What to Expect at an Outpatient Treatment Center
Intensive Outpatient Treatment
The amount of supervision and structure of each outpatient program will vary for people who are at different levels
of recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. Often, people who have just come out of inpatient residential treatment
will transition into intensive outpatient drug treatment therapy where they will spend four hours a day, five
days a week in treatment, meeting with counselors, and undergoing group therapy and family therapy. This typically
last 8-16 weeks.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
NuLife’s partial hospitalization program, also known as day treatment, is a time-limited, intensive program- typically
five to eight hours per day, five to seven days a week. This level of care is appropriate for someone who lives
within a reasonable distance from the facility, and whose symptoms and behaviors do not require more structured
support during the eventing.
Typically, a partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the second stage of treatment for people suffering from substance
abuse. For some clients who do not receive twenty-four hour care, PHP can be the first stage of treatment. For
example, clients can go into PHP when they have had a short relapse and do not require inpatient care to get
back on the road to recovery.
The NuLife PHP program includes multiple group and individual therapy sessions per week, consultation with a psychiatrist
and medication monitoring, and family therapy sessions. At PHP patients are allowed to sleep at home and spend
time with people outside the treatment facility.
Outpatient treatment is the last step of the treatment process. Patients who have built a strong foundation in recovery
and have been able to maintain sobriety from drugs and alcohol often will participate in this treatment option.
In many cases, patients are able to benefit from NuLife’s virtual outpatient program; our telehealth capabilities
make it easy for recovery and counseling from the comfort of a person’s home.