Partial-Hospitalization Treatment is the most rigorous kind of outpatient therapy. It is extremely useful for treating substance abuse and addiction and is designed for patients who have either recently completed inpatient, residential treatment and are ready to transition toward more independence or for those who are unable to attend residential treatment, either because insurance or financial constraints won’t allow for it, or other factors make it impractical. PHP generally entails a minimum of 4 to 5 days of treatment per week, 5 to 8 hours per day. It includes both individual and group therapy sessions as well as medical visits. With good commitment from the patient, it can be just as successful as residential therapy, if not more so, because it keeps the individual in real-life settings while treatment progresses.
Like PHP, Intensive Outpatient Treatment provides a high level of care while allowing patients to continue in their normal affairs. IOP is a step down in magnitude from PHP but still includes the components of group and individual sessions and medical visits. Patients generally attend one individual session and three or more group sessions per week, for a weekly time commitment of 10 to 12 hours. It also includes at least one medical visit per month. For self-pay clients, Daylight Recovery offers an affordable, monthly, all-inclusive cash rate for IOP.
General Outpatient is often referred to as aftercare and is meant for patients already well into their recovery. It covers a variety of a la carte services, each scheduled and billed individually, according to the needs of the patient. Group therapy, individual therapy, nurse visits, sessions with the medical doctor, and specialized therapies can all be part of a GOP treatment plan.