When looking for an addiction treatment program in rehab centers, the type of treatment offered at an Inpatient Rehab Program should be on the top of all questions. Although there are a variety of treatment approaches offered by different rehab centers, the list below points to a few commonalities found within treatments offered by all reputable drug and alcohol rehab centers.
A comprehensive medical and clinical assessment starts the addiction treatment process. It is during this time that a treatment plan is developed based on a variety of factors such as:
- how long has the individual been addicted
- which types of substances the individual is abusing and if there is a need for medical detox
- analysis of previous treatment or treatments
- understanding the chance of relapse based on the individual’s lifestyle and situation
- analysis evaluation of underlying co-occurring mental health disorders
2- Medically Supervised Detox
When is determined to be needed, detox often starts the addiction treatment process. During this period rehab patients are medically supervised while going through the process of ridding the body of the toxins of the drugs. Medical attention is necessary to make sure the patient has a safe and, as much as possible, a comfortable detox process.
3- Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Following medical detox, individuals who are attending a rehab facility start the inpatient rehab program. During this time patients reside in the facility and receive daily treatment, which includes psychological therapies promoting healing and a deep understanding of their disease of addiction. These therapeutic services are designed to help the patients learn about themselves, understand their addiction and the triggers in their life. Patients gain valuable life skills for the sober life ahead, after years of drug use. The only goal of inpatient care is to help patients achieve sobriety and provide them with the knowledge, skills, and habits necessary to remain free from drug use once they complete their treatment.
Examples of common treatment options available during inpatient care include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (individual and group)
Reinforcement of healthy lifestyle choices through the practice of the 12 Steps
Attending an inpatient rehab program greatly increases the chances of individuals who struggle with addiction to establish a new lifestyle conducive to a successful recovery. Unfortunately, we all know there are individuals who relapse after treatment.
For those who relapse, returning to treatment is always an option that depends on the severity of their relapse and the circumstances surrounding it. A relapse that consisted of a single night of use may be addressed in the AA meeting and get under control with the help of the sponsor, especially if the circumstance that leads to the relapse does not seem to be a part of the lifestyle. Obviously a multiple session relapse could be the indication of returning to the bad habits of the past by the struggling addict, which a return to the treatment may be in order.
Similar to everybody’s addiction story, the path to recovery for each individual is different. When first considering a rehab facility the choice should include one that provides comprehensive discharge planning which provides patients with guidance long after the initial treatment ends.
If you or a loved one is interested in inpatient addiction treatment or you would like to learn more about the treatment programs offered at Florida Center for Recovery, contact us at: 800-851-3291
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Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.