TYPES OF INPATIENT TREATMENT
- July 10, 2018
Inpatient treatment often follows the detoxification process for drug addicts. This treatment option can last a few weeks or go on for several months depending on the severity of the drug addiction being treated.
During inpatient treatment, patients learn about addiction and ways they can cope without using. The goal of residential treatment is to find the root cause of the addiction. Once addicts can determine what lead them to develop their addiction in the first place, they can develop the skills necessary to refuse use in the future. Additionally, they are often introduced to healthier alternatives they can do instead of getting high or drinking.
As patients live in a treatment facility, they are able to devote their time to recover without worrying about other commitments. Having the ability to focus solely on a healthier lifestyle helps more addicts maintain long-term sobriety.
Addicts benefit highly from inpatient treatment as it takes them out of their normal environment. A lot of addicts face temptation on a daily basis while out in their community, which can wreak havoc on someone trying to recover. Inpatient treatment centers provide a healthy environment where addicts can learn educational and ongoing skills. These facilities often present a higher success rate for addicts as they are able to focus on improving their lives before they reenter their communities. There are various activities and therapies patients experience while going through inpatient treatment.
Counseling and Therapy
The BPS approach is extremely beneficial for helping addicts determine which biological, social, or psychological factors contributed to the addiction and develop a recovery plan from the knowledge.
There are several forms of therapy available to help addicts develop coping skills and work toward making sound decisions. Some of the therapies we offer at Asana Recovery are right brain focused therapy – like art or psychodrama, traditional therapies, like cognitive-behavioral therapy and movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy, and individual therapy. There is group therapy available as well as a 12-step focused support group and SMART recovery.
Overcoming addiction is not only about determining the underlying mental condition a person has if any. It is also about finding activities individuals love that will fill the void in their life. Most drugs work by releasing an overload of dopamine in the brain. There are several activities people can engage in that are healthy yet still release dopamine in the brain to provide the same level of satisfaction.
At Asana Recovery, we have several activity groups, both indoors and outdoors, that people can participate in. There are several exercise programs to choose from, yoga, meditation, and even nature walks that addicts find highly satisfying and extremely beneficial.
Addicts are also given the opportunity to meet with nutritionists and learn about foods and nutrition.
Most patients work closely with a team of medical assistants, therapists, and physicians on a daily basis to ensure they are continuing to progress through the process of recovery. Long-term treatment, which is 90-days or longer, shows to greatly reduce an addicts chance of relapsing. If you are interested in seeing what Asana Recovery’s inpatient program can do for you, call us today at (949) 416 – 3341.