a man enters inpatient rehab for addiction and begins therapy in treatment

Do I Need Inpatient Rehab?

It is challenging to confront addiction. It may be very difficult for a person to acknowledge that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. They might be afraid their family or friends will reject them. They might even be scared that they’ll be an entirely different person after recovery. The options for addiction treatment and recovery may seem overwhelming. How can someone determine if they need an inpatient addiction treatment program and if so, what are its benefits?

If you or someone you love is in need of an inpatient rehab center, help is available now. Washburn House offers individualized residential treatment plans for men and women built around the latest innovations in addiction recovery. Our programs cover the entire spectrum of care, from medically supervised detox to inpatient addiction treatment to outpatient and alumni care. Get on the road to recovery today. Contact Washburn House at 855.298.3104 to learn about our treatment programs and facilities. 

What Is Inpatient Addiction Rehab?

Addiction often becomes the center of a person’s life. Inpatient addiction treatment allows a person to focus their full attention on recovery, offering clients a trusted community that can support their healing 24/7. In addition to group and individual therapy, inpatient rehab facilities often provide opportunities for enrichment and connection, including, but not limited to, yoga, music therapy, or book clubs. When appropriate, these treatment programs may also support a client in mending broken relationships with family and friends.

Entering Inpatient Addiction Treatment

In addiction treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to care. When someone needs inpatient rehab, the first step is often an assessment of mental and physical health, followed by a determination of what sorts of treatment modalities may best serve the client. Additionally, it may be necessary that the client first undergo a medically supervised detox program. Detox and withdrawal are hard, and without support and supervision at this stage, a client is much more likely to relapse. Following detox (which can often be completed on-site), a client will transition into inpatient treatment.

There are Many Benefits to Inpatient Addiction Treatment

Inpatient rehab may seem daunting. But a dedicated 24/7 program can offer many benefits not available in other settings, including:

  • A sense of connection
  • Regular routines and structures
  • Complete focus on a successful recovery

Connection and Community

The most vital component of an inpatient level of care is community. Addiction is deeply stigmatized, and people living with addiction often feel isolated and small. Inpatient addiction rehab offers a non-judgmental environment for recovery alongside people who understand and can empathize with each other’s struggles. In an inpatient treatment setting, no one has to be alone. 

Routine and Structure

A lack of routine can be a stumbling block in recovery, and too much unaccounted-for time may increase the risk of fixating on addiction or can result in cravings for drugs or alcohol. The highly structured environment of an inpatient care program can provide a sense of stability, giving a client a chance to focus more fully on their own recovery. Practice in establishing routines and boundaries will also be a vital part of transitioning out of inpatient care.

Focus and Success

Inpatient addiction treatment programs have proven records of success. This is due in large part to the necessary separation of a client from their everyday life, including from family and friends. While it may seem harsh or cruel from the outside, sequestering a patient in this way allows them a profoundly better chance at a successful detox and subsequent recovery. While inpatient care may not be right for everyone, oftentimes, the “normal” circumstances of a person’s life may put them at risk of relapse if not under 24/7 care. This time to focus on recovery will help a client develop the coping techniques and boundaries they will need to navigate the world and resist their triggers following treatment. 

Inpatient Addiction Rehab is Available at Washburn House

Entering an inpatient rehab center care may seem like a difficult and drastic step to take in the recovery process. But there is no shame in seeking help for alcohol or drug addiction. At Washburn House, clients and professionals work together to maintain a supportive, non-judgmental community for all who need treatment. With a wide range of programs for drug and alcohol addiction—in both inpatient and outpatient settings—Washburn House is available any time to get you or a loved one addiction treatment. Take that first step on the path to recovery and call Washburn House today at 855.298.3104 or via our online contact form. Our intake staff is ready to answer any questions you may have.

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