Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation

Choosing an Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation Program

One of the most serious forms of substance addiction is drug dependence and to treat this problem, Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation is necessary. Individuals addicted to illegal drugs like crystal meth require more than detoxification to successfully recover. Prolonged drug abuse changes the structure of the brain and affects the behavior of the addicted individual for a long period of time, sometimes permanently. Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation includes both physiological and psychological treatment to help recovering patients overcome the addiction.

They need to want to get better

It takes time before recovering patients are willing to admit that they have an addiction problem. Even after a detox program, a patient may still revert back to their addiction because there are more than just physiological factors triggering the addiction. In addition to the drug inside the patient's body, psychological factors contributed to the addicted individual's journey to drug abuse. These factors are what psychological treatments of Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation programs try to tap into and resolve.

There are many possible factors, including peer pressure, stressful family situations, difficulty at work or in school, or concurrent personality disorders which were left untreated prior to the addiction. Every responsible Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation program assesses these factors before applying specific counseling strategies to the patient. However, these counseling programs will not be successful unless the patient has decided that s/he wants to get better.

Luckily, those who come forward and ask for Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation on their own are already on this stage in recovery. These individuals heal faster and are less likely to suffer from relapses. Unfortunately, this is rare and there are some cases which are harder to treat. Some patients are brought forward by their families or friends because they were violent or uncontrollable due to the severity of drug abuse. These individuals can take months, even years to treat, and might try to run away from the rehab center for the old "high" they used to get with the substance.

Family support

Even if you face difficulty with Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation and your loved one is not getting better as quickly as you had hoped, you mustn't give up on the idea of rehabilitation. Sometimes, the delay is not caused by the methodology. Rather, your friend or relative may not be emotionally prepared to accept the help yet. In this situation you will need patience because releasing the recovering addict to the old environment too early will do more harm than good.

For the best chance of success, look for Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation programs that have a holistic approach. These programs look beyond the drug addiction to other possible factors which may be triggering the substance abuse. The best programs will also involve the patient's family and closest friends, and prepare them to be a support system once the individual is released from the rehabilitation center.

Choosing a Facility

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Facility for Inpatient Drug Rehabilitation

If this is your first time seeking inpatient drug rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one, it would be helpful to know which questions to ask when searching for possible programs.Recovery Now TV will guide you in making the most appropriate decision based on your individual needs.

When researching inpatient drug rehabilitation programs, consider the questions below to help guide you to making the most appropriate decision for treatment.

  1. Will the facility work with your health insurance company? If you have health insurance, please click here or scroll to the bottom of the page to access the complete Insurance Guidance Information page.
  2. Where is the facility located? Oftentimes facilities will urge you to travel out of your area to receive treatment. Consider the list of pros and cons below for traveling out of the area for treatment.

    Treatment out of the area-

    • PRO- Getting out of the area for inpatient drug rehabilitation will help an alcoholic or addict to focus on themselves rather than their familiar surroundings.
    • PRO- Going out of the area for inpatient drug rehabilitation creates a mindset where a client is taking a journey for their recovery.
    • PRO- If the going gets tough in treatment, a distance between the home and the treatment facility might affect a person's decision to not give up and to stay in treatment.
    • CON- Going to an inpatient drug rehabilitation program out of the area puts distance between you and your loved ones. Most treatment programs offer a family component and a long distance could make it difficult for supportive family and friends to participate in the treatment program.
    • CON- Going to an inpatient drug rehabilitation program out of the area might make it difficult to return to the home environment. If you choose to go out of the area for treatment, it is crucial to make sure that the treatment facility has a discharge planning process which includes assistance in finding outpatient and Twelve Step Support systems for when you return home.
  3. What governing body is the treatment facility licensed through? All inpatient drug rehabilitation programs providing therapeutic services and treatment planning, must be licensed by a State governing body. If one of the facilities that you are considering is NOT part of the RecoveryNowTV network, then you will need to make sure that the facility is licensed through the state.
  4. Is the facility accredited? If so, what is the accreditation agency governing the facility? Accreditation is a true sign of a quality and safety assurance plan for a facility. While accreditation is not mandatory for a facility, it does provide a higher level of standards for a facility to adhere to. The two major accrediting bodies are The Joint Commission (JCAHO) and Commission on Accreditation of Rehab Facilities (CARF). Both accrediting organizations ensure that the facility actively participates in rigorous quality and safety improvement protocols.
  5. What does a typical day entail? Ask the inpatient drug rehabilitation facility go through the daily schedule and feel free to ask questions of each item on the schedule. This will give you an understanding of all of the services offered. This will allow you to take full advantage of the treatment protocols being offered.
  6. What is the price of the treatment? Are there additional costs over and above the stated cost? Is there a daily rate? Is there an early termination policy?
  7. Is there an extended care program? When searching for an inpatient drug rehabilitation, if time and your schedule permits, then it is recommended to enter an extended care program or a structured sober living environment. This will ensure that the re-entry back into daily living is a safe transition. Many programs offer a step-down or sober living program which includes mandatory Twelve Step participation, curfews, and drug testing.
  8. Is there a program in place for relapse? It is important to know if the inpatient drug rehabilitation program will support you during a relapse. Many programs have a relapse prevention or a refresher course in case of a relapse. Although many people do not want to consider readmitting to a treatment facility, it is important to know that your treatment program will support you if you have a relapse.

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