Partial Hospitalization Program PHP


Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Massachusetts offers structured, intensive treatment tailored for adults who need more support than traditional outpatient care but less than 24-hour residential supervision.

At our center, we create personalized plans in a supportive environment, helping individuals focus on recovery and develop the necessary skills for long-term addiction recovery. Learn how our PHP can help you or your loved one achieve lasting sobriety through therapy, education, and health-promoting activities.

What is a Partial Hospitalization/Day Program?

Partial hospitalization programs provide detailed care for people dealing with substance abuse and mental health problems. These programs enable individuals to get essential support and build recovery skills within a comfortable setting. This type of addiction care is also known as day treatment or day programs.

During the day, patients in our PHP program attend counseling and therapy sessions. We offer evening activities and groups to help build relationships and community skills. Our goal is to help patients return to their lives and teach them to live without drugs.

Partial hospitalization programs offer focused care for addiction in a more community-like setting than regular inpatient rehab. Patients spend their days at the facility but go home at night. These programs usually last 2 to 4 weeks but can be longer based on the patient’s needs.

What is the Goal of Our Partial Hospitalization Program?

The primary goal of a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is to offer a structured and intensive treatment setting for individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues. This program is perfect for patients who do not require round-the-clock supervision.

PHP aims to stabilize patients’ health conditions, enhance their independence in managing recovery, and maintain continuity of care as a transitional step between more intensive inpatient treatment and less intensive outpatient care. The program is designed to equip patients with essential coping strategies and relapse prevention skills and to foster a supportive network, all vital for sustaining long-term sobriety and mental well-being. By integrating treatment with daily life, PHP helps patients smoothly transition back into their community and personal life, ensuring they continue to receive the support and therapy they need.


Coed group of patient during group therapy session in our partial hospitalization program in Quincy, MA.


Is Partial Hospitalization Right for You?

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) is ideal for people who need a structured and supportive setting to address their addiction and mental health issues. It offers intensive care but does not require 24-hour supervision. This program is ideal for:

Individuals Stepping Down from Inpatient Care

If you or your loved one has completed a residential treatment program and is looking for a transition phase that still provides substantial support and structure, our PHP offers the perfect balance.

Those Needing More Than Outpatient Care

If outpatient sessions a few times a week are not sufficient, PHP provides a more intensive level of care while still allowing the individual to live at home.

People with a Stable Living Situation

Because participants return home in the evenings, having a supportive and drug-free home environment is crucial for the success of the treatment.

Patients Motivated for Recovery

PHP works best for individuals who are committed to their recovery journey and can engage actively with the treatment process.

This program is designed to foster recovery with the flexibility to accommodate daily living, making it a beneficial step towards lasting sobriety and mental health stability. If you’re looking for significant support without the full-time commitment of inpatient care, our PHP might be the right choice for you or your loved one.

What Sets Us Apart From Other PHP Rehab Programs?

Our care methods are based on the latest scientific research and treatments outlined by these principles from NIDA.

The Massachusetts Center for Addiction is also accredited by The Joint Commission. This means that we adhere to the highest standards of care when providing addiction treatment.

As a trusted addiction treatment provider in Quincy, MA, we always promise to follow these principles. Our highly qualified and professional clinicians know how to help clients with addiction and alcoholism. Our staff has also worked extensively with patients with co-occurring disorders, sometimes known as “dual diagnosis.”

Individuals diagnosed with co-occurring disorders have both an addiction and at least one mental health condition, such as depression, PTSD, or anxiety. For optimal results, it’s important to treat both conditions simultaneously.

Partial hospitalization programs are not a good fit for everyone. They’re most appropriate for people who need a higher level of care than outpatient therapy can provide but do not require full-time hospitalization. PHPs are often a step down from a detox or inpatient program.

Recovery has four main aspects that must be addressed in treatment:

  1. Health: healing or treating sickness and associated symptoms and making informed, healthy decisions that promote physical and mental well-being.

  2. Home: having a stable, safe, and supportive place to live.

  3. Purpose: to carry out meaningful everyday activities such as work, school, volunteerism, caregiving, or artistic interests, as well as to gain independence, income, and resources to participate in society.

  4. Community: having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love, and hope.

Every patient receives comprehensive education on these subjects and an opportunity to practice implementing them.

Our PHP Drug and Alcohol Rehab Schedule

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) offers a structured and tailored treatment schedule to meet each patient’s unique needs. This schedule includes a mix of individual and group therapy sessions, wellness activities, and educational groups. These activities facilitate recovery and promote healthy living. The specific daily activities and their timings are personalized, ensuring that every patient receives the most effective care for their journey toward recovery.


Time (Monday-Friday) Treatment Group
9:00 – 10:40 AM Little Big Book Group
10:40 AM – 12:10 PM Psycho-Educational Group
12:50 – 1:50 PM Wellness Group
2:00 – 3:00 PM Group Process


Please note that this schedule may vary based on individual circumstances and needs. Our highly trained staff works with each patient to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and recovery goals.

How Does a PHP Rehab Compare to an IOP?

After a PHP, patients often step down to an intensive outpatient program or IOP. Intensive outpatient programs allow patients to spend more time establishing an independent routine for their daily lives.

In both types of treatment, one spends most of their time in a facility that provides medical care and other services. Partial hospitalization is more intensive than intensive outpatient, but both are effective forms of addiction treatment.

Partial hospitalization programs are offered at residential or outpatient facilities. In these programs, patients typically spend five days per week in the facility. They also spend their nights at home or in sober living.

Intensive outpatient programs offer more flexibility than partial hospitalization programs. However, IOP still provides a consistent daily routine that supports addiction recovery. These programs typically involve three hours of treatment per day, three to five days a week. The duration of treatment is always tailored to each patient’s specific needs.

How Long is Partial Hospitalization Treatment?

Partial hospitalization programs typically involve four to six hours of therapy daily for several weeks. In addition to therapy, patients will receive medication management if needed and may participate in group activities such as art therapy or music therapy.

The length of PHP treatment can vary for everyone. Most of our patients attend PHP for 30-45 days. Our clinical team always tailors the length of treatment based on individual needs.

PHP Program Cost

One of the main concerns for someone seeking addiction treatment is the cost. The cost of a PHP rehab program varies based on several factors and individual needs. However, you should consider that insurance typically covers most, if not all, of your treatment.

Our admissions team can help review your insurance coverage and avoid surprises during treatment. They will help you understand any deductibles, coinsurance, or medication costs you may incur before starting treatment.

Get Started with PHP at Massachusetts Center for Addiction

If you or someone you love is looking for help with addiction, our team is here to support you every step of the way. Don’t hesitate to reach out and begin the journey toward healing and wellness. Contact us today to learn more about our partial hospitalization program and how we can help you achieve lasting sobriety. Your journey to recovery starts here.


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The first step when looking for help is to give us a call. Whether it is for a family member or for yourself, we’re happy to help guide you. Our admissions counselors are available all day, every day to answer any questions you may have.