Addiction is a complex disease that affects every person differently. No cookie-cutter answer applies to everyone, but individuals seeking inpatient treatment services have a better chance of overcoming addictions than those who try to do it on their own.
Inpatient rehab centers provide a controlled environment where clients are given the medical attention and emotional support they need to overcome their drug and alcohol abuse. With several treatment options and experienced staff, inpatient treatment facilities have the services and amenities to make the process go as smoothly as possible.
Understanding the Inpatient Rehab Program
Inpatient rehabilitation is an intensive form of treatment where clients remain in the rehab facility for different lengths of time, based on their program and needs. Although the average stay is 30 days, 90-day stays also are available.
To determine the length of your program, the center’s health professionals need to consider several factors including the severity of the addiction, if there is a co-occurring mental health problem, and if the client has relapsed after previous rehab stays.
The programs, personalized for each client, offer therapies but may incorporate the client’s family, too. If the family relationship was a good one before the substance use disorder, then family participation can rebuild the trust that was damaged by the addiction. The family, in turn, can offer encouragement to help the client through rehab and maintain sobriety after leaving rehab.
If the family relationship was dysfunctional before the addiction, then the family dynamic might have been part of the problem and could trigger a relapse.
Inpatient rehab center facilities have unique accommodations for convenience and comfort for the client. Standard facilities usually have shared rooms, as well as catered meals, and activity rooms for sports, such as ping pong or a swimming pool.
For a premium price, luxury facilities may offer better amenities such as private rooms, gourmet catered meals, gyms, spa centers, and pools.
Who Can Benefit from Inpatient Rehab?
Inpatient rehab can be beneficial for anyone seeking help for alcohol and drug addiction, but it is especially crucial for people who have a deep-rooted addiction that requires detox and constant monitoring.
Detox is the process where your body runs out of the addictive agent, resulting in withdrawal symptoms. These can be mild or severe, depending on the degree and longevity of the addiction. In rare cases, withdrawal can be fatal if not attended to by a medical professional.
After detox, counseling and therapy are the core activities of rehab. The exact course is tailored to each client, so someone with a similar problem may have a different routine from yours. Group meetings may be a form of family meeting or group therapy.
Choosing an Inpatient Rehab
Choosing the right rehab facility is important for your success in recovery and to avoid relapse. Find a reputable rehabilitation center that provides the best services to get your life back on track.
Look for centers that:
- Tailor programs to the specific needs of the client. One treatment plan cannot be applied to all, so medical professionals in the facilities should design individual plans based on the clients’ addictions, beliefs, and sensibilities to increase the chance of success.
- Treat the root causes of addiction. Underlying mental disorders such as bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression commonly co-occur with addictions. Sometimes they cause addiction, and sometimes addictions cause them. Either way, if both conditions are not treated, long-term recovery is unlikely.
- Have in-house certified therapists. Addiction specialists know that empathy leads to recovery success better than confrontation. Addiction is a chronic disease, not a lack of willpower or a moral failing. Compassion makes it easier for clients to transition from addiction to health.
- Have individual therapy and peer support groups. People with addictions feel isolated. Aside from one-on-one therapy, they also need to know they are not alone, that others are on the same journey and have survived and recovered. The best drug rehab facilities usually have at least two personal sessions per week. Peer support groups like 12-step programs give the clients a community to help them through the rest of the week and life outside of the rehab center.
Recovering from an addiction is not a simple task, especially alone. That’s why you may need people to assist you and help you get well.
Some of the reasons why inpatient facilities can deliver better results are:
- Treatments are personalized based on your needs.
- There no distractions. When you’re in a facility, you don’t have to worry about anything except working on your recovery.
- The program gives you structure. You learn how to cultivate healthier habits within a treatment center.
- You have more privacy. Contact with family members is limited so they won’t see you at your lowest point during the early stages of recovery.
- Your recovery is monitored. Detoxification can be painful, in some cases life-threatening. Constant monitoring by in-house medical staff will help you cope with withdrawal from addiction.
- There are no negative influences. Relapses are sometimes triggered by people, places, and situations with whom, where, and when you used alcohol and drugs. By removing you from your usual environs, there is less temptation. By the time you leave rehab, you will be better able to resist.
No two individuals have the same experiences and problems, so most rehabilitation centers offer different types of programs and guidelines. One client may follow more than one treatment path. Other rehabs specialize in one type of person. For example, there are rehabs for men and rehabs for teens available.
Here are some of the available rehab options at the best rehabs in the US:
Alcoholics Anonymous created the 12-step program template now used by multiple peer support groups to maintain sobriety from alcohol and drugs. According to one survey, the 12 Step model is used by 74 percent of alcohol and drug rehab centers.
The concept of the program is to meet with people who share your addiction, swap stories and tips, acknowledge your shortcomings, make amends to those whom you have wronged, and most importantly to surrender your will and life to a higher power to change your life. As this higher power is sometimes explicitly said to be God, Christian drug rehabs usually adopt the 12-step program.
Non-12 Steps :
Some non-religious people are uncomfortable with the 12 Steps because it seems to rely heavily on religion. They prefer an evidence-based, scientific approach. Non-12-step programs are any programs that don’t use the 12-step template, particularly those that rely on improving mental and physical health as well as their mental health.
Faith-based programs treat addiction and alcoholism from a spiritual perspective usually offered in a Christian rehab. They see addiction as a result of spiritual emptiness. With these programs, the relationship with God is of paramount importance for healing. Faith-based centers will teach you spiritual principles to improve your spiritual foundation so that you can overcome your need for alcohol and/or drugs. Worship is included as part of the recovery plan.
Non-faith based programs are for people with no spiritual beliefs or who just prefer secular, science-based treatment. These programs treat addiction as a disease and not as a failure of morals or willpower, using medical, evidence-based treatments, such as pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies.
Dual Diagnosis :
Dual diagnosis is two treatment programs. Many times, a mental disorder can occur alongside an addiction, creating a vicious cycle: mental illness drives a person to addiction, and addiction causes or worsens the symptoms of mental illness. If only one condition is treated, both are likely to recur. Dual diagnosis treatment centers address both the addiction and mental health of the individual at the same time.
Holistic rehab focuses on addressing the individual as a whole – the connection between a person’s mind, body, and spirit. It attacks addiction from all sides, including the underlying reasons for it, and teaches the individual to protect all areas of their health. It treats both your addiction and mental illness, fills your spiritual emptiness, and promotes relaxation.
SMART Recovery (Self-Management and Recovery Training) is a non-12 step rehab program that focuses on training the individual to focus their attention on their underlying feelings and emotions to control their cravings or urges for drugs and/or alcohol.
What types of addiction does the program treat?
Treatment programs vary as to the kind of addiction an individual has. Overall for inpatient rehab facilities, what therapists would want to achieve is sobriety from that addiction and prevention from relapses by cultivating healthier habits. Drug and alcohol addictions are common types of addictions found in most treatment centers.
Depending on the level of addiction, your behavior, and substance abused, therapists will be able to recommend whether you’ll need intensive care and monitoring in a facility, or you can get sober on your own through outpatient treatment.
Most treatments will revolve around a combination of medicine, counseling, and group therapy. These are essential to building better cognitive responses against addictions and uncovering the root causes of those addictions and treat it from there.
What types of therapy are offered in the Inpatient Rehab Center?
For the most part, inpatient rehab programs focus on helping you become sober and keep away from relapses.
- Detoxification. This is the initial phase in which you are subjected to when you first enter treatment. You may experience from mild shaking to delirium (in extreme cases) and will require you to be confined to a center, as the detoxification in some cases will require constant monitoring.
- Psychotherapy. This is one-on-one counseling with you or with your family and with your therapist. This is done to uncover the root causes of addiction, and assessing the family structure.
- Self-help groups. This setting involves meeting with a therapist with fellow individuals who have the same problems. This kind of set-up provides a motivating environment to fight against addiction.
What kind of aftercare and sober living options do they offer?
Aftercare is an ongoing treatment after your initial rehabilitation treatment provided in an intensive outpatient program (IOP). This can be outpatient care, like a doctor’s appointment, or living in a sober residence.
Outpatient aftercare allows the client to get treatment during the day, then go to work, school, or home and stay for the night. This is adaptable for individuals who need to take care of their families or those needing personal support without requiring a further stay in a rehab facility.
Sober living homes are halfway houses: you aren’t in inpatient rehab, but you still have some structure, educational and vocational support, and an alcohol- and drug-free living situation. If your old residence was a trigger or setting for your substance use disorder, a sober living home may make for a better transition.
What credentials and licensing does the Inpatient Rehab Center have?
Inpatient rehab centers need to adhere to the Americans with Disabilities Act. They also need a policy and procedures manual to be used as guidelines for their treatments. Rehabilitation centers must have treatment programs that are specific to an addiction.
Make sure the staff is licensed, including the executives, intake specialists, medical professionals, and caseworkers.
What peer support group programs are offered?
Peer support groups are an important part of aftercare. These groups are made up of clients with the same type of addiction, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, who share their troubles and solutions. Those in long-term recovery sponsor or mentor the newly recovered. There is no leader per se, but one person usually offers guidance on the rules. Meetings can be in a public space, a church, or a member’s home. The goal is to rebuild lives following intensive rehab.
There is evidence that learning 12-step tenets, not just attending meetings, improves long-term recovery chances.
What are my payment options?
Inpatient rehab centers for alcohol and drug addiction may offer a variety of payment options for addiction treatments, including:
Some insurance plans cover mental health and addiction treatments. Most rehab facilities will check on your insurance coverage upon request.
Private pay method
If you don’t have insurance, it doesn’t cover your treatment or you prefer to pay privately, clients may also pay with cash or check.
Some inpatient rehab facilities may also offer flexible payment terms to help clients go through treatment and pay in installments. Healthcare loans also may be available.
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