What to Look for in Inpatient Addiction Treatment

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It is important to understand all of the available options before making any decisions about your path to recovery. Knowing and understanding the difference between inpatient and outpatient programs can help you determine which type of recovery environment best suits the needs of yourself or a loved one.

Inpatient programs require the patient to live at a facility 24 hours a day for anywhere from 30 to 90 consecutive days. One-on-one therapy and group therapy is generally available at the inpatient facility. These sessions usually focus on everything from drug addiction, alcohol abuse, codependency and trauma to life skills and coping mechanisms.

Depending on the needs of the individual and the severity of the addiction, there are many factors to take into account before choosing an inpatient treatment center.

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What Types of Addiction Does a Residential Facility Treat?

Most inpatient treatment centers offer a wide range of options, though there are some facilities that may focus specifically on alcohol abuse where others may have a wider range of options for drug abuse recovery.

Other facilities may cater more to addicts who suffer from prescription drug abuse and may require a more supervised detoxification process. Many facilities will also treat process addictions (gambling, shopping, eating disorders, etc.) if necessary.

While drug addiction and alcoholism can send an individual down a troublesome path, it is important to address the other underlying issues many addicts struggle with, such as trauma, codependency and mental illness.

On top of imparting healthier coping mechanisms, many treatment centers will often lead group therapy or teach various life skills to help diminish the possibility of future relapses.

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What Are the Differences in Inpatient Treatment Models?

Many inpatient treatment centers today use a 12-step model to help patients recover from the disease of drug addiction or alcoholism, although some prefer the non-faith-based SMART Recovery® model. The 12-step model often involves attending meetings and working the 12 steps of AA or NA. SMART Recovery similarly stresses group-based support.

Some inpatient facilities may offer a wider range of options when dealing with patients who may have a dual diagnosis. Speaking to a referral professional about which facilities offer the best options can help immensely in making the right choice as to which program is best suited to meet you or your loved one’s unique needs.

In order to stay sober, you’ll also have to face the underlying problems that led to drug addiction or alcohol abuse in the first place. Inpatient facilities offer the best setting to do just that. Chat with us now if you’re ready for expert guidance in your search for treatment.

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