Overall, it depends on the patient, and there is no set duration for how long a treatment program will last. Patients can attend PHP anywhere from as little as three days a week, or up to five days per week. Sessions can range from four hours to six hours, and the program can last for a couple of weeks to a few months before a patient can transition to less intensive outpatient treatment plans.
During PHP, patients will go through detox, and they may need to take medications for a period to lessen or eliminate drug cravings and other withdrawal side effects. The timeline for withdrawal will vary for every patient and depends on a multitude of factors, including their age, metabolic rate, the severity of addiction, and their overall mental and physical health. After detox, patients have access to a team of doctors and therapists who can address and alleviate the symptoms of depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
PHPs help patients manage their cravings, emotional distress, and give them tools to improve their relationships and maintain sober living outside of rehab. PHPs have become increasingly popular methods of treatment for addiction, and the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems finds PHPs a critical component in improving patient’s mental and emotional health, which is crucial for achieving and maintaining sobriety.
Are you or a loved one struggling with drug addiction or a dual diagnosis? Rehab and therapy can help you achieve and maintain sobriety. No matter how severe or mild your addiction is, and regardless of your circumstances, a treatment plan can be tailored to your needs. Please contact the mental health professionals and addiction specialists at Windward Way today. Together, we’ll create a treatment plan that’s tailored to you.