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People requiring behavioral health care or help with addiction recovery in Florida come from different situations. While the assumption may be that a residential program of several weeks to a few months is the best option for everyone, mental health and addiction experts recognize the need for programs that meet people where they are. However, most people need structure to succeed in addiction treatment or behavioral health care. This is one reason partial hospitalization or PHP rehab works for many individuals.
A partial hospitalization program offers the convenience and freedom of outpatient treatment with the intensity of an inpatient facility. Partial hospitalization treatment programs are often called day treatment programs. A partial hospitalization program can help patients work toward recovery and learn how to cope with issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder in a supportive environment where they do intensive work necessary for behavior change. PHP rehab can be the next step after a residential treatment program.
Partial hospitalization at Transformations at Mending Fences offers flexibility and intensive treatment. The patient who enters a partial hospitalization program participates in rehabilitative activities for several hours daily. PHPs typically operate on a Monday through Friday schedule. Clients engage with the program during the day but return home at night to take care of family responsibilities or work. The parent who needs to pick up a child from school or take them to an after-school program will find a partial hospitalization program flexible. The PHP schedule also allows clients to work evening shifts.
The benefits of PHP are many. When an individual enters Transformations at Mending Fences PHP in Florida, they can expect a holistic approach to treatment designed to heal the body and mind. Each patient goes through an assessment to determine the best treatment plan.
Treatment for mental health, substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders is not one-size-fits-all, as individuals come from varied backgrounds and experiences. During their participation in a PHP program, clients have access to treatment and therapy that’ll help them develop the skills to deal with specific struggles. Treatment options in PHP include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, medication, nutrition education and fitness. Aftercare planning is essential to a PHP program because individuals need support throughout the recovery journey.
Individual therapy allows patients to discuss intimate issues one-on-one with a therapist. It’s beneficial when working through trauma and learning skills to deal with personal concerns that may not be appropriate in a group setting.
Group therapy is a setting where patients and their peers discuss issues and share their experiences in an environment guided by a counselor or therapist. It’s an opportunity to learn from peer experiences and discuss problems in a supportive setting. Group therapy helps patients improve conflict resolution skills and can be a way to develop better ways to communicate.
While group members empathize and encourage their peers, another plus of group therapy is that members hold each other accountable for their actions. Accepting responsibility is essential to success for individuals who want to stop using drugs and alcohol.
Family therapy helps patients and family members understand how mental health and substance abuse impact the family unit. It’s a safe space for confronting issues and finding common ground. Working through concerns in family therapy helps families move in a positive direction after a member completes treatment.
Recovering from substance use requires ridding the body of drugs and alcohol and their toxic effects. However, that can be difficult when individuals must endure unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal affects the body and the brain.
Alcohol, benzodiazepines, opioids and sedatives can cause dangerous mental and physical withdrawal symptoms, including:
After drug or alcohol addiction, the brain must adjust to the lack of alcohol or drugs, which can cause anxiety, depression, impaired memory and difficulty sleeping. Fortunately, medical staff in partial hospitalization programs can administer treatment to lessen withdrawal symptom impacts, making it possible for clients to concentrate on recovery rather than feeling sick and desiring more drugs or alcohol.
Eating healthy foods is necessary for healing the body after long-term substance abuse. While in a partial hospitalization program, patients can expect nutrition counseling and education to help them select nutrient-dense healing foods. As they consume foods prepared at the facility, they learn what makes a healthy meal.
Fitness also plays a vital role in healing during the recovery process. Participating in fitness classes during partial hospitalization helps strengthen the body, gets rid of toxins and promotes the release of endorphins, natural feel-good hormones.
Working out is also an enjoyable sober activity, with lifelong health benefits such as weight management, and helps prevent chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension.
One of the essential functions of a partial hospitalization program is to help position a client for success after completing recovery efforts. Leaving the partial hospitalization environment doesn’t mean the end of struggles with addiction or mental health issues. For some people, their weakest moment will come when they’re no longer within the confines of therapeutic activities and support.
Returning to society full-time means encountering situations and triggers that can lead to relapse. A solid aftercare plan can help individuals who’ve completed drug addiction treatment programs get the support they need to stay on a path of clean, sober living and long-term recovery.
For some people, the next step after partial hospitalization may be an intensive outpatient program. Intensive outpatient treatment helps a person build on the skills developed during partial hospitalization and eases the transition from PHP to the community.
If housing is an issue, a referral to supportive housing geared toward the needs of the recovering person can help them avoid problems they might face in returning home or their former neighborhood.
Substance abuse disorder can lead to job loss. After a client completes the partial hospitalization program, they may need to find employment. Gainful employment gives a sense of purpose, helps individuals contribute to society and provide for personal needs.
Getting recovering individuals in touch with resources such as peer support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous helps them connect with others who understand their struggles and can be available to lend support when the urge to drink or use becomes overwhelming. Outpatient mental health services can help those struggling with mental health issues and may include counseling, case management and medication.
If you or someone you care about can benefit from a Florida PHP program, contact us by phone at 888-995-6013. You can also visit our website to connect with our staff. Our caring, compassionate staff will answer your questions and work with you to get the help you need to deal with mental health or substance abuse issues.