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Partial Hospitalization Program

The Pathway to a Nulife

woman in plaid shirt in a partial hospitalization program in massachusetts If you’re looking into where to start on the journey to recovery, the different treatment programs can be confusing. A partial hospitalization program (PHP) can be ideal for those who do not require 24/7 inpatient care but still need more support than what is available through an outpatient program.

Through an initial assessment, a treatment team can determine if you or your loved one would benefit from time in residential treatment. If that level of care is right for you, NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts can refer you to one of our trusted partner facilities.

However, if you have already completed a higher level of care or have support and stability at home, a PHP might be the best next step. Learn more about partial hospitalization programs by connecting with our team today at 888.568.2057 or by reaching out online.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization programs are designed as a step-down from inpatient care. PHP allows clients to live at home while still receiving the support of medical and mental health professionals.

A PHP is ideal for those who:

  • Are seeking treatment for the first time
  • Have completed detox or another higher level of care and are ready for the next step
  • Have relapsed after completing a lower level of care
  • Are seeking to avoid relapse
  • Have completed an inpatient program but need more time to build healthy coping skills

Since personalized care is central to partial hospitalization programs, whether you’re struggling with a mental health disorder, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders, you can find the help you need in a PHP.

What to Expect from a Partial Hospitalization Program

In PHP, clients typically attend group therapy sessions five days a week, and they also participate in individual sessions each week with their therapists. The combination of group and individual work comes together to embody healing both in a private and personal manner. The support clients in PHP receive from their peers in group therapy is essential as it builds community and connection.

Just a few of the topics that clients might cover in PHP sessions include:

  • Anger management – Learning how to deal with anger in a healthy way is an important part of recovery.
  • Stress management – Stress is often a trigger for substance use or mental health disorder symptoms. In PHP, you’ll learn how to identify stressors and manage them in a healthy way.
  • Healthy coping skills – You’ll develop a toolbox of healthy coping mechanisms to deal with difficult emotions.
  • Grief and loss – Grief is a natural part of life, but it can be especially difficult to deal with when you’re in recovery.
  • Boundaries – Learning how to set boundaries is an important part of maintaining healthy relationships.
  • Communication – You’ll learn how to communicate effectively with others to avoid conflict.
  • Family dynamics – Your family relationships can play a big role in your recovery. You’ll learn how to deal with difficult family dynamics in a healthy way.

As those in recovery work towards goals set in individual and group therapy, they build a network of support and knowledge that will help them on your continued journey.

Get Started at NuLife Behavioral Health Massachusetts

If you or your loved one is struggling with substance use disorder or a mental health concer, we can help.

Reach out to our team today at 888.568.2057 or contact us online to learn more about how we can help you begin the path to a new life.