What is a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)?

Learn more about how to achieve lasting wellness through Vista Taos Renewal Center’s partial hospitalization program.

Our Commitment to Holistic, Sustainable Healing

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, we integrate holistic healing practices into all levels of care to ensure a comprehensive approach to recovery.

We believe that treating only the symptoms of addiction or mental illness is not enough; true recovery involves addressing the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of a person’s well-being.

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is designed to provide a structured yet flexible treatment option for those in need of intensive care.

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The Role of a PHP in the Treatment Continuum

A partial hospitalization program is often used as a step-down or transitional level of care from an inpatient/residential program or as an alternative to inpatient care.

This makes a PHP an ideal choice for people who need consistent medical monitoring and structured therapy but not round-the-clock supervision.

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, our partial hospitalization program is a crucial part of the treatment continuum. It allows people to continue their progress toward recovery while also gradually transitioning back into their daily lives.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

A partial hospitalization program is a structured form of mental health treatment that bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient care.
Unlike residential programs where clients stay overnight, a PHP allows them to return home after receiving daily treatment.
This setup provides intensive therapy without the full-time commitment to staying at a treatment facility, offering a balance of rigorous care with the flexibility to maintain certain aspects of daily life.

Who Can Benefit From a PHP?

A partial hospitalization program meets the needs of people at various stages of recovery. For people stepping down from residential treatment, a PHP offers a structured yet less restrictive environment.
If someone is struggling with their recovery in a standard outpatient setting, a PHP can provide the additional support and structure needed.
This is particularly beneficial for people experiencing significant challenges in:
  • Managing symptoms
  • Maintaining sobriety
  • Handling daily stressors without intensive support

Structure of Our PHP

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, our partial hospitalization program is designed to support recovery while accommodating the personal responsibilities of our clients.
Here’s how we structure our PHP to ensure effective treatment:
  • Daily therapy sessions: Clients take part in multiple therapy sessions each day. These include individual therapy, group therapy, and specialized sessions.
  • Medical and psychiatric oversight: Regular meetings with psychiatric staff ensure that any medications effectively support treatment, and adjustments are made as necessary.
  • Skill building and education: Our PHP offers classes and activities that teach practical skills to support long-term recovery, such as stress management, coping strategies, and relapse prevention techniques.
  • Flexible scheduling: Our program is structured to allow clients to maintain part-time employment or educational pursuits. This reflects our commitment to integrating treatment with daily responsibilities and interests.

The Vista Taos Renewal Center Approach to PHP

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, our partial hospitalization program is based on the idea that effective treatment goes beyond just managing immediate symptoms of substance dependency. It also tackles the underlying causes and effects on a person’s life.
We believe that recovery is a deeply personal journey that requires a compassionate, understanding environment where clients can heal and grow.

Whole-Person Approach

We employ a holistic approach to treatment in our PHP, recognizing that recovery involves the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Our treatment plans combine traditional with a range of supportive strategies tailored to enhance emotional and physical well-being.1
The focus is on building a healing environment that supports wellness. This includes activities that:
  • Develop life skills
  • Promote self-care and stress management
  • Encourage healthy habits and routines
  • Foster self-expression and creativity 
Through these activities, we strive to help clients address underlying issues while also equipping them with practical tools to maintain long-term recovery.

Individualized Care Plans

When a client joins our partial hospitalization program, a multidisciplinary team will assess their specific situation.
Based on their needs, we create a personalized treatment plan focusing on their unique challenges and goals. We regularly update this plan to match progress and changing needs. Our flexible method guarantees clients get the most effective treatment, helping them reach and maintain recovery.

Services Offered in Vista Taos Renewal Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program is designed to offer a comprehensive suite of services that cater to various aspects of recovery.
Key components of our PHP include:

Therapeutic Modalities

We employ a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities tailored to meet individual needs. These approaches are instrumental in addressing substance use disorders.

Group Sessions

Group therapy is a cornerstone of our partial hospitalization program. These sessions:2
  • Provide support
  • Encourage peer learning and sharing
  • Allow clients to build a sense of community and develop healthy social connections

Individual Therapy

Clients will have regular one-on-one sessions with a therapist who will work with them to address personal issues related to addiction and recovery.

Holistic Approaches

Our holistic services are aimed at supporting well-being and integrating mind-body healing practices into the recovery process.

Structured Daily Schedule of Our PHP

Our partial hospitalization program offers a well-structured daily schedule. It balances intensive treatment with personal time, helping clients adjust to daily life while providing the support they need.
A typical day our PHP includes:
  • Morning sessions: Mornings are often dedicated to more intensive therapeutic activities, including group sessions and workshops, where clients engage in learning and therapy.
  • Afternoon sessions: Afternoons often involve individual therapy sessions, specialized treatment sessions, and time for holistic practices. This part of the day allows for deeper, more personalized work.
  • Evenings at home: After the day’s sessions, clients return home. This structure supports people in maintaining family and social connections and applying new coping strategies in a real-life context.
  • Weekends: Weekends are often less structured, giving people time to rest and practice self-care, reinforcing the week’s learning and preparing for the week ahead.

Clinical Assessment and Treatment Planning in a Partial Hospitalization Program

Upon admission to our partial hospitalization program, the first step involves a comprehensive clinical assessment. This initial evaluation sets the foundation for personalized treatment plans.
During this process, clients meet with a team of healthcare professionals who will conduct various assessments, including:
  • Medical evaluation: This includes a complete medical history review and necessary physical examinations to assess physical health, which can significantly impact the treatment process.
  • Psychological assessment: This assessment evaluates mental health status and identifies any co-occurring disorders that need to be addressed alongside substance abuse treatment.
  • Substance use review: A detailed discussion about substance use history, patterns, and previous treatment experiences helps us understand the depth and nature of a person’s addiction.
  • Risk assessment: Identifying any immediate risks to a client’s safety or well-being ensures that these issues are promptly managed in their treatment plan.

Developing Treatment Plans

Information gathered during these assessments is used to build a treatment plan that addresses all aspects of a person’s health—physical, mental, and emotional. Together with the treatment team, clients establish clear, achievable goals.
These goals might relate to:
  • Sobriety
  • Mental health
  • Personal relationships
  • Professional achievements
  • General well-being
Based on client needs, a combination of therapeutic modalities will be chosen.

Our Collaborative Approach to Treatment Planning

A key feature of our partial hospitalization program is the collaborative approach to treatment planning.3
Clients are actively involved in creating and adjusting their treatment plan. This inclusion ensures that they feel more committed to the therapeutic process, and it aligns with their personal values and recovery goals.

Family Involvement in Treatment Planning

When appropriate, family members may also be invited to take part in treatment planning sessions. This allows for a deeper understanding of the person’s addiction and provides family members with valuable resources and support.
Treatment plans are not static; they are reviewed regularly and adjusted as needed to reflect progress and any new challenges that arise during treatment.

Therapeutic Modalities in Vista Taos Renewal Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program

Our partial hospitalization program offers evidence-based therapies that are proven effective in treating substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. These therapies are selected based on their efficacy and the unique needs of each client.
Some of the therapeutic modalities offered in our partial hospitalization program include:

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a widely used therapy that helps people identify and change negative and destructive thought patterns that have a detrimental impact on behavior and emotions. It equips people with practical skills to manage challenging situations.

CBT is especially effective in treating a range of issues, including:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT is effective for those who experience intense emotions. It focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas:
  1. Mindfulness
  2. Distress tolerance
  3. Emotion regulation
  4. Interpersonal effectiveness
DBT helps improve emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and how to better manage them.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

MI enhances a person’s motivation to change by resolving ambivalence. It is a collaborative, goal-oriented style of communication with particular attention to the language of change.
It is designed to strengthen personal motivation for and commitment to a specific goal by eliciting and exploring one’s own reasons for change within an atmosphere of acceptance and compassion.

Holistic Therapies and Experiential Approaches

In addition to these primary therapies, our partial hospitalization program integrates holistic and experiential therapies to provide a well-rounded approach to recovery.
By weaving in practices such as yoga and meditation, we provide tools that help:
  • Manage stress
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve overall physical health
  • Enhance mental clarity and emotional stability
Experiential therapies like art therapy offer unique ways for people to explore and express emotions, make meaningful discoveries about themselves, and develop healthier ways of relating to others and their environment.

Medication Management and Medical Oversight in Our Partial Hospitalization Program

Medication management involves the careful selection, dosing, and monitoring of medications. During initial assessments, our medical team will work with clients to identify any medications they are currently taking and determine the best course of action for managing them while in treatment.

This may involve tapering off certain substances or using medications such as:

  • Antidepressants
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Medications to treat co-occurring disorders

Medical Oversight

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, medical oversight is provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals who specialize in addiction and mental health treatment.
This team includes:
  • Psychiatrists
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Other healthcare practitioners 
These professionals work together to ensure that all aspects of a client’s health are addressed.

Importance of Medication Adherence and Monitoring

Adherence to prescribed medication influences the success of recovery. At Vista Taos Renewal Center, we place a strong emphasis on educating clients about the importance of sticking to their medication regimen.
Monitoring is equally important, as it ensures that medications are having their intended effect and allows for timely adjustments if needed.
Our team closely monitors your response to medication, which includes regular check-ins and feedback sessions. These interactions provide an opportunity for clients to discuss any concerns or side effects they are experiencing, ensuring that treatment remains safe and effective.

Holistic and Wellness Activities in Our Partial Hospitalization Program

In our PHP, clients can engage in various activities that are both soothing and stimulating, tailored to promote healing on multiple levels. Each activity is led by professionals skilled in their respective fields, ensuring clients receive the full benefits in a supportive and nurturing environment.
Here’s what you can expect:

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness helps people stay present and engaged, reducing stress and improving their ability to cope with emotional challenges. Through guided sessions, clients learn to observe their thoughts and feelings without judgment.
Yoga and meditation are the common mindfulness-based practices clients can take part in at Vista Taos Renewal Center. These activities help cultivate a deeper mind-body connection, promoting well-being.

Experiential Activities

Engaging in creative and expressive activities can help people explore your emotions and thoughts in a non-verbal way.

These activities provide an outlet for self-expression and can be particularly helpful for people who struggle with verbal expression.

Recreational Therapy

Physical exercise has been shown to have numerous benefits for mental health. Our team works with each client to develop a personalized exercise plan that fits their abilities and needs.
Options may include:
  • Group classes
  • Outdoor activities
  • Individual workouts

How These Approaches Support Recovery

Physical activities like yoga and nutritional counseling improve physical strength, resilience, and overall health, making it easier to cope with the physical challenges of recovery.
Emotionally, mindfulness and art therapy help people manage stress and emotions more effectively, promoting a more stable mood and better mental health.
On a spiritual level, these activities encourage a deeper connection with oneself and the world. This connection can be profoundly healing, providing a sense of purpose and peace that supports long-term recovery.4

Family Involvement and Support in Our PHP

Addiction is not an isolated disease. It can have far-reaching effects on the whole family.

The family program at Vista Taos Renewal Center provides various resources that help families navigate the complexities of addiction and mental health recovery.

Educational Resources

To help families understand and effectively support recovery, we offer a range of educational materials and counseling services.
These educational resources cover topics such as:
  • Understanding addiction and mental health disorders
  • How to support your loved one in their recovery journey
  • Communication and boundary-setting techniques for healthy relationships
  • Coping strategies for the family members affected by a loved one’s struggles
By educating your loved ones, we empower them with the knowledge needed to provide meaningful support and to maintain a positive and encouraging home environment.

Counseling Services

Counseling services for families are also a key component of our partial hospitalization program. These services provide a safe space for family members to express their concerns and learn coping strategies.
Led by our experienced therapists, these counseling sessions cover:
  • Family dynamics and how they may contribute to addiction and mental health issues
  • How to address codependency and enablement in relationships
  • Strategies for improving communication within the family unit

Importance of Family Involvement in the Treatment Process

Family involvement is integral to the treatment process in our partial hospitalization program. Engaging family members provides clients with additional emotional support and ensures that recovery is sustainable once they transition back to everyday life.
The presence and active participation of family members in the treatment process often enhance motivation and can lead to more positive outcomes.

Aftercare Planning and Transitioning from Our PHP

The transition from a structured treatment setting to everyday life can be challenging. Aftercare planning prepares people for this change, equipping them with strategies to manage recovery independently.
Effective aftercare ensures that the therapeutic gains made during the PHP are not lost but rather reinforced through ongoing support and resources.
Vista Taos Renewal Center provides a robust aftercare program designed to support clients as transition out of our partial hospitalization program:

Alumni Programs

Staying connected with others who have shared similar recovery experiences can provide crucial support and motivation. Our alumni program includes regular meetings and social events that help people stay engaged with the recovery community.

Relapse Prevention Planning

This involves creating a personalized plan that includes strategies to recognize and manage triggers, stressors, and cravings. The plan also outlines steps to take should a relapse occur, ensuring clients can quickly return to a path of recovery.

Referrals to Community Resources

We help clients connect with community resources such as:
  • Local support groups
  • Outpatient services
  • Counseling
These resources are crucial for maintaining recovery momentum and accessing support when needed.

Ongoing Support and Resources

The support doesn’t end once clients leave the partial hospitalization program. Vista Taos Renewal Center is committed to providing ongoing assistance through various channels
To help clients during this critical period, we provide ongoing counseling and check-ins. Our team remains available, offering guidance and support as they continue to grow and face new challenges in the recovery journey.
Whether clients need advice, resources, or just someone to talk to, Vista Taos Renewal Center is here to support them every step of the way.
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Your Journey to Renewal Begins Here

At Vista Taos Renewal Center, our commitment to providing compassionate, individualized treatment within our PHP is unwavering.
We understand that each journey to recovery is personal, and our partial hospitalization program is designed to meet your unique needs through our:
  • Comprehensive care: From evidence-based therapies to holistic wellness activities, our program offers a comprehensive approach to treatment that addresses both your physical and psychological health.
  • Expert team: Our multidisciplinary team is passionate about creating a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters recovery.
  • Focus on individual needs: We tailor every aspect of the PHP to suit your specific needs, ensuring that the path to recovery is as smooth and effective as possible.

Encouragement to Seek Help and Support

If you or a loved one are facing challenges with mental health or substance use, we encourage you to reach out. Starting the journey to recovery can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone.
At Vista Taos Renewal Center, you will find a supportive community and a team of professionals who are committed to helping you heal and reclaim your life.
Our PHP offers the structure and support needed to make significant changes, fostering growth and healing in a setting that respects your individual needs.

Join Us

We invite you to embark on your path to balance and well-being with Vista Taos Renewal Center. Join us at our facility, where you will experience a supportive environment that nurtures all aspects of your health.
With the guidance of our experienced team and the support of a community that cares, you can begin a new chapter in your life. Let us help you build a future where wellness and joy are not just possible but are a part of everyday life.
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Reach out to Vista Taos Renewal Center today and let us guide you toward sustainable recovery. We will help you heal from the addictions and substance use challenges that hinder you from leading your most fulfilled life through personalized, whole-person treatment.