Short and long-term residential treatment are great options for people with substance use disorders who require 24-hour support and medical care. Individuals in residential inpatient programs undergo medically monitored detox, increasing their chances of getting and staying sober long-term. They’re also safe options for withdrawing from drugs and alcohol that incorporate medical treatment to help clients manage drug cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of residential substance abuse treatment.
What Is Residential Treatment?
While people may receive adequate care from outpatient treatment programs, people with more severe or long-term substance use disorders might need inpatient or residential substance abuse treatment. However, not all residential programs are the same.
A person with drug or alcohol use problems may not know what the ideal residential treatment center looks like. A combination of medically supported treatment and various forms of addiction therapy programs make up the approach that’s more likely to result in the individual’s desired outcome.
An effective way that our Massachusetts inpatient drug rehab creates individualized addiction care plans for clients is by conducting a clinical assessment upon admission. Our team works with clients and their loved ones to learn about the longevity of their addiction, whether they’ve received treatment before, underlying health conditions, co-occurring mental illness, and more, allowing our team to create the most effective and safest programs for clients.
An essential element of drug addiction treatment is the length of care. Staying with a treatment program long enough to emerge with confidence with their newly learned skills and tools is important for helping clients transition to a sober lifestyle after rehab.
Additionally, treatment is most effective when done in a continuum, either at the same facility or in multiple facilities that share information and collaborate on the person’s plan. Residential rehab programs provide 24-hour care and support to help clients achieve and maintain long-term recovery from addiction.
These programs can offer a wide variety of services that are most likely to help clients develop the tools and skills they’ll need after rehab. Services offered in residential substance abuse treatment include:
- Medically supported maintenance care
- Individual therapy programs, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Family or couples counseling
- Building relapse prevention skills for post-treatment
- Follow-up and aftercare services post-treatment
If you’re interested in receiving residential care, contact our Massachusetts treatment center to find out how we can help.
What Are the Benefits of Residential Substance Abuse Treatment?
The benefits of residential treatment often outweigh the benefits of outpatient care. Receiving 24-hour care 7 days a week may seem daunting, but this sober environment is often essential in battling drug and alcohol addiction.
People often go through residential treatment to have a higher chance of long-term recovery and receive one-on-one support from addiction counselors and therapists. Benefits of residential substance abuse treatment also include:
- Medical Detox: As we mentioned before, for someone who’s been abusing drugs or alcohol for a while, withdrawal symptoms are a real concern. Especially when it comes to substances like alcohol and opioids, withdrawals can be uncomfortable, painful, and even life-threatening. For this reason, residential care offers the great benefit of medically assisted detox, during which clients can receive medication (as needed) to treat their symptoms, as well as 24-hour supervision to make sure they safely and successfully get through this process.
- Structure: A regular, daily schedule may seem very restricting when looking at it from afar, but in reality, this structure is exactly what a person with a severe addiction needs to readjust their life. The structure of a daily routine can allow the person to focus on regaining their health and sobriety away from distractions, temptations, and potential relapse triggers. It also sets clear boundaries and accountability to help clients redevelop willpower and keep commitments.
- Community: Many people with substance use disorders feel guilty, ashamed, and isolated. The stigma of addiction also keeps many people from reaching out for drug or alcohol treatment. Being able to recover without these pressures and judgments makes the process much easier. At a residential treatment center, all specialists understand the pain and hardships of addiction. Fellow clients also share their stories in an environment that fosters peer support and community.
- Focus: Free from the obligations of work, school, family, and friends, clients in residential care can completely focus on themselves. While this may seem selfish, the person must take care of themselves first before they can transition back to their everyday lives and communities. Residential substance abuse treatment isn’t just about getting sober. It’s about helping clients develop the skills they’ll need to remain sober and be active members of society.
Residential Care at Clearbrook Massachusetts
If you or someone you care about needs in-depth, evidence-based care for addiction, Clearbrook Treatment Centers is here to help.