What is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

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Inpatient drug rehab is the type of addiction treatment most people experience first when they are new to recovery. It offers a higher level of support than what is found in outpatient settings. This is exactly what many people need because the risk of relapsing is very high when people first stop using substances.   Going to drug rehab is a life-changing decision. It is often the catalyst for people who thought they would never be able to recover from their addictions. Inpatient rehab offers hope and provides a way out for people who feel stuck in their substance abuse behaviors.   TEST

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What to Expect During Inpatient Rehab

The goal of inpatient rehab is to provide support to people seeking to recover from addiction. This is generally done in two steps – detoxification and rehabilitation. Both are a critical part of the recovery journey.

Most people do not realize that their addictions are both physical and psychological in nature. In order for a person to recover successfully, both need to be addressed. If they are not, the risk of relapsing only increases.

Inpatient rehab is about treating the whole person to ensure that all of their needs are met. By treating withdrawal symptoms, people find that they feel better much faster. Their cravings and other symptoms are minimized and they may be able to avoid potential complications. By treating the psychological aspect of the addiction, the root cause is determined and addressed.

The Detoxification Process

Many inpatient rehab programs offer detoxification services in-house. This is beneficial because it provides a seamless transition from one type of treatment to the next. Drug detox can help with withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of an emergency due to complications.

Drug detox helps to eliminate toxins in the body. Those toxins contribute to withdrawal, and symptoms can quickly become severe. It usually takes about 7-10 days, depending on the patient’s progress.

Therapy During Inpatient Rehab

The bulk of inpatient rehab consists of various types of therapy. Every patient should have a personalized treatment plan that indicates what their needs are. Therapy is determined based on those needs.

Individual Therapy Sessions

Individual therapy is extremely important during addiction recovery. A therapist who specializes in treating addiction will meet with the patient on a regular basis; usually every day. They are also available to provide support in between sessions if needed.

The type of therapy provided to patients differs, based on their needs. Therapists take the time to get to know their patients so they can treat them appropriately. Some of the therapy types they may use include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • 12-Step programs
  • Contingency management interventions
  • Dialectal behavioral therapy

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Many people come to inpatient rehab with co-occurring disorders. That means that they have mental health issues that are contributing to their substance abuse problems. Dual diagnosis treatment is a way of treating both the addiction and the mental health condition at the same time.

People need to understand how mental health and substance abuse are connected with each other. Once their mental illness is treated, there is a much smaller chance that they will relapse because the need to self-medicate is gone.

Group Therapy

Group therapy sessions are important during addiction recovery. People tend to learn very well from a group of their peers. They have the opportunity to discuss their personal situations and can offer support to one another. Experts have long believed that group therapy is a vital part of the addiction recovery process.

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Family Therapy

Family sessions are another option available to people during inpatient rehab. The family should be the patient’s number one source of support. But because of the nature of addiction, those relationships can get damaged over time.

The goal of family therapy is to help repair those damaged relationships and restore the support system. It is useful for teaching the family about addiction so that they understand what the patient is going through.

Types of Inpatient Addiction Recovery Programs

There are many different types of inpatient rehab centers, and it is important for people to find what will work for them. The program they choose might be based on their insurance, lifestyle or preferences for addiction treatment.

Luxury Rehab Facilities

Luxury rehab programs are often more like spas or 5-star hotels than treatment facilities. They have a lot of luxurious amenities and offer a lot of benefits that some people may need, such as:

  • Fewer distractions
  • Fewer obstacles to treatment
  • Anonymity and privacy
  • An understanding of the patient’s lifestyle and needs
  • More personalization
  • The opportunity to continue working

Public Rehab Centers

Public rehab centers are available for people who may have difficulty paying for rehab. These are individuals who might not have health insurance or the ability to obtain it. They are typically state or county-run facilities.

This type of treatment might work well for people who need to rely on grant money in order to go to rehab. They tend to have a higher patient population than other types of programs.

Private Rehab Programs

A lot of people prefer the benefits of private inpatient rehabs simply because they offer a good middle ground. They tend to have smaller patient populations with many amenities to make recovery a lot more comfortable. The facilities are clean, well-lit, and very homelike in their atmosphere. Patients feel relaxed, which makes it easier for them to focus on their treatment.

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Inpatient Rehab for Addiction Recovery: Begin the Journey Today

Beginning treatment in an inpatient drug rehab can be so beneficial. It is often the perfect way to begin one’s recovery journey. At SpringBoard Recovery, many of the clients we work with started with this level of care. It gave them hope that recovery was possible, and it provided them with the support they so desperately needed.

Would you like to learn more about going to inpatient rehab? We are here to answer any questions you might have. Please contact us today to get more information.

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