Not every facet of addiction treatment needs to focus on inpatient care. There are plenty of circumstances where the client qualifies for some level of outpatient care. However, the question is, “what level of outpatient care is appropriate.” That’s really a decision for an addiction treatment facility’s clinicians to make. Among the choices would be partial hospitalization (PHP), intensive outpatient (IOP), and also standard outpatient treatment. In the interest of disclosure, let’s compare IOP vs PHP.
The Comparison Between IOP vs PHP
Again, the decision to go with IOP or PHP should sit with a treatment facility’s clinicians. To get right to the point, the primary difference between IOP vs PHP is simply a function of time. Looking at it from a treatment perspective, there’s a “step-down” process facilities use after inpatient treatment. Not surprisingly, clients leaving inpatient treatment usually have more work to do. They just don’t need the confinement of inpatient treatment to do it.
The next step down is PHP. In a PHP program, the client still receives intensive therapy, either through individual or group sessions. They will typically agree to visit the facility 4-5 days a week for 4-5 hours a day. In our Destinations for Teens teen treatment programs in California, residents like this option. As long as our client is making good progress, they can get treatment while still attending to their outside responsibilities.
If all goes well at the PHP level, the client might qualify to step down to the IOP level. While maintaining the same treatment options, they can do so 2-3 times a week for 2-3 hours a day.
The Benefits of Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment includes more than IOP or PHP. There’s also the standard outpatient option, which is even less intrusive. What they all have in common is they are more affordable than inpatient care, they allow the clients to attend to personal responsibilities, and they are less intrusive on the client’s life.
Discussion About Destinations for Teens
In our Woodland Hills treatment center, we focus solely on treating teens with addictions. In each case, we offer the client a custom treatment program that includes evidence-based and holistic treatment options. We measure our success by the ability of our clients to maintain a lasting recovery from their addiction. With that in mind, here’s a partial list of our services:
- Inpatient and outpatient care
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Cognitive Behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
- Holistic options like music and yoga therapy
As a parent, your job is to get your teen into treatment for their addiction. It will be our job to decide on IOP vs PHP or perhaps another option. The most crucial consideration is doing what’s necessary to get your teen into a lasting recovery. If you are ready to move, you can contact or Destinations for Teens facility at 877.466.0620.