What Is Inpatient Rehab?

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

What Is Inpatient Rehab? Detox, Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment, Specialized Rehab Centers & Duration

What Is Inpatient Rehab For Drug and Alcohol Treatment?

Inpatient rehab, also referred to as residential treatment, provides the highest level of rehab services for patients diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction. Typically, inpatient drug rehab programs include medical detox and integrated mental health services.

Inpatient rehab for substance abuse begins with our clinicians getting a good understanding of your specific situation. Our treatment team will evaluate your medical health, mental health, and chemical use history to design an individualized drug and alcohol rehab plan for you. With your permission, our rehab staff may also talk with your family members and consult with professionals you might already be working with to address your needs and challenges.

Because addiction is a disease that affects your body, mind, and spirit, we bring a multidisciplinary team together to provide you with a holistic healing plan. Your licensed team members for residential treatment may include:

Inpatient Rehab
Inpatient rehab, also referred to as residential treatment, provides the highest level of rehab services for patients diagnosed with alcohol or other drug addiction.
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Licensed addiction counselors
  • Nutritionists
  • Wellness and fitness specialists
  • Continuing care coordinators
  • Financial advocates
  • Clinical case managers

Our inpatient rehab programs are also gender-specific, which has been shown to help patients stay focused on the recovery process, explore sensitive issues in a safe and supportive environment, and strengthen trusting relationships with peers.

How Does Detox Work?

Detox is the first step in helping your brain and body heal from substance abuse. The detox process begins with evaluations by medical doctors and nurses to determine which, if any, medical interventions are needed. Detox is primarily a time to flush the chemicals from your body, which can be an uncomfortable experience without the right medical care to help ease discomfort and/or drug cravings. Staff will work with you to evaluate your level of discomfort and provide you with medications, if needed, to address any discomfort or cravings.

During the detox process, you will be medically monitored 24/7 until medical staff determines you are stable enough to take part in rehab programming and activities.

What Happens in Inpatient Rehab for Drug Addiction and Alcoholism?

Following detox, you will move to your residential treatment unit where you will meet your treatment peers and participate in rehab services and activities. Inpatient drug rehab activities may include:

  • Wellness and fitness activities
  • Family program participation
  • Nutritional assessment
  • Spiritual care
  • Educational and experiential workshops
  • Continuing care planning
  • Individual mental health assessments and therapy
  • Group therapy to address chemical health
  • Individual chemical health assessments and therapy
  • Integrated co-occurring mental health services with mental health practitioners (may include individual, group and family therapy)
  • Medical appointments

Our drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs are based on science, evidence, and our experience of what works best in helping people get sober and stay sober. We continue to evolve and advance the use of evidence-based treatments to provide our patients with the best opportunity for lifelong recovery from substance use disorder. Some of the evidence-based treatments our clinicians use include:

  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Enhancement Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychoeducational Groups
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy/Solution Focused Therapy
  • Twelve Step Facilitation

Inpatient rehab addiction treatment focuses on stabilization and assessment of your health to ensure you are ready—physically, psychologically, and emotionally—to learn about core recovery concepts and to begin practicing recovery principles. Each day, you will be given a schedule of treatment activities, appointments, and services tailored to meet your specific recovery needs and goals. Learn more about what happens during a typical day of inpatient addiction treatment.

How Do I Know If I Need Inpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse?

People who benefit most from an inpatient level of addiction treatment typically fall into one of three categories:

  • Individuals who are at a high risk of experiencing drug or alcohol withdrawal
  • Individuals who have experienced a relapse
  • Individuals who have tried a less intensive level of drug or alcohol treatment but were unable to stay sober

Most patients who come to us for inpatient rehab also struggle with a co-occurring mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that needs to be addressed during addiction treatment.

Another factor to consider in choosing between an inpatient and outpatient rehab center is whether you have a healthy and supportive home environment where your recovery will be a priority. Otherwise, a residential treatment program where you will have a built-in system of support will probably be the most effective option.

A licensed addiction professional can help you weigh all of the different factors and determine the best level and type of treatment program to meet your needs.

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Most patients who come to us for inpatient rehab also struggle with a co-occurring mental health condition, such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), that needs to be addressed during addiction treatment. Picture: We Level Up California facility.

Who is Inpatient Rehab For?

The process of recovery can have many steps. The first step after resolving to quit using alcohol or drugs is usually detox. Detox is the initial state of treatment when drugs and alcohol are eliminated from the bodyWithdrawal symptoms occur when the body stops receiving drugs and alcohol. Hence, it’s recommended that detox be supervised by medical professionals. But what happens once you’ve successfully detoxed? Chances are, you’ll be ready to move on to inpatient rehab.

Inpatient rehab is for anyone struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol. It is also suitable for those who have quit using substances and have recently relapsed, and people who have already been through rehab. Inpatient rehab can take anywhere from 28 to 90 days and requires you to live at the treatment center and attend group and individual therapy during your stay.  Depending on your personal your physician’s recommendation other considerations such as insurance and facility availability, the actual duration of your inpatient rehab experience may vary.

Is there a Specialized Rehab Center for Me?

Substance abuse rehab is comprised of medical, addiction, and therapy professionals who help develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. Therapy is a core component of most inpatient rehab programs, so it’s essential that you feel as comfortable as possible during this phase of treatment. Inpatient rehab facilities recognize this.

Many rehabilitation facilities offer specialized treatment programs to help people open up and relate to their peers. Specialized programming can be faith-based, gender-specific, LGBTQ-focused, and executive-focused. Adolescent programming is also available in many inpatient rehab treatment facilities.

Can I Go to Inpatient Rehab and Detox at the Same Treatment Center?

Transitioning from detox to rehab can be made more seamless and comfortable when both services are offered within the same facility. There is nothing wrong with entering an inpatient rehab facility more than once. Recovery is a process and many people require multiple treatments stays to solidify their sobriety.

While it is difficult to determine the number of facilities that offer both detox and inpatient residential services, there are more than 14,500 specialized drug treatment facilities in the United States, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Many facilities offer both detox and inpatient rehab under the same roof. This can help make the transition from detox to inpatient treatment as easy as possible. Inpatient rehab is the next step after detox before you re-enter your daily life.

Successfully assimilating back into your daily life without the use of drugs and alcohol is the ultimate goal of substance abuse treatment. Inpatient rehab serves as a bridge between detox and outpatient therapy. With inpatient treatment, you begin to focus on your relationship with drugs and alcohol and start to learn tools to live life substance-free. You develop insight regarding your addiction and learn effective ways to cope with stress and other emotions without using alcohol and drugs. For many people, inpatient rehab is an essential step in navigating life sober and free from addiction.

Detox Center addiction withdrawal symptoms can vary and include being tired, sleepy, depression, sweating, anxiety, insomnia and stress
Detox Center addiction withdrawal symptoms can vary and include being tired, sleepy, depression, sweating, anxiety, insomnia and stress. Transitioning from detox to rehab can be made more seamless and comfortable when both services are offered within the same facility.

How Long Is Inpatient Rehab for alcoholism?

Your length of stay in inpatient alcohol or drug rehab will be based on your progress in meeting specific clinical milestones. Our clinical team will work with you and your family as well as your insurance provider to come up with the best timetable and plan for you. Just as addiction doesn’t happen in the course of a few weeks or months, it’s unrealistic to expect recovery to occur that quickly.

As you discharge from inpatient treatment, you will receive recommendations for follow-up care and ongoing recovery support to strengthen your sobriety and reduce the risk of relapse. Like diabetes or hypertension, addiction is a chronic disease. Regaining your health means learning to manage your symptoms, first within the structure of an inpatient rehab program and eventually in your home environment where you are in charge of maintaining and strengthening your recovery.

How Much Does Inpatient Addiction Treatment Cost?

The cost of inpatient rehab programs depends on the treatment center selected, the level of clinical care recommended, and the length of time in treatment. The amount you pay will also depend on whether you’re able to access insurance benefits to help cover the cost or you’re paying out-of-pocket. We Level Up California is in-network with most insurance carriers, and most of our patients use their health insurance benefits to help cover treatment costs. Insurance policies and benefits vary greatly, so it’s important to check with your provider about coverage specifics in your case.

Reclaim Your Life With Impatient Rehab

Substance abuse disorder is a condition that can cause health, social, and economic problems that should not be taken lightly. We Level Up California can provide you, or someone you love, inpatient rehab with professional and safe care. Feel free to call us to speak with one of our counselors. We can inform you about this condition by giving you relevant information. Our specialists know what you are going through. Please know that each call is private and confidential.

Sources

[1] National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).

[2] National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (third edition).

[3] Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. (2014). What is substance abuse treatment?