About Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation

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Anyone who chooses to go to rehab to get professional help for an addiction to drugs or alcohol must take careful consideration as to the types of rehab that are available and the benefits that each type of rehab program could have for their individual needs.

There are more than 2.5 million people who are admitted to drug or alcohol treatment on a daily basis but many fail to successfully complete the program in which they enroll. For most, the reasons for relapse and failure to complete treatment focus on the program not being long enough, not providing enough monitoring or being to minimally invasive for their needs.

For more information about rehab, call 1-800-895-1695 for help.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehabilitation

There are multiple reasons why inpatient rehab can be such a successful means of treatment for those who suffer from addiction. They include:

  • Around the clock monitoring – patients in inpatient drug rehabilitation centers receive 24 hour care & monitoring that not only ensures their safety, but also their sobriety. Many other programs offer only limited monitoring and support which can leave a lot of time open for the patient to get into trouble, relapse and continue to use drugs.
  •  Removal from a drug user environment – these programs remove the patient from the environment in which they are accustomed to using drugs and place them into a safe, clean atmosphere where drugs are strictly prohibited. Sometimes, simply removing the addict from a drug abuse situation is all that’s necessary to help them get well.
  •  Full attention on recovery – inpatient drug rehabilitation programs allow the user to place his or her full attention on getting well and nothing more. There’s no distractions and they can focus 100% of their time on quality, effective care and how to overcome their addiction.

How it Works

Most inpatient drug rehabs have a strict or relatively strict policy as to how each day goes and how each individual in treatment is required to participate and act while in the program. A typical day in inpatient rehab looks something like this:

  • Patients wake early and have breakfast with others in treatment. Following breakfast, individual counseling or group classes are typically provided to fill up the majority of the morning with counseling and therapy sessions. Many programs even require patients to take part in routine housekeeping or light chore activities to keep the facility clean similar to the way one would at their home.
  • Following the busy morning, some down time will commence. Afternoons will consist of lunch and a reflection break that allows for some unwinding. In many cases, inpatient drug rehabilitation centers have full gyms, exercise rooms and opportunities for classes such as art or spiritual time to fill out the remainder of the daytime hours.
  • Treatment doesn’t stop in the early afternoon hours though. Most programs provide a healthy dinner that all members of the treatment will take part in followed by an additional group counseling program.
  • Following the counseling, members are encouraged to reflect, socialize with others in the treatment program and reach out to their friends and family members for added support via the phone.
  • These programs typically last at least 90 days and in some cases will last a period of 6 months or longer as needed by each individual.

We can help you find an inpatient rehab, call 1-800-895-1695 to talk to a rehab specialist.