Choosing to Go to Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs allow those in need of addiction treatment to receive twenty-four-hour care centered around their specific needs. At inpatient addiction treatment centers, individuals typically have access to a higher level of care than can be provided through individual, family, or group therapy alone.


What Is Inpatient Addiction Treatment?

Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment programs, also known as residential treatment programs, are those in which patients live at the rehab facility for the duration of their treatment program. Inpatient treatment programs vary in length, with the most common period being between thirty and ninety days. Inpatient treatment programs deliver individual and intensive treatment that covers many levels of intervention. 


What to Expect While You Are in Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Each inpatient addiction treatment center is different from others in some form. Regardless of the differences, they all share some standard features that contribute to why inpatient treatment is so effective. The common elements you can expect at inpatient addiction treatment could include.


Medically Supported Detox and Withdrawal 

The initial days of substance withdrawal are typically the most challenging. The physical components involved in freeing the body from its dependence on an addictive substance can be unpleasant, painful, and in some cases, dangerous. The first and most essential task when someone begins treatment is to detox the system. This is best performed through medically supported detox due to the potential risks associated with detoxing from substances. Available medical supports help limit unpleasant symptoms and mitigate potentially dangerous symptoms associated with the detox process.


Individual Therapies (such as cognitive-behavioral therapy and other forms of psychotherapy) 

A vital component of treatment involves psychological and social therapies designed to help the individual being treated understand and manage the factors in their life that contribute to addiction. This can also be especially helpful for those with a dual diagnosis, such as addiction, coupled with another mental health disorder such as depression or anxiety. In the case of a dual diagnosis, it is vital to treat all co-occurring issues simultaneously.


Family or Couples Counseling 

During the treatment process, it helps get the individual’s family or partner involved in therapy. This can encourage their family members to support their new skills and new behaviors after treatment is over. Taking the time to teach the person’s loved ones about substance abuse disorder and its implications can help them gain the ability to support their loved one’s recovery once they return home.


24-Hour Support 

A crucial element to inpatient treatment is twenty-four-hour support. When compared to other levels of care, this can be a significant advantage. While at times, this level of support may feel like an invasion of privacy, this ongoing support and monitoring helps track patient progress, identify areas of struggle, and develop strategies to prevent relapse. 


Structure and Routine 

Inpatient treatment centers typically have a fairly structured schedule. Patients will have scheduled mental health and medical appointments throughout the day. There is also time allotted for leisure, exercise, or meditation, and self-care practices.



Choosing an inpatient drug and alcohol treatment facility away from home allows for the ability to get away from toxic people, triggering places, and other environmental factors that contribute to addiction. 


Post-Treatment Skill Development and Follow-Up Care

Another significant benefit of an inpatient treatment program is setting clients up for success after leaving their treatment. If clients can practice and begin using the skills and resources, they’re learning. At the same time, in treatment, they are more likely to maintain recovery and sobriety in the months and years following rehab. 


Choose Inpatient Addiction Treatment at Rise in Malibu

Our treatment team at Rise in Malibu is skilled in providing individualized treatment for all types of addiction. Our treatment philosophy centers around individualized addiction treatment programs designed to meet the specific needs of each person who enters our program. If you are ready to learn more about how we can help you defeat your addiction, call us today

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