When addiction or an eating disorder attacks a person’s very soul, conventional treatment just isn’t enough. The body, mind, and spirit need time to heal. This is the point where an addiction treatment clinician might decide that extended care in a rehab facility is a good option. For the patient, this kind of commitment will probably create inconveniences in their life. However, is there any inconvenience that isn’t worth saving a life?
Who Needs Extended Care?
A typical stint in a drug and alcohol treatment facility runs about 30 days. It could be shorter or longer, depending on the depth of the patient’s addiction. When the intensity of addiction is creating serious health issues, the apparent solution is extended care. Extended care runs at least 90 days and could go as long as a year.
It’s not much of a stretch to figure out that a majority of extended care patients have an addiction to heroin, painkillers or alcohol. The properties of these substances cause tremendous health concerns that treatment counselors address. The patient may also be in the middle of a lot of mental health issues related to addiction. All of these things take a great deal of time to work through.
Extended care is also recommended for patients that are having difficulty staying clean. Regular treatment is of little value if a patient continues to go out and experience relapses. In that case, something is not working. It’s very likely the patient is having difficulty grasping the life and relapse prevention skills they need to stay clean. Long-term addiction treatment centers like Ocean Recovery give the patient time heal completely.
The Benefits of Extended Care
Long-term care comes with a lot of benefits. Given the likelihood the patient’s body has been ravaged by drugs or their eating disorder, healing time is invaluable. Just getting past withdrawal from a severe addiction can be challenging and time-consuming.
Mental issues often play a dominant part in a long-term addiction. In some cases, mental health issues are a significant cause of the addiction. In other cases, it’s the other way around where the addiction has created mental health issues. Either way, the patient needs some level of personalized mental health treatment to deal with so much. It takes a lot of time for the therapist to diagnose and treat psychological issues effectively.
Finally, long-term addiction creates a lot of collateral damage. The addict tends to strain relationships and destroy their career. The time spent in a long-term facility can give the patient time to address those issues. The more time they have to rebuild the infrastructure of their life, the less likely they are to relapse.
Extended Care at Ocean Recovery
From our beautiful Newport Beach, California facility, we specialize in providing long-term care when needed. This also extends to a long-term sober living of one, to one and a half years. During this time, we give our clients a lot of individualized focus. We recognize that every client has a unique set of circumstances. With this in mind, our counselors work hard to craft individualized treatment plans from the following options:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Trauma therapy
- Dialectical behavioral therapy
- Family therapy
We facilitate all of this from our facility, which houses up to 34 clients. For clients with an eating disorder, we place much focus on psychiatric treatment and education about nutrition. For all clients, our end goal is to deliver them to a lasting recovery from their disease.
Before you waste a lifetime battling your addiction or eating disorder, we hope you find your way to recovery. There’s a beautiful life awaiting you out there.
The first step you need to take is admitting you are helpless over your addiction. From there, you can let the professional counselors at Ocean Recovery take over. You don’t have to do this on your own. You can get yourself started by picking up the phone and calling us at 800-641-2388.