Level of Care: Residential
Residential rehab programs give people the opportunity to recover from addiction and substance use disorders in safe, highly structured environments that teach them how to achieve long-term abstinence from drugs and alcohol.
Here’s more about the services included in a residential rehab program, along with the benefits of choosing this recovery program for anyone who needs help fighting addiction.
What Is Residential Rehab?
Residential treatment is a level of care that provides 24-hour care, monitoring, and supervision to patients in recovery from drug and alcohol use disorders. Residential rehab is one of the highest levels of care and focuses on resocializing patients and helping them establish healthier, more productive lifestyles.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), residential rehab programs are often the best rehab programs for patients with special needs, including those who are homeless or who may have severe mental health disorders.
The length of a residential rehab program can range anywhere between 7 and 60 days, depending on the amount of time a patient needs to learn essential skills to manage triggers and stay sober. The NIDA states that most patients need at least three months of rehab treatment to experience the best outcome.
Residential rehab programs are typically tailored to each patient based on their addiction type and unique recovery needs. Every patient’s schedule is highly structured and packed with therapies and therapeutic activities that help them overcome drug and alcohol use and cravings.
Many facilities with residential rehab programs offer amenities such as fitness centers, swimming pools, televisions, and a chef to help patients stay occupied and feel comfortable and more at home as they recover from addiction.
Which Services Are Included in a Residential Rehab Program?
Facilities with residential rehab programs usually offer a large variety of treatments and behavioral therapies that address every addiction type as well as problems that may have led to a person’s addiction.
Additional services included are those related to living at the facility, such as daily meals and housekeeping services. Patients usually participate in several individual and group therapy sessions every day and have the opportunity to take part in recreational activities such as yoga, music therapy, and group outings.
Services and treatments that may be offered in a residential rehab program include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Medication management
- Dual diagnosis therapy (for co-occurring disorders)
- Family therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Contingency management
- Community reinforcement
- Trauma resolution therapy
- Relapse prevention training
- Substance abuse education
- 12-step facilitation therapy, such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous
- Individual and group counseling
- Nutrition therapy and counseling
- Occupational therapy
What Are the Benefits of Residential Rehab?
Residential rehab offers countless benefits for those recovering from addiction, including separation from negative influences that could interfere with their recovery and around-the-clock access to a team of compassionate, understanding treatment professionals.
Other benefits associated with a residential rehab program include:
- 24-hour monitoring and supervision, especially for those who have severe psychiatric symptoms
- New daily routine and structure
- Constant access to doctors, therapists, and other addiction treatment professionals
- Access to medications that reduce physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms
- Comfortable, relaxing environment away from distractions related to work, home, and family
- Nutritious meals
- Peer support
- Exposure to fun hobbies and activities
- Training and education on how to manage triggers and stay sober
Who Are Ideal Candidates for a Residential Rehab Program?
Ideal candidates for residential rehab programs are those who need safe, stable living environments or who may have complex diagnostic issues that require intensive care and supervision. Residential rehab programs can also benefit those who have tried multiple other addiction treatments in the past without long-term success and who need extensive training on how to avoid a relapse and manage triggers in the real world outside of a treatment setting.
Haven New England offers drug and alcohol detox services and residential rehab programs that we tailor to every patient based on their unique needs and problems. We also offer a variety of outpatient programs for those who have completed a residential rehab program but need ongoing therapy after returning home or joining a sober living community at our other facility, The Recovery Team.
Our residential treatment programs usually begin with drug and alcohol detox to help you or your loved one manage the physical symptoms of withdrawal. After detox, we transition our patients into a rehab program that best aligns with their personal lives and recovery needs. Our ultimate goal is to help our patients experience a fulfilling and long-term recovery from addiction.
Contact us today at (844) 933-4145 to learn more about the services and treatments available at Haven New England.
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