Our Partial Hospitalization Program

At Azure Acres, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) is the second step of treatment. Our programming is designed to be a transition process in which individuals gain greater success in their recovery and are given increased opportunities to exercise their independence and sobriety skills.

Continuum of Care

Our partial hospitalization program (PHP) accepts adult men and women, ages 18 and above, who have been struggling with substance abuse and addiction.

All admissions decisions are on a case-by-case basis. However, in general, this level of care is ideal for adults who meet one of the two following criteria:

  • You have completed an inpatient or residential addiction treatment program, but can benefit from structured step-down support.
  • You require more intensive services than can be provided at a lower level of care, but your needs aren’t severe enough to warrant round-the-clock treatment.

PHP services occur six days a week. As detailed in the “Location & Housing” section below, you’ll receive care during the day, and will return home or to an alternative off-campus residence during non-treatment hours.

The typical length of stay in PHP at Azure Acres is 15-30 days. Your time in this program may be longer or shorter, depending upon your needs and progress.

Our PHP Treatment Therapies

As is the case with all aspects of treatment at Azure Acres, your PHP experience will be customized according to your unique strengths, needs, and goals. Taking those factors into consideration, your treatment team may include the following elements in your personalized plan:

Individual therapy: Individual therapy allows you to receive one-on-one guidance from an experienced professional. Counseling may also be the perfect opportunity to address issues that you may be hesitant to discuss in a group setting.

Family therapy: Family can play an important role in the recovery process. During family therapy sessions, your loved ones can address how they have been impacted by your struggles with addiction. They can also learn how to best support you during and after your time in treatment. At the PHP level, family sessions are held once per week. They are typically led by the director of our family program and our multidisciplinary team.

Groups: Groups are a daily component of treatment at the PHP level. Groups allow you to share your insights, learn from the experiences of others, and develop skills that will support your continued recovery. PHP groups, which are usually led by our program director, may address relapse prevention, addiction education, effective communication, self-esteem, family education, and a host of additional topics.

Experiential therapy:  Experiential therapies encourage healing, promote mind-body balance, and offer productive ways to process stress and respond to other obstacles that you may encounter during your recovery journey. Every week during your time in PHP, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in experiential therapies such as drumming, dancing, and gratitude walks.

Location & Housing

All PHP services are provided in Sebastopol, California.

Our campus houses our residential program, but PHP is housed separately. Thus, you can be assured that when you’re in PHP, you’ll receive the focused treatment you need in an environment that’s specifically designed for this level of care.

PHP is a non-residential program, but we understand that many clients either cannot remain at home during non-treatment hours, or would prefer not to do so. For this reason, we offer a housing option for PHP participants in a nearby off-campus location.

Known as Burnside House, this supportive sober living residence can accommodate up to seven PHP participants at any one time. Burnside House is also located in Sebastopol, and is a short drive from our campus.

To learn more about housing opportunities or any other feature of PHP at Azure Acres, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.  A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24/7. We look forward to answering all of your questions and helping you decide if Azure Acres is the perfect place for you.

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At Azure Acres, client care and well being comes first and foremost always. The entire staff has incredible compassion for all who come in for help and I instantly felt at home there — something I have never felt in other recovery centers.

– Former Patient