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When an individual enters rehab for drug or alcohol addiction, it is important that they receive the kind of care that will meet their individual needs. Because there are so many options when it comes to selecting a treatment center, the process can be daunting and confusing. My Recovery Helper is here to help families determine what kind of facility will provide their loved ones with the best options for success.
Treatment varies depending on the facility and the individual. Treatment can be categorized into two main types: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment allows the person to live at a supervised facility, receiving help with meals and basic care while they are in rehab. In outpatient treatment, on the other hand, the person takes part in therapy sessions during the day, but returns to their home at night.
Inpatient Treatment for Structured Recovery
Inpatient recovery is the most structured type of recovery available. Clients that require a higher level of supervision and care are typically more successful with inpatient care. Inpatient is a good place to start when an individual is first entering treatment. This type of recovery allows the individual to focus solely on recovery, without all the other distractions of job, family, and daily life that surround them at home.
There is a variance among inpatient facilities themselves. Some provide residents with a strict and structured environment where their every activity is scheduled. Others have a more vacation-like feel, providing clients with the opportunity to relax in a luxurious setting while working toward sobriety. Some facilities offer private rooms, while others partner residents up with a roommate. A person entering inpatient treatment should weigh all of their options to determine which facility will meet their needs.
An individual that is struggling with a drug addiction might also have run ins with the law, have more financial troubles, and may not be able to hold down a job. They may have trouble with relationships, and will often withdraw from friends and family.
Physically, someone addicted to drugs will experience a range of symptoms, depending on the type of drugs they use. Drug addiction causes memory problems, increased blood pressure and heart rate, bloodshot eyes, difficulty concentrating, poor large and small motor function, slurred speech, drowsiness, increased energy, confusion, and dizziness.
Inpatient treatment might be appropriate for you if:
- You have been addicted to drugs or alcohol for a long period of time
- You cannot remain sober on your own, even for a day
- Your home life is unstable
- You require around the clock supervision
- You are beginning recovery for the first time
- You have tried outpatient treatment and relapsed
- You want to get away from the stress of life
- You desire the peace and care inpatient treatment can provide
Residential treatment facilities strive to make the client feel comfortable during treatment. A home-like atmosphere, with private or semi-private bedrooms, living areas, kitchen, and outdoor patio areas are all common components to inpatient facilities. The treatment providers My Recovery Helper works with all offer the finest amenities and state-of-the-art facilities to residents in their inpatient program.
Inpatient, or residential, treatment programs will provide meals for residents, often bringing in a nutritionist or chef to ensure meals are both delicious and full of nutrients needed for recovery. Other amenities that are often offered at treatment facilities include exercise rooms, private gyms, and pools.
What to bring to inpatient treatment:
- A few changes of clothes
- Jacket or sweatshirt
- Comfortable shoes
- Phone calling card
- Driver’s license or ID
- Insurance card
- Small amount of cash
- Alarm clock
Depending on the type of therapies offered, treatment facilities will offer other amenities. Some take advantage of beautiful settings, such as the mountains or a seaside location, to offer mindfulness therapy or yoga and meditation during recovery. Wilderness or survival therapy can take place in locations that are off the beaten path and away from city life.
During inpatient treatment, the individual will have interactions with therapists regularly, in core therapy sessions or specialty therapy sessions. Following the philosophy of the treatment program, residents will be given the tools for recovery. Most of our treatment facilities follow the 12-steps for recovery, which has been used for addiction treatment for more than 60 years. This philosophy for recovery helps individuals realize they are powerless on their own to take control of their addiction, but that by relying on others and a higher power, they can succeed.
Days at inpatient addiction recovery programs are filled with therapy, group therapy sessions, and individual sessions with counselors. Residents also learn how to develop healthy living practices, such as eating healthy meals, exercising, and getting proper sleep at night. Free time can be spent enjoying the outdoors, reading a book, or interacting with other residents.
A big part of recovery is building relationships that help the individual grow and improve. Peer groups are a beneficial way for residents to get to know each other, and learn to trust one another. These relationships are the foundation for support groups, as the client gets to know those around them, and is able to rely on others for encouragement and support.
Personalized Inpatient Addiction Recovery Programs
What might work for one person might not work for the next, and it is important to connect the individual with the type of treatment that will be effective for them. Residential treatment programs vary in length, depending on the individual and the facility. Typically, inpatient treatment lasts 30, 60, or 90 days, but experience and research has shown that it is more effective to treatment the individual for however long they need it. Our treatment staff believes it is important to assess clients throughout the recovery process, and determine their length of treatment as the client recovers and improves.
Recovery is a very personal journey, and the treatment providers we work with understand that. What might work for one person might not work for the next, and it is important to connect the individual with the type of treatment that will be effective for them.
Contact us at 1.844.867.6835 today to allow us to connect you with a treatment facility that is right for you.