Addiction Disorder & Psychiatric Disorder

ASAM Level II.5

The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) provides an option for patients who need more support and structure than outpatient treatment can provide but do not require 24-hour medical supervision. The PHP Program will provide treatment for patients with substance-use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Tangu PHP allows patients to return home in the evening or patients may reside at Tangu’s Recovery Residence Transitional Housing (ASAM Level III.I). Patients are provided at least 22 hours per week of day treatment Monday through Friday from 9:15 am to 3:45 pm.

PHP provides a high level of clinical care and substance abuse education. All patients are seen twice weekly by ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist Doctors. Patients are provided individualized treatment plans and assigned a primary case manager.

Treatment curriculum includes:

Nursing Care

Group Therapy

Family Therapy and Family Program

Educational Lectures According to Program Focus

Experiential Groups

Random Alcohol & Drug Screens

Twice Weekly Doctor Appointments

PHP duration is usually 4-12 weeks. Upon discharge patients may be recommended for lower level of care follow-up i.e. IOP, Outpatient Care or Aftercare.

All PHP patients are provided Aftercare plans upon discharge. All Tangu programs are state licensed and CARF accredited. All Tangu staff are appropriately credentialed.

*All clients are expected and must attend at least 5x 12-Step meetings a week

*Clients are encouraged to invite a significant other(s) to participate in the family therapy.

Partial Hospitalization [PHP] Admission Requirements:

Recommend for minimum 4x for (4) weeks commitment for admission.

The individual must be 18 years of age or older.

The client must be physically, emotionally, and behaviorally capable of functioning in a group setting.

Client is not a danger to himself or to others.

Abstained from alcohol and/or drug use at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to admission. (will be assessed by clinical staff for admission if less than 72 hours alcohol/drug free.)

Client must be medically stable.

All services are provided by Tangu’s Multidisciplinary clinical treatment team:

Licensed Doctors

(ASAM Certified Addiction Medicine Specialist/Addictionologists)

Licensed Nurses

Licensed Psychotherapist

Licensed Counselors & Social Workers

Certified Addiction Counselors


Family counseling options provide Family Recovery Education for family members of Tangu clients* who are participating in all Outpatient & Residential Substance Abuse Programs.

PHP Program Description

CLIENT EMPOWERMENT: The purpose of this meeting is to promote cohesiveness within the client community and to develop conflict resolution skills. All staff members and clients attend. During this meeting, clients can offer feedback and concerns to staff members. Clients are encouraged to address issues of concern within the community. Client anticipating discharge say goodbye to the community and process out.

EXPERIENTIAL GROUP: The goal of this group is to assist clients with developing insight into the joy of recovery through an experiential process. These groups are led by a master level therapist . Group topics include: Therapeutic drumming, meditation, laughter yoga, and art therapy.

DR. BROOKS SPECIAL TOPICS: During this group, Dr. Brooks lectures surround defense mechanisms and other psycho-dynamic topics. Guests will lecture on psycho-dynamic topics, or art therapy as a psycho-dynamic process of therapy.

MEDICAL LECTURES: The medical lectures, taught by a registered nurse, focuses on the health consequences of addiction. Examples of topics include HIV, hepatitis, and erectiled dysfunction drug like viagra. A registered pharmacist provides education about the medications used to treat addiction and psychiatric issues. A master level credentialed therapist provides general education about mental illness.

OPIOID RECOVERY LECTURE: The purpose of this lecture is to provide education about the physiological effects of opioid dependency to assist client understanding of the disease of addiction. A licensed psychotherapist with an expertise in addiction conducts this educational group.

PHASE I “ EARLY RECOVERY: This interactive group is led by a master level therapist. The goal of this group is to assist clients in becoming aware of consequences and dysfunction created in their life due to their addiction. Clients use worksheets and handouts to assist them with this process.

PHASE II “ CAREER DEVELOPMENT: After 4 to 6-weeks in phase I, the client enters the second phase. The goal of this phase is to assist the client with attaining skills for assisting them with the transition back into the work environment. Skill training includes resume writing, interview techniques, and developing a job search strategy.

PROCESS GROUPS: Process groups are led by a master level or credentialed therapist. The clients are divided into two groups: Young adults (age 27 and less) and Older adults.

RELAPSE PREVENTION LECTURE: This group lecture, by a licensed social worker, is designed to increase client awareness of relapse triggers and to promote awareness of relapse prevention skills.

RELATIONSHIP GROUP: The purpose of this group is to assist clients with reestablishing healthy relationships with family and peers in recovery. This interactive group is led by a master level therapist trained in marriage and family therapy.

SPECIAL TOPICS LECTURE & PROCESS GROUPS: This lecture series involves a rotating schedule of the topics. The anger management and domestic violence lecture series are led by a certified anger management /domestic violence master level therapists. Each topic is presented one time per month. A women’s and men’s group is held on the alternating weeks. These lectures focus on gender specific topics and allow for group processing in a same gender group.

SPIRITUALITY: The goal of this group is to introduce the client to spirituality. This group is led by a staff member or a senior community member. Clients read 2 to 3 daily recovery meditations and discuss how they can incorporate the reading into their life that day.

STEP LECTURE: This group lecture, led by a certified addiction counselor, is designed to increase client knowledge & awareness of the 12-step program. The program begins with a step lecture on Monday. Clients are given a written assignment that they process every other Friday and review with their own case manager.

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