Vita Recovery

Partial hospitalization program (PHP) Miami

Recovering from a drug or alcohol addiction is difficult requiring long-term treatment. Each person's addiction and recovery story is different, so there is no one-size-fits-all treatment method. It can feel daunting when you consider it and see that there are so many different options. Understanding them better can help you find which treatment options are best for you.

We will discuss one type of treatment, partial hospitalization. At Vita Recovery, we offer a partial hospitalization program that is tailored to your individual needs. We will discuss what partial hospitalization is, who it suits, and how it works. If you or a loved one is suffering from an alcohol or drug addiction problem, it is never too late to seek support.

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What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization is a type of treatment program for those suffering from substance addiction and/or mental illness. It is typically attended by people who have recently detoxed and are no longer using substances. Detoxing is only the start of the recovery journey, so partial hospitalization aims to strengthen your recovery so that you have a strong chance of long-term sober living.

Partial hospitalization programs offer structured programs to provide a clear routine, which is invaluable during recovery. You will receive sessions including individual, family, and group therapy, medication management for those with serious mental health conditions, and psychiatric assessments to monitor your progress and work out your changing needs.

In our partial hospitalization program, you will spend the night at home but will attend the treatment center up to seven times a week for sessions. Partial hospitalization programs aim to prevent you from needing to be hospitalized completely.

The Difference Between Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program

In your research about addiction treatment, you may have encountered intensive outpatient treatment. While it sounds similar to partial hospitalization programs, there are differences. They tend to vary in intensity, with the most intensive program being inpatient treatment. This is where you reside twenty-four-seven in the treatment center for a set period of time.

On the other end of the scale is outpatient treatment, where you have sessions at the treatment center but will be able to continue daily life and maintain most of your professional and personal commitments.

Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs fall somewhere in between. The two are similar in that neither involves living at the treatment center and so allow more freedom and independence. Both provide you with access to physicians, therapists, and medication where needed. The difference is the time commitment.


Partial hospitalization is seen as the next step down in time commitment from an inpatient treatment program. Clients attend sessions for about twenty-five to thirty hours per week. With an intensive outpatient program, you attend sessions for about fifteen to twenty hours per week.

By starting with more intensive programs first before gradually reducing your time investment, you can establish and perfect the skills you learn along the way.




Partial hospitalization programs may suit those who:

  • Have gone through a medical detox and want to take the next step to recovery

  • Would benefit from structured days of therapy

  • Have mental health disorders that require more comprehensive medical care

  • Are still experiencing withdrawal symptoms and need additional support

  • Are at risk of relapsing

  • Have responsibilities that mean they cannot spend twenty-four-seven in a treatment center

  • Have left inpatient treatment but do not feel stable yet

It is important when you are choosing a treatment not to choose the most convenient option. Recovery is an ongoing process. Factors that affect the treatment you need may include the severity of addiction, family history, co-occurring mental health disorders, and whether you have tried to quit before. You should not rush treatment because this will not speed up the recovery process. Instead, it may increase your risk of relapsing.

However, some people may benefit from less intensive treatment. While inpatient treatment programs have the best success rates, many find that partial hospitalization programs work for them better than traditional residential treatment programs. At Vita Recovery, we work together with you to meet your personal needs and to design the addiction treatment program that will suit you best.



Vita Recovery is the premium addiction treatment center in Miami. Our treatment services help you to achieve long-term recovery by using multidisciplinary and evidence-based approaches. We understand that lifelong recovery often involves carefully transitioning back to your life when you have finished inpatient treatment.

Medical detox is only the first step of recovery. You may be sober when you complete it, but the reasons behind your substance abuse will not just disappear. By addressing the core reasons, you give yourself a better chance of maintaining recovery and avoiding relapse.


A partial hospitalization program teaches you the skills needed to navigate your life with confidence. At Vita Recovery, we use multidisciplinary and evidence-based approaches, teaching you skills that you can put into practice in your everyday life. We offer a thirty-day program. You will have highly structured days to help introduce routine into your life. Our treatment options include:

  • Solution-oriented, motivation enhancement, and cognitive behavioral therapy

  • Group counseling

  • Psycho-education groups

  • Family therapy

Many people use substances due to underlying mental health problems. We teach skills to help address mood management and emotional regulation. We also help work on additional factors that may trigger a relapse.

Each person will have different factors that tempt them back into substance use, so it is important to learn how to recognize your relapse triggers and work on them. We help you with handling your work and school commitments. Since one of the most common relapse triggers is stress, we help you reduce work-related stress to give you a higher chance of long-term recovery.

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At Vita Recovery, you will receive:

  • Personalized treatment at our high-end facility

  • Care from a team of specialists, including a psychiatrist and primary therapist,

  • A treatment plan tailored to your needs

  • A plan for ongoing care

If you or a loved one is ready to seek support, please call our admissions department. They will be able to help you set up a full bio-psycho-social assessment to determine your treatment needs.

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