It’s difficult to admit that you need help when you’re struggling with substance abuse, but there are many resources available once you’re ready. Quitting is remarkably difficult, especially when you have to balance abstinence with normal day-to-day responsibilities. Oftentimes, the best way to overcome addiction is by stepping away from these burdens for a time so you can undergo inpatient rehab.
What is an Inpatient Program for Addiction?
While there are many types of inpatient programs for addiction, they always involve living on-premises for a time. This might last a few weeks or a month at minimum, and last up to three months at most. During this time, there’s no risk or temptation to relapse and you have room to focus on yourself.
Expert therapists, group counseling sessions, and other forms of treatment will help you unpack and overcome your addiction. Once you complete inpatient rehab, you’ll be much better equipped to maintain sobriety once you return to independent life.
Medical Supervision During Detox
Severe addiction comes with withdrawals that can be intensely uncomfortable, which often results in dangerous relapses and even overdose. Some types of withdrawals, such as benzo or methadone withdrawals may have significant risks for medical complications as well. Regular medical supervision and treatment make withdrawals safer and more manageable during detox, which also makes abstinence more sustainable.
Support Through Withdrawals and Early Cravings
Even after detoxing, people can continue to experience intrusive cravings and suffer from poor sleep, an inability to concentrate, and other negative effects. This is where the temptation to relapse is greatest, and where quitting requires the greatest commitment. Getting through this difficult phase of early recovery is much easier and safer in an inpatient facility.
A Safe, Relapse-Proof Environment
In an inpatient rehab facility, there’s no opportunity to access illicit drugs as well as no pressure from toxic influences. Attempting to quit on your own may force you to push against friends you used to do drugs with or other social connections, which is unneeded stress at a difficult time. Undergoing recovery and building strong, healthy boundaries in a safe place is the most assured way to get better.
Immersion in a Like-Minded Community
An inpatient program doesn’t just give you time away from corrosive influences, but actively immerses you in positive ones. During your stay, you’ll be surrounded by people who are trying to be better. More than that, you’ll have the assistance and care of professionals who are committed to helping you succeed in your journey.
Evidence-Based Mental Health Support
Modern addiction treatment relies heavily on evidence-basedtherapy modalities such as:
- Family therapy
- Dual diagnosis treatment for co-ocurring mental illness
Inpatient facilities incorporate the skills of trained experts to get at the psychological roots of a person’s addiction. From there, we help patients resolve their underlying issues and build the skills they need to maintain an enduring recovery.
Call Hickory Treatment Centers
When you’re ready to get help and beat your drug addiction, Hickory Treatment Centers are here to help. Reach out to us today to get started with our inpatient rehab program.