Inpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab
While attending an inpatient treatment program, patients reside at the treatment facilities anywhere from one month to multiple months. Drug and alcohol addiction treatment are the central focus of daily activities. These programs provide the highest level of client supervision and care. Patients are subject to specific rules and procedures set by the treatment program such as a designated curfew, regular drug screenings, individual counseling, psychiatric sessions and regularly attended recovery-based support groups. Inpatient treatment programs offer patients a safe, structured and healthy place to focus on their recovery.
Inpatient treatment programs are typically where patients would go directly after completing a detox program. In some programs, detox services are provided within the treatment facility. In this case, patients will not need to attend an outside facility for detox services. After the initial detox process is done, which typically lasts up to a week or two, patients will undergo an intensive, daily addiction treatment schedule to learn about the disease of addiction with a supportive environment conducive to staying sober.
Inpatient programs provide a structured environment in which patients can be removed from outside stressors and triggers to drink or use drugs. Without these distractions at their fingertips, patients can take some time to focus on improving themselves while working on their recovery. Inpatient programs are ideal for patients who have been unsuccessful in remaining sober by their own accord. These patients often will perform best when they are separated from old friends and places that they associated with their drinking and using.
In these programs, patients are taken through an initial assessment upon their arrival, in which their medical history is recorded, they are evaluated on their drug and alcohol use and they are assessed on whether any other co-occurring mental health disorders are present and how these conditions should be treated. In cases where a dual diagnosis is present, patients will be treated accordingly by a licensed professional who will monitor behavior throughout their stay in treatment.
When admitting a patient with a co-occurring mental health disorder into an inpatient, it is imperative that they be sent to a certified dual diagnosis treatment program. These facilities are required to employ licensed mental health professionals and psychiatrists to ensure that those clients who struggle with co-occurring mental health disorders can receive a higher level of care that they need.
Another element of inpatient treatment programs is the opportunity for family participation. Many residential programs offer education groups for families who can participate in personalized family therapy sessions with a counselor. During these sessions, family issues that may have triggered the disorder can be discussed. In addition to family therapy sessions, patients can benefit greatly from individual therapy sessions. These provide patients an outlet for letting out their feelings in a safe and constructive environment.
Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Rehab
Outpatient treatment programs offer patients the same amenities as inpatient treatment except the patients are not required to reside at the treatment facility. These programs are often referred to as intensive outpatient (IOP) groups. The clients are given more freedom and may reside in transitional living facilities, sober living facilities or even their own home while attending outpatient programs. This provides patients with more opportunities to attend to other daily obligations such as family and work. Patients typically attend these treatment programs after completing their initial stay at an inpatient treatment program and are often subject to regular drug screenings. Here, patients can enjoy more privacy and pursue personal interests.
Unlike inpatient treatment programs, patients are not provided with as much structure and they are no longer shielded from outside stressors and triggers. However, in outpatient treatment, patients receive more freedom, which can beneficial if they are in the right mental and physical state to handle the responsibility. Outpatient programs are ideal for patients who have just completed their stay at an inpatient treatment facility. These programs require a higher degree of responsibility and diligence on the part of the patient.
Like inpatient treatment programs, patients are provided with a strong support group of sober individuals who are also engaged in recovery. This support is vital in helping patients realize that they are never alone in their recovery. These programs provide people to lean on when the struggles of sobriety become overwhelming. These outpatient groups often encourage regular attendance at recovery support groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA).
Which type of treatment is for you?
When considering which type of treatment program to pursue, it’s important to be completely honest with oneself on the reality of their situation. Seeking a higher level of care with inpatient treatment programs is often the most effective option to start with. Many people may require complete separation from family, friends, work and other factors capable of distracting focus from recovering and getting better. While, ultimately, the alcoholics and addicts choose to drink and use on their own, separating these patients from regular outside triggers can be highly beneficial. If an individual has tried repeatedly to remain sober, then inpatient treatment is the best choice to follow because it offers the highest level of care and supervision.
Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs can be used in conjunction with each other as part of an integrated treatment program. Attending an inpatient treatment program provides patients with structure, enabling them to focus solely on recovery. Once they finish up their stay and have built that foundation, patients can then transition over to an outpatient treatment program. From here, they can continue their treatment, while still being able to enjoy time with their family and continue to work if their schedule permits it.
Sovereign Health Group is among the leading drug addiction and dual diagnosis treatment providers in the country. We offer various inpatient and outpatient options for patients who are struggling with addiction, mental health disorders and dual diagnosis. Upon admission, every patient will undergo a series of assessments to ensure that their treatment program is tailored to meet their individual needs. If you know someone who is struggling with drug addiction and/or a co-occurring mental health disorder, please do not hesitate to call. You may contact us at (855) 683-9756. Our lines are open 24/7 and one of our treatment specialists will assist you in finding the right treatment option for you.