Levels of care
Drug and alcohol treatment is about progression, and as patients advance through our program at our Pompano Beach facility, they often move between levels of care. Before being admitted, patients receive a full medical and psychological check-up. By knowing every patient’s medical, mental and addiction history, we’re able to craft and individually tailored treatment plan that offers the best possible chance at a successful recovery.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Despite the name, PHP is a form of outpatient care. Patients attend intensive, day-long programs at Sovereign’s treatment facility and are returned home – or to a residential sober living facility like our Fort Lauderdale complex – where they can continue to work on their treatment free from distraction. In many PHPs, most of the same rules in a full-time hospitalization program apply. Patients generally aren’t allowed access to their phones or even shoelaces for their own safety.
It sounds strict, but the chief goal of PHP is ensuring the patient is safe and able to receive treatment without the distractions and temptations outside of the treatment facility. Studies show that stays in residential treatment have long-lasting benefits for patients.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Treatment in an IOP occurs less often than in a PHP. Patients attend treatment for around 10 to 12 hours a week, which allows them time to participate more fully in daily life. A patient in an IOP can work – or look for work, attend school and engage in other activities such as attending 12-step programs. Sovereign encourages participation in these programs, and 12-step groups are offered off-site at Pompano Beach.
Sovereign also offers an evening IOP program at Pompano Beach, to ensure every patient receives treatment regardless of schedule and other commitments.
Sovereign Health also provides outpatient treatment services for substance abuse and dual diagnosis patients at its Pompano Beach facility. This allows even more flexibility for patients’ schedules, allowing them to receive the treatment they need while fulfilling their other obligations as well.