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Is Inpatient Drug Rehab More Effective than Other Forms of Treatment?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a variety of forms of treatment are necessary to treat the various forms of drug abuse. If one treatment does not work, then another should be tried. Although inpatient drug rehab is not necessarily more effective than other forms of treatment, there are circumstances where inpatient drug treatment is vital to the recovery of the addict.

When the Addict is Homeless

Severe addiction and homelessness go hand in hand. Many people who are severely addicted lose their home and the only place they have to go is inpatient rehab. In this case inpatient rehab gives them a home while they get clean and helps them get their lives back on track.

When the Addict’s Home Environment is Dangerous

domestic violence and drug addiction

Inpatient rehabs provide a safe environment for drug addicts who are also victims of domestic violence.

Sometimes addiction and domestic violence and physical abuse coincide. In this case when the addict is the victim an inpatient treatment center helps get the addict out of the dangerous situation and into a safe one.

When the Addict is Continuously Exposed to Triggers

If the addict’s home environment contains too many triggers, they might not be able to break the addiction without being removed from the triggers. They need time to learn how to deal with the things that trigger their drug use before returning to their normal environment.

When there is only One Addict Seeking Treatment in a Multiple Addict Residence

If the addict seeking treatment is living with others that are also addicts, they need somewhere to go. A person living with other addicts is more likely to relapse into drug use if constantly exposed to it. It is better to be completely out of the environment while in treatment.

When other Methods Failed

If you have tried other methods like outpatient treatment and community treatment and these treatments failed, there is a good chance that you need inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment for some is a last resort to end their drug abuse.

Is Inpatient Drug Rehab Really Necessary?

When it is Medically Necessary

With certain forms of withdrawal, inpatient treatment is medically necessary for recovery. Some types of withdrawal are very dangerous. Alcohol withdrawal is one form of withdrawal that can kill. Most forms of withdrawal are benign but some are deadly. In order to monitor detox and withdrawal inpatient treatment is necessary.

When the Addict is Suffering from a Physical or Mental Disorder

When someone is suffering from a physical or mental disorder, drug addiction and withdrawal can make these conditions worse. Medical monitoring and other help is needed to make sure that the addict remains safe as they withdrawal from the drugs. Some drugs make heart conditions and other issues worse. These conditions can kill if they are not closely monitored by medical personnel.

For more information on the benefits of inpatient rehab and the circumstances when inpatient rehab is best call us at 800-681-7369. We can help you decide if inpatient rehab is right for you and help you find the treatment you need to make a full recovery.