program and inpatient/residential addiction treatment before they move to a less intensive option as they make progress. Recovery First’s treatment programs also include care for co-occurring disorders. This means that patients who struggle with anxiety, depression or other mental health issues such as PTSD can receive integrated treatment for both addiction and their mental health disorder to better set them up for success long-term.

Recovery First can also offer programs in different durations to accommodate every patients’ needs, ranging from short-term detox & inpatient rehab programs, to month-long rehab programs and even 2-3 month addiction treatment plans.

We also offer a specialized addiction treatment program for veterans and first responders designed for these individuals who are prone to experience trauma on the job and may struggle with addiction and other mental health disorders.

Whatever your needs, we can help. Call us at to discuss our programs and to find out more about how we can help you lay the foundation for lifelong recovery.

A Continuum of Rehab Care Designed to Meet Your Needs

For many, there is more than one step to the addiction recovery process. Allow us to help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes additional levels of care to bolster your recovery.
  • Medical Detox

    Medical detox is often the first step for many when they make the decision to get sober. Our rehab facility near Miami provides a safe and supportive environment where you can detox from drugs or alcohol safely under the care of professionals before moving forward with further treatment.

  • Inpatient Treatment

    Inpatient treatment provides 24/7 care and offers a secure, drug and alcohol-free place to reside while you continue to establish your stance in recovery.

  • Aftercare

    Our aftercare programming offers you continued support once you have completed your treatment. This includes participation in monthly events, the ability to benefit from our recovery app, and much more.

  • Admissions

    The admissions process is streamlined and simple. Fill out our or call to speak with an admissions navigator.

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