Addiction kills without treatment.
Treating addiction is critical in achieving sobriety and reclaiming one’s life from abusing addictive substances. The most commonly abused substances in Texas include alcohol, heroin, cocaine, opiate prescription drugs, and methamphetamine.
Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab is the necessary treatment for substance use disorders. Those suffering from untreated addiction are at the greatest risk of suffering a potentially fatal overdose.
Overdoses are entirely preventable with immediate inpatient treatment.
Additionally, those left untreated develop psychological conditions- or exacerbate present mental health disorders. Physical disorders, impairments, and motor skills decline the longer treatment is neglected.
Inpatient drug and alcohol rehabilitation is the first step to sobriety!
What Is Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment is professional medical and psychological treatment offered to those with untreated substance use disorders- or for those who have relapsed on their journey to recovery.
Inpatient (also referred to as residential rehabilitation) rehabilitation for drugs and alcohol teaches clients to live without relying on one’s addictive substance of choice.
During the course of treatment, clients remain within a 24-hour medically monitored facility. This affords protection from addictive substances, emotional support, and treatment for one of the most common diseases in the United States.
The stigma against addiction prevents many from seeking treatment and getting help. Inpatient rehabilitation teaches clients evidence-based techniques to escape the brambles of addiction through intensive therapy, group treatments, life coaching, and psychiatry when applicable.
What’s a Typical Day Like in Residential Rehab?
Each inpatient and alcohol treatment center will vary their approach to treatment, however, the general structure is the same in many facilities.
On a daily basis, clients interact and find support in behavioral technicians. Many have recovered from addiction and dedicate themselves to helping clients do the same; because our staff members have fought- and succeeded- in their search for sobriety, clients build an immediate camaraderie.
Clients will meet in group-specific therapies including varied life skills such as money management, continuing education, and vocational training. Treatment typically focuses on underlying traumas catalyzing one’s substance use disorder.
Discovery Point Retreat understands many falling prey to addiction do so in response to unbearable life events, untreated mental illness, depression, anxiety, and an attempt to feel normal.
Unfortunately, substance abusers, loved ones, and the population at large do not realize the underlying causes of addiction must be treated. Addiction is a symptom of a larger problem. Inpatient rehabilitation identifies the root catalysts of addiction and addresses them systematically until clients are able to function on their own.
The brunt of inpatient drug and alcohol rehab includes craving management, relapse prevention, cathartic expression, managing social situations, having healthy relationships, and living one’s life fully.
Successful Addiction Treatment Is Individualized
Treatment for addiction is holistic. Mind, body, and spirit are reinvigorated, and all clients are treated with care and understanding- a critical component of recovering from addiction.
Although some therapists and case managers may express tough love to get the ball rolling, each of our clinicians are dedicated to ensuring client recovery is multidimensional and all-inclusive of the human continuum.
Recovery varies from each client, as does inpatient substance abuse treatment. Clients undergo therapy as a mandatory part of treatment, however varied modalities are utilized depending upon one’s particular symptomology, duration of addiction, and co-occurring disorders.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Cognitive behavioral therapy targets maladaptive behaviors, thought patterns, and dysregulated expressions of anger, sadness, and anxiety. CBT is an evidence-based psychological treatment responsible for addressing the causes of addiction buried in latent traumas, life experiences, and desperation to control the symptoms of undiagnosed mental health disorders.
A psychological assessment and continued one-on-one therapy dictates the type of CBT treatment one receives.
Depending on the goals of treatment clients may participate in a few, or many, varied treatment modalities. Cognitive behavioral therapy is the basis of many subsequent treatments.
Our Unique Approach to Recreation Therapy for Addiction Treatment
Recreational therapy focuses on client engagement creating healthy relationships, social acuity and development of emotional intelligence, and empathy.
Clients rediscover old passions, break sedentary habits, and learn to interact with the world around them positively.
Additionally, recreational therapy fosters social communication skills.
Recreation is an important aspect of recovering from addiction. Depression often suppresses one’s desires, motivation, and willing participation in enjoyable pastimes. Recreational therapy helps realign one’s neurological functioning, encouraging activity and removal of stagnation as it relates to remaining active and inspired.
Specialized Group Therapy Sessions for Addiction Recovery Medicine
Recovery is a group effort. Having a stable support system is instrumental in achieving and maintaining sobriety.
Specialized group therapy sessions include trauma-based subjects, symptomatology (like anger management), trauma-informed treatment, art, and music therapy, LGBTQ, sexual abuse, domestic violence, and similar subjects.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Addiction
It’s essential those with substance use disorders learn healthy ways of coping with stress. Dialectical behavioral therapy teaches clients how to live in the moment, manage emotions, and maintain healthy relationships with others. Four core skills DBT teaches is mindfulness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy is relatively new but growing in popularity because of initial efficacy studies. EMDR is used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and uses eye movements to resolve psychological issues.
Inpatient drug and alcohol treatment entails therapists using varied mediums to (including pointers, fingers, and sometimes auditory stimulus) induce reprocessing with rapid movements. During treatment therapists ask clients to recall traumatic events, bridging one’s troubled past with present mindfulness, and pleasantries.
A single EMDR session can last up to 90 minutes and does not typically require long-term treatment. Therapists determine treatment duration on an individualized basis.
12-Step Meetings for Alcohol Recovery
The 12-step program is revered in the United States as a sobriety maintenance group therapy. Treatment surrounds surrendering oneself to a higher power for help overcoming addiction.
Discovery Point Retreat offers 12-step groups for clients with an interest in the Alcoholics Anonymous modality of treatment.
What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse found three out of ten with a substance use disorder who completed a rehabilitation program stayed sober for at least a year after.
The truth is relapse is a part of recovery. Substance use disorders are severe diseases requiring continued support after rehabilitation. Though relapse rates are high during recovery, those who persevere and continue treatment ultimately recover.
Findings also show rehab has helped over 750,000 Americans start the recovery process.
- Professional supervision: Choosing to go “cold turkey” or quit an addiction alone proves difficult, and is potentially fatal. When clients choose inpatient rehab, they receive the medical supervision you need to improve one’s chances of successful recovery!
- Fewer distractions: While outpatient rehab is effective for some, there are many distractions, stressors, and relapse triggers clients face when striving to become sober and self-sufficient.
- Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab eliminates outside influences be it other substance abusers, stressful environments, and previous environments of abuse potentially fomenting relapse.
- Structure: Clients enrolling in an inpatient program, participate in structured (evidence-based) recreation spanning the entirety of the day.
- Adapting to a structured routine helps maintain sobriety outside of rehab and teaches clients to include self-care as an everyday routine..
- 24/7 Support: During the detoxification process clients experience intense withdrawal symptoms; underlying physical maladies complicate withdrawal.
- Inpatient programs safeguard clients in a 24 hour clinically monitored facility. Allowing clients to experience cravings without giving in and developing healthy coping skills, during therapy and beyond.
- Recovery is not limited to our therapy rooms.
It is essential to understand rehab is not a “quick fix” solution to preventing relapse. NIH asserts relapse rates for addiction resemble those of other chronic diseases like diabetes, asthma, or hypertension.
However, one can effectively manage addiction; relapse does not equate to failure.
Things to Consider Before Choosing an Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment Center
Conduct due-diligence before enrolling in an inpatient substance abuse program.
Ensure the inpatient substance abuse treatment centers in consideration are accredited. In the United States, the accrediting body for rehabs is the Joint Commission on Accreditation of HealthCare Organizations. It is important substance abuse treatment centers are accredited to ensure they meet standards of care for addiction therapy.
Access to Medical Professionals
Consider the client to practitioner and nurse ratio. Enrolling into an overcrowded facility is not optimal for recovery and may complicate treatment. Speak candidly with staff and past alumnus of the program if possible for a deeper understanding of each facility as individual entities.
Recovery Atmosphere and Ambiance
Aesthetics are surprisingly important for recovery.
Surrounding oneself with beautiful things creates an environment of healing and where recovery and sprightliness is fostered. Request a tour of each drug and alcohol inpatient treatment center in consideration and experience the interior and exterior of the facility.
Consider also: one enrolling in an inpatient program will remain in treatment for at least 30 days. It is critical one finds comfort in their surroundings if at all possible before enrollment to help ease anxiety surrounding detoxification and withdrawal process and overall recovery trepidations.
Do Inpatient Rehabs Accept Insurance?
Most insurance providers will cover the cost of rehabilitation, however, check with your insurance to confirm this assertion.
The Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act ensures insurance providers cannot impose benefit limitations for mental health treatment.
Essentially, if one’s insurance provider does offer coverage for rehabilitation, the insurance body is not allowed to price rehabilitation services disproportionately.
Factors determining one’s amount of coverage depends on one’s insurance plan; consider other elements including co-pays, out-of-pocket-costs, and maximums per stay.