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PHP is a level of care typically only seen when treating clients suffering from mental illness, substance abuse issues or alcoholism. In this level of care, a patient or client continues to live at home or in a home-like setting (perhaps a sober house or a halfway house) but commutes to a substance abuse treatment center or drug and alcohol treatment facility to receive treatment during the day. PHP can usually be a program offering between 5 to 7 days of treatment. PHP is very similar to intensive outpatient (IOP) drug treatment or outpatient treatment, in that treatment is comprised of group therapy, individual therapy with a primary therapist, psych-educational group, life skill and vocational counseling, psychopharmacological assessments and medical evaluations. More often than not, PHP will include a more intense and comprehensive level of therapy and many times specific issues will be identified and groups surrounding those issues will be incorporated, such as anger management, trauma or parallel process addictions such as gambling, eating disorders or sex addictions. Partial hospitalization (PHP) treatment as a substance abuse program in a drug and alcohol treatment center is the step in addiction treatment that falls right in between inpatient hospitalization treatment and intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment. One way to look at it is that PHP has the comprehensive, clinical benefits of inpatient drug rehab while also giving the patient the life skills and real life benefits of intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment.