Residential drug and alcohol rehab is an intensive form of treatment for addiction that often follows detox. It is characterized by an extended treatment period, which typically lasts 30–45 days or longer, depending on individual client needs. Clients are required to reside at the facility 24/7 throughout the program’s entirety, including overnight.
Benefits of Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab
Patient access to around-the-clock monitoring, intensive care, and treatment are among the greatest benefits of residential rehab. Residents are also prevented from relapse and remain in a safe, trigger-free environment for the length of the program. All clients enrolled in a Harmony Ridge Recovery residential rehab program will participate in therapeutic activities that help them improve their coping skills and function in daily life.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most effective forms of therapy used to treat recovering addicts and alcoholics. This form of psychotherapy helps individuals understand the relationship between their thoughts, behaviors, and emotional states. CBT teaches individuals to engage in more adaptive thinking, which in turn contributes to healthier behaviors.
Moreover, in CBT, patients learn to identify, manage, and modify thoughts that typically lead to negative responses. These skills can help patients prevent relapses and manage co-occurring mental health disorders that impact a person’s ability to remain sober.
Biofeedback therapy is a mind-body technique that can teach patients how to regulate their autonomic nervous systems – the part of the body that controls involuntary physical functions such as blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and brainwave frequency. This technique is accomplished by attaching an electronic “cue” to a measurable physiologic process. A person can thus monitor his or her innate responses and develop a sense of how to alter them in positive ways.
Who Can Benefit from Residential Drug and Alcohol Rehab?
Residential drug rehab can help anyone who has completed detox, but still needs 24/7 supervision and treatment for substance use disorders or any potential co-occurring disorders. Ultimately, anyone who is dedicated to recovery, able to commit to full-time treatment, and wants to improve their outcome and reduce their chance of relapse can benefit.
How Outpatient Care is Different
There are several differences between residential and outpatient treatment. Residential is characterized by a more intensive level of care than outpatient programs, which are often a step down from residential treatment.
Unlike residential care, outpatient treatment does not require clients to reside at the center overnight. Instead, clients visit the facility routinely for a set number of hours a week while staying in private residence or sober living facility. This flexibility allows them to maintain a work schedule and tend to any other important responsibilities, such as school or family.
Outpatient care is customarily less intensive than residential treatment since clients should no longer require around-the-clock care. Those who choose outpatient treatment before undergoing a residential stay may do so because they cannot take time away from work or family, or because they have less severe substance abuse problems.
Treatment for Co-Occurring Disorders
A co-occurring disorder is a mental health condition that occurs in conjunction with substance abuse or addiction. The mental illness may predate the substance abuse or may be caused or exacerbated by it. Regardless of which came first, both disorders must be treated concurrently.
Examples of mental health disorders that commonly co-occur with substance use disorders include the following:
- Bipolar disorder
- Depressive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia
- Personality disorders, such as borderline personality or antisocial personality disorder
- Anxiety disorders, such as social anxiety, panic disorder, or obsessive-compulsive disorder
Harmony Ridge Recovery is equipped to diagnose and treat co-occurring disorders on a residential basis. Addressing mental health conditions in conjunction with addiction is almost always the preferred method clinicians use to achieve the best outcomes.
Getting Help for Addiction
Each Harmony Ridge Recovery drug and alcohol rehab program is characterized by an evidence-based, outcome-focused treatment plan designed by our licensed and experienced medical staff. While operating under 24/7 medical supervision, our center incorporates a full daily schedule for clients in a nurturing, relaxing environment conducive to recovery.
Upon completion of our residential treatment program, patients are highly encouraged to continue their treatment journey at an intensive outpatient level of care. Our case managers are ready to assist in locating the right environment and treatment modalities for aftercare planning.
We are dedicated to ensuring that each client we serve is provided with the tools and support they need to sustain long-term sobriety and wellness. You can reclaim the fulfilling life you deserve! Contact us today to find out how we can help you get started on your journey to recovery!