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Partial Hospitalization Program for Substance Abuse Disorders

Focus Treatment Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program provides comprehensive day time treatment for individuals with a pattern of substance abuse or chemical dependency.


The program is designed to support those with a primary diagnosis of chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health issues such as depression and anxiety while continuing to working, attend school, and managing other daily responsibilities while benefiting from a highly structured and intensive treatment experience.

Our day treatment program can serve as primary treatment for someone who is struggling with maintaining sobriety or as continuing care following completion of an inpatient or residential program. Our treatment philosophy and practices are based on over 10 years’ experience in our longer-term addiction recovery services.


Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The goal of the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is to assist patients in developing cognitive, emotional and behavioral coping skills to employ in their daily lives, while having a supportive environment in which they can process these changes. Through the therapeutic process groups, an understanding of relapse warning signs is developed, and a strong relapse prevention plan is established ultimately leading patients down the path of long term recovery.

The program uses evidence-based therapeutic models such as Process Groups , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) , Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Life Skills Training, and Experiential and Process groups facilitated by a Masters Level Mental Health Professional or above.

With our Whole Person Care approach, each patient receives an individual treatment plan designed to address issues specific to them. Some examples of our daily skills training topics and strategies are:

  • Identifying triggers and managing cravings      
  • Drug refusal skills
  • Assertive communication skills
  • Intensive Group Therapy
  • Therapeutic Assignments
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Psychoeducational education
  • Grounding Techniques
  • Stress Management- Breathing/Meditation
  • Understanding 12 Step Component
  • Spirituality Awareness
  • Drug Screening
  • Healthy Boundaries
  • Impulse control
  • Coping skills
  • Family roles
  • Self-care
  • Safety planning
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Work around codependency issues

The program consists of 6 hours of day-time programming Monday through Friday.