The Differences Between PHP and IOP Treatment
Both programs take place Monday through Friday at our outpatient facility, but the difference between PHP and IOP is that PHP is a little more intensive and lasts for seven hours each day. IOP provides more flexibility and lasts for two or three hours a day, but both options allow residents more independence than higher levels of care.
For many individuals, the ability to pursue personal, professional or academic goals while in their recovery journey is essential to leading a balanced life, providing a sense of purpose and fulfillment that allows them to regain their independence, explore their potential and take control of their future.
Is IOP or PHP a good choice?
Overall, there is a lot of difference between PHP and IOP but both are effective treatment options for mental health care. It can also be an option for dual diagnosis and can be both for mental and addiction treatment programs. It is important to consult with a therapist to determine which option is best suited for your specific needs.
Weekly Themes for Focused Recovery
To provide structured, coordinated care that helps clients continue to learn and grow while in a recovery program, PHP or IOP program, each week has a theme that emphasizes certain problems, behaviors or recovery skills. Each week’s theme builds upon the week before, allowing clients to see how topics relate and focus on specific mental or substance abuse issues that will help them build a strong foundation for lasting successful recovery. The weekly themes are:
- Mental health
- Anxiety and worry
- Thinking styles
- Guilt, shame and getting to know yourself
- Self-esteem and identity
- Assertiveness and communication
- Stress and anger management and defense mechanisms
- Family systems
- Codependency and boundaries
- Relapse prevention, triggers, and cravings
Exploring weekly themes provides an in-depth experience that helps to engage clients in specific topics and gain new insights, connect with others and process everything they’ve learned so they can get the most out of each therapeutic moment. Our goal is to ensure that each individual is equipped to handle any obstacles they may encounter in their recovery process and after treatment to successfully integrate back into a productive and independent lifestyle.