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Individuals with substance use disorders have a wide variety of treatment needs across the range of symptom severity. A continuum of care that encompassing intensive structured treatments is put in place to address the needs of various patients.

Recognition that addiction is a disease affecting people differently has seen establishment of residential treatment programs that focuses on individualized support and recovery. This method of treatment provides interventions that allows for complete recovery thus reducing the chances of relapse.

What is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a structured 24-hour intensive care delivery that enables people with substance use disorders and those with co-occurring mental health issues to enjoy well-structured recovery programs.

Residential treatment care is often tailored for those struggling with more than one type of addiction. People suffering from a combination of substance abuse disorders and behavioral addictions can benefit from residential treatment. This treatment is given to people of all ages and with differing problems.

Individuals who undergo residential treatment get a higher level of help and care. The people are taken there when their problems are severe and families or group therapies can’t help them anymore. The duration range can be anywhere from a month to a year, or stretching beyond if need be.

Residential Treatment Centers

Residential treatment centers are places where people seeking treatment for substance abuse or addiction go to. They reside in these facilities for however long it is deemed necessary by specialists. In these centers, the individuals undergo a variety of treatments that deal with their specific problems.

Both adolescents and adults can be put in residential treatments. Rehab residential centers provide treatment for people who are negatively affected by trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders or food addiction.

Individuals are assigned to licensed mental health professionals for treatment. In a residential center, you will get help on how to lead healthy lifestyle, and productive life free from addicting substances.

Who Undergoes Residential Treatment?

Those who undergo residential treatment are individuals who have failed to get help through other addiction treatment methods. You will have to undergo assessments and screenings to enable therapists create a program that will suit your situation.

The individuals on this treatment are put through evidence-based therapeutic modalities. This might include both individual and group therapy sessions. A combination of therapies including peer support and family therapy help in the recovery process.

Therapy techniques and processes will depend on the addictions to be treated, the person to be treated and those who provide the services. There are different kinds of treatment that different people will be subjected to.

Some of the treatments include art therapy, structured physical activity, medication and acupuncture. Residential treatment centers offer holistic approach by providing support to people who need care. The activities will help them to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life and personal growth.

Types of Residential Treatment Programs

Different people require different treatments for their specific addictions. Here are some of the examples of different types of treatments provided by residential rehabs.

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal management programs, also known as medical detox programs, are for people who have developed acute dependence on drugs or alcohol. They offer interventions to help the individuals overcome effects of withdrawal and act as a bridge in the transition to other therapies.

They are designed to help them go through the withdrawal process safely without suffering any kind of mental or physical damage without relapsing. This program doesn’t address the other behavioral issues associated with substance use disorders but prepares an individual for intense 30-day or 90-day residential programs.

Short-Term Residential Treatment

This program offers very intensive but short treatment. These programs last for a week to six weeks. The duration will depend on the client or the intervention itself. They offer a short length of intervention before the client is transferred to extended help if need arises. This treatment benefits people with mild addictions.

Long-Term Residential Treatment

The long-term treatment can last for 6-12 months. Some stays may even be permanent (sober living homes or halfway houses) depending on the severity. This program suitable for people with very severe addictions.

Those undergoing this treatment receive highly structured treatments depending on the patient’s needs or the types of addictions the program specializes in. The interventions may include use of medication and therapy combined with support services. The treatment can be modified to suit patients with special needs.

Residential treatments are customized to fit the specific needs and styles of treatment desired by the patient. Other treatments may include;

Therapeutic Communities

This program is one where the clients and the providers live in the same residence. The purpose of treatment communities is to re-socialize the individuals. This is the major kind of intervention. It helps the clients develop good attitudes and constructive behaviors.

They help the individuals accept responsibilities for their actions and lead productive lives. Many of these treatment programs are focused on those individuals with co-occurring disorders.

Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders

Co-occurring disorders are a substance abuse disorders diagnosed with mental health disorders such as depression and anxiety. Integrated approach is used to diagnose and treat co-occurring substance abuse disorders.

How to Choose the Right Residential Treatment?

Choosing appropriate residential treatment for your specific addiction can be difficult and overwhelming. If you want to select the right treatment for yourself or your loved one, here are some of the things to consider

  • Ensure that the rehab facility is accredited by CARF.
  • Sift through available treatment methods to see if you can find therapies that suit your needs
  • Ensure addiction treatment programs are rigorous
  • Consider a residential treatment facility with after-care services
  • Choose a treatment plan that suits your budget
  • Ask if your insurance supports particular treatments

Effectiveness of Residential Treatment

In general, residential treatments have been found to be more effective than any other treatment technique. Success rate is high for those with histories of severe addictive behaviors. The success of residential treatment can be attributed to intensive programs that focusses on full recovery.

Some residential centers follow up on their clients after they leave their facilities. In overall, residential treatments are effective and register low instances of relapses.

The intensive 24-hour care delivery offered by residential treatment is the best care for those with substance abuse or alcohol addiction disorders. These live-in centers give the required treatment plans for their clients so as to get them off bad behaviors and put them on healthy life practices.

Residential Treatment Costs

The downside to residential treatment might be the expense. Most of these centers are costly and not everyone can go into the programs. There are, however, centers that offer treatments at low-cost, and others are non-profit. These may offer a limited treatment program compared to those that are more expensive.

Nonetheless, residential treatment is great choice for anyone that has problems that require a highly-structured level of care. Expenses aside, they will give treatments that aim to reform behaviors for a healthier living.

If you want to enroll yourself or someone for residential treatment, find rehabs that are apt for your needs. The centre should have awareness of the goals to be achieved and have the right kind of environment and resources. Call us so that we can connect you to the facility that meets you need addiction recovery goals and your budget.

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