Three Different Avenues of Support: PHP, IOP, and Extended Care Sober Living

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With the rise of addiction and alcoholism across the globe, and the precarious nature of new found sobriety, it is apparent that one cannot have too much support in this endeavor. And yet many factors affect an individual’s commitment to various levels of care: amount of freedom to follow opportunities that arise, how much medical assistance, both psychologically and physically, is needed, what financial assistance is available, and length of the program-to name a few. It’s helpful for those in addiction, as well as family and friends, to know what options are available, and what’s involved in these different levels of care. As Oasis Recovery expands, from offering solely sober living, to providing PHP and IOP options, we thought it would be helpful to discuss a few of the differences within these types of programs, to aid in this decision making process:

 

PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program)

-provides diagnostic and treatment services similar to inpatient residential programs, minus the 24 hour care

-is more intensive than IOP- though hours vary, it is generally 6 hours a day, 5 days a week -includes intensive therapeutic support such as nursing, psychiatric evaluation, medication management, and group, individual, and family therapy -often follows residential treatment, or:

-is especially beneficial for those who have been in a less supportive environment who have relapsed and need a renewed intensity in their support system

-requires, on average, a 2-4 week commitment, 4 weeks is recommended at Oasis Recovery -costs, on average, $350-$450 per day

 

IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program)

-is for those who do not need medically supervised detox

-is less intensive than PHP, typically 3 hours a day, 3 days a week

-focuses on group therapy, though it may included one-on-one counseling

-as with a PHP, offers group sessions that may include practical application of the following recovery topics:

-Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

-Relapse Prevention Skills

-Understanding the Brain Chemistry of Addiction -Introduction to the 12 Steps -Spirituality

-Family Education

-requires an 8-12 week commitment on average, 8 weeks at Oasis Recovery

-costs, on average, anywhere from $3000-$10,000, depending on what is offered, quality of care, environment, etc.

 

Extended Care Sober Living Home

-is a transitional living environment for those wishing to maintain a minimal level of support following in-patient or outpatient treatment, or

-may be paired with PHP or IOP for greater support

-residents have some freedom to come and go as they please, with approval, though may be required to attend PHP or IOP. Approved outings may be limited to work, school, meetings, and house sponsored events and gatherings

-unlike a standard half way house, extended care homes include some elements of structured therapeutic support such as life coaching, adventure outings in nature, house meetings, group meditation, and individualized care plans

-employs a house manager who oversees the safety, well-being, and supervision of residents -residents are required to adhere to house rules that include (but are not limited to): -mandatory drug testing

-regular attendance at house meetings, and

-regular attendance at outside recovery meetings and/or IOP or PHP groups -required length of stay varies between 3 and 12 months, Oasis Recovery recommends a 6 month commitment

-price varies according to location and what is offered, typically between $1500 and $5000 per month

 

So, hopefully, this clears up some of the confusion around not only what Oasis Recovery offers, but the types of treatment and recovery options available in many places.

With every problem that arises in the world, there is an equally powerful and opposite solution that exists whether realized or not. The ever complex (due to the diversity of human experience) problem of addiction and alcoholism, is no exception, and it seems apparent as people reach for wider and more diverse avenues of support for those suffering with addiction and alcoholism, that we approach a clearer realization of the solutions that are effective for people. May we all focus on our powerful contribution to the solution, in whatever capacity we are able, whether it be a loving thought towards someone who suffers, or an entire program of healing, built to support a whole community of recovering addicts and alcoholics. All play a part, and all are valued.

*Please Note: If you are looking for a IOP or a PHP, we have one coming soon! Stay tuned for more information!*