A Day in Inpatient Drug Rehab

Making the decision to attend a rehab center is very tough, never mind as an inpatient. At first it can seem very intimidating to register in an unknown clinic surrounded by staff and patients who are strangers to you, it’s the last thing an addict wants when going through so much already. But believe it or not, staying at a drug rehab center on an inpatient program is not only the best way to give up your addictions, it’s also a great way to switch off from the stresses of the world, receive all the care you need in a non-judgmental environment, find your inner self, and just relax.

What is a day in life as an inpatient addict?
This is the most intense drug rehab treatment you can receive and the most efficient. You will be living full-time in the same facility where you will be receiving therapy. Usually inpatient rehab centers accommodate between 10 to 30 patients at a time with double the amount of staff to look after your needs. The recovery program generally takes about 30 days or longer if required.

What about sleeping and eating arrangements?
Private rooms are usually available, especially if your insurance covers it. Otherwise you will share an apartment or room with one or two roommates who will also be undergoing drug rehab treatment. You will most probably attend several group therapies together as well as other programs. It’s very common to build lasting relationships with your roommates and others who are going through the rehab process.

Regarding mealtimes and food, a nutritionist will be at hand on a daily basis to draw up healthy and balanced diets for patients. This ensures that patients are fed at least 3 meals a day that provide all necessary nutrients and energy in order for their body to manage the rigors of recovery. There will also be beverages and healthy snacks available throughout the day.

What kind of therapy programs will I undergo?
You will experience the following types of treatments if not daily then at least once every few days:

  • Individual Therapy: You will have private sessions with your counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist.
  • Group Therapy: These kinds of therapy sessions involve groups of all or some of the other patients who share their experiences with one another. There will be a trained and experienced moderator (usually a counselor or therapist) to help guide the group through the session by providing them with valuable knowledge or insights and asking important questions.
  • Family Therapy: When you are ready to have family therapy, your counselor will arrange it with key family members and loved ones. The goal of these sessions is to repair damaged relationships, revealing the triggers and other issues which might contribute to the reason for your drug abuse, and improving of an ongoing recovery plan that includes your family members.

What does an inpatient do besides therapy?
There many other things to do when not attending therapy, such as shopping trips, meditation, exercise, and relaxation activities or therapeutic appointments. Also, there are other special events planned at many treatment centers. These can be recovery-orientated gatherings to achieve solidarity between members of the inpatient rehab, adventure, biofeedback, or animal therapy and recovery group sponsored charity functions.

Overall, life at an inpatient drug rehab facility is comfy, secure and completely devoted to helping you get clean for life. Some say it’s like going to a summer camp, others are grateful for the supervision and security it provides. Despite your expectations, staying a few weeks at an inpatient drug rehab is far better than holding on to life all by yourself.

If you are looking for an inpatient facility contact the well established Beachside Rehab facility, where you will wake up to the sound of the waves and smell of the sea, a place you can trust and feel like home.