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Residential addiction treatment provides a safe and distraction-free environment in which to detox and initiate your recovery.
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If you have a severe substance use disorder, residential addiction treatment, also known as inpatient rehab, will provide the most straightforward and supportive pathway to recovery.
Inpatient rehab provides full-time residential treatment for those requiring assistance with:
Residential rehab is the most intensive form of addiction treatment on American Society of Addiction Medicine’s continuum of care aside from intensive inpatient treatment.
Most regular residential rehab programs provide a community of support in a non-hospital setting for those struggling with substance abuse issues.
There are three main options for residential addiction, with the only difference being the duration of treatment:
Residential rehab is not the right solution for everyone with an addiction, but inpatient programs are typically recommended in the following scenarios:
Assuming that inpatient treatment is the right choice for you, what could you gain from committing to 30 days or more at a residential facility?
These are the leading benefits of residential addiction treatment:
If you have been abusing alcohol, prescription medications, or illicit drugs, it can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening to abruptly discontinue use at home.
The presentation of withdrawal symptoms is your body’s response to the absence of a substance on which it is physically dependent. Withdrawal symptoms will vary depending on the substance.
Meth withdrawal, for instance, is characterized by fatigue and anxiety, as well as delusions, hallucinations, and psychosis. Opioid withdrawal involves many intense physical symptoms like diarrhea, vomiting, fever, body aches, and high blood pressure, as well as acute psychological symptoms. The most severe form of alcohol withdrawal (delirium tremens) can trigger seizures and coma as blood flow to the brain is reduced.
By engaging with a supervised medical detox at a residential addiction treatment center, you can take advantage of medications approved by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). These medications can reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms and they can also minimize cravings for drugs or alcohol.
You will also have access to around-the-clock clinical and emotional care, streamlining detoxification and minimizing the chance of complications or relapse derailing your early recovery.
Detox will take from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the substance of abuse and the severity of the substance use disorder or alcohol use disorder. You will then be perfectly placed to transition directly into inpatient or outpatient treatment.
Addiction is a chronic and relapsing brain condition. While detox can address the physical aspect of dependence, you will require ongoing behavioral therapy to tackle the mental and psychological component of addiction. Residential rehab provides you with the opportunity to immerse yourself in therapies proven effective for the treatment of addictions, including:
The combination of therapies will depend on the substance of abuse and your personal circumstances.
Additionally, both alcohol use disorders and opioid use disorders respond favorably to MAT (medication-assisted treatment) delivered alongside the above behavioral therapies.
Another key benefit of residential addiction treatment is that you will be in a safe, supportive environment surrounded by experienced medical professionals and peers undergoing similar experiences.
During an inpatient treatment program, you will have abundant opportunities to connect with peers, especially in addiction group therapy sessions. Share coping strategies and advice as you move into recovery from addiction in a secure cocoon at residential rehab.
If you are trying to make lifestyle changes and behavioral changes when quitting drugs or alcohol, residential rehab will remove you from negative influences and triggers for substance use.
You won’t need to drive past the marijuana dispensary or bar and you won’t get calls from friends looking to drink or use drugs with you either.
While it may not always be possible to avoid triggers for substance abuse, it is often advisable during the challenging initial phase of recovery. Additionally, you will identify what tempts you to use alcohol or drugs during inpatient treatment, and you will also develop healthier coping mechanisms to help you in your ongoing recovery after residential addiction treatment.
Not everyone who initiates their recovery from addiction wants to make a clean break from all their old friends. That said, if many of your friends use alcohol or drugs, residential rehab will provide a welcome break from temptation and pressure as you build the foundations for your sustained recovery surrounded by like-minded individuals committed to making positive change.
Active addiction often leads to a formless and chaotic lifestyle. If you are eager for a complete change and a healthier, more structured approach to life, residential rehab allows you to hit reset and move forwards surrounded by supportive peers and experienced addiction professionals.
It can be challenging to focus on addiction recovery when there are everyday stressors all around you.
If you can afford to take a month or more away from your personal and professional obligations, inpatient addiction programs give you the chance to focus on yourself and making the required changes rather than being distracted by daily life.
Another powerful benefit of residential drug addiction and alcoholism treatment is the way you can access medical, clinical, and emotional care on demand.
Addiction, like other chronic health conditions, has high relapse rates of between 40% and 60%. When you initiate your recovery in residential rehab, you can strengthen your defenses against temptation.
Most inpatient treatment programs include a nutritional component. Take advantage of healthy, balanced meals, improving your physical health and your mood while minimizing cravings.
You can also achieve many physical and mental health benefits by incorporating exercise into your new sober routine.
Making changes like these can be demanding without the right guidance and encouragement in place. Residential addiction treatment will help you to establish a much healthier way of living.
The best residential rehab programs will equip you with the skills you need to thrive after discharge.
You will have a comprehensive aftercare plan in place that may involve first stepping down to a less intensive form of outpatient addiction treatment.
Beyond this, you will have access to alumni programs, support groups, and ongoing therapy as required.
If you have been grappling with an addiction to alcohol, illicit narcotics, or prescription medications, you can get the help you need here at Renaissance Recovery without needing to go to residential rehab.
We offer outpatient programs for addictions, mental health conditions, and dual diagnosis at the following levels of intensity:
A PHP is the most intensive form of outpatient treatment and bridges the gap between inpatient and outpatient rehab. You will engage with up to 35 hours of therapy sessions each week, returning home or to a sober living community between sessions.
Whichever treatment program you choose, you will have access to these evidence-based interventions at Renaissance:
When you complete your treatment program at Renaissance Recovery Center, you will either move directly into sober living or step down to a less intensive form of treatment. You will be equipped with a robust aftercare plan, including access to our alumni program and relapse prevention techniques to give you the strongest foundation for ongoing recovery.
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