Residential Treatment -Rehab

Residential Treatment and Hospitalization is now commonly called “Rehab”. This is the most common form of  treatment. You may also hear it called Inpatient Treatment.  Residential Treatment usually starts with a 4 to 10 day detoxification “Detox” based on the patient’s needs (either with or without medication). Patients are required to live at the treatment facility while undergoing intensive treatment during the day.  It provides a structured environment in a private, well-monitored, home-like setting for residents during their recovery.

Residential treatment normally lasts from 30-90 days.

The term “Rehab” is part of every day language

Just remember you will need to make some changes if you have a job or family. Residential treatment programs require you to stay full-time. This is a very effective option will the highest success rate. That is why it is the most common Typically, you stay at least one month — up to nine months. This may seem extreme, but alcoholism and addiction are complicated diseases that effects your brain, and your body. Staying at a secure facility is a safe place for a recovering person. If you need detoxification services, they will be included in this type of program. This type of recovery will teach you an entirely new regimen that will support your new sober lifestyle. This would be my first choice.

Here are some points about Residential Treatment

• No single treatment is appropriate for everyone.• Treatment needs to be readily available.• Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse.• Remaining in treatment for an adequate period of time is critical.• Counseling—individual and/or group—and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment.• Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies.• An individual’s treatment and services plan must be assessed continually and modified as necessary to ensure that it meets his or her changing needs.• Many drug–addicted individuals also have other mental disorders.• Medically assisted detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment and by itself does little to change long–term drug abuse.• Treatment does not need to be voluntary to be effective.• Drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously, as lapses during treatment do occur.

• Treatment programs should assess patients for the presence of infectious diseases as well as provide targeted risk–reduction counseling to help patients modify or change behaviors that place them at risk of contracting or spreading infectious diseases.

*There are many no-cost and low cost options for folks who want to get clean and sober.

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