Inpatient Treatment Programs For Substance Abuse

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Inpatient Treatment Programs

F Finding the right treatment center that suits your needs is very important. The time you dedicate to getting clean and sober, is the time you dedicate to making your life better. Aside from the inpatient and outpatient facilities there are also faith-based organizations, family inclusive centers, and healthy living, exercise, and nutritional options to choose from.

Inpatient or residential treatment offers addicts the option to stay in a medically supervised clinic that monitor the progress of the user very closely. This type of program helps the addict get through the detoxification process, which is considered the hardest process to go through as there are physical withdrawals that can occur. Depending on the addiction, inpatient treatment is highly recommended for those who are suffering from Opiate and Methamphetamine addictions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Inpatient rehabilitation is usually used to describe a treatment program in which the patient stays in a facility to undergo therapy sessions.

Outpatient rehabilitation this is the type of program in which a person does not need to be admitted into a facility to partake in their treatment. They will be required to find their own way to the facility where they will be undergoing treatment.

Private and Confidential

Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
It's your path to recovery and only you can walk it - but with the right help, there will be a light at the end of the tunnel.

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Do You Need an Inpatient Program?

Inpatient programs can last from 30 to 90 days depending on the treatment plan developed for your recovery. Inpatient is often recommended for those who experience the following:

  • Withdrawal symptoms that are detrimental to one’s health
  • When physical dependency for the drug overpowers the user
  • Severe medical or psychiatric difficulties
  • Severe psychosocial impairments
  • Failure in outpatient treatment
  • Court ordered to inpatient care

The main objective for inpatient treatment is to decrease the likeliness of relapse during the most difficult times of recovery and make sure that the recovery process is as tolerable as possible to increase the success of the program. There are different types of inpatient programs like therapy-based programs, 12-step programs, and multimodality programs. Depending on whether the inpatient program is ‘locked down’ there are other benefits to inpatient programs:

  • Decrease connection to illegal activities
  • Increase efficiency in work or school settings
  • Improve social, family, and psychological interactions
  • Improve overall health of user

Inpatient Treatment Effectiveness

Inpatient treatment focuses on decreasing the likeliness of relapse during the period of recovery. Abstinence is the most effective way to determine how effective inpatient actually is. Abstinence is most commonly defined as refraining from using all drugs over a long period of time. Measuring the treatment facility’s effectiveness focuses on consistent drug-free lifestyle with supporting evidence of enriched psychological functioning and social interaction.

Inpatient and Residential Settings

Longer-term residential treatment can last as long as six to twelve months and is relatively uncommon as treatment is often based on insurance. Shorter term residential treatment is much more common, and typically has a focus on detoxification (also known as medically managed withdrawal) as well as providing initial intensive treatment, and preparation for a return to community-based settings.

The typical residential setting for an inpatient is a fully furnished room that is shared by another user. Having a roommate or buddy system is important as it decreases smuggling drugs or running away from the facility. Having another person in the room can alert the medical staff if a problem occurs and the users can lean on each other during moments of weakness.

Three meals are served regularly and chores are assigned to each person to encourage proper health and responsibility. Learning to manage daily stressors like making toast, social interactions, and stubbing your toes in a healthy manner is extremely important.

Depending on the facility, inpatient treatment can have luxurious elements like fitness centers, swimming pools, televisions in each suite, and or special diet meals.

Inpatient Treatment Programs


Inpatient Individual and Group Counseling

O One of the key elements about inpatient is the extent of counseling involved in the recovery process. Many users who have addictions have underlining problems that made the user more susceptible to becoming an addict. For example, someone who is effected by a traumatic experience when they were younger are more likely to abuse a drug to kill the pain of the memory.

Inpatient focuses on the patient as a whole and not just the addiction, the person who is suffering from underlining problems will be more likely to relapse if help for that problem is not addressed. Individual and group counseling will help the professionals determine all the users’ problems with psychoanalysis strategies.

Individual counseling focuses an properly evaluating all the problems the user is experiencing and then focuses on stopping substance abuse, building skills and exploring talents, developing and maintaining a recovery plan, and social, family, and professional/educational interaction skills.

Group counseling involves small groups, 5 to 15 peers, sharing their experiences, goals, social acceptable behaviors, and establishing a strong support system in early recovery. These groups are of similar ages and backgrounds and can be same sex or different depending on the type of inpatient facility. Sometimes, the sexes are separated so every person can focus on healing without attraction influencing their triggers or temptations. Inpatient programs often have roommate sleeping arrangements to ensure that the positive effects of the buddy system is used. Below is a list of common therapies used in an inpatient treatment program:

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy educates users in treatment to recognize and stop negative patterns of thinking and behavior. Identifying stressors, situations, and feelings that lead to substance abuse will help them develop proper coping mechanisms that refrain from drug use.
  • Contingency Management focuses to on positive reinforcement in preventing substance abuse.
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy helps people find and maintain motivation while engage in treatment. It is often used early in the process to engage people in treatment and get them focused on the positive effects of sobriety.
  • 12-Step facilitation therapy is a spiritual enlightenment in the quest for sober living. The 12 Steps are commonly practiced by Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous.

Recovery Support Services

Developing a strong support system while going through a recovery program and after is extremely important for sustaining a life of sobriety. Recovery support services are non-clinical services that are used with treatment to support individuals in their recovery goals. These services are often provided by peers, or others who are already in recovery. Recovery support can include:

  • Transportation to and from treatment and sober community activities
  • Specialized living situations like half way houses
  • Spiritual and faith-based support
  • Self-help and support groups
  • Education about strategies to promote wellness and recovery
  • Employment or educational support of aftercare programs
  • Peer-to-peer services, mentoring, sponsorship, or life coaching
  • Outreach and engagement

Having a strong support system is vital for a person who is in recovery. Just because you are not abusing substances doesn’t mean that life is going to be easy. Making sure you have a strong support system is essential for when life happens and you can’t differentiate up from down.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

D Depending on the addiction, using medication to treat substance use disorders is often referred to as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT). Using medication in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies increases the success of the inpatient program as the medication used helps curb cravings for their drug and decreases the debilitating effects of the withdrawals during the detoxification process by:

  1. Occupying receptors in the brain associated with using that drug (agonists or partial agonists)
  2. Blocking the rewarding sensation that comes with using a substance (antagonists), or
  3. Inducing negative feelings when a substance is taken like nausea or headaches.

Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) has been primarily used for the treatment of opioid and alcohol addictions because of the terrible withdrawals associated with these types of addictions.

Medications for Alcohol Abuse

Acamprosate reduces symptoms of lingering withdrawals and has been shown to help individuals with alcohol abuse.

Naltrexone, commonly used to block the effects of opiate, has also been used to reduce craving in those with alcohol abuse.

Disulfiram changes the way the body metabolizes alcohol, creating an unpleasant reaction like nausea if alcohol is taken with this medication.

Medication for Opioid Abuse

Medication-assisted treatment with Buprenorphine, Methadone, Suboxone or Naltrexone plays a key role in the treatment of opioid addiction, as withdrawal symptoms are often categorized as unbearable and last for a week or two(depending of extent of addiction).

  • Suboxone or Buprenorphine reduce the effects of opioid withdrawal and decreases the occurrence of cravings.
  • Naltrexone reduces the risk of relapse by controlling cravings.