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Inpatient Rehab

After a full detoxification from the drug and/or alcohol of abuse, patients may enter inpatient rehab. This form of rehabilitation is highly beneficial for patients who have moderate to severe addictions. Inpatient rehab offers a more structured, safer environment than outpatient services. Many patients may require certain medications to be administered in order to remain both mentally and physically stable; it is best that this is done under around the clock supervision by medical professionals. If taken correctly, these medications can reduce cravings, make the process more comfortable, and lessen the chances of a relapse.

Patients are often more responsive to therapy during inpatient rehab because they not only have professional monitoring, but a rigorous schedule, and an escape from potential relapse triggers. Inpatient rehab equips patients with the skills necessary to handle life’s stressors before they are released back into a world of temptation. One on one therapy, group therapy, and strict programs tailored to each individual helps patients gain a better understanding of the root of their addiction. This sense of self-awareness helps heal the damage the disease has caused and prepare addicts for a lifetime of sobriety.


Why is inpatient rehab recommended?

Although inpatient rehab is an intimidating undertaking and serious commitment, it is one of the best ways to recover from an addiction to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic and often relapsing disease. Therefore, it often requires a rigorous treatment program to overcome it. Studies have shown that inpatient rehab is more effective in treating the illness than continuing to reside at home. Recovery may require long-term maintenance, long after your time spent in inpatient rehab has come to an end, but the experiences acquired during a structured inpatient program have proven to be more effective at preventing relapse. Attending support group meetings is beneficial in the years following treatment, but the time spent in treatment provides a solid foundation for lasting success.

Inpatient programs give patients a chance to remove themselves from situations that could potentially cause a relapse, allowing them to be comfortable and fully focus on recovery.  Residing at home oftentimes leads many addicts to associate certain people or environments with substance abuse, triggering a return to harmful behavior or behaviors. Constant emotional and physical support is necessary for most addicts to achieve and maintain sobriety. This support is found in inpatient programs.

Addiction is both a physical and psychological disease. Around the clock monitoring can reduce the negative effects of all aspects of the illness.


What comes after?

After ones time in rehabilitation has come to an end, both their physical and mental state will be assessed, allowing for staff members to help them make a smooth transition back into society. The goal of this program is to allow for a smooth transition back to independent living at the end of treatment. Staff can help addicts locate recovery resources and support groups in their area. Oftentimes a sober living home is recommended, which is a community in which recovery addicts reside together, but have more freedom than is typically experienced in inpatient treatment. The mutually supportive, lasting bonds formed with staff and peers alike in inpatient programs and sober living communities helps to ensure that recovery is not short term.


Goals of Inpatient Rehabilitation

  • Assist patients in detoxification and achieving initial sobriety
  • Helping patients maintain abstinence from drug or alcohol abuse through individualized treatment and the development of coping strategies
  • Treating any behavioral disorders an addict may have that has contributed to the root of their addiction
  • Assist patients in developing an aftercare plan before their release from treatment, so that they may function as a happy, healthy, productive member of society.