Stick With Recovery at The Carter Treatment Center
To remain successful in your recovery process, you may need a high level of support, especially at first. That’s why The Carter Treatment Center offers partial hospitalization programs (PHPs) in Suwanee, Georgia. With 6 hours of therapeutic programming, 5 days a week, you will be introduced to the fundamentals of recovery and learn how to navigate the ups and downs of life – without substances.
Recovery is a possibility, and we can help you achieve it with our partial hospitalization programs at The Carter Treatment Center.
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"I love The Carter Treatment Center so much because for the first time in my existence I came out with peace, self love and most of all confidence that I will make it much further this time."C.M.
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Partial hospitalization is a type of intensive outpatient care in which clients spend their weekdays at a recovery center and go home in the evening and on the weekends. Partial hospitalization is a step down from the around-the-clock care you would get at an inpatient program, and many clients come to us after spending time in inpatient care.
On the continuum of care for addiction treatment, PHPs are a Level II service. Some clients graduate to this level after inpatient programs (Levels III and IV) and others start with Level II because it allows them to keep outside commitments.
At The Carter Treatment Center, we help people who are struggling with addiction find the light at the end of the tunnel. We do so with several tools, including individual and group therapy, education, self-care, and planning.
When you participate in our PHP, you will have access to the following groups and courses:
- Stress Management: learn and practice skills to reduce stress and the effects of stress on your emotions and relationships.
- Emotion Navigation: learn to identify and experience emotion. You will experience four basic emotions via experiential identification processes and explore/tolerate them through natural progression. We want you to be able to navigate and tolerate basic and complex emotions without feeling the need to utilize maladaptive behaviors or substances
- Recovery 101: learn about the science behind addiction and recovery. You will explore the physiological and psychological changes that you experience through the disease of addiction, as well as in recovery.
- Recovery Resilience: learn skills and strategies to strengthen your recovery by increasing your knowledge of coping skills and seemingly irrelevant decisions and behaviors; identifying high-risk situations, and planning for continued recovery.
- Coping Skills: learn and practice specific skills to employ in high-risk situations. You will learn a range of skills, from participating in mindfulness and meditations strategies to participating in physical activities, that strengthen your recovery by building your self-efficacy.
- Resilience and Identity Development: participate in groups designed to help you identify the recovering person that you are developing into through the process of your treatment. You will build self-esteem, self-efficacy, and self-awareness to strengthen your recovery.
- Special Recovery Topics: participate in psychotherapeutic groups about family dynamics, trauma, interpersonal relationships, and topics specifically designed to bring up issues that are typical hurdles for people in early recovery. We believe that if you tackle these issues in an intentional therapeutic setting, you are better able to navigate them when they arise in recovery.
- Grief and Loss: participate in groups designed to help you heal from the grief and losses experienced through the disease of addiction and in the recovery process.
- Self-Care in Recovery: learn, identify, and practice self-care strategies and skills. You will learn the importance of taking time to care for yourself in recovery.
- Perspective: practice looking at your substance-use disorder and recovery from differing perspectives to learn cognitive and emotional skills and understand your unique recovery process.
- Emotion Regulation: practice specific emotion regulation skills from DBT, ACT, and other modalities to decrease the effects of extreme emotions.
- Client Presentation Group: bring inspirational articles, music, meditations, videos, etc., to present to the group, allowing participants to inform one another’s recovery.
- Timeline/History/Progression: explore your life history and the progression of your disease to increase your understanding and perspective of recovery.
- Conflict Resolution: identify and practice resolution skills, resulting in less conflict-avoidance and more self-efficacy and awareness.
- Values: identify personal, family, societal, etc., values to utilize to strengthen your recovery.
- Process: participate in group-led processing to explore emotions, challenge thoughts, and hold one another accountable.
- Recovery Skills: identify and practice specific skills that strengthen recovery: support group attendance, spirituality, self-disclosure, appropriate challenging, etc.
- CBT/DBT Skills: practice cognitive and dialectical behavior therapies to practice skills that increase recovery behaviors.
- Recovery Maintenance: identify and practice relapse prevention skills and identify recovery maintenance plans for the weekend and long-term recovery.
- Boundaries: learn to identify what boundaries are and when boundaries are missing, need to be set, and how to lovingly enforce boundaries with loved ones, coworkers, and yourself. You will also learn to respect other’s boundaries.
- Commitment: explore the concept of commitment. Recovery requires multiple commitments that need to be highlighted and honored.
- Weekend Recovery Maintenance: practice planning for the weekend in order to thoughtfully strengthen your short-term recovery goals.
Our PHP addresses recovery from every angle. When you explore all these tools, you are bound to find a few that work well for you. Additionally, all the time you spend learning is time away from substances and temptation.
Partial Hospitalization Program FAQ
- How long does a PHP last?
A partial hospitalization program for drug or alcohol addiction usually lasts at least 30 days or a month. Most people in such programs will be ready to move onto other treatment programs that are less intensive after about 90 days or three months. With this in mind, you can expect to spend about 60 days or two months on average in a PHP. However, to get more information about what you can expect, you should speak with a member of our staff about your recovery options and how they will look unique based on what makes your recovery journey unique.
- Is there a length of stay limit for the partial hospitalization program (PHP)?
Typically, a partial hospitalization program will last for as long as its services are needed to ensure the health and recovery of the person in recovery. Although most end no later than 90 days, it is possible for your PHP to last longer if your recovery is taking longer than expected. It is worth noting that your health insurance coverage might only apply to a certain length of time in a PHP, which could be the soft limit to how long it can last, depending on your finances.
- What will my day at a PHP be like?
We have to stress that everyone’s recovery program will be unique based on their needs and expectations. However, on an average day, you can expect to spend some time in therapy – such as group therapy, family therapy, or individual therapy – and time in some form of skill-building exercise that helps better prepare you for your life adjustments once sober. You can also expect routine mental and physical evaluations from a medical specialist to ensure that you are still comfortable and capable of continuing the current recovery path.