Going through drug and alcohol addiction withdrawal alone is difficult. Despite this, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) is a great way to start recovering from addiction. PHP in Atlanta is a structured program of outpatient psychiatric services.
Patients will receive more intensive care than a regular doctor’s or therapist’s care. We provide the best PHP services to help everyone with different levels of intense addiction. Substance abuse not only affects the body, but one’s mental state and overall brain functionality.
When the brain thinks it’s normal to intake substances, that’s when it’s most important to break the cycle of addiction. Human bodies are not naturally fit to intake heavy substances. Nevertheless, PHP is where we can help break that difficult cycle.
PHP is not for everyone. However, PHP offers many benefits for those who need it. This program is also the best way to help the transition toward IOP when needed. This is especially true when someone has finished detox and got treatment, but is not ready for IOP.
For a lot of people, symptoms of addiction can linger for a long time. When it gets tough to handle those symptoms, it’s best to continue to get the treatment necessary. This can include detox to a lesser extent, but still in an intensive and focused approach.
PHP is mainly for those who:
Our PHP in Atlanta aims to assist patients in breaking the constant cycle of addiction in the mind and body. PHP is very beneficial for those motivated to get sober and need that extra help toward it. However, PHP should not be seen as a setback.
PHP is just as important as all other programs we service here at our facility. PHP is the right program if someone has a stable home environment and needs intensive daily care. Additionally, it’s ideal for those who need a team who will offer professional and compassionate care for our patients.
PHP at Empowered Recovery Center in Atlanta, Georgia is part of a continuum treatment plan for recovery. Our professionals use a variety of therapeutic methods to help someone in overcoming negative thought patterns.
Additionally, it can help strengthen emotions, and harmful behaviors while building coping strategies for lifelong sobriety. This structured setting is proven effective in helping improve self-awareness, learn and apply healthy behaviors, and interact with others in a healthy environment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy approach used in the treatment of both mental health and substance use disorders. CBT is a helpful tool in the management of mental health symptoms and complicated life transitions such as recovery from addiction.
CBT works by targeting the unhealthy relationships between one’s thoughts, emotions, past traumas, and behaviors to find patterns that contributed to substance abuse. Our licensed therapist can help one learn coping skills and identify problematic scenarios that could potentially lead to relapse.
Dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, is another type of talk therapy very similar to CBT. DBT observes and investigates the patient’s emotions and the stress that comes with addiction. Many people find it hard to regulate and express their emotions, and it causes them to experience stress in a harmful way.
DBT aims to assist people in coping with the reality of their lives and behavior. DBT can be in either group or individual sessions if someone wants to talk one-on-one or learn from peers.
Group therapy is beneficial in many ways. It allows patients to explore emotions together and learn from other peers who have gone through similar experiences.
Group therapy consists of six to eight people to offer more motivation for conversation. At our PHP in Atlanta, group therapy offers a more intimate approach in a safe environment where people can share their experiences with no judgment.
Individual therapy is the most common form of therapy. In a one-on-one therapy approach, patients will work with our therapists. They will discuss solutions and coping mechanisms for their addiction and mental health disorders.
Individual therapy encourages those going through an addiction to discuss their emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. This kind of therapy dives into many topics that have possibly changed from addiction, such as relationships, emotions, and mental health.
If someone has experienced an event or situation in their life where they have felt under attack or feared for their life, they can benefit from having trauma therapy. Trauma therapy is meant to reassure patients and help them cope with PTSD they have developed because of traumatizing events. For many people, trauma has forced them to seek substances to relieve PTSD symptoms in their life. Trauma therapy is there to help patients break out of that cycle for relief and find better ways to cope.
At Empowered Recovery Center, we offer many more therapies that one can go through in PHP. These therapies are here to help clients approach their addiction in healthy ways. Finding beneficial mechanisms for dealing with mental health and substance abuse will offer a life of freedom. Our PHP is meant for just that. Not only do we offer therapies, but also medication assistance to help relieve symptoms and decrease the risk of relapse.
Contact our team to find out how we can help you