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Our Houston Partial Hospitalization Program

A partial hospitalization program, also known as PHP, is an intensive level of outpatient care ideal for clients coming directly from a residential treatment or IIP program. It offers a structured environment for treatment and care while still allowing clients to live at home.

Clients that enroll in our Houston location’s PHP program will participate in six hours of group therapy, five days per week. Clients will also receive two hours of individual therapy and one hour of family therapy each week. All clients will learn key recovery skills through behavioral and experiential therapy.

As an adjunct to PHP, and in true Texan fashion, we offer Equine therapy facilitated by a doctor of psychology. And our Client Care specialist is a licensed chemical dependency counselor. Finally, thanks to our exclusive location, it is common for our clinicians to hold group (and individual) sessions nearby in the serene park or at the tranquil Plensa statues.

Our Art Therapy options include: Individualized Intensive Program (IIP)

Partial Hospitalization Program At a Glance

Treatment Modality

Duration & Frequency

Conditions Treated

Group therapy
6 hours daily
Mental Health Conditions, Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis
Individual therapy
2 hours weekly
Mental Health Conditions, Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis
Family therapy
1 hour weekly
Mental Health Conditions, Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis
Medication assisted treatment
Mental Health Conditions, Substance Use Disorder, Dual Diagnosis

Our PHP groups meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Los Angeles PHP Treatment For Mental Health and Substance Use

How (and Why) PHP Works

In The Heights Treatment’s partial hospitalization program, also known as “day treatment,” clients receive up to 30 hours of clinically intensive programming per week, as specified in the patient’s treatment plan. Clients will have direct access to psychiatric, medical and laboratory

This level of care allows clients to better deal with:

  • Acute intoxication and/or withdrawal potential,
  • Biomedical conditions,
  • Emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions that warrant daily monitoring or management.

Efficacy of Partial Hospitalization Programs

Many studies have demonstrated the efficacy of partial hospitalization programs for improving treatment outcomes. In one study that evaluated rehabilitation outcomes for veterans with substance use disorder, the rate of employment among patients who completed the PHP was 41 percent versus 6 percent for those who did not. 

Another study of individuals who completed detoxification or partial hospitalization treatment for opioid use disorder showed that approximately 40% of the sample remained completely abstinent one month post-discharge. Among individuals who returned to substance use, they did so at a significantly lower rate than pre-treatment levels.

In addition to its effectiveness for treating substance use disorders, PHPs are also effective for treating mental disorders, including eating disorders.

Treatment Team

The Heights Treatment Houston PHP Team

Click on the links below to learn about the PHP staff in Houston.

Primary Therapist
Primary & Family Therapist, MAAT, LPC
Primary Therapist LPC-I, RDT, CCTP
Primary Therapist LPC

What Our PHP Houston Alumni Are Saying

I can't speak highly enough about the exceptional care and support provided by The Heights Treatment Center. Their dedication to both addiction medicine and mental health services is truly commendable. The clinical expertise and professionalism of their staff are unmatched.

Lisa VenerallaAlumni

A little over a year ago, I entered Heights Treatment to recover from addictive issues and a myriad of other mental health issues. Over the course of 3 months, I would be met with high quality service, compassionate care providers, and the best environment a person could ask for. I cannot recommend this facility enough.

Khamille AvilaAlumni

The Heights Treatment program was an amazing success for my friend. She struggled with severe depression for years and was never able to find the right people to help her. The team at The Heights worked closely with her to get her on the right medications and develop a long term plan for her success.

Linda FuscoAlumni

The Heights has created a beautiful space to heal with a white glove concierge approach to their trauma modalities. The work done there is unlike any I’ve seen. We have the utmost confidence in they’re ability to help our clients and improve they’re quality of life.

Drake BrownAlumni

The Heights Treatment PHP and the Continuum of Care

At The Heights Treatment, we strongly believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to treatment for mental health issues, substance use disorders, or co-occurring diagnoses. 

Every client who undergoes treatment at The Heights Treatment first completes a pre-assessment. Based on this assessment, the Clinical Director and Treatment Team determine the appropriate Level of Care for the client. 

Once the appropriate level of care is determined, the care each client receives is individualized based on:

  • The results of the client’s multidimensional biopsychosocial assessment based on ASAM Criteria
  • The client’s perceived needs
  • The determination of the multidisciplinary treatment team

When the client has completed the goals on their treatment plan and/or has stabilized in recovery to such an extent that they can complete the treatment process at a less restrictive level of care, the client will transition to a lower LOC.

ASAM Assessment and the Continuum of Care

The ASAM Criteria is the most widely used and comprehensive set of guidelines for placement, continued stay, transfer, or discharge of patients with addiction and co-occurring conditions.

Using the ASAM Criteria in conjunction with our The Heights Treatment clinical staff’s professional judgment enables us to provide outcome-oriented, results-based care in our addiction treatment.

ASAM outlines various levels of care based on the outcome of the 6 ASAM dimensions assessment. These levels of care are on a scale ranging from 0.5 to 4, with 4 being the most intensive.

At The Heights Treatment, when the client has completed the goals on their PHP treatment plan and/or has stabilized in recovery to such an extent that they can complete the treatment process at a less restrictive level of care, such as our Intensive Outpatient Program, the client will transition to a lower LOC.

Continuum of Care at a Glance

Level .5

Prevention/Early Intervention

Targets individuals at risk to prevent substance abuse through education and early support.

Level 1


Participants live at home and attend regular treatment sessions, suitable for mild conditions

Level 2

Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization

More frequent sessions than outpatient, blending intensive care with community living.

Level 3


24/7 care in a live-in facility, offering structured treatment for severe addictions.

Level 4

Intensive Inpatient

Highly structured, intensive care in a hospital setting for the most severe cases, including medical detox and stabilization.

Frequently Asked Questions about PHP Houston

What makes PHP an ideal choice for treatment after residential care?

Our Partial Hospitalization Program in Houston provides a balanced approach to recovery by offering the structure of an inpatient program with the flexibility of outpatient care. It’s ideal for clients transitioning from residential treatment or an Individualized Intensive Program as it maintains a high level of care, including daily group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy while allowing clients to live at home. This setup supports clients in integrating recovery skills into their everyday lives in a real-world setting.

How does PHP incorporate experiential therapy into its treatment plan?

In addition to traditional behavioral therapies, our PHP in Houston incorporates experiential therapy, such as Equine therapy, facilitated by a doctor of psychology. This unique aspect of the program, reflecting the Texan spirit, enables clients to engage in therapeutic activities that promote emotional growth and healing in innovative and impactful ways. Experiential therapies offer clients the opportunity to explore and process underlying issues through hands-on experiences, fostering a deeper understanding of themselves and their recovery.

What support is available to clients in PHP for managing withdrawal symptoms or co-occurring disorders?

Clients in the PHP have access to comprehensive support for managing acute intoxication, withdrawal potential, and co-occurring mental health conditions. The program provides up to 30 hours of clinically intensive programming per week, including direct access to psychiatric and medical services. This level of care is designed to address the complex needs of individuals dealing with substance use disorders and mental health issues concurrently, ensuring daily monitoring and management of emotional, behavioral, or cognitive conditions.