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Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

Trails Corner Recovery CenterThe Partial Hospitalization Program at Stonington Institute is offered through the Trails Corner Recovery Center, and is based on a core curriculum and individualized treatment tailored to the needs of each client. Clients are treated for their chemical dependence and/or co-occurring mental health issues and participate in individual case management sessions, small group therapy, family therapy and educational sessions.

The treatment staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, substance abuse counselors and therapists. Treatment for clients with co-occurring disorders also includes a focus on medication management and monitoring, coping skills and understanding the relationship between addiction and psychiatric illnesses.

The program includes both admission to the Partial Hospitalization Program and food/lodging at The Inn at Trails Corner.

The Partial Hospitalization Program runs six hours a day, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sample PHP Schedule

Group Description
Community Meeting
(Daily Announcements)
All Clients
Small Group Therapy or Psycho-Education Group (Anger Management) Small Group Therapy Sessions (10-12 clients)
Psycho-Education Groups (16-24 clients)
Small Group Therapy or Music/Art/Spirituality Group Music/Art Groups (10-12 clients)
Spirituality Groups (16-24 clients)
Small Group Therapy or Spirituality Group Same as above
Psych-Education Group
(Relapse Prevention or Relationships)
Same as above
Psycho-Education Group
(Nutrition or Trigger Management or Step Work)
Same as above
  • Individual consults with the psychiatrist and/or clinician/case manager are scheduled throughout the program day in a way that is least disruptive to the program day.
  • Service levels will vary based on PHP/IOP status.
  • Education group topics vary based on established curriculum.


What is PHP?

Outpatient substance abuse treatment is not one-size-fits-all, and a Partial Hospitalization Program bridges the gap between residential inpatient treatment and short term outpatient treatments.

This full-time day treatment provides patients with many of the same individual and group therapies a patient would receive in residential treatment, while allowing them to return to their communities or sober living at night. 

Why Choose PHP?

Outpatient programs such as PHP or an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) provide outpatient treatment for substance use disorders in a structured environment. A PHP treatment allows for patients to maintain familial and community responsibilities while pursuing treatment, while providing many of the same services as a residential level of care. 

The Continuum of Care has been shown to positively impact those with substance abuse problems in the long term, as the longer a patient remains connected to addiction or behavioral health treatment, the less likely they are to relapse. 

If you are stepping down from a residential treatment facility or starting your journey and looking for something that offers more freedom than residential, a PHP can be a great way to take the first step in living a life in recovery while maintaining most of the structure and treatments that you would receive in residential. 

Admission Criteria

For admission to the PHP program, the patient must:

  • Be medically stable;
  • Have had a recent bout of acute alcohol and/or drug abuse with a clearly documented history of excessive use of alcohol and/or drugs, and currently is unable to control this use;
  • Meet the Level II.5, II.1 or I ASAM criteria for partial hospitalization treatment; and
  • Have a condition indicating that he/she has restorative potential, would benefit from a partial hospital/IOP chemical dependency treatment program and that the goal of changing behavior could not successfully be accomplished in a less intensive treatment setting.
  • Review a complete list of Admissions Criteria here.

Start Your Journey to Recovery

Stonington Institute’s professional staff are here to help. Call 800-832-1022 or 860-535-1010 and select option 1 for a no-cost screening that gathers demographic, insurance and clinical information needed by the assessment team. If you need immediate medical assistance, contact 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.