Residential addiction treatment is most recommended by addiction specialists for several reasons. Outpatient and partial hospitalization rehab programs are also good, but there are key differences that can impact the recovering addict for the future.
The drug user is medically supervised on a 24-hour basis, being closely monitored by expert personnel dedicated to the client’s recovery. During this time, it is also more convenient to undergo the detox process while in the beginning stages of addiction treatment. Inpatient care treats the specific ailments of the client as they experience withdrawal symptoms, such as: night sweats and insomnia, muscle pain, general anxiety and irritability, intense drug cravings, hallucinations, and even depression, which can all be treated better in an inpatient setting, rather than an outpatient setting. This allows the client to be restricted to using drugs as they go through detox, where drugs are unavailable and it helps them stay in control.
Secondly, an inpatient setting helps remove distractions from the recovering addict’s goal, which is to get sober and learn how to control their compulsive self-abusive behaviors. When the client is in a facility center with positive counselors, colleagues, and trigger-free environments, there is a higher probability that they will reach long lasting sobriety. Thus, full concentration and focus will be applied as the client’s body and mind become centered and stronger.
Medical care in a rehab facility is one of the most health-effective reasons to choose an inpatient setting. Progress is recorded on a daily/weekly schedule, and life-threatening withdrawal symptoms are managed.
Due to the fact that there are a wide array of treatment approaches in a rehab facility, such as therapies that are geared toward more spiritually healing, while others are geared toward medical approaches and empirical studies, it is sometimes difficult to know which inpatient rehab program is right for you or your loved one. The best advice from addiction specialists is to narrow down the needs of the recovering addict: are they psychologically disturbed due to drugs, going through physical life threatening issues, or both?
Next, it is essential to do your own research on the rehab facility that is offering inpatient or outpatient treatment. It is important to check on testimonials, history of past visitors or success stories, and whether or not the rehab center is licensed and/or accredited. These small details can make the difference and lead to a more successful recovery.
There are many who don’t like the idea of leaving the local community and travel elsewhere to undergo treatment; however, these factors are sometimes even more beneficial than recovering at home. Relapse is more preventable outside of the client’s “safe zone.” So this setting greatly helps avoid triggers that lead to relapse, and also, avoid any negative influences or associations to drug use.
It is important for a client to recover at their own pace with therapies that are tailored to their specific needs. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps clients control their self destructive behaviors, and understand why they are using in the first place. As they say, knowledge is power, and understanding one’s disease of addiction goes a long way in a psychological/mental level. If you or someone you know is struggling with any form of addiction, including heroin, alcohol, meth, cocaine, or prescription drug addiction, then do not hesitate to call a licensed rehab facility for information on how to get started with the right program, whether it is in an inpatient or outpatient settings.
Florida Center For Recovery’s Prescription Drug Addiction Treatment Program provides education on the cycle of addiction, in an effort to help each individual identify behaviors in the cycle and side-step relapse before it occurs. When an individual recognizes behaviors such as non-compliance with medication, excessive stress, denial or reduced effort in recovery groups such as NA, then the individual can STOP the relapse before it begins. It is vital that you or your loved receive professional treatment at a medically-supervised private facility center; it is safe, reliable, and effective. For more information on our addiction treatment programs, reach us at:
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