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Residential Programs

You have visited because you or a loved one is in need of drug or alcohol addiction treatment. You’re probably wondering whether intensive outpatient care would be the right way to go or whether they might benefit more from a residential inpatient program.

A residential inpatient rehabilitation center is a facility licensed under state laws to provide skilled nursing care and intensive rehabilitative services. addiction specialists have been trained to locate the best match between patient and facility to heal the drug addicted and guide them on the path to lifelong sobriety. This service is at no charge to the client.

Residential inpatient substance abuse treatment programs require the patient to live at a rehabilitation center full time for a fixed period after the withdrawal phase is complete.

The first phase of the drug rehabilitation process is generally when the addicted patient begins taking less of the drug(s) than their usual dosage. Withdrawal, or detox, may consist of completely ceasing drug use or gradually reducing the dosage over time, depending on the specific program and severity of the addiction. This phase of drug rehabilitation should occur in an inpatient setting where clinical professionals can monitor the patient’s vital signs to ensure the withdrawal symptoms don’t become life-threatening. Detox is not an effective treatment by itself, and patients will soon begin using drugs again if they don’t receive further rehab and recovery treatment.

The components of residential rehab

The residential treatment system for substance use disorders is comprised of multiple components, including the following:

  • Individual and group counseling
    • Counseling provided at the individual or group level often focuses on reducing or stopping substance use, skill building, adherence to a drug or alcohol recovery plan and social, family and professional/educational consequences. Group addiction counseling is often used to provide social reinforcement for the pursuit of sustained recovery.
    • Addiction counselors provide a variety of services and therapies to people in residential treatment for substance use disorders including assessment, treatment planning and counseling.
  • Medication
    • Medication to treat substance use disorders, often referred to as Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), is used in combination with drug counseling and behavioral therapies. MAT is primarily utilized for the treatment of opioid use disorder but is also employed for alcohol use disorder and the treatment of some other substance use disorders.
  • Recovery support services
    • Recovery support services are non-clinical services that are used with alcohol and drug treatment to support addicted individuals in their recovery goals. These services are often provided by peers, or others who are already in addiction recovery.
  • Peer supports
    • Peer supports are a critical component of the substance use disorder treatment system. Many people who work in the treatment system as counselors or case managers are in recovery, and peers are central to many drug recovery support efforts.

Want more information about residential inpatient treatment centers? Give a call toll free at 1 (877) 968-6283 for drug and alcohol recovery services in your area.

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