Addiction hurts. It destroys relationships. It ruins lives. It kills.
Residential Treatment Programs for Drug Addictions
Residential treatment programs can also be referred to as inpatient treatment programs. Residential treatment is often the important first level of care following detox services. Some residential drug treatment programs offer detoxification services in the same facility, making transition into residential treatment smooth and effortless. At Inpatient Recovery, we are proud to have a social model detox program that is both effective, compassionate, and evidence-based!
There are several common components found in residential treatment centers:
- A stay here lasts a minimum of 8 weeks, with long-term programs lasting several months
- Admission is voluntary
- Treatment days are highly structured, but based on individualized care plans
- Monitoring and support by specially trained and/or certified staff are available 24/7
- Therapy is intense, but emotional support is available around the clock
Residential treatment centers may offer various special-focus programs, including 12-step, men only, adolescent treatment, holistic therapy and many others. Please contact Inpatient Recovery to learn more about each of our programs.
What to Expect in Residential Drug Treatment Programs
While your treatment plan is customized to your needs, including co-occurring disorders, it will always include both group and individual therapy. Effective residential treatment programs, such as the one at Inpatient Recovery, provide a holistic approach to care. This means that a person’s physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual wellness is considered during the residential treatment stay.
A typical day may include:
- Pre-breakfast meditation or a centering period
- Balanced, high-energy meals and snacks (nutrition is an important part of recovery)
- 12-step work
- Processing Groups (to help explore feelings and positive expression)
- Individual session with therapist (structured to a client’s personal needs)
- Educational groups (topics will vary, but all are designed to strengthen recovery skills)
- Creative expression, such as through art or music
- Physical activities (outdoor expeditions and gym activities)
- Yoga and other holistic care techniques
- Weekends may include spiritual activities and family visits
- Off-site sober living activities, including AA or NA meetings
- Evenings offer time for relaxation and homework
Because a person suffering from an addiction is separated from the stress and environment, which supported the drug or alcohol use, recovery and wellness are primed for becoming a daily focus. There are no distractions. It is not uncommon for a client who has only tried outpatient rehab and relapsed, to succeed in the intensive atmosphere provided in residential treatment programs.
Additional Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs
Residential drug treatment programs, such as Inpatient Recovery, have many added recovery benefits. The peer support and interactions are an important part of relearning to socialize without using drugs or alcohol. Clients often find that they not only receive support from the individuals they are living and going through treatment with, but they also have much to give back. This can be extremely gratifying and promotes self-esteem. For some, this positive socialization in a healthy environment is experienced for the first time. Sober social support systems are critical for long-term recovery.
Family members receive treatment, support, and education as part of the range of services offered at residential treatment centers. Many best-practices residential treatment programs such as Inpatient Recovery use alternate means of communication and assistance when family members are distant to the rehab center.