What is Residential Rehab and how can this help you with your Addiction?
If you are wondering if there is a difference between a rehabilitation center and a Residential Rehab, there is. Usually, Residential Rehab does not include Detox programs. Patients who go to this type of treatment are expected to be sober already, and are offered spaces of retreat so they can be removed from the environments which may tempt them back to addiction. Another difference is that Residential Rehab offers many types of rooms or facilities. Some celebrities pay more for luxury suites while trying to recover from substance addiction. There are also cheaper rooms, and people who have limited means may apply for social service grants.
Just like an ordinary rehabilitation center, Residential Rehab is staffed with medical professionals who administer counseling programs and monitoring progress. If you need to take any medication, you are required turn this over to the staff so they can administer the prescribed medication to you. This is a strict rule in most residential programs to keep you from abusing any substances, legal or otherwise. Even if you are recovering from alcoholism, that does not eliminate the fact that you can overdose on other substances or drugs. For this reason, all medications are controlled and administered by the staff.
Residential Rehab is much more private compared to conventional rehab centers. You are provided with one-on-one attention, so if you feel like you are nearing a possible relapse there is always a staff member who can help you. If your addiction is severe, you may need a detoxification treatment first. Once this has been successfully completed, you can just move in to a more private Residential Rehab.
Members of prominent families prefer this because of the privacy offered. Often, the setting is also closer to home. If you are looking for a more comfortable space for treatment for addiction and you have the means to pay for luxury, Residential Rehab, rather than a rehabilitation center, will be the best option. You should choose a rehab though that offers out-patient support at well. Once you are released to your old environment, you may be asked to visit the facility again for one-on-one and group counseling sessions.
If you have a choice, look for a Residential Rehab that offers support for the family as well. Your loved ones need to be educated about your condition so that they can help you get better. If they were hurt during the peak of your addiction, family counseling will help to mend the broken relationships. While you may seem very lucid once you're released back to your home, the slightest emotional provocation or peer pressure can still trigger a relapse. You should try to dodge this risk by getting your family involved in your recovery.
Choosing a Facility
Questions to Ask When Choosing a Facility for Residential Rehab
If this is your first time seeking residential rehab 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 residential rehab programs, consider the questions below to help guide you to making the most appropriate decision for treatment:
- 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.
- 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 residential rehab will help an alcoholic or addict to focus on themselves rather than their familiar surroundings.
- PRO- Going out of the area for residential rehab 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 a residential rehab 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 a residential rehab 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.
- What governing body is the treatment facility licensed through? All residential rehab 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.
- 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 Residential Rehab Facilities (CARF). Both accrediting organizations ensure that the facility actively participates in rigorous quality and safety improvement protocols.
- What does a typical day entail? Ask the residential rehab 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.
- 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?
- Is there an extended care program? When searching for a residential rehab, if time and your schedule permits, it is recommended one 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.
- Is there a program in place for relapse? It is important to know if the residential rehab program will support you during a relapse. Many programs have 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.