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Can I Keep My Job in a Partial Hospitalization Program?

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Choosing a rehab program that fits your unique needs and lifestyle isn’t always easy. For many in the LGBTQ community, it can be especially difficult to find safe, inclusive programs that work with insurance carriers and school, work, or family obligations. Fortunately, outpatient treatment programs like PHPs and IOPs can provide the treatment someone needs with the flexibility to need to keep working.

Are you looking for PHPs in California? We can help. At La Fuente Hollywood Treatment Center, we work with leading-edge rehab tools and psychiatric support to help the LGBTQ community recover from drugs, alcohol, and mental health disorders.  If  you are ready to learn more about California partial hospitalization programs, call us now at 888.903.9898.

What Is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

Partial hospitalization, commonly called  PHP, is a popular type of outpatient addiction and mental health treatment. In a  PHP, clients spend several hours a day in a rehab clinic and return home in the evening. Like residential treatment, PHPs include individual, group, and family therapy alongside job skills training, relapse prevention, and other skill-building workshops. Programs usually include weekly progress evaluations to adapt treatment and keep clients moving forward.

The federal government regulates PHPs across the country to standardize care. This means that PHP clients in any state are required to attend rehab four hours a day, five days a week. This intense schedule is primarily intended for short-term treatment. Therefore, most PHPs last three to four weeks.

Can I Keep Working in a PHP?

Keeping a job during rehab isn’t easy. For those who choose residential treatment, it’s necessary to take a leave of absence from work. For PHP and IOP programs, clients may have more flexibility with their work schedules. PHP clinic hours overlap with standard 9–5 work hours at most clinics. This can make working during treatment difficult. For those who have more flexible schedules or evening work hours, it’s possible to keep working during a PHP. Insurance companies, employers, and EAP programs can help clients balance work responsibilities and treatment during a PHP.

Today, many clients begin in a PHP and transition into an IOP after 3–4 weeks. This step-down approach allows them to increase flexibility with fewer clinic hours while prioritizing sobriety and treatment.

Why Choose an LGBTQ Partial Hospitalization Program?

Whether you’re looking to keep working during a PHP or take a temporary leave for treatment, PHPs provide the highest level of treatment without leaving home for residential treatment. Benefits of PHPs include:

  • Affordability
  • Maximizing insurance benefits
  • Flexible schedule
  • Community near home
  • Shorter than other rehab programs

PHPs work best for those with stable home and work lives. Toxic relationships and triggering home lives can make staying sober during treatment difficult. For many, keeping a job during a PHP can help prioritize sobriety, reframe career stress, and focus on their future.

Find the California Partial Hospitalization Program For You

If you or someone you love is worried about keeping a job during a PHP, know you are not alone. The team at La Fuente can help you decide which program best suits your needs, lifestyle, and sobriety. Our leading-edge treatment helps the LGBTQ community recover in beautiful Southern California. With residential detox and outpatient treatment programs, our flexible treatment options provide a dual diagnosis for addiction and mental health.

Our compassionate staff understands the ups and downs of addiction recovery firsthand. Many of them have been through recovery themselves. Therefore, staff members are empathetic when providing clients with the inclusive community they need to recover.

Learn More About PHPs in Southern California

Don’t wait. Call us now at 888.903.9898 to speak with an intake specialist and learn more about keeping your job during PHP treatment at La Fuente.

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