Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Therapy Programs
Inpatient treatment, also known as residential treatment, is the most intensive form of rehab available to patients diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction. Inpatient drug rehabilitation programs typically include medical detoxification and integrated mental health services.
At TDC, inpatient substance abuse treatment begins with our clinicians gaining a thorough understanding of your unique circumstances. Our treatment team will assess your medical condition, mental health, and history of substance abuse in order to create an individualized drug and alcohol rehab plan for you. With your permission, our rehabilitation staff may also speak with family members and consult with other professionals to address your needs and challenges.
Because addiction is a disease that affects the body, mind, and spirit, we bring together a multidisciplinary team to create a holistic treatment plan for you. Members of your licensed team for residential treatment may include the following:
- Marriage and family therapists who are licensed
- Addiction counselors who are licensed
- Specialists in wellness and fitness
- Coordinators of continuing care
- Advocates for the financial
- Managers of clinical cases
Additionally, our inpatient drug rehab programs are gender-specific, which has been shown to assist patients in remaining focused on the recovery process, exploring sensitive issues in a safe and supportive environment, and strengthening trusting relationships with peers.
How to Choose the Best Inpatient Addiction Treatment Facility
Due to the fact that each individual in need of drug addiction treatment is unique, treatment programs vary significantly as well. It is critical to ask the appropriate questions in order to determine the most appropriate treatment program for you.
When selecting a rehab facility, the following questions should be asked:
- What types of addiction is the program designed to address?
- It is critical to locate a facility that has experience treating your particular addiction and any co-occurring disorders. Each substance has unique physical and psychological effects, so be sure to inquire about the treatment center’s experience with your particular situation.
Which types of therapy are available?
The majority of rehab facilities offer group and individual counseling. Additionally, there are numerous traditional and nontraditional therapies. Perhaps family therapy or holistic therapies such as yoga, art, music, or equine therapy are important to you. Consider all of your options and locate a facility that provides the services you require.
What type of aftercare and sober living do they provide?
Numerous treatment centers offer guidance and planning for the period following your inpatient program stay. A structured aftercare program is critical for long-term sobriety. Determine whether your preferred rehab facility offers an aftercare program or can assist you in locating one.
What certifications and licenses does the facility possess?
Because you want access to skilled professionals, verify the clinical staff’s and the facility’s accreditation. This is critical, as substandard facilities may not only fail to assist you, but may also do so at a substantial financial cost.
What types of peer group programs are available?
Numerous rehab centers adhere to the 12-step Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous program. Others, such as the SMART recovery program, offer alternatives. Some even offer the option of completing a 12-step program or another type of treatment within the same rehab.
What payment methods are available to me?
If you are insured, the first step toward developing a payment plan for treatment is determining whether a treatment center accepts your insurance. If you are uninsured, inquire about available scholarships or in-house financing options. Posing these types of questions will assist you in narrowing your options and making the treatment process less stressful.
Do you need inpatient rehab?
Attending inpatient rehab is a highly personal decision that is best made after consultation with a doctor or other treatment professional. Whether or not you require inpatient treatment is determined by a variety of factors, and the type of care that is appropriate for one person may be different for another.
Inpatient and outpatient drug rehab treatment programs provide a structured environment for recovery and equip participants with the necessary tools to address how drug and alcohol addiction affects various aspects of their lives.
Certain criteria may be used by providers to determine the level of care that is most appropriate for a patient. The evaluation process may include a comprehensive examination of the individual’s physical and mental health history, as well as the identification of any co-occurring mental or medical conditions. Additionally, providers may consider the patient’s personal needs (e.g., culture, responsibilities), the patient’s outlook or attitude (i.e., their level of motivation to change), and the patient’s current living situation (i.e., is there a high risk of relapse).
In general, these considerations are intended to assist in placing individuals in the most appropriate level of care that will best position them to succeed in achieving the treatment’s overall goals.
While providers’ placement criteria are evidence-based, there is always a risk of relapse when someone has a substance use disorder. If a patient relapses during treatment, the provider may need to modify or reinstate portions of the treatment plan, or may suggest the patient enroll in a longer-term treatment program.
Will I need Medical Detox?
Consistent and heavy use of drugs or alcohol frequently results in dependence, a state characterized by withdrawal symptoms when a person discontinues or significantly reduces their drug intake. Withdrawal symptoms are typically the inverse of the effect of the substance being abused, and the intensity of withdrawal can vary significantly between individuals. Withdrawal symptoms, in general, can range from mild and unsettling to severe and distressing.
Although fatal withdrawal symptoms are uncommon, certain withdrawal symptoms may necessitate medical attention for health-related, safety, or comfort-related reasons. A person in withdrawal from alcohol or benzodiazepines, for example, may experience potentially fatal seizures. The risk of experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms or life-threatening medical complications is extremely rare, and those who are more at risk can frequently be managed safely in an inpatient treatment setting using medicinal therapies. Medications can be given to alleviate the discomfort associated with such symptoms while in an inpatient drug and alcohol detox center.
Withdrawal symptoms have been observed in patients withdrawing from alcohol, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, stimulants, and cannabis. Withdrawal symptoms vary according to substance and severity of use (frequency, duration, and dose), but may include the following:
- Appetites fluctuate.
- Pain in the bones or muscles.
- Mood swings.
- Vomiting, nausea, or diarrhea.
- Pulse that is rapid.
- Runny nose or eyes that are tearing.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Cravings are intense.
- Perspiring or having a fever.
Inpatient Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is the abbreviation for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT, as a form of psychotherapy or “talk therapy,” can assist you in identifying and replacing harmful thoughts and behaviors with more beneficial ones. CBT, which is a “time-limited” type of therapy, assists patients in rapidly adapting new insight, tools, and techniques for modifying negative thoughts and feelings.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT was originally developed to treat patients who suffered from borderline personality disorder and suicidal ideation. One of DBT’s central goals is to assist patients in developing the confidence and coping skills necessary to deal effectively with stressful situations.
Patients with mental health conditions, such as those prone to intense emotional outbursts, are more likely to self-medicate through substance abuse. DBT is increasingly being used in addiction treatment centers’ treatment programs. Several of DBT’s central tenets—improving communication skills, coping skills, and self-image—are critical for assisting those suffering from addiction in overcoming their drug use.
How long does inpatient rehab last?
Inpatient rehabilitation programs typically last between three and twelve weeks, depending on a variety of factors, including insurance coverage, medical necessity, and other personal needs. Certain longer-term treatment scenarios, such as the therapeutic community model, may exceed six months in duration.
30 Day Rehabilitation
28- and 30-day inpatient rehabilitation programs provide intensive care to individuals struggling with substance abuse issues.
While longer periods of rehabilitation may be associated with better treatment outcomes, shorter inpatient or residential programs, such as a 28-day rehab program, may assist individuals in initiating their recovery efforts.
60-day drug treatment programs provide a range of intensive medical and behavioral therapies aimed at assisting individuals in recovering from substance abuse issues. There are numerous 28-to-30-day rehab programs available for substance abuse treatment, as well as numerous 90-to-180-day rehab programs. For those seeking a treatment duration that falls between these two extremes, 60-day drug rehab programs provide a middle ground between shorter and longer stays in substance abuse treatment.
If you are struggling with substance abuse, 90-day inpatient rehab programs may be the best option for overcoming addiction and reclaiming your life. 90-day programs provide intensive care to anyone struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction.
While all types and durations of substance abuse treatment have the potential to be extremely beneficial, 90 days is the recommended minimum duration of treatment for those seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
Rehab Payment Options
If you’re considering entering rehab, you’ll also want to consider your financial options. The vast majority of drug and alcohol treatment facilities accept both public and private insurance or self-pay. State-funded rehabilitation centers are low- or no-cost to individuals who meet certain criteria. Medicaid is occasionally able to cover at least a portion of the cost of treatment for qualified individuals.
For those without insurance or who prefer an out-of-network drug and alcohol treatment program, many treatment centers accept private payments.
If you’re unsure whether your insurance plan covers detoxification, residential treatment, or other types of substance abuse treatment, please contact one of our admissions navigators or complete our simple VOB form. We’ll contact you with critical information about your specific insurance benefits.