young woman after a residential addiction treatment programWhen you find yourself trapped within the cycle of addiction, it can feel impossible to break free. Finding help seems pointless and many tend to lose hope of living a healthy, normal life again. However, by choosing the right residential addiction treatment program, individuals can break the cycle and get their life back on track. But why choose residential addiction treatment? Will it really make a difference?

The truth is, it will. Research and studies show that the longer an individual stays in treatment, the better their chances at success will be. This is because the individual spends less time in their original harmful environment and more time surrounded by the care and support ideal for healing.

What is Residential Treatment For Addiction?

During residential or inpatient rehab, patients are checked into a facility, which essentially becomes their new home for an extended period of time. Everyone and their stories of addiction are different, and therefore, treatment and the amount of time in recovery will always vary. 

You may be wondering, what exactly is a residential treatment facility for addiction? While there are various other different types and levels of treatment, residential, also known as inpatient rehab, is one of the most common types of treatment for those suffering from addiction.

It is often said that three months (90 days) is the typical length of stay at a rehab facility, for an individual to significantly reduce or stop their drug use. However, while that may be true for some people, evidence-based research has shown that the best outcomes usually occur with longer durations of treatment. 

Truth is, it is really hard to put a time stamp on someone’s recovery, and therefore, at Ken Seeley, we treat patients in our residential program for as long as it takes.

24-hour medical and emotional support is the biggest component of residential treatment, to help people overcome their addictions. During inpatient treatment, residents typically meet with psychologists, counselors, and psychiatrists in individual and group settings to guide them with their recovery process to long-term sobriety.  

Family involvement and support during residential treatment are also vital. Through family therapy, family members will learn how to support their loved one best when they return home. Without this crucial component, their support system will remain incomplete.

Who Are the Best Candidates for Residential Treatment? 

When an individual with severe addition problems agrees to receive help and go to rehab, inpatient treatment is a program that essentially gives those struggling with these serious drug or alcohol problems, space and time to focus on creating a healthy lifestyle for themselves with limited distractions.

What To Expect At A Residential Addiction Treatment Center

When you enter a residential addiction treatment program, you are allowing yourself to be immersed in the treatment process. Since you will be living at the facility, you will be removing the triggers that encourage your habit. This can include stressors, people, and even places that remind you of using or encourage substance abuse.

Through residential addiction treatment, you benefit from a structured daily schedule that you may not have at home. Throughout the day, clients participate in numerous therapy sessions, group meetings, and other activities that keep their minds on their healing and away from the cravings of using. Clients will also learn how to implement structure in their home lives once they complete treatment.

Family involvement and support during residential treatment are also vital. Through family therapy, family members will learn how to support their loved ones best when they return home. Without this crucial component, their support system will remain incomplete.

The Benefits of Residential Treatment 

Focus on yourself

When people are placed in an inpatient rehab program, the focus solely on themselves and their sobriety with limited external distractions. The environment is surrounded by addiction specialists and other people who are going through the same thing you are in a sense. People are unselfishly able to take care of themselves, focusing on having the time to just get well. 

Structure

One of the major contributors to addiction is a person’s environment. People often do not know of clearly understand, that one’s surroundings influence the choices we make and how we behave. In terms of addiction, people who are around negative influences, or have a history of being around drugs and alcohol, are more likely to become addicted. Inpatient rehab is structured to help those suffering from intense addictions to be able to recover with great success by removing these negative influences associated with drinking and doing drugs, which is critical to recovery. 

Once the negativity is eliminated, including the environment and distractions, which were once a negative influence on health, behavior, and choices made, only then can true recovery begin. Support medically, professionally, and emotionally from counselors, peers, family members, other patients, etc, is available. Less free time and fewer distractions equate to more time to stay focused on the task-at-hand, recovery, and sobriety. The structure of these facilities allows you to learn to form healthy new habits and rid yourself or cope with the old ones. 

Support and Sense of Community

Detoxing and going through a scary, life-threatening situation such as addiction is a scary thing. Residential treatment not only sets a person up for ultimate success, but it allows you to garner a new sense of support and community, while you may also have additional support from outside friends and family. 

Support is probably the number one reason why someone’s recovery outcome is successful. People with addiction already feel ashamed and that they failed themselves and others. Whether witnessing a loved one or yourself in recovery can be very painful, support is key and will motivate one to never give up. 

Comprehensive Care

Inpatient facilities have medical and personal support available 24-7, which is the major benefit. You are not just an alcoholic or a drug addict. You are a person who made poor choices, and it ended with bad consequences. Inpatient rehab focuses on the continuum of care, from partial hospitalization (PHP), aftercare, outpatient rehab, sober living, etc. 

At Ken Seeley Rehab our residential treatment facility is designed to address the wellness of our patient’s well-being but as a whole. This includes mental and physical health, which go hand-in-hand. When your mental health is good, so is your physical health and vice versa. 

Teaches Necessary Tools and Resources for Optimal Recovery

Most importantly residential rehab programs are designed for your success after leaving. At Ken Seeley Rehab, our addiction specialists teach our patients the best tools and resources to best manage stress, avoid triggering environments/situations, and create new positive thought patterns to enable your success upon leaving treatment and afterward. 

The goal is always to avoid a high rate of relapse and achieve long-term sobriety. Our teaching of coping and life skills prepares our clients for life during and beyond addiction recovery and helps them avoid or be able to solve any conflict that comes at them with more ease than before. 

Dependence, Tolerance, and Addiction

When someone has a substance use disorder (SUD), the meaning has an addiction to drugs and alcohol, most often both simultaneously, it creates a big problem for one’s brain. Addiction is defined as a  disease that affects the brain. While this is very true, everyone is different, and therefore, the extent of how addicted someone becomes the chosen substances (I.e., drugs and alcohol) depends on various factors, including the person, their history with that substance, genetics, etc. When a person has experimented with drugs and alcohol or both, their body starts to become what is called dependant on the substance. 

This means that the brain translates what is being put in the body as something it has become used to. Therefore, each time the substance is ingested after a certain period of time, the body is constantly having to compensate for it, so the body becomes properly adjusted each time. 

Eventually, dependence turns into tolerance, meaning a person has a diminished response to drinking or taking drugs. In other words, our bodies eventually get used to medication for example, and therefore, either more medication needs to be taken each time for the body to keep feeling its desired effect. Tolerance and dependence can develop in a matter of days, weeks, or months depending on the person. The level of severity will also vary. 

After dependence and tolerance have settled in, addiction has taken hold. To recover from substance abuse, detoxing on your own is highly discouraged, as professional help from addiction specialists in a residential rehab facility is the best option for achieving long-term sobriety. 

Understanding these differences between tolerance, dependence, and addiction can help people understand drug abuse and the development of addiction. 

The Intake Process: Detoxification

After an individual agrees to seek treatment, they will undergo a lengthy process called the intake or medically assisted detox. Detoxing from drugs and alcohol needs to be done in a safe and secure environment because of what results when one goes through withdrawal. 

When a person is removing the toxic substances from the body, in this case, drugs and alcohol, they are going through what is called detoxification. This process is the first thing done before a person can officially enter a rehab treatment facility, and start the treatment and recovery process. 

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIH), during detox also formally known as medically-assisted detox, the body is not used to this unconventional way of removing toxins from the body through the means of using anti-craving medications. Therefore, to adjust to it, the body goes through withdrawal, the onset of physiological and psychological symptoms that occur as a result of gradually reducing the intake of a drug or substance. 

When withdrawal symptoms occur, an addict’s brain works like a boomerang. Due to the suppression of these neurotransmitters, our bodies chemical messengers that help carry out physical and psychological functions, during detox, the body reacts defensively by producing adrenaline, causing these withdrawal symptoms, such as diarrhea, sweats, seizures, nausea, vomiting, tremors, hallucinations, etc. These occurrences vary from mild to severe, and should never be monitored without medical supervision.

The addiction specialists at Ken Seeley Rehab are here to make this first step in the recovery process as smooth as possible, as admitting and going to a facility to receive help is challenging enough. 

During intake and detox, clients will undergo this comprehensive process to determine the best course of action regarding treatment. This entails which types of therapy and treatment are right for your needs, etc. During the evaluation, our intake team will get to know you, and you will get to know our team and the facility. It’s a get to know you, get to know our situation. 

We will perform a psychological and medical evaluation, to ensure each patient’s needs are met throughout treatment. This part is crucial as the addiction specialists need to understand one’s medical history to properly diagnose any underlying issues that may relate to their drug addiction or treatment. 

Once we have everything we need, a tailored treatment plan will be created with therapies, medications, and more to treat your addiction and any other underlying circumstances, the most important and common denominator being mental illness. 

Types of Rehabilitation Programs: Residential vs Outpatient Treatment

The main two types of addiction treatment are residential and outpatient rehab facilities. There are some similarities and differences in each one. Both have been proven effective for addiction treatment, however, depending on your addiction type, length of addiction, and severity, you may be better suited for one versus the other. 

Residential 

Inpatient treatment is more for those with severe addiction issues. People will live in the facility and receive 24-7 counseling and therapy to help recover and become sober. Inpatient treatment eliminates bad choices and environment, along with all distractions, allowing the person to focus on themselves, and ultimately successfully get well in all aspects of their lives and recover.

Outpatient 

 Outpatient treatment is a treatment that allows more flexibility and independence. Outpatient is different than residential. A person in an outpatient rehab facility does not live there like in outpatient. They can go to work and school, all while going to receive treatment at a facility multiple days a week for however long warranted. Outpatient is usually attended after residential treatment, but which program you are put in, depends on the person, their situation, and needs.  

Choose Ken Seeley Rehab for Your Residential Addiction Treatment Program

We Can Help You Recover To Your Fullest

When it comes to addiction treatment, it’s important to know about the different steps in the process, because knowledge is power, and having the resources to turn to during this difficult time will put your mind at ease. 

Therefore, while it’s true that a comprehensive rehab experience away from home may be the best way to start recovery, entering the wrong program can easily lead to relapse. Addiction is a cunning and powerful disease that alters the mind. 

Choosing the right rehab facility for your loved one who is struggling with addiction takes time and effort, but is one of the most important choices you will ever have to make. A facility that will provide the treatment and lifestyle you need is the key to sobriety. Don’t settle for a subpar facility, and choose our inpatient rehab program at Ken Seeley Rehab in Palm Springs, CA. 

At Ken Seeley Rehab, we’re ready to hold our clients accountable for their recovery journey. While we work hard to support and guide our clients, we share the work. We push our clients every step of the way to ensure they receive only the best care and the most effective treatment options available. 

Through our range of addiction treatment programs and our luxury amenities, it’s no wonder our residential addiction treatment center is the go-to place for healing in Palm Springs, California. Along with our residential addiction treatment program, we also provide the following for our clients:

  • 12 and non 12 step meetings
  • 5-year recovery plans
  • Long-term case management
  • Individual counseling
  • Trauma-informed care

If you’re ready to take back control of your life, it’s time to begin making serious changes. Want to begin with our residential addiction treatment program? Contact us at Ken Seeley Rehab today at (855) 236-7911 to learn more about how.