Day and Night Treatment

PHP (Partial Hospitalization) or Day & Night Treatment

Addiction treatment can be scary. Although addiction currently affects 21.5 million Americans aged 12 and older (according to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health), it is still not a very well understood condition. Despite naysayers, addiction is, in fact, a disease, as recognized by the DSM-V. Therefore, it should be looked at as a medical condition that requires proper treatment in order to get it under control.

While there is currently no known cure for addiction, there are numerous addiction treatment options available to help you or your loved one get the help needed. There are inpatient treatment programs, which consist of attending full-time therapy while also living at the facility, and outpatient treatment programs, which involve attending part-time therapy while living at alternative housing. Partial hospitalization, or PHP, falls under the latter but provides clients access to in-depth therapy while enjoying certain freedoms and the ability to engage with the community at large.


Addiction treatment can be a little complicated. Levels of care refer to the amount of intervention on part of the professional staff (both medical and therapeutic) and treatment center. Keeping it simple, programs are considered partial hospitalization when they meet certain requirements. They must be available at least five days per week; PHP typically occurs during the day. They may also offer alternative hours as well, such as half-days, weekends, or evenings

PHP may be freestanding, meaning a separate entity from a traditional hospital, or a part of a broader system of a treatment facility that offers the “full continuum of care”. The full continuum of care refers to multiple levels of care that act as a step-down system for the client. It may also be conducted in an actual hospital. Regardless, it is always a distinct and separately organized program.

Partial hospitalization for substance abuse originally achieved its name by addicts and alcoholics attending intense therapy sessions in a traditional hospital setting from  9 a.m. until 5 p.m. When therapy was concluded for the day, patients would then leave the premises and return to their homes or whatever living arrangements they may have had. This is where the term “partial” hospitalization comes from.

Today, PHP is conducted in both hospitals and private facilities. While maintaining a distinct separation from residential treatment, which is considered inpatient (living at the facility), partial hospitalization is an outpatient level of care which still provides its clients intensive, full-time therapy. It is a non-residential treatment program which provides diagnostic and treatment services on less than a 24/7 basis.

Hope & Grace Recovery’s Day Night Treatment Program (PHP)

Hope & Grace Recovery’s Day & Night Treatment (PHP) program is a step-down level of care that is designed for people 18 and over that suffer from alcohol or substance abuse and need more than weekly counseling sessions.

This level of care is for those people who have completed detox and a residential stay and do not need 24-hour supervision. Our PHP program in Oakland Park, Florida, is the original model of PHP, meaning intensive treatment during the day 10 am – 3 pm Monday – Friday.

Hope & Grace Recovery’s PHP schedule is designed to allow our clients to accommodate their work and family life while giving them a safe environment to fall back on.

While participating in our PHP program, clients will primarily attend group meetings, but will also be assigned an individual therapist that will meet with them on a weekly basis.

Eligibility for Hope & Grace Recovery’s Day Night Program (PHP)

An appropriate candidate for the program:

  • Has already completed a detox or residential recovery program.
  • Is able to maintain themselves in daily activities such as school, work or caring for a family member.
  • Is willing to develop a strong support system of family and friends.

What to Expect at Our Intensive Outpatient  Drug Treatment Program in Oakland Park, Florida

Hope & Grace Recovery’s Day Night Program (PHP) can be up to 30 – 45 days (depending on the progress of the client). Each client in our PHP drug rehab in South Florida is expected to attend daytime groups from 10 am – 3 pm Monday through Friday. We do provide transportation.

Groups are smaller – from 10 to 15 people – which allows for a more tranquil and nurturing environment. Individual and Family sessions are scheduled between the client and their primary therapist.

Clients are able to work as long as it doesn’t interfere with group times

What Are the Living Arrangements?

As aforementioned, PHP is technically considered outpatient. That means in order to qualify as a PHP program, clients cannot live on the property. That means the addiction treatment facility itself does not provide living arrangements for the clients. Alternative housing must be acquired.

That is not to say that the addiction treatment facility can not offer clients direction in finding alternative housing. Many times, PHP clients will live in sober living homes or transitional living houses. These are houses that may be either privately operated or state-run. Typically, these houses are correlated to a specific treatment program.

Regardless of the situation, at the end of the treatment day, partial hospitalization clients are to return to their own places of living. They do not pack up and return to a residence at the treatment facility or merely walk back to their own rooms in the facility. PHP days are conducted on a “part-time” outpatient basis.

Hope & Grace PHP Program

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