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Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT DO THE INITIALS PHP AND IOP STAND FOR?
PHP is an abbreviation for Partial Hospitalization Program.
IOP is an abbreviation for Intensive Outpatient Program.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROGRAMS?

PHP meets for six, 50-minute group therapy sessions per day. IOP meets for 3, 50-minute group therapy sessions per day, either in the morning or the afternoon.

WHAT IS THE CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS PROGRAM?

The term co-occurring is used to indicate a person has both a mental health condition and struggles with substance use. The co-occurring disorders program helps people to see how their substance use and their mental health symptoms are related. The program addresses ways to manage both conditions at the same time. Participation in this treatment track is based on your needs and is a decision made between you and the treatment staff.

WILL I SEE A PSYCHIATRIST IN THE PROGRAM?
HOW SOON?

You will be assigned a psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse practitioner who will see you within the first three program days. You may be able to see this medical professional on a weekly basis while in the program. There is always a nurse available who can assist you with medical concerns. The nurse will also work with your psychiatric team and other medical providers to meet your needs.

CAN I GET MEDICATION TO ASSIST WITH THE TREATMENT OF SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS?

Some of our behavioral health medical providers prescribe medications that can be useful when taken in conjunction with appropriate recovery treatment. If you are interested in medication- assisted treatment for addiction, please discuss this with the clinical staff.

HOW MANY DAYS WILL I ATTEND?

Most individuals will begin treatment by attending the program five days per week, Monday through Friday. As you get closer to discharge, you may attend programming three to five days per week. PHP and IOP are designed to provide short-term stabilization of symptoms followed by appropriate aftercare. Overall, the typical duration of treatment is between four and six weeks from start to finish.

WILL LUNCH BE PROVIDED OR SHOULD I BRING MY OWN?

The PHP level of care includes a voucher for a lunch meal in the hospital cafeteria. Snacks and beverages can be purchased in the cafeteria or vending machines in the building. A refrigerator and microwave are available for items you might bring from home. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water are available in the
patient kitchen.

DO YOU OFFER TRANSPORTATION?

Transportation to the program is the responsibility of each individual participant. We do have some limited resources that may provide you transportation if you qualify. Speak with the intake staff at your initial appointment as they will be able to share any available options.

WHAT IS THE COST TO ATTEND THE PROGRAM?

The cost is dependent on several factors including potential insurance coverage or other funding sources. If you have insurance, an intake staff member will contact your insurance provider to obtain your benefits and coverage. We also provide treatment to people with Medicare and/or Medicaid. Those without insurance may be eligible for financial assistance.

WHAT SERVICES ARE OFFERED TO MY FAMILY?

Family involvement is encouraged through family therapy sessions. We recommend that you share your experience in the program with your family so they can understand what you are working on and reinforce the changes you make.

WHAT IF I HAVE A DOCTOR APPOINTMENT OR SOMETHING IMPORTANT ALREADY SCHEDULED? CAN I COME IN LATE OR LEAVE EARLY?

The program is most effective when attended consistently. We ask that you attempt to arrange any unrelated appointments outside of the treatment hours. If that is not possible, we ask that you speak with your primary therapist as soon as you become aware of any conflict.

DOES THE CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS PROGRAM REQUIRE 12-STEP INVOLVEMENT SUCH AS ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS OR NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS?

The Co-Occurring Disorders track emphasizes the need for community support in any form that is consistent and has an element of accountability. You will work with your therapist to discuss 12-step programs or other recovery programs available within the community.

HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE IN A GROUP?

Group size depends on how many people are enrolled in the program on any given day. Typically, groups are 6-12 people.

WHAT IS DISCUSSED IN GROUP THERAPY SESSIONS?

There are open discussion groups called process groups where patients ask for and receive feedback from other group members on current struggles. Some groups are more educational in nature and are geared to teaching specific skills to manage symptoms. These groups may focus on topics such as anger management, coping strategies, enhancing self-compassion, cognitive behavioral therapy skills or relapse prevention skills. Other group sessions are experiential where the learning comes from doing. Art therapy and yoga are some examples of experiential groups.