Partial Hospitalization

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Our Partial Hospitalization Program

Cornerstone Healing Center’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in Scottsdale, Arizona, is an intensive addiction treatment program.

The program is five days a week, six hours a day, focusing on healing from the past and learning to stay clean and sober long-term. Partial Hospitalization focuses on repairing and reconstructing your life for the better.

Partial Hospitalization includes therapeutic groups, life skill development, psycho-education, extensive evaluations, fitness, nutrition classes, yoga, meditation, and more.

We build up our clients in PHP by healing the mind, body, and spirit. Our approach also fosters human connection, accountability, and rebuilding family relationships.

Partial Hospitalization

Below is the list of the features we offer at our facility

Healing the Whole Person

Our Treatments and Therapies

Cornerstone's Approach to Addiction Treatment

People who come to Cornerstone’s Scottsdale PHP rehab center will receive an individualized treatment plan to meet their unique needs. We have two primary tracks for clients through our Partial Hospitalization Program: Ready to Launch and the Professionals Track. These unique programs consider outside obligations you may have that would otherwise prevent you from obtaining treatment.

About our Partial Hospitalization Program

Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) embodies our core belief that recovery is about healing the mind, body, and spirit. This program blends the most effective elements of scientific understanding and spiritual wisdom to facilitate rapid healing and recovery. As a step-down or alternative to residential treatment, our PHP provides clients with intensive therapeutic support while allowing them to stay connected with their community. During their time in the program, participants engage in a comprehensive schedule of individual and group therapies, holistic healing practices, and evidence-based interventions. 

In our approach to treating addiction, we believe in the power of the human spirit, bolstered by a compassionate, structured, and multidisciplinary approach. We instill passion in our client’s recovery journey, fostering structure through routine, encouraging soul-searching via therapy and mindfulness practices, and incorporating fun elements to inspire a joyous and meaningful life in recovery. Cornerstone’s mission remains consistent – to change lives from the inside out.

Maria Tisci - Alumni Testimonial

Watch the testimonial from one of our treatment alumnus:

“Having support from people who have gone through things that you’ve gone through and understand you and not judge you, and you can tell that they actually want to help you. It was something I had never had before.”

Maria’s experience at Cornerstone Healing Center

Therapy in Partial
Hospitalization Program

Individual Therapy

In our Partial Hospitalization Program, individual therapy is a cornerstone, providing personalized, one-on-one support to deeply address the unique circumstances and challenges of each client’s recovery journey.

Group Therapy

In PHP, group therapy plays a vital role, fostering a supportive community environment that encourages shared experiences, mutual growth, and collective healing in the recovery process.

Family Therapy

In our Partial Hospitalization Program, family therapy is integral, nurturing healing and understanding within family dynamics to support a client’s recovery and bolster their personal support system.

Meet Our Scottsdale PHP Clinical Team

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Lionel Estrada, LISAC

Clinical Director of Scottsdale Program

Lionel is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC) with over 4 years at Cornerstone. Passionate about helping those with addiction and mental health struggles, and he has trained as an EMDR therapist, adopting a trauma-informed approach to find and treat underlying root causes with empathy. 

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Nate Bush, LCSW

Clinical Director of Phoenix Program

Nate began his recovery journey in 2010 and earned a Master’s in Social Work from ASU. He’s been in the Behavioral Health field since 2013. Specializing in CBT, DBT, and grief, Nate is now the Clinical Director of our Phoenix program, underlined by his passion for helping others who struggled with substance abuse issues as he did. 

Additional PHP Tracks

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Ready To Launch

Our Ready to Launch program helps clients learn the life skills to thrive and succeed, such as financial education, nutrition, fitness, and navigating relationships. 

Not everyone receives the tools to handle what life throws at you, but through our Ready to Launch program, you can gain the knowledge needed to live a healthy life. 

We empower teens to understand and fulfill their potential in life by education and encouragement. 

Rehab For Working Professionals in Scottsdale, AZ

Rehab for Working Professionals

If you have an established career or need to navigate work-life during recovery, this is the program for you.

We help you re-enter the workforce by providing you with information on cultivating a healthy work-life balance, maintaining recovery while traveling, and repairing relationships with HR and management that might have been affected during addiction.

We can help you get your career back on track and overcome addiction.

FAQs About Partial Hospitalization

Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about PHP

What is partial hospitalization like?

Partial hospitalization includes process groups, life skills, psycho-education, history and physical, psych eval, and bio-psychosocial.

It also includes individual therapy (60 minutes per week), family sessions, crisis intervention, fitness therapy, nutrition classes, meals, and transportation. 

It is an intensive program that helps build a solid foundation of recovery. 

Does PHP work?

Partial hospitalization programs are a great and effective level of care in addiction treatment.

We have seen great success from clients who have gone through our PHP program. Cornerstone has proven that it’s programs results in twice as much positive change as similar programs. 

How long is the partial hospitalization program?

Our Partial hospitalization program can range anywhere between 45 – 60 days depending on severity and history of drug and alcohol use. 

Can I smoke in partial hospitalization?

Yes, you can smoke while you are in partial hospitalization. However, it will be within controlled environments to facilitate your smoking habits.

We want to be sure that it also does not affect non-smokers in the building and that’s why we have designated smoking areas.

Is partial hospitalization covered by insurance?

Yes, partial hospitalization is covered by insurance. Your insurance company will inform you what you must pay for your deductible before insurance can cover the remaining balance.

The Affordable Care Act is making it possible for insurance companies to cover alcohol and drug rehab programs. The important thing to note is that how much is covered depends on your policy.

Are you ready to find out what’s covered so that you can make your next move? Contact us to verify your insurance. We will find out what’s covered and what’s not covered.

How much does partial hospitalization cost with insurance?

The cost for PHP with insurance depends on multiple differing factors. As much as we’d like to give a definitive answer, we can’t.

Essentially, if you’re using a health insurance policy, what’s covered would be anything after your deductible, or out of pocket max. However, our admissions team can find out the exact details of your policy and save you from going through the hassle of needing to figure it out alone.

Health insurance policies can be complex, but our admissions team is experts at explaining everything so you can feel secure. Please submit your information through the insurance verification form if you want to find out exactly what the specifics of your policy are. 

Do I have to go to detox before PHP?

Depending on the substance, clients may need to detox before entering PHP. Substances requiring clients to detox include alcohol, fentanyl, benzodiazepine, and other physically addictive drugs. Completing the detox ensures that clients stay focused and present during treatment. With these substances especially, the detox process can be the hardest part. We want our clients to be able to provide all their attention to the PHP program without the distraction of ongoing physical withdrawal symptoms.

While Cornerstone doesn’t currently offer medical detox services, we work with various vetted local medical detox centers. Our admissions team can handle the arrangements of finding clients a place to go to detox. After detox is completed, treatment at Cornerstone can begin. It’s a seamless process. 

What happens after partial hospitalization?

After partial hospitalization, you may transition into an intensive outpatient treatment program or our standard outpatient treatment program. It’s important to note that every person’s treatment plan is different; what is recommended for you might be different than what is recommended for someone else. 

Still have questions about treatment?

Our admissions specialists are here to explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and ensure you’re getting the help you need to live a healthy life free from addiction.

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