Partial hospitalization programs do benefit a certain type of addict seeking help. Typically if the addict requires close medical supervision for current conditions, these programs would benefit them. Someone who would need more support than what traditional outpatient programs would provide would go to a PHP. Within a partial hospitalization program, there is medical staff, such as doctors and nurses. You should only attend a partial hospitalization program if you have reliable and stable housing and transportation. Because you are required to attend daily, it is important you have a reliable way to get there. Stable housing is also important because it will make it difficult to focus on recovery if you are worried about where you will stay.
Most people who attend a PHP will have a strong support network at home, such as family and friends. Because you are attending treatment daily, it is important to have the proper support to go back to. Along with this, you are applying what you have learned in the real world, every day you leave treatment. If you are starting to experience problems with work or school, you should be considering a partial hospitalization program. The length of time it takes to complete these programs is different for each person. Each partial hospitalization program has a different approach they use. It may be a program that lasts a month or even two months. It is important to take it one day at a time, and stick to the schedule you agreed on.