PHP with Housing and IOP Treatment Programs

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Once you have completed detox there are two more levels of treatment that will bring you further down your road to recovery: PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) with housing program, and IOP or Intensive Outpatient Program.

The Recovery Way PHP level of treatment can be compared to inpatient treatment, but without the feeling of being in a hospital.

Many residential programs take place in a hospital-like atmosphere, and some are even what is known as “lockdown” programs. In those cases, you are not only in a hospital, but you are not allowed out, and you are also allowed no visitors; it is more like being in a prison.

Our PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) with housing

With our PHP program (aka day/night program) you will live in one of our well equipped, comfortable, upscale homes, and live your life like a regular human being.

Even though the industry standard is about 20 hours a week of services, you will have up to 35 hours of professional services and attention by our addiction experts.

inpatient-outpatient-alcohol-treatmentDuring PHP level you will:

  • Get up in the morning
  • Do personal meditation/prayer
  • Travel to your sessions just like to a job
  • Work in group settings
  • Set goals
  • Find your own rhythm
  • Learn your strengths & weaknesses
  • Discover your triggers
  • Develop healthy habits

Although everything is provided for you, we do not:

  • Cook for you
  • Do your laundry
  • Make your bed

We treat you as a responsible human being and we allow you to live like one, while at the same time receiving the intensive treatment that you need.



The object here is to encourage you to get used to a healthy REAL LIFE schedule and accustom yourself to having responsibilities.

We have found that by working like this our clients feel far more comfortable and able to absorb and experience their therapy on a natural basis, rather than feeling that they have somehow become a criminal and should be punished.

Not only that, we have visitors and clients from all walks of life, and from so many states in the U.S., that come to The Recovery Way residential drug rehab center and get the help they need. With Pennsylvania and New Jersey right next door, if  New York is too close for comfort, getting away can sometimes help get out of the bad habits of past lifestyles.

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease

Drug and alcohol addiction is a disease in the same way as catching flu is a disease.

Nobody sets out to catch flu, and nobody sets out to become addicted to alcohol or drugs; it is something that happens TO you, and is not something over which you have any control.

With our PHP program you will learn how to overcome the cravings and avoid situations that are likely to cause a relapse.

What is involved at the PHP with housing level?

Some of the things you will be doing:

php-with-housing-drug-alcohol-program1. You will have the opportunity to discover the problems that other people in your situation suffer from working in group settings. You will gain valuable experience contributing your own experiences to the group. You will quickly realize you are not alone, and many other people also have very similar problems to yours.

You are not some strange individual, but part of a society that has been affected by a world wide epidemic.

2. You will also begin setting attainable goals. Most people set goals that reinforce leading a life that is happy and content, and to feel fit and healthy once more. Some you set will be relevant only to you, such as striving to get a new job, repairing a broken relationship, or taking up a hobby.

3. You’re going to learn what makes you tick, what you are passionate about, and what you would like to do with your life. Until now, you may have had no real goals but have been wandering aimlessly through life – even wondering why you are here and “what’s the point?” Everybody has a purpose and when you discover what your purpose is, life suddenly becomes worth living again.

Part of our program is to help you identify your purpose and have something to live for.



4. You have a list of strengths you may not even realize you have. The same with weaknesses. You will learn how to focus on and use your strengths to your advantage, and how to deal with your weaknesses. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills – even if you think you have none – that you can use in order to create a better life for yourself.

5. You will learn what triggers set you on the road to self-destruction and how to avoid them in the future. This can get very complex, but it is here that you unravel the mysteries of the past and examine them. When you come to realize they cannot harm you unless you let them, you see them for what they really are, and understand that you can do without them.

While our trained doctors, mental health specialists, and addiction counselors are going to be guiding you every step of the way, it is YOU who are going to be taking those steps until you can see that there is a way forward, and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

PHP is not something to be rushed

The PHP program lasts for about 4- 6 weeks

inpatient-drug-alcohol-programExactly how long will depend on the progress that you make, but it is not something that is going to be rushed. Our objective – and yours – is to see that you make long term recovery and stay clean for the rest of your life without relapse, so it takes as long as it takes.

When you have completed PHP you will be certain of the direction in which you want the rest of your life to head and you will also know, with certainty, that you can get where you want to go without the need for any crutch such as alcohol or drugs.

If you break a leg, you need a crutch while it heals; when it has, you can throw the crutch away because you do not need it any more.

The same thing applies to drugs and alcohol; when you realize that they are only ever a crutch and that you do not need them, that is the day you can once again stand on your own two feet.

Stepping down into IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)

Once you have completed our PHP level of treatment, you will begin our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP).

In this phase you will have some 30 – 35 hours of individual counseling and group therapy during the week.

The objective here is to build upon what you have already learned and prepare you for a full return to the real world.

IOP treatment will be tailored to the needs of each individual, but will include learning how to avoid relapse, and understanding what caused the problems in the first place. Research has shown that the more people understand the underlying causes of drug and alcohol abuse, the better chance they have of maintaining long term recovery.

Back to your old routine

Going back to your old routine can make you nervous and worried that you won’t be able to withstand the peer pressure to just have “one more drink” or “one more fix”, even though you now know that your body doesn’t need it, and – in fact – doesn’t want it either.

Sadness and depression can build up again until the point that it seems that relapse is not only desirable, but inevitable.

Of course, this is not the case, but your head may be telling you otherwise. IOP will help you to overcome these pressures and understand them for what they are – just pressures and nothing else.

During IOP you will also undertake various activities which are designed to help your recovery including looking for a job if you do not have one. Many people recovering from drug and alcohol abuse may either have lost their job, or never had one in the first place.

Whatever the case may be, finding a job will help to give you a sense of responsibility and prove that you are a worthy member of society, so it is a part of the recovery process.

Exercise and Sober Activities Are Good For You

You will also undertake outdoor activities and trips with others. Exercise can be extremely important. It can not only make you physically fitter, but there is a correlation between exercise and mental health.

The Mayo Clinic has reported that depression and anxiety can reduce when an individual takes regular exercise.

Exercise can take any form you wish, and may be as little as just going for a 30 minute walk each day. If you get really keen, as many people do, you might take up swimming, join a gym, or get involved in basketball.

It can only give you an additional sense of purpose and help in your long term recovery, but what you choose to do is up to you; it’s your life and the way you live it is on your terms.

Finishing IOP is not finishing recovery

When you have finished IOP you will be secure in the knowledge that, whatever challenges you face over the coming weeks and months, you will be able to deal with them confidently in the knowledge that you WILL win. Aftercare is the next step and joining a support group near your home is a good start.

You will have the skills and the determination to live your life the way it was meant to be lived – for you and your loved ones.



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