What to Expect in Recovery

You know that addiction recovery is needed, but you’re uncertain about what’s available. What can you expect when you go to rehab?

Here, we explore various rehab treatment options to help you choose the right program for your recovery needs.

Inpatient Detox Programs

Rehab starts with detox, a treatment designed to remove intoxicating or addictive substances like drugs and alcohol from your body. First, clinicians will take your medical and mental health history and diagnose the severity of your addiction. Then, they will work with you to create a detox program tailored to your individual needs.

While you withdraw from drugs and alcohol during detox, you will receive medical care and guidance in a safe, secure setting. Inpatient detox programs may also offer access to medical detox techniques if needed, such as methadone to treat opioid addiction and disulfiram (aka Antabuse) to treat alcohol addiction.

Once your body is physically cleansed of drugs and alcohol, you will be free to focus on psychological dependence issues during inpatient or outpatient treatment.

Inpatient Residential Programs

After detox, many people continue on to an inpatient residential program. Inpatient treatment allows you to step away from the stresses and temptations of your everyday life. As an inpatient client, you will live at the rehab center for 30 to 90 days, depending on your individual care plan.

During this time, you will engage in a rigorous treatment program designed to heal your body and mind. You will benefit from one-on-one therapy as well as group therapy, with round-the-clock access to medical care. Each day, you will attend a full clinical schedule, participate in nightly recovery support groups, get some exercise, and enjoy downtime on the property. Nutrition counselors provide access to healthy meals so you’ll have the energy you need to succeed in recovery.

By pursuing inpatient treatment, you can learn healthy routines to keep you strong and motivated to maintain your sobriety.

Outpatient Programs

Unlike an inpatient program, an outpatient program (aka addiction aftercare) allows you to live at home and still attend regular therapy sessions at a rehab center. This type of treatment can be a helpful transition between inpatient residential treatment and home, or after inpatient detox.

Outpatient rehab typically includes group therapy, 12-step or SMART Recovery meetings, and a mentor-sponsor system. At Beachside Rehab, outpatient programs provide three clinical hours per day, five days a week. Though outpatient rehab does not provide full-time care, you may continue therapy as long as you need to get results.

Even if you’ve been sober for years, it’s wise to continue seeking the support available through outpatient treatment.

Intensive Outpatient Programs

An intensive outpatient program is the middle ground between inpatient residential treatment and outpatient treatment. Intensive outpatient programs allow you to live at home and resume your normal activities while still receiving intensive treatment for addiction.

This type of program is typically recommended if you have already completed detox and possibly even inpatient rehab. It includes individual and group therapy, as well as hands-on support as you apply for jobs or academic programs.

At Beachside Rehab, clinical hours for intensive outpatient programs are available five days a week, three hours per day. Intensive outpatient rehab offers the support and structure you need to reintegrate into society, avoid relapse, and enjoy a healthy, productive life.

Regardless of the rehab center you choose, your treatment program should be tailored to your specific needs. With help from addiction specialists, you can begin a successful journey to recovery.

Which addiction treatment program is right for you? When you call (888) 984-5288, our trained admissions counselors can walk you through the options at Beachside Rehab’s luxury treatment center.

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