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Drug and alcohol abuse can damage every aspect of your life. When you live with an untreated substance use disorder, your health, relationships, and emotional well-being can suffer.

People living with substance abuse and addiction must seek treatment as soon as they recognize a problem. Addiction treatment is offered in many settings and several levels of care. It’s important to find the course of treatment that can address the physical, emotional, and behavioral aspects of your addiction.

Partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) are one level of care in addiction treatment. This intensive level of care offers high-quality, comprehensive care while allowing people to live at home, socialize, and access their support system when they need it most.

Reach out to the team of specialists at Elevate Recovery today to explore our treatment programs or find support at any stage of your recovery journey.


Seeking treatment for a substance use disorder can be a life-changing–or even life-saving–decision. The first step toward getting the help you need is recognizing that you have a problem.

Some of the signs of substance abuse and addiction include:

  • Using drugs or alcohol more frequently
  • Needing to use more of a substance to get the effects you want
  • Engaging in dangerous behaviors while using drugs and alcohol, such as having risky sex, driving under the influence, or operating machinery
  • Having cravings for substances
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms if you stop using the substance
  • Neglecting your relationships, hobbies, and responsibilities because of substance use
  • Continuing to use drugs and alcohol despite harm to your physical and emotional health, relationships, or other aspects of your life

If you exhibit some of these behaviors, you may need professional treatment to stop using drugs or alcohol safely and to gain the skills required to avoid relapse for the rest of your life.


Before beginning treatment, a doctor or addiction specialist will assess your needs and determine the best course of care. For some, inpatient or residential treatment may be necessary. In other cases, people may consider outpatient treatment options, including partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) or day programs.

Inpatient and residential treatment programs require patients to live in the treatment facility while undergoing care. People remain in the treatment facility for the duration of their program and then may move to outpatient treatment options.

In some cases, people will begin their treatment in an outpatient program. A partial hospitalization program is the most intensive level of outpatient care. Patients in a PHP typically spend up to 5 hours in treatment daily. The flexibility of outpatient treatment often allows people to work or attend school. However, this can be challenging while participating in a PHP because of the rigorous treatment schedule and significant time commitment required.


Partial hospitalization programs–sometimes called day treatment programs–offer intensive treatment. Sessions occur on most days of the week for several hours a day. During treatment sessions, patients participate in evidence-based and holistic therapies that help people identify and heal the roots of their addiction. Therapies include:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Holistic therapies like exercise, nutrition counseling, mindfulness, and more
  • Medication consultations
  • Mental health treatments

During treatment sessions, patients meet with licensed therapists, doctors, nurse practitioners, and other professionals to work toward the goal of lifelong recovery. As their recovery progresses, patients will also work with specialists to create an aftercare plan that will keep them active and engaged in their recovery process.


Understanding what to expect can help you prepare to get the most out of your time in a partial hospitalization program. Here are some things to consider before beginning a day treatment or PHP.

  • Your course of treatment will be tailored to meet your needs. As you progress in your recovery, your treatment team will adjust your plan to adapt to your changing needs and goals.
  • A partial hospitalization program may not be the right level of care for some people. People with severe withdrawal symptoms, intense cravings, or complex medical or mental health issues may require round-the-clock supervision and treatment in an inpatient program.
  • You will be required to follow a strict treatment schedule and show up each day on time. You must ensure that you have reliable transportation to and from your treatment sessions.
  • Your insurance will likely cover some or all of the costs of a PHP. Check with the treatment facility about your options if you are uninsured or have Medicaid or Medicare.


If you or someone you love need help overcoming substance abuse or addiction, reach out to the team at Elevate Recovery today. Our admissions counselors will help you explore our partial hospitalization treatment programs in Massachusetts and take the first step of your recovery journey. Don’t wait for the treatment you need and deserve. Call us today to get started toward a healthier future.

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