Addiction makes the lives of the drug or alcohol dependent individual unmanageable. It bleeds into their work life, family life, and social life. Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a debilitating disease that few can escape form without some form of professional help and support. It is for this reason that the field of addiction medicine exists and the reason why there are drug and alcohol rehab programs. Medically supervised inpatient drug and alcohol detox facilities are needed to help medically stabilize drug or alcohol addicted individuals who are going through the withdrawal process. But how do the different levels of care work? Terms like Partial Hospitalization Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, and Outpatient Program are used to describe the different levels of care in an outpatient drug and alcohol rehab. What do terms that describe these levels of care for addiction treatment centers mean? Today we will discuss one of these levels of care for a drug and alcohol rehab center and break down how it works. Today we will find out what is a Partial Hospitalization Program and discuss how it works.