What to expect from addiction treatment will depend on what kind of program is being joined. The most common treatment plans are outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient rehab programs. Inpatient programs are highly inflexible programs that require the individual to put their whole life on hold for the duration of their treatment. Inpatient programs are often called residential treatment programs since they require the individual to reside in the treatment facility for up to 90 days in some cases.
One of the most popular alternatives is a partial hospitalization program or PHP, sometimes simply called a “partial” program. They combine the intensity and commitment of an inpatient program, while still allowing the individual to maintain their own life. While they will still sleep in their own bed, they will commit to checking in for a full day of treatment programs and counseling sessions at the treatment facility, several times each week. Outpatient programs are similar but less intensive than partial hospitalization.