Come In to Stay Out: Inpatient Recovery
When you’re ready to seek help for your (or your loved one’s) addiction, you will find options that include both outpatient programs and inpatient drug rehab programs offered by residential treatment centers. Shorter-term residential programs involve a stay of 30 days or less, while you can stay in a longer-term program for 60 or 90 days, enough time not only to detox but also to reinforce new and positive behaviors that will keep you from relapsing.
Why join the “in” crowd?
Inpatient drug rehab might be the best option for you if you’ve tried outpatient rehab in the past, but have relapsed or if you have a longstanding history of addiction and abuse. Available programs include inpatient alcohol rehab, inpatient heroin rehab, and inpatient oxycontin rehab. Residential facilities offer these advantages:
- Access to 24/7 professional care. A multidisciplinary team will provide comprehensive medical care during the detox process. This care addresses your addiction, along with other acute medical or psychiatric conditions you may have.
- An environment that is free of distractions so you can focus exclusively on your sober recovery. This distraction-free environment will also be free of the triggers that could start you abusing again.
When making this tough decision, some questions might include:
- Am I exposed to drugs and alcohol in my environment? If so, a stay in an inpatient drug rehab facility removes tempting environmental triggers.
- Do I have family members who drink or do drugs around me? If you do, distance from your family may optimize your chances of staying sober.
- Do I have a strong support network that will help prevent me from relapsing? If not, an inpatient drug rehab facility can provide that support and arrange for aftercare once you leave.
- Am I able to leave my job, school, or home duties for a long period of time? If you can leave home and work, then a residential facility will give you time and a supportive environment where you can concentrate on your recovery.
- Do I need privacy? If you do, an inpatient program will likely offer you sufficient privacy during your inpatient alcohol rehab, inpatient heroin rehab, inpatient oxycontin rehab or other inpatient drug rehab.
- Do I need specialized treatment for physical and emotional problems in addition to my addiction? If so, the comprehensive services available to you in a residential treatment facility will help you treat conditions that may be contributing to your addiction.
Please don’t feel you need to answer the above questions on your own. We are skilled at helping guide people through the answers—and we refuse to judge you or your situation. Call us at 888-288-2062.
What to Investigate With Residential Facilities
When you are considering inpatient rehab, you will want to find out whether the facility’s approach is comprehensive in treating both the physical and psychological addiction to the substance.
Inquire about credentials, too. Does the addiction specialist who will be treating you have an education in the field and is he/she licensed? Also, ask whether the facility itself is licensed. These questions will help ensure that you receive high-quality substance abuse treatment.
Find out how long you can stay. You may not know ahead of time how long you will need to detox and establish new and healthy patterns for the future. Finding a facility that can accommodate you for 60 or 90 days should the need arise will help ensure that you are on solid ground when you leave and unlikely to relapse.
Sometimes, even with an excellent program, you can relapse, so ask ahead of time whether the residential facility you are considering offers a program that will provide assistance in the event that you do experience a relapse.
An excellent residential treatment program can help you take positive steps to ensure that your sober recovery lasts a lifetime.
For help and guidance in making these difficult choices, call us. We can tell you more about inpatient drug rehab—and answer many of your questions.
Reach Out Today
There is no shame in seeking treatment for substance abuse. It is not a punishment; it’s a healing solution, and it will get your life back on track. Call us for a completely confidential conversation with someone who can help. A new life awaits. Let’s take that first step together.