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What’s the Difference Between PHP and IOP?

Many people begin their Recovery journey in a residential rehabilitation program. These treatment plans allow patients to live in the same facility where they receive care and comprehensive support. But it’s important to know all your options, including Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).

PHP and IOP supply treatment to patients who want to live independently. These programs can help those who have completed residential care and are looking for continued support. Or they may be ideal for patients in circumstances that make residential treatment difficult.

What’s the difference between PHP and IOP, and which option is right for you? Here’s what you need to know to make a confident decision as you move forward on your Recovery path.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

A PHP allows patients to spend the night at home and spend the day receiving treatment at a safe, nurturing facility. Patients often dedicate a good portion of the week to receiving personalized, evidence-based care.

PHP patients receive many of the same treatments and holistic therapies as a residential program, such as:

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Mindfulness training
  • Arts therapy
  • Yoga

Some PHPs also offer medication-assisted therapy to treat mild-to-moderate detoxification symptoms.

At 7 Summit Pathways, we offer an innovative Day-Night Partial Hospitalization Program. Patients come to our treatment center for 25 hours of comprehensive care, meeting five days per week and occasionally for evening programs. Our Day-Night PHP provides extended care and Recovery support. We also offer sober living options to make addiction treatment possible for everyone.

What Is an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)?

An IOP is similar to a PHP in that patients receive treatment during the day and return home at night. IOPs tend to have shorter hours, so they’re ideal for patients who are transitioning back into everyday life, work and family commitments.

At 7 Summit Pathways, we understand the need for flexible treatment options. That’s why we offer two IOP schedules — one in the morning and one in the evening.

When you enroll in our IOP, you’ll receive three to four days per week of highly individualized, personalized treatment, including:

  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Relapse prevention training
  • Other classes to provide extended support during this Recovery stage

PHP vs. IOP: Which Treatment Plan Is Right for You?

The difference between an IOP and a PHP is subtle but important. The program that’s right for you will depend on many factors, including whether you’ve been in treatment before and whether you have a strong support system at home.

How 7 Summit Pathways Can Help

Recovery is a unique journey for every individual. Wherever you are in the process, you deserve to find support. At 7 Summit Pathways, we’re dedicated to providing compassionate, personalized care. We’ll talk with you in-depth to make sure you choose the right treatment program for your Recovery.

To schedule an appointment or to learn more about our PHP and IOP options, please reach out to us today.