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If you or someone you love is struggling with addiction, you may have heard of partial hospitalization programs (PHPs). A PHP is a type of treatment program that provides many of the same services as an inpatient program but on an outpatient basis.

Michael’s House offers a partial hospitalization program in Palm Springs, among other addiction treatment programs. The staff at Michael’s House is committed to helping you or your loved one overcome addiction and live a happy life. Call 760.548.4032 to learn more about the PHP in Palm Springs. 

What You Should Know About a Partial Hospitalization Program

There are three main types of outpatient programs:

  • Standard outpatient programs
  • Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs)
  • Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs)

Standard outpatient programs offer the least structure and support, while IOPs and PHPs offer more intensive levels of care. PHPs are similar to inpatient programs in that they provide intensive treatment during the day. However, unlike inpatient programs, PHPs do not require patients to stay overnight at the facility. Instead, patients return home or to a sober living facility after each day of treatment. PHPs generally require patients to attend treatment five to seven days per week for up to eight hours per day.


Michael's House History Informs Treatment Goals

Rosen’s goal was to create a program that was less rigid. After watching her son emerge from three stints in treatment, still addicted, she knew something needed to be different. Family participation, giving patients the time they needed to come to grips with their disease, and a flexible program that allowed for the needs of each individual became cornerstones of the program.

Today, UHS has expanded Michael’s House to include three campuses with 60 beds. These campuses include:

  • Residential Treatment Center
  • Outpatient Treatment Center
  • Transitional Living

Our unique, award-winning integrative treatment approach is based on extensive research, supports the many facets and needs of the individual, and ensures the greatest possibility of achieving lasting, successful recovery. The current Michael’s House multidisciplinary team includes:

  • Consulting physicians and psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers
  • Alcohol and drug abuse counselors
  • Nurses

All have been cross-trained in the principles and practices of treating co-occurring disorders.


What to Expect from a PHP for Addiction

Most PHPs for addiction include:

  • Detox – Detox is the first step in addiction treatment and typically lasts seven to 10 days. Medical staff closely monitor patients during detox to ensure their safety and comfort.
  • Individual therapy – During individual therapy sessions, patients meet one-on-one with their therapist to discuss their progress in treatment and any challenges they face.
  • Group therapy – During group therapy sessions, patients meet with their peers to discuss common issues and addiction-related experiences.
  • Medication management – This service helps ensure that patients are taking their medications as prescribed and help them manage any side effects they may be experiencing.
  • Recreational activities – These activities allow patients to relax and have fun while in treatment.
    Aftercare planning – This service helps patients transition from treatment to everyday life.

Aftercare plans may include continued individual therapy, continued group therapy, required attendance of 12-step meetings, and sober living arrangements.

Benefits of Undergoing a PHP for Addiction


Detox Safely and Comfortably

Partial hospitalization programs offer patients a safe and comfortable way to detox from addiction. Patients in a PHP are closely monitored by medical staff, and the detox process is typically much more comfortable than it would be in an inpatient setting. Additionally, PHPs provide patients with access to individual and group therapy and medication management. This combination of services allows patients to detox safely and comfortably while receiving the support they need to recover from addiction. 


Develop Healthy Coping Skills

One of the main goals of a partial hospitalization program is to help patients develop healthy coping skills. Patients in a PHP learn how to cope with stress and triggers in a healthy way, which can help them stay sober once they leave treatment. Developing healthy coping skills is essential for long-term sobriety and can be life-saving.


Build a Strong Support Network

A strong support network is essential for successful addiction recovery. Patients in a PHP typically attend treatment five to seven days per week for up to eight hours per day. This schedule allows patients to receive the intensive treatment they need while building relationships with their peers. These relationships can be incredibly helpful in maintaining sobriety once patients leave treatment. 


Easy Transition Back to Everyday Life

One of the main goals of a partial hospitalization program is to help patients have an easy transition back to everyday life. The treatment team prioritizes this goal by providing a safe and comfortable detox process, helping patients develop healthy coping skills, and building a solid support network. In addition, patients in a PHP typically attend treatment five to seven days per week for up to eight hours per day. This schedule allows patients to experience an easy transition back to their everyday lives at the end of a PHP. 

Find a PHP in Palm Springs at Michael's House

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction near Palm Springs, California, and are interested in finding a local PHP, look no further than Michael’s House. Contact Michael’s House today at 760.548.4032 to learn more about the partial hospitalization program in Palm Springs staffed by a trained and experienced team. Michael’s House can help you or your loved one get started on the road to recovery. 

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