The PHP program is offered Monday–Saturday 8am–4pm. Participants live offsite and attend programming as clinically appropriate.
PHP participants will start the day with mindful meditation, followed by goal setting to ensure all participants are focused, calm and centered. PHP participants will take part in at least 1 hour of weekly psychotherapy with a therapist in order to address the following: triggers for use, family dynamics that may or may not contribute to maladaptive pattern of substance use, setting boundaries that lead to long term recovery and healthy relationships going forward, and how to manage emotional dysregulation. The individual therapist will aid the participant in the development of distress tolerance skills to use in place of mind and mood-altering substances while helping the client to connect to powerlessness and unmanageability of disease.
PHP participants will also attend various process groups throughout the week where they will be able to participate and share what they are struggling with while in treatment. They
will receive supportive feedback peers in conjunction with the guidance and facilitation of a
Clinician. One time per week, participants attend a gender specific process group where participants can share and connect with same gender peers. Information presented addresses; the identification of triggers, behavioral and thinking errors, introduction and development of skills to remain sober, relapse prevention planning, encourages increases in self-awareness, presents basic skills in managing emotions and thought processes, basic communication skills, and encourages beginning spirituality. Mental and emotional health issues are fully integrated into group exercises and discussions.
Family therapy is offered as clinically appropriate and will address the effect of the disease of addiction on the family unit as a whole, as well as educate family members on ways to assist a loved one battling the disease.
PHP participants participate in weekly psychoeducation groups
Participants will learn about the phases of relapse and how to
combat relapse when cravings hit. They will also begin to get a better idea of what a relapse prevention plan entails. Development of an individual relapse prevention plan will occur one on one with the participant’s therapist.
This group will address what trauma is, how it presents and what it looks like. It
will also provide a general guideline for what is necessary to treat trauma, especially with a co-morbid substance use disorder.
Recovery and Technology
This group will utilize various forms of technology (apps, YouTube, movies, etc.) as a way to address and educate participants about the disease of addiction.
Physiology of Addiction
Participants will gain better insight into the biological differences in the brain of addicts/alcoholics, in order to help reduce the stigma and shame surrounding the disease of addiction.
Participants will learn about inclusive spirituality, in the absence of any specific religion or denomination. They will explore what they consider to be a higher power or anything outside of themselves that brings them peace and comfort. Topics such as mindfulness and meditation will also be discussed.
Participants will learn how the disease of addiction manifests in mind, body, and spirit. This group will cover the mental obsession, physical craving, and spiritual bankruptcy that addiction causes when active. Participants will gain a better understanding of how the disease manifests in their daily lives, specifically in maladaptive thinking patterns.
Participants will learn how to best manage their time efficiently so that they can become productive members of society. With an emphasis on discipline, positive habit forming, and accountability, topics covered will include, but not be limited to, daily living skills, following a schedule, nutrition, money management, and employment skills.
Participants will gain skills to use in place of mind and mood-altering substances when experiencing a variety of life stressors, including distressing emotions that may have historically lead to substance use. Participants will gain a better understanding of various emotions, along with how to identify what they are feeling and articulate emotions effectively to others. They will also learn the importance of asking for help and support when feeling emotionally dysregulated.
Physical Therapy & Exercise
Residential participants will benefit from the expertise of an onsite physical therapists who will provide both individual and group sessions to address health, fitness and pain management. Exercise programs are designed to meet participants where they are at and include, but not limited to, High Intensity Interval Training, Yoga and water aerobics.