Woman in blue shirt smiling out the window during inpatient rehab.For many people struggling with an addiction, inpatient rehab is an opportunity to turn their lives around. Are drugs, process addictions, eating disorders or chemical dependencies destroying your life? A residential stay at an inpatient rehab facility can make a significant difference. Here’s what you need to know about the process.

What Happens at an Inpatient Rehab Facility?

When you check in, you meet with an intake addiction counselor. This professional asks you some questions about your drug use and general health history. She or he wants to know about the substances, dosages, and frequency of use. If you abuse multiple drugs, be sure to mention it. He or she may also ask about family life and family addiction history.

Therapists use your responses to create a treatment profile. They customize your stay to meet your individual needs. Doing so ensures that you don’t get someone else’s rehab but experience what you require for recovery. Examples of conventional modalities include:

  • Individual counseling such as cognitive behavioral or dialectical behavior therapy that helps you identify patterns
  • Group therapy sessions to enable you to bond with peers who’re also in recovery and learning how to live sober
  • Nutrition counseling, which allows you to support your body’s healing with healthy food choices
  • Exercise therapy that further supports your return to good physical health
  • Holistic treatments such as Yoga and guided meditation to boost your emotional wellbeing, too

Why Opt for a Residential Stay?

In addition to inpatient rehab, people in need of help with overcoming a drug problem might also choose other options. Examples include partial hospitalization or intensive outpatient treatment. However, for the vast majority, living at the facility to receive addiction therapy services and other treatment makes more sense.

For starters, this type of program benefits people who’ve been using for a while. Inpatient treatment allows you to change your lifestyle. Some have spent years using and built a life and schedule around getting the next fix. It’ll take a little while to unlearn it.

Doing this is more comfortable when living at a facility that provides you with a healthy living schedule. In the beginning, you unlearn how you structured life around the drug. Next, you receive training in independent living skills, which allows you to plan for a day that doesn’t involve drugs. It makes sense to practice living sober at the facility before doing it on your own.

Inpatient rehab also benefits individuals who’ve self-isolated from peers and family members. You relearn how to relate to others and express empathy. In the process, you discover triggers that therapists can help you disarm. An example is an individual who needs help with an anger management problem.

Unless you know what sets you off, you can’t work on it. Sometimes, living at the facility gets you out of a dangerous home situation. If there are problems with drugs in the home, or you have co-dependency issues, living away from home is much safer. In these cases, family therapy before returning home can be instrumental in relapse prevention.

Longer Stays Can Be Better

Let’s be honest. Have you tried to overcome a drug or process addiction problem with an outpatient program and failed? If so, it’s time for inpatient treatment. There’s no shame in needing a little extra boost.

In fact, it can be this very treatment delivery that helps you turn your life around. Ninety-day extended care programs and sober living environments are excellent choices. Flip the script of your life and overcome your dependence problem by taking all the time you need to heal. Young adults, in particular, may need a little extra time to learn how to live sober and transition to their normal home life.

Addiction is a chronic illness that doesn’t come with a cure. Just like asthma and diabetes, you can manage it and prevent flare-ups. Inpatient rehab facilities offer training that teaches you how to do so–even when people around you are using.

Find out today how to change your life. You don’t have to stay in the vicious cycle of drug abuse. At Ocean Recovery, compassionate therapists want to help you overcome addiction and get well. Call 855-271-6289 today to learn more about inpatient treatment.