What is Residential Inpatient Rehab?
Residential inpatient rehab refers to addiction treatment that is offered at a rehabilitation facility where patients stay for the duration of their care. This level of care typically lasts 30 days including detox. Unlike outpatient rehab, you may not come and go as you please if you choose inpatient care. Instead, you live at a facility with up to five other patients while under 24-hour care.
During treatment, you can expect to spend your days participating in group therapy, individual counseling, and other structured activities that focus on encouraging recovery. The personalized care and around-the-clock support provided can help you uncover the causes behind your addiction so you can begin to heal.
Residential treatment is able to address more than just substance abuse. It can also address mental health, trauma, behaviors, beliefs, relationships, family dynamics, and more.
What to Expect During Residential Addiction Treatment in California
Sheer Recovery offers an array of comforting and constructive treatment options in a secure residential setting that features executive-level accommodations and amenities. The goal of our residential program is to help you establish the groundwork for recovery.
Your treatment begins with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation so the clinical team can design a treatment plan according to your needs. You will be matched with a therapist as well as a case manager who will work with you to lay a foundation for your sobriety. Your therapist will help you explore the mental, physical, and emotional issues that contribute to your addiction and teach you how to cope with your difficulties in a healthy way. Meanwhile, your case manager acts as your advocate and helps you get the details of your life back in order by taking care of any legal troubles, documentation, or insurance issues.
Since each person is different, no two people have the same exact treatment plans. Treatment designed with your individual needs in mind is more likely to lead you to long-term sobriety.
Sheer Recovery goes the extra mile to provide individualized care. We will begin your treatment by identifying any chemical imbalances you may have and taking the necessary steps to correct these imbalances. Once your chemical imbalances are worked out, the next step is treating the mental health condition that is at the root of your substance abuse.
At Sheer Recovery in California, treatment is unique because we utilize a 6-person residential treatment model. At most residential facilities, you are receiving care among 30, 40, or 50 other patients. Because there are so many patients and so little staff, some patients can hide on the sidelines without doing any “real work” during therapy. Rather than healing, they simply go through the motions of rehab until they are discharged, failing to make any real changes.
Using a 6-person model, you can’t hide from your past, present, or future. You are given one-to-one care in a compassionate, trusting manner so you are truly able to heal. This highly individualized, intensive care can only be found at a California inpatient rehab center. In the 6-patient model, your money goes further, you receive more one-on-one time with your therapist, and you get more out of treatment.
A large part of healing from addiction involves identifying, examining, and modifying negative thought processes and behaviors. This is accomplished using a variety of behavioral therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Contingency Management (CM)
- Group process sessions
- 12-Step facilitation
- Anger management
- Stress management
Each of these therapies, among others, can be customized to meet your needs.
Addiction is a tri-fold disease that affects the mind, body, and spirit. Effective treatment utilizes holistic healing methods to heal the mind, body, and soul. These therapies are paired with behavioral therapies to provide a comprehensive, holistic approach to recovery.
Types of holistic therapies you may participate in during residential inpatient rehab include:
- Physical therapy
- Exercise and fitness
- Nutritional counseling
- Music or art therapy
These activities can not only help you overcome addiction to drugs or alcohol, but they can also become an integral part of your recovery as you embrace a healthy lifestyle for your mind and body.
Whether you remain in rehab for 30, 60, or 90 days or more, it’s imperative that you make a plan for after treatment. After all, addiction is a disease with no total cure–but it can be treated with rehab and managed with aftercare.
Before you leave a residential program, you will work closely with your substance abuse counselor to detail an aftercare plan. Aftercare often involves one or more of the following:
- Outpatient programming
- Mental health counseling
- Relapse prevention
- Sober living
- Alumni program
- 12-Step groups
- 12-Step alternative support groups
How Long Does Inpatient Rehab Last?
Inpatient residential rehab programs may last 30, 60, or 90 days or more.
- 30-day rehab is a short-term residential option that gives patients time to detox, learn about addiction and recovery, and begin the path toward sobriety. However, because this is a relatively short option, people should consider continued care through an outpatient program.
- 60-day rehab offers more time to reveal the underlying causes of your substance abuse, learn about triggers, and begin developing healthy coping skills that support sobriety.
- 90-day rehab provides ample time to address the root causes of addiction, develop healthy coping skills, and create an actionable plan for your recovery going forward.
- Therapeutic communities (TCs) refer to a residential treatment model where treatment lasts between 6 and 12 months. These programs are ideal for those with severe substance use disorders or co-occurring disorders who are at high risk for relapse or have little outside support.
Most patients benefit from spending at least 90 days in treatment, although a portion of those 90 days may be able to be spent in an IOP or outpatient program. While 90 days may seem like a major time commitment, it dulls in comparison to a lifetime of addiction and relapse.
Ultimately, how long you spend in inpatient rehab may vary depending on your treatment needs. The clinical team will regularly reassess your progress, adjust your treatment plan, and ensure you are ready to lead a sober, independent life before providing you with a date for discharge.
Advantages of Choosing Residential Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment
Inpatient rehab gives you the time and space you need to focus on your goal of achieving sobriety. Benefits of residential treatment include:
- Separation from triggers and daily life gives you time to reflect and heal
- Fewer distractions so you can focus on your recovery
- A supportive and supervised environment promotes and enforces sobriety
- Living among other people in recovery can give you a sense of community, belonging, and hope
- 24/7 monitoring and medical care ensure your safety and prevent relapse
- Structured, scheduled days can introduce healthy habits into your life
California Residential Inpatient Treatment at Sheer Recovery
Inpatient substance abuse treatment is the time when you begin to focus on yourself and your goals for achieving sobriety. Through our inpatient programs, advanced medical technology, and excellent level of clinical care, we give you the support you need for success in treatment and recovery.
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out for help. Our team of dedicated admissions specialists is available now to take your call, learn about your situation, and verify your insurance so you can find the right treatment program for you. Call now to speak with a team member.