If you or a loved one are seeking addiction treatment, you may be wondering what the difference is between partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care. Here at Prairie Recovery, we offer both options and tailor each program to the unique needs of the individual. Call us at 844.979.4310 to learn about our intensive outpatient program and get on the path to recovery today.
Understanding Partial Hospitalization Vs. Intensive Outpatient
When it comes to addiction treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. The level of care that is right for you or your loved one will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the addiction, any underlying mental health disorders, and whether there are any complicating factors, such as a history of relapse.
In this blog post, we will outline the key differences between partial hospitalization vs. intensive outpatient care so that you can make the best decision for your situation.
What Is Partial Hospitalization?
Partial hospitalization is a step down from inpatient care but is still more intensive than outpatient care. Clients in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) live at home but receive most of their treatment during the day at a treatment center.
Partial hospitalization programs typically offer a comprehensive range of services, including:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Medication management
- Educational classes.
Treatment is typically provided 5-7 days per week for 4-6 hours per day.
What Is Intensive Outpatient Care?
Intensive outpatient care (IOP) is a step down from partial hospitalization but is still more intensive than traditional outpatient care. Clients in an IOP program live at home and come to the treatment center for a few hours each day for treatment.
Like partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient care offers a comprehensive range of services, including individual and group therapy and educational classes. Treatment is typically provided for 3-5 hours per day, 3-5 days per week.
Similarities Between Intensive Outpatient Program Vs. Partial Hospitalization
So, what are the similarities between intensive outpatient programs and partial hospitalization?
Both programs are designed to provide a high level of care while allowing the client to remain at home and maintain some level of independence. This means that clients in both programs will have more structure and support than they would in an inpatient program but will still have some flexibility to live at home and work or go to school.
Both programs offer a comprehensive range of services, including individual and group therapy and educational classes. Treatment is provided by a multidisciplinary team of addiction specialists.
Differences Between Intensive Outpatient Vs. Partial Hospitalization
Now that we’ve outlined the similarities between intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization let’s take a look at the key ways in which these two programs differ.
The most significant difference between partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient care is the amount of time spent in treatment each day. This is because clients in a PHP are in treatment for a longer period of time each day and receive a higher level of care.
In a partial hospitalization program, clients are typically in a more structured environment and have less autonomy and flexibility than they would in an intensive outpatient program.
Finally, the cost of these two programs can vary depending on the length of treatment and the level of intensity. PHP is typically more expensive than IOPs.
How to Choose the Right Level of Care
As you can see, there are a number of critical differences between IOP and PHP care. So, how do you know which level of care is right for you or your loved one?
The answer to this question will vary depending on the individual’s unique situation. However, in general, intensive outpatient care is recommended for those who are able to maintain some level of independence and who do not require 24-hour supervision. Partial hospitalization is typically recommended for those who require a higher level of care but who do not need to be in a residential treatment program.
Prairie Recovery Center Can Help Determine Whether IOP or PHP Is Best for You
If you’re not sure which level of care is right for you or your loved one, we recommend speaking with a treatment specialist. At Prairie Recovery, we offer a consultation to help you determine which level of care is right for your situation. Contact us today at 844.979.4310 to schedule a consultation.