PHP in Houston, Texas

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) are effective for the treatment of substance use disorders. LUNA Recovery Services has PHPs available for you or someone you care about in Texas. Partial hospitalization rehab programs really offer the best of both worlds, residential and outpatient treatment. You have the opportunity to customize the program you want and need.

This option for day treatment doesn’t actually require hospitalization. At our PHP in Houston, clients receive a minimum of 25 hours of clinical and medical care four days a week. They engage in effective rehab treatment while living in the comfort of their own home or in a sober living environment.

Our clients at LUNA Recovery Services engage in effective rehab treatment while living in the comfort of their own homes, or in a sober living environment.

Comprehensive clinical programming for
a high level of assistance in a short amount of time

What is A PHP?

A partial hospitalization program is an outpatient treatment program that provides help to people struggling with addiction. When an individual enters a PHP, they receive a higher level of care than the standard outpatient care program. They will receive comprehensive treatment services and medical supervision during the day, but they will not stay overnight in the treatment center.

PHPs are sometimes called day treatment programs. They offer outpatient addiction treatment services including:

People generally go to sessions at the recovery center 4 or 5 days a week for 4 to 6 hours per day. This is a more intensive program than other outpatient programs which may only meet once or twice a week.

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Some people use PHP as a “step-down” from a residential treatment program. Partial hospitalization is good for people who no longer require 24-hour supervision, but still, need a high level of support. (LUNA Recovery also offers residential treatment in Texas if it turns out to be the best option for you.)


Medically supervised detox is not offered at all PHPs. But some have physicians available to provide medical support to help you withdraw safely from drugs or alcohol. Programs that offer detox usually only treat people with mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. If you have severe or life-threatening symptoms, you may need the aid of a professional detox center prior to entering the PHP.

Medical Services

Doctors and nurses are on staff to give medication and treat any complications that might arise as a result of substance abuse or other medical conditions.

Medication Management

When recovering from certain types of substance use disorders (SUDs), many people benefit from medication. There are FDA-approved medications for certain addictions that may help decrease cravings, block rewarding effects and manage withdrawal symptoms.

Individual Therapy

You will meet with a therapist or drug counselor in one-on-one sessions to work on unhealthy behaviors. This will help you maintain long-term abstinence.

Group Therapy

These sessions tend to concentrate on one certain topic or skill and are conducted by a mental health professional. Topics may include:

  • Educational groups
  • Relapse prevention
  • Managing stress
  • Coping skills
  • Life skills
  • Recreational activities
  • Family education and therapy
Aftercare planning

Your treatment team prepares you for leaving treatment by designing an aftercare plan which might include relapse prevention strategies such as:

Holistic treatment

Some facilities offer holistic options such as yoga, meditation, and mindfulness training.

Dual Diagnosis treatment

Many PHPs are equipped to treat individuals with co-occurring disorders. It is referred to as a dual diagnosis when you have a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder.

Comprehensive Clinical Programming in a Short Amount of Time

Clients at LUNA Recovery Services are given comprehensive clinical programming including:

  • Education
  • Counseling
  • Group process work
  • Daily structure and medical support are key components of our PHP in Houston.

Day treatment is suitable for those who need a high level of accountability and assistance in a day treatment program, but for personal or financial reasons are unable to enroll in residential treatment.

Clients at Luna Recovery Services are given comprehensive clinical programming including education, counseling, and group process work. In addition, daily structure and medical support are key components of PHP.

Day treatment is suitable for those who need a high level of accountability and assistance in a day treatment program, but for personal or financial reasons are unable to enroll in residential treatment.

This program consists of:
8 to 24 sessions

This treatment course is based on need, preference, and progress.

Potential additional time

Additional time in treatment may be recommended and will be determined together with your collaborative treatment team.

Comprehensive assessment and treatment planning

First, you’ll engage in an assessment session with one of our licensed, trained professionals. You and your primary therapist will then develop a treatment plan that meets your needs as you progress.

Medical and psychiatric care

To ensure that your health is addressed as you move through treatment, you’ll meet privately with our board-certified physician and our psychiatrist on a weekly basis.

Individual counseling sessions

A licensed primary therapist will meet with you at least once per week outside group hours. Your therapist will help you define your treatment goals and work through any issues that may arise. Together, you’ll develop a comprehensive discharge plan to ensure you’re ready to move forward.

Group therapy sessions

Group therapy sessions give you the opportunity to learn and heal in a community environment. Guided by a licensed counselor, you and your peers will share issues, emotions, and experiences in a safe space.


Educational groups focused on the biological, psychological, and neurological aspects of substance abuse.

Family Support

As with all our programs, we believe that family members should be included in the treatment process. To that end, we hold weekly family education groups. Additionally, your primary therapist can provide family counseling sessions as necessary.

Technical Used:
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This type of talk therapy is based on behaviorism (the ways that behavior can be controlled or changed) and cognition (which focuses on understanding how people feel, think, and see themselves in the world around them). CBT looks at the way your behavior is linked with your cognition and how your thoughts and beliefs influence your addictive behavior.

Dialectical-Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is a type of CBT that focuses on accepting your experiences. During DBT you learn to identify and change negative thinking patterns and behaviors while encouraging positive results.

Mindfulness Practices

Mindfulness is a method adapted from meditation practices. It emphasizes focusing on your breathing to help you “live in the present.” These breathing techniques help you slow down the situation and learn to separate your thoughts from your emotions.

Addiction Medicine

Addiction medicine is concerned with these treatment goals in mind:

  • Prevention 
  • Evaluation
  • Diagnosis 
  • Treatment, and recovery of people with the disease of addiction

Who Is a PHP For?

Generally speaking, a PHP is best for people who:

  • Need close medical monitoring, but don’t need it 24 hours a day.
  • Need more support than what is provided in standard outpatient programs
  • Have a reliable housing and transportation
  • Have a stable support system at home
  • Can not take time out from work or school
  • Only have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms

How Long Does PHP Treatment in Houston Last?

The length of time spent in a partial hospitalization program varies depending on your needs. Each PHP has a different approach and every person is unique. In order for treatment to be effective, it has to be for an adequate amount of time so you can build healthy behavior patterns. That’s why our PHP in Houston will structure your treatment plan to meet your needs and requirements.

After completing the PHP, you may transition to a more traditional outpatient program. At LUNA Recovery, we can offer you an Intensive outpatient program (IOP) which is less structured than the PHP but still more comprehensive than a typical outpatient program (OP). These step-down programs help you maintain your sobriety for the long term.

How Much Does a PHP in Houston Cost?

Costs for a PHP will vary based on several factors including:

  • The length of the program
  • How much is covered by your insurance
  • Location of the facility
  • Services offered

However, a PHP is less expensive than a residential or inpatient program because you don’t live in the facility full-time.  In addition, insurance providers are more likely to cover an outpatient program compared to a residential program.

Every insurance plan is different but many providers do offer some level of coverage for addiction treatment. Because it’s now considered an essential health benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), many insurance companies cover substance abuse treatment in the same amount that they cover other medical conditions.

What Are the Other Levels of Care?

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) views treatment as a continuum marked by 5 basic levels of care as follows:

Level 0.5: Early Intervention

Professional services for early intervention for people who are at high risk for developing a SUD.

Level I: Outpatient Services

Organized, non-residential services provided in regularly scheduled sessions. This level has been expanded to provide access to care for dual diagnosis patients, unmotivated patients who have been assigned to treatment, and other people who used to only have access to care if they agreed to intensive periods of primary treatment.

Level II: Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization Services

Level II delivers treatment services during the day, before or after work or school, in the evenings, or on weekends. For certain people, these programs provide essential education and treatment elements while still allowing patients to live at home and use their new skills in “real world” environments. Programs may arrange for medical and psychiatric treatment, medication management, and 24-hour crisis services.

Level III: Residential/Inpatient Services

Level III includes a planned regimen in a 24-hour live-in facility. They stick to a defined set of policies and procedures and are either housed in or affiliated with permanent facilities where patients live.

Level IV: Medically Managed Intensive Inpatient Services

This level provides a 24-hour regimen of medically directed treatment of mental and substance-related disorders in an acute care inpatient setting. Level IV serves patients whose substance-related and mental problems are so severe that they need primary biomedical, nursing, and psychiatric care.

Begin Your Recovery Today at LUNA Recovery Services

Our partial hospitalization program in Houston is an excellent way to begin your recovery journey. The professional addiction specialists at LUNA can help you create a program specifically for you, or for your loved one. And if it becomes necessary, we have interventionists who can help you plan an intervention. LUNA has so much to offer, take that step and contact us. You’ll only regret it if you don’t.