When it comes to treatment for drug and alcohol addiction or substance abuse, there are various options to choose from. They include intensive outpatient, partial-hospitalization or day treatment, and residential programs. Some patients may opt for individualized counselling or group therapy. Choices are often based on several factors including the individual’s physical and mental health needs and the types and intensity of the services provided.
Each type of rehabilitative program has its pros and cons, but a residential treatment center could be the right choice for people with severe addiction. As the name suggests, a residential treatment center is designed to house patients for the duration of their treatment. It may offer either a short-term or long-term treatment plan or both.
Their comprehensive treatment plan typically runs for 6-12 weeks (short-term) or between 6 and 12 months (long-term). The chosen length of stay allows enough time for detoxification and recovery under the supervision of medical and mental health professionals, certified and skilled in addiction recovery. This is a major advantage of going to a residential treatment center, in addition to the following.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Effective addiction treatment is not-a-one-size-fits all. While one person may be struggling with alcohol abuse another may have trouble staying off cocaine or prescription medication. In addition, since drug and alcohol abuse affect each person differently, the treatment plan needs to be tailored to their needs.
You will be assessed and diagnosed based on your history and physical, mental, and emotional needs. An individualized plan aims at simultaneously treating the causes and effects of substance abuse.
Teaching you life skills and coping strategies to suit your personal, social, and economic circumstances is a critical component of the plan. For a more holistic approach, activities such as yoga and medication for natural healing of the mind and body are also incorporated.
Access to 24-Hour Professional Care
Withdrawal from drug or alcohol addiction, also known as detoxification, is often accompanied by severe post-acute withdrawal symptoms (PAWS). Some of these detoxification effects can be potentially fatal. At a residential treatment center, you will have access to round-the-clock professional medical care and supervision throughout the process.
A physician will administer medication and follow-up while a therapist or psychiatrist will offer psychological support as part of the treatment strategy. Even after recovery, you will be able to access their outpatient program set up to offer continued support aimed at relapse prevention.
Stable Structured Environment
Being housed in a stable and structured environment throughout the process of detoxification and recovery prevents exposure to triggers, e.g., passing by a liquor store or seeing the bottle of prescription drugs you crave. Not being able to readily access the addictive substance, the cravings and compulsion to seek a ‘fix’ will gradually go away.
Your daily goal will be to focus on recovery as you engage in one-on-one counseling, during which you will address behaviors and take accountability for your responses to life problems. Participating in structured group therapy with people like yourself who are also trying to beat addiction can motivate you towards recovery.
Intense and Focused on Recovery
Recovery from substance abuse at a residential rehab center focuses on equipping you with skills to maintain an addiction-free life. With a set number of weeks to complete treatment, the program is intensified to cover all the steps incorporated into the treatment plan.
Being removed from the comfort and distractions of their home, patients are able to focus on their primary goal, which is to become sober and prevent relapse. The process is usually faster when they are housed in a stable and compassionate environment, removed from the triggers that perpetuate addiction.
Treatment of Underlying Mental Health Issues
An underlying mental health condition is, sometimes, the cause of substance abuse. Anxiety, depression, and self-esteem issues are some of the underlying triggers. While detoxification focuses on treating the body, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are clinical tools used to treat related mental health issues.
Successful recovery with a reduce risk of relapse involves therapy that addresses destructive beliefs of self and others, fears, and behaviors that fuel the use and abuse of alcohol or drugs.
Family and Friends Get Involved
Studies show that the addiction recovery process can be made easier when family and friends are involved. They offer an additional supportive arm which is necessary both during and after recovery.
Family and friends should form part of the support network which will help encourage and motivate the patient at times when the risk of relapse looms. This concerted approach offers loved ones a deeper understanding of the problem of substance abuse and helps to rebuild relationships broken due to addiction.
Choosing a Residential Treatment Center
A residential treatment center may be the best choice for you or your loved one as it provides an environment that is free of temptations and distractions, and more conducive for recovery in a shorter period. But choosing the right center is not always easy.
Just Believe Recovery Center may be the right place to start your journey to a sober life. We offer comprehensive inpatient treatment that increases the chance of recovery and long-term sobriety. Individuals who are 18 or older are welcome to seek admission.
Trained medical and psychotherapy professionals are available 24 hours a day to give you the support you need, every step of the way. Intense focus will be placed on detoxification and addressing the root cause of the addiction. This will coincide with behavioral therapy to help you re-learn to live a life without using addictive substances.
The multi-therapeutic approach includes group therapy, recreational activities, and holistic therapies, such as mediation. Your family members and friends are encouraged to become involved in the process to support you through to sobriety.
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