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According to SAMHSA’s 2014 National Survey on Drug Use, approximately 7.9 millions adults had co-occurring mental and substance abuse disorders. Research has shown that residential addiction treatment can be very effective for those struggling with a mental health diagnosis along with a substance abuse disorder. Residential treatment provides an intensity of services, structure, and community to support an individual’s recovery.
There are many different levels of Inpatient / Residential Care. Generally, these programs share the following criteria:
Inpatient Care and Residential Rehabilitation Programs are designed to be highly structured with 24 hour, 7 days a week clinical support systems. Participants live on site and participate in daily clinical programming. The most intensive programs can feature client medication and up to 16 hrs per day of counselor interaction.
These programs may be housed in a hospital or rehabilitation center and amenities and services vary greatly between different programs. The course of care can be a few weeks to several months and may incorporate a variety of counseling and education practices including therapy, medication management, accurate psychological assessment and diagnosis, physical assessment and care, and addiction counseling. More and more programs also offer alternative therapies such as yoga, meditation, and animal therapy.
People in a crisis situation, with a high level of concern for their safety, those experiencing chemical detoxification, or those struggling to function independently tend to benefit most from Inpatient Care. The high level of structure and support is ideal for those beginning on the road to recovery or those for whom less supportive care systems have been ineffective. Clients with severe safety or addiction concerns can sometimes be admitted to a hospital first for detox and then be transferred to another facility for inpatient treatment. Inpatient and Rehabilitation Care organizations provide the highest levels of support, with professionals available around the clock for support.
Inpatient and residential rehabilitation programs provide a safe and secure environment to delve into recovery and healing. Substances and the daily stresses that may trigger use are far removed, lessening the chance of use or relapse, allowing foundational treatment to occur.
Most day to day concerns such as meals, schedules, and life maintenance errands are taken care of by the facility, allowing clients to focus solely on recovery. In addition, participants are surrounded by a supportive community of professionals and peers working toward healthy living.
Many people struggling with addiction or substance use have turned to substances as a coping method for an underlying mental health issue. As a result, inpatient care settings that are equipped to provide co-occurring or dual-diagnosis care are often preferred.
The best residential rehabs and inpatient programs have a psychiatrists and licensed mental health professionals on staff to provide mental health evaluations and ongoing clinical support to help address the underlying mental health needs. This attention to co-occurring disorders allows for a more effective recovery plan to ensure sustainable recovery is achieved.
Healthy living without substance abuse and addiction is possible. Inpatient and Residential Rehabilitation programs can be the foundation that begins the journey to a successful and long lasting recovery.
Sandstone Care can help you identify which level of care is best for you or your loved one. If Sandstone Care’s full continuum of outpatient services is not the best treatment option, our highly trained and credentialed clinical staff will help place your loved one into the best treatment program possible. Please call our confidential help line for our clinical staff to help you identify which rehab center for young adults in Denver, CO or drug rehab center for teens in Denver, CO or Boulder, CO is the right fit for you or your loved one.
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