Partial Hospitalization Program in Cincinnati, Ohio

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Cincinnati is a  treatment program that provides intensive care for people recovering from addiction.

PHP programs typically offer a higher level of care than outpatient programs but are less intensive than inpatient detox & residential programs.

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partial hospitalization program | ohio community health recovery centers
partial hospitalization program | ohio community health recovery centers

What is a Partial Hospitalization Program?

PHP programs can be an effective treatment option for people who are struggling with addiction but who do not need 24-hour care. These programs can help people recover from addiction and learn how to live a sober life. 

A PHP will typically last for several hours each day, and they may be offered on a weekday or weekend schedule. Treatment typically includes group and individual therapy, as well as educational classes on addiction recovery.

What to Expect at a PHP

Let’s take a look at some of the aspects of care you can expect at a PHP.


A staple of any addiction treamtent program, psychotherapy is a vital aspect of recovery. Not only will clients learn more about their situation and addiction in general, they will also go through treatment processes meant to help the underlying causes of their substance abuse problem.

Some of the most common forms of psychotherapy include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • EMDR
  • Motivational interviewing and more

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

One thing about addiction that most people don’t understand is that there is almost always an underlying mental health condition that is either causing or exacerbating the substance abuse, making it near impossible to stop unless the mental health disorder is handled. 

At Ohio Community Health’s PHP, clients will have access to treatment that not only fights addiction, but that aspect of mental health as well. The goal of which is to help clients get to the center of their addiction problem and stop it from the source.

Medication-Assisted Treatment

Medication-assisted treatment is a debated form of treatment, despite the overwhelming evidence that it is an effective aspect of the recovery process. MAT allows clients to safely taper off their current substance abuse problem while receiving the supervision and care they need to make progress in their treatment effort. 

Overall, MAT is a form of treatment that is considered evidence-based and proven to work to help stop those from going back to their substances of abuse.


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What Happens After A PHP?

After completing a PHP program, you may transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP). IOPs are similar to PHPs, but they typically require less time commitment. During IOP, you’ll be able to resume work and school while you receive ongoing care. 

It’s important to receive continued care as in many cases it can be the difference in time spent in relapse or not. While continued care may only last several months, a relapse can take years of your life to overcome. Receiving a full scope of care usually results in better quality of life, and less time and money spent on getting your life back on track. 

You may also choose to step down to weekly therapy sessions or monthly check-ins with your doctor. The goal is to find the level of care that best meets your needs.

How Long Does PHP Last?

The length of time spent in a partial hospitalization program (PHP) can vary based on a few factors. These factors include:

  • Individual needs
  • Progress
  • Program structure
  • Severity of addiction
  • Mental health needs

In many cases, a PHP program will last 3-4 weeks, however, most programs allow you to stay as long as you need. During this time, clients engage in an intensive therapeutic program that can span 3-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

However, It’s important to note that addiction treatment duration depends on the individual’s needs, and the duration of a PHP will be determined based on ongoing assessments by clinical addiction specialists. If you’re looking for a partial hospitalization program near me, call us today at (877) 679-2132 to speak to a professional to get a more accurate estimate of how long a specific Partial Hospitalization Program Cincinnati might last for you or a loved one. 

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Who is PHP Best For?

Following a supervised medical detox, an inpatient program (IP), and an intensive outpatient program (IOP), a Partial Hospitalization Program is best for those who struggle with moderate to severe substance use disorder and require ongoing aftercare. 

A PHP program can help those who:

  • Struggle with moderate to severe addiction. 
  • Need more intensive treatment than outpatient therapy can provide, but don’t need 24-hour supervision. 
  • Require dual-diagnosis treatment for both addiction and mental health disorders. 
  • Individuals who require a transitional period from inpatient care to their regular home environment where there can be triggers, etc. 
  • Individuals who need a structured treatment environment and daily therapy to establish routine, accountability, and focus in their recovery journey.
  • Those who need a flexible schedule so they can return to work, school, and other obligations. 


It’s important to note that the decision about whether a Partial Hospitalization Program Ohio is the most suitable level of care for you or your loved one should be based on recommendations from addiction professionals. A clinical recovery specialist will conduct a thorough assessment of a client’s specific needs, medical history, drug of choice, mental health, and more before prescribing the most effective treatment plan. Each person’s situation is unique, and what works best for one individual might not be the same for another.

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Are Partial Hospitalization Programs Effective?

There is a vast amount of research that show PHP programs are as effective (and in some cases more effective) as intensive outpatient programs for treating addiction. One study, in particular, found that PHP is especially effective for those with moderate substance use disorders, helping stifle drug use as well as treat and improve mental health and well-being. 

In addition to providing a strong support system and treatment regimen, partial hospitalization programs offer aftercare planning in order to help clients continue to thrive even after the program has ended. 

If you or a loved one are ready to begin a partial hospitalization program in Cincinnati, Ohio, our team of friendly recovery experts are available to assist you in admission, and checking your insurance coverage. Call us today to learn more and get started on the journey to recovery.

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Christopher Glover CDCA

My name is Christopher Glover, and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am currently in school and working to grow in competence to better support our community. As a recovering individual I know the struggles that you or a loved one can go through and that there is help for anything you may be struggling with.

The hardest part is asking for help and we are here as a team to best support you and your decision to start your journey towards a better future. Connect with Chris on LinkedIn

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Amanda Kuchenberg PRS CDCA

I recently joined Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers as a Clinical Case Manager. I am originally from Wisconsin but settled in the Cincinnati area in my early 20s.  My career started in the fashion industry but quickly changed as I searched to find my drive and passion through helping others who struggle with addiction. 

As someone who is also in recovery, I wanted to provide hope, share lived experience, and support others on their journey.  I currently have my Peer Recovery Support Supervision Certification along with my CDCA and plan to continue my education with University of Cincinnati so I can continue to aid in the battle against substance addiction. Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn.

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Patrick McCamley LCDC III

 Patrick McCamley (Clinical Therapist) is a Cincinnati native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2019. Patrick received his bachelors degree in psychology from University of Cincinnati in 2021 and received his LCDC III (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2022. Patrick has worked in Clinical Operations, Clinical Case Management, and Clinical Therapy throughout his career.

Patrick has tremendous empathy and compassion for the recovery community, being in recovery himself since 2018. Patrick is uniquely qualified to be helpful because of the specific combination of his academic background and his own experience in recovery.

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Bill Zimmerman CDCA

Bill Zimmerman is a Greater Cincinnati Area native who has worked in substance use disorder/co-occurring mental health disorder treatment since 2018. Bill received his (Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant) license from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board in 2020.

Bill has worked in Clinical Operations in both support and supervision, and Program facilitating and 12 step recovery support during his career. Bill has a passion for the recovery community, having been in recovery himself since 1982. Connect with Bill on LinkedIn

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Taylor Lilley CDCA, PRS

Growing up in Louisiana with addiction running rampant on both sides of my family. A life away from drugs and alcohol seemed impossible for someone like me. I remember what it was like sitting across from someone thinking there is no way they could ever understand what I was going through.

Sharing my experience offers a credibility and a certain type of trust with clients that only someone who has walked down this road can illustrate. To immerse myself further into the field of addiction, I am currently studying at Cincinnati State for Human and Social Services.  I hope I never forget where I came from, if I can do it, so can you!

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Thomas Hunter LSW

Hello my name is Thomas Hunter. I was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am a licensed social worker.In my scope of practice I have worked in the areas of mental health and recovery for thirty years. The clients I have worked with in my career have ranged in age from seven to seventy.

I strive each day to serve my purpose of helping those in need and I believe I do so by utilizing all of my experiences to accomplish my goal of supporting those who desire to establish their sobriety and maintain it in their recovery. Connect with Thomas on LinkedIn.

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Mary D.Porter,LICDC

 My name is Mary D. Porter. I received my Masters of Social Work in 2008 from The University of Cincinnati. I received My Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Licensure in 2001. I retired from The Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center on April 14, 2014. Currently, I am the Associate Clinical Director for The Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers in Cincinnati.. Due to the fourth wave of the Opioid Epidemic in 2019,  I decided to enter back into the workforce to assist the addicted population.

The overdoses were astounding and I wanted to help.  I consider myself  to be an advocate for the addicted population. My compassion, resilience, empathy, wisdom, knowledge, experience and  love I have for this forgotten population goes beyond words. I consider what I do for the addicted population as a calling versus a “career,” because I too was once an “addict and alcoholic.” Today I am 45.5 years alcohol and substance free.

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Ben Lemmon LCDC III

Hello, my name is Ben Lemmon, and I’m the Vice President and Clinical Director at Ohio Community Health Recovery Centers. I’ve been working in the addiction and mental health field since 2013 and decided to enter the field after overcoming my own challenges with addiction.

When I first meet a client, I always explain to them that the reason we are meeting is because they are not capable of obtaining or maintaining sobriety, and my goal is to create a person that can maintain sobriety. I believe a person’s personality is made up of their thoughts, feelings and actions and my job is to help clients identify the thoughts, feelings and actions that have them disconnected from recovery and provide them with the tools to live a healthy and happy life. Connect with Ben on LinkedIn