Residential treatment is a good choice for those who have a moderate to severe addiction, and who have come to the point of admitting or accepting that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol that requires treatment. One of the hardest things is being able to determine if your addiction is severe enough to require residential treatment. That is a difficult determination that requires a level of objectivity that might be hard to tap into when you are actively dealing with addiction. Even people who have hit what others would call “rock bottom” can talk themselves out of treatment and convince themselves their problem isn’t that bad.
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has outlined 11 criteria that can help you identify the severity of your addiction. The more of these criteria that apply to you, the more severe the addiction:
If you have answered yes to even one of these criteria, please call our trained staff to discuss your situation. If you are thinking about whether or not you need help getting clean and sober, then you probably do. Residential treatment may be your best option. Our trained counselors can help you decide if this is the best path for you.
Since detoxification does not address the psychological, social and behavioral problems associated with addiction, residential treatment is often necessary to help clients make important and lasting behavioral changes that lead to a successful recovery.
Addiction treatment is about more than just ridding your body of its dependence on drugs Addiction essentially rewires the brain in three different ways. First, addiction causes your brain to crave drugs or alcohol. Second, it hijacks the brain’s normal ability to control whether or not you use drugs or alcohol. Third, addiction forces your brain to continue using drugs or alcohol despite the consequences they cause in your life and in your body.
The detox process only addresses removing all traces of drugs or alcohol from your body. After the detox process is complete, treatment is necessary to rewire the brain to no longer crave drugs or alcohol. Residential treatment can provide a higher level of daily support than you can get at home. This can be particularly useful if you think that you might be at risk of harming yourself.
Residential treatment can also be useful as a neutral setting that puts some distance between you and your pre-recovery life. Getting that distance from people and situations that were present in your life during addiction can help you build a toolbox of coping mechanisms for when you do re-enter your day to day life. The benefits of residential treatment will be different for each person depending on your personality, lifestyle and level of addiction. Call our trained counselors at 949-438-4504 to talk through your situation and see if residential treatment makes sense for you.
We know that the choice to enter a residential treatment facility can be scary. You will be unplugging from your life for anywhere from 28 to 90 days. At Asana Recovery, we have created a treatment approach that encompasses every aspect of life.
The BPS Approach addresses biological, psychological, and social recovery. By helping you work through all three of these areas, Asana Recovery’s residential treatment program can set you up for success as you transition back into your daily life.
Asana Recovery recognizes that addiction is a disease that changes your body physically and that sometimes your body needs some help to find a new baseline without drugs or alcohol. We provide Suboxone and Vivitrol to aid in narcotic addiction recovery. Suboxone is an FDA approved to treat opioid addiction by reducing the withdrawal symptoms when opioid use is stopped. Vivitrol is also an FDA approved medication that blocks the feeling that you “need” to use drugs or alcohol. Both Suboxone and Vivitrol should only be used when under the care of and closely monitored by an experienced medical professional who can monitor you for side effects and step down your dosage as you progress through treatment. Residential treatment provides the required level of medical monitoring that is needed for these recovery assisting medications.
There can be no doubt that addiction can be very damaging psychologically. The actual psychological effects of addiction can vary from individual to individual, which means that the therapeutic portion of recovery addiction is highly personalized. At Asana Recovery, we will assess each client to determine their needs and tailor your therapy program to each individual. In residential treatment you will typically attend individual sessions with one of our therapists as well as group therapy sessions with others in the rehab program.
Our licensed therapists are highly trained in addiction recovery. Some of them have even gone through addiction recovery themselves. They understand your battle and are there to walk you through every step of this journey.
Asana Recovery employs both traditional and alternative therapies to help you recover your life after addiction. Our traditional therapy options include individual therapy, which allows you to explore the causes of your addiction one on one with a trained therapist. Individual therapy cultivates a trusting relationship with a therapist that provides a solid foundation to confront past experiences and damaging behaviors. Group therapy is another traditional treatment that can be an effective part of your recovery journey. When you participate in therapy in a group setting you can forge relationships with other people who are on the same journey and work together to solve common problems.
Another useful therapy that has proven results is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT works to identify and correct self-destructive behaviors that accompany addiction and replace them with positive habits that promote long term sobriety. These therapies are used in conjunction with more alternative activity-based therapies that allow you to explore a variety of ways to address and work through addictive behaviors and thoughts.
At Asana Recovery we understand that part of recovery is learning how to foster healthy relationships with family and friends. It isn’t enough to heal your body and your mind of the damage done by drugs, you have to be able to repair relationships with your family and create healthy relationships with friends who do not use drugs. In residential treatment you will learn to interact with others through both structured and unstructured activities. You will work with your fellow residents to understand the different paths to recovery as well as what life in recovery looks like. Through meals, life-skills training, addiction education and recreational activities you will forge bonds with your fellow residents that will teach you the skills you need to create healthy relationships outside of treatment. Through the process of biological, psychological and social recovery, Asana Recovery’s residential treatment program will prepare you to embrace a life free from drugs and alcohol. When you leave Asana Recovery, you will have all the tools you need to create the life you want.
The choice of a residential treatment facility is a highly personal decision that should be made by looking at a variety of factors. It is important to evaluate the services the facility provides, the staff that will be managing your treatment, and to make sure the facility is properly accredited.
The more effective rehab programs provide a complete range of services. Beginning with detox and then transitioning to individualized treatment. Services to look for include individual therapy, medication management, addiction education, life-skills training, activity-based therapy, follow-up care, onsite health and wellness activities, and referrals to support groups.
A treatment program is only as good as its staff. Choose a program with well-trained, licensed professional therapists and counselors who are not only certified in addiction treatment, but also highly experienced or have been in addiction recovery themselves for some time. Staff should also be empathetic to the client and able to work toward establishing trust, which is often difficult among addicts.
It is important to differentiate between effective and legitimate treatment facilities and others that may be operating dishonest or deceptive programs. Our Orange County residential treatment facility is a licensed recovery center that meets nationally recognized standards for addiction treatment as established by an accreditation agency, such as CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) or the Joint Commission, and a state licensing board.
Studies have shown that the longer an individual stays in treatment, the more successful their long term recovery will be. Desire to change can start the recovery process, but education and therapy are what will sustain your recovery far into the future. The Orange County treatment center provides programs and support for all stages of your recovery, from the beginning detox process, to therapy and education in residential treatment, all the way through resuming your daily life with outpatient treatment. This journey begins with a single step.
Contact Asana Recovery for help with selecting a residential program that is right for you or a loved one. We are happy to provide a no-cost, no-obligation consultation with one of our experienced advisors. Call now at 949-438-4504.