Inpatient Drug Rehab

Drug abuse and addiction is a very complicated disorder. It affects every aspect of the individual’s life, including their mental and physical health and well-being, their relationships, their social life, and their livelihood. To further complicate matters, this disorder convinces the person who is suffering from it that he or she does not have a problem, or that he or she can completely quit using substances any time. In reality, this is simply not the case.

If you have been battling with addiction and have finally come to the realization that you need help, an inpatient rehab might be the best option for you. These treatment facilities have been scientifically proven to offer the most positive outcome as compare to outpatient treatment centers. If you are considering an inpatient facility, contact us today. We can help you find the best center to meet your unique needs.

What is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Inpatient rehab facilities, as the name suggests, are residential treatment centers that focus on helping those who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol recover. Patients live at a facility throughout the duration of their treatment. Typically, treatment lasts for 30 days; however, some patients may benefit from longer treatment programs, such as 60 or 90 days. The length of treatment that is recommended for a patient depends on a variety of factors, such as the severity of his or her addiction, the presence of a co-occurring mental illness, and whether or not the patient has attended a rehab program in the past.

Inpatient treatment facilities offer patients a safe place to go through all of the phases of treatment, including detox and withdrawal, counseling, therapy, and medical intervention, if necessary. Medical professionals, therapists, and counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so individuals can receive the care that they need, whenever they need it, no matter what time of day or night it may be.

There a variety of inpatient drug rehab facilities that employ the use of different programs and strategies that aim to treat addiction. For example, some centers focus on a traditional 12-step approach to treatment, which may include medical intervention, and some utilize an alternative, holistic approach, which focuses on natural therapies to treat addiction. While there are difference between rehab centers, including their location (remote or non-remote, for example), the principles that treatment is based on, the therapies that are used, the type of privacy that is offered, and the amenities and recreational activities that are available, all inpatient drug rehabilitation centers have one thing in common: providing the care that patients need in order to help them overcome addiction so that they can achieve a life of sobriety.

Individuals that require treatment for drug and alcohol abuse and addiction should select an inpatient rehab center that offers treatment methods and programs that suit their unique needs. A clinical assessment will be conducted prior to admission in order to determine what those needs may be.

What to Expect at Inpatient Drug Rehab

A high-quality inpatient drug rehab center will offer programs that are designed to meet the needs of each individual client. While treatment plans do vary from center to center, and are based on the type of treatment program that the rehab center is based on, patients can expect any of the following:

  • An intake assessment. As mentioned, before a patient is admitted to inpatient rehab, they must complete an intake assessment. During this assessment, you will meet with a licensed professional who will assess your need. This will include answering questions on an intake interview, which will include questions that pertain to the type of substance you are using, how long you have been using them, whether or not you have any other physical or mental health conditions, and if you have completed a rehab program in the past.
  • Detoxification. Depending on the severity of the addiction and the type of substances that are being used, patients may be required to go through detox. During detox, patients experience withdrawal symptoms as the body rids itself of the substance. Medical staff and/or counselors and other professionals offer guidance and support throughout the process. Depending on the facility and the approach that is being used, medical detox may be necessary, wherein medications are administered to ease the side effects of withdrawal. With non-medical detox, no medications are administered, but rather patients go through the process on their own; however, they do receive support and guidance from professionals throughout the process.
  • Counseling. Inpatient treatment facilities also offer some type of counseling, which may include one-on-one, group, and/or family counseling. Therapists may guide sessions, and patients work to discover what caused their addiction in the first place, learn ways to cope with their addiction, and find out how to life a live of sobriety. Counseling allows patients to learn how they can change the damaging behaviors that they fostered their addictions and figure out how they can replace negative behaviors with positive ones.
  • Therapies. Depending on the methods that are employed by an inpatient rehab center, therapies may be used as a tool to guide patients through the treatment process. For example, a holistic inpatient rehab may include art, music, massage, flotation, equine, and wilderness therapy.

Upon completing an inpatient rehab program, individuals typically make arrangements for aftercare. This can include working with staff members to determine the best approach to stay sober once they leave rehab; for example, it might be recommended that a patient transition into a halfway house before moving back home, or an individual might be asked to attend daily or weekly sessions with a counselor.

The Benefits of Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient treatment offers a number of benefits over outpatient treatment options. A tremendous amount of research indicates the efficacy of inpatient rehab, and addicts are far more likely to remain sober after completing treatment than those who complete an outpatient program.

The benefits of inpatient rehab are many, and include (but are not limited to):

  • Round-the-clock monitoring from professionals
  • An immense support network
  • Safety and security
  • The feeling of belonging to a community of like-minded individuals
  • Access to tools and resources that can help patients better understand their addiction and sobriety
  • Faster recovery
  • Reduced chance of relapse
  • The removal of external stresses, such as substances, family, friends, or work that could trigger the desire to use

Inpatient Rehab Might be the Right Choice for You

If you think that an inpatient drug rehab program is the right choice for you, please contact us today. We can connect with you a high-quality treatment center that will best meet your needs and improve your chances of recovery and sobriety.