A Partial Hospitalization Program, or PHP, is a sensible option for those with moderate to severe opioid addictions. The need for structure and routine is an essential component when it comes to kicking a bad habit. Intensive outpatient programs are more suitable for those who are struggling with mild substance abuse disorders or who are already in recovery and may only require aftercare or alumni services such as connecting with a sponsor or finding a new 12-step group.
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If you believe you or your loved one could benefit from time away from home, work, childcare, and other everyday obligations to focus on themselves, consider reaching out to Asheville Recovery Center to speak with a program specialist about the benefits of our PHP for opioid addiction.
Safe Medical Detox in a Comfortable Setting
If someone has a moderate to severe addiction they most likely need to undergo detox. Medically-supervised detox is recommended as a precautionary measure as physical and mental health emergencies can occur while someone is withdrawing from opiates.
Withdrawal is taxing on both the mind and body and a person will experience strong cravings for over an initial couple of days during their detox. This is one of the most dangerous times for those with opioid addictions as your body does not have the same level of tolerance you have accumulated over time and if someone relapses they are at greater risk of overdose.
It is difficult to predict when you will face high-risk triggers that can tempt a person to relapse. Intrusive negative thoughts can quickly lead from thought to action. In the secure setting of Asheville Detox Center, medical professionals are available 24/7 to ensure your safety and well-being.
The Benefits of a PHP for Opioid Addiction
Our everyday lives are dominated by an abundance of responsibilities. Clients who choose to recover away from home within a Partial Hospitalization Program are given the opportunity to focus their energy and headspace on regaining their sense of self, develop effective self-care habits, and discovering what can help make for a meaningful life moving forward in sober life.
It’s well-known that environments associated with addiction can be triggers for relapse. The choice to reclaim your life while at a rehab center gives clients a new environment free of associations that contribute to substance abuse.
PHPs help clients to manage expectations while setting goals on their path to recovery. Clients will enter a new space seeking improvements in their physical and emotional health, relationships, work-life balance, and finding healthy new beginnings. While in the program, clients learn the tools needed to manage stress, avoid triggering situations, and managing triggers when unavoidable to prevent relapse. Clients will also learn healthy coping methods and mindsets that they can continue to work on after leaving the rehab center. Healthy habits formed while undergoing a Partial Hospitalization program help clients in their day-to-day struggles in sober life.
During time spent at rehab, you have the opportunity to engage in conversations with peers and develop a support system that can be invaluable after you complete your stay. The development of peer relationships often occurs during group therapy.
Learning from others in a medically supervised setting provides a safe and comfortable space to:
- An important reminder that you are alone in struggling with addiction
- Bond with others who have faced similar issues
- Your comments and personal stories well be met with compassion
- Learn techniques to manage cravings and temptations
- Positive reinforcement and encouragement
- A sense of accountability
Group work can offer clients a space to help each other discuss coping methods that have worked and others that have not worked as new goals are established to avoid falling back into unhealthy thought patterns. Clients are much better able to achieve growth when they successfully create effective coping strategies with real world applications.
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Addiction results in problematic thinking that enables substance abuse and discourages healthy habits. Time spent in a Partial Hospitalization Program provides a safe space to create new routines. Clients learn new life skills to replace self-destructive thoughts and behaviors effective coping mechanisms that can be carried over into sober living.
Maintaining sobriety requires maintaining self-awareness, avoiding high risk triggers, and using healthy, positive coping methods to manage negative thought patterns, everyday stressors, and keeping temptations for negative behavior in check. Coping skills used to develop healthy routines and combat high risk triggers that clients learn during their time within our Partial Hospitalization Program helps avoid pitfalls that lead to seeking relief in substances once returning home.
Recovery is just a phone call away. Reach out to the professionals at Asheville Recovery Center o speak with an addiction specilaist about the benefits of a Partial Hospitalization Program for long-term recovery.