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5 New Trends in Inpatient Rehab

Everything changes these changes include inpatient rehabilitative care. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a number of advances have been made over the past few years. Many of these advances like the use of Suboxone for opiate addiction are well publicized and already in use across the country, but addiction treatment is not always about advances. In recent years, a few new trends have popped up in many of the most successful facilities. These trends incorporate a broad range of new and traditional techniques.

1. Eastern Medicine

One of the most recent and surprising trends in inpatient rehab is the use of eastern medicine in rehabilitative care. Ancient remedies and practices find new places when treating withdrawal and detox. Many of the higher end facilities are now using teas and herbs that help with flushing the drug toxins out of the body. While traditional methods are still in play many are now reaching farther abroad to find medicines for those who react badly or have some of the more severe side effects to the traditional medications.

2. Whole Body Wellness


Dietary therapy promotes wellness.

Holistic medicine is creeping into many areas of science and medicine. The thought that a person is not their addiction or disease is becoming more the norm. Information sources such as the National Library of Medicine, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse are now all recognizing the connection between physical and mental health and addiction. Most have started exercise programs, wellness therapy, dietary therapies, and other programs to promote a total wellness among their patients.

3. Life Style Changes

Although it seems obvious, changing the way people live is one of the key aspects of changing the drug use. By teaching people how to live well, think positively, and remove obstacles and negative thought patterns these programs seek to prevent relapse and help control drug cravings. Most who engage in a program that helps them reorganize their lifestyle find they are more successful when it comes to staying away from the drug lifestyle and drug culture.

In some cases, these lifestyle changes lead to advances in other areas of their lives such as:

  • education,
  • family life,
  • job satisfaction, and
  • overall satisfaction with life.

4. Finding the Root of the Problem

One of the major trends in inpatient rehabilitation is after detox, finding the root of the problem. Finding the cause of the addiction is becoming more important than the addiction itself. Once the cause of the addiction is found and treated, the addiction and addictive behavior can be addressed.

5. Aftercare for Inpatient Recovery

A huge new trend in inpatient care is inpatient aftercare. Previously once you were released from the inpatient facility, you were left to your own devices. This often led to high relapse rates once a patient returned home. With proper aftercare, such as places to go and continued counseling sessions the success rate of inpatient programs has increased and relapses have decreased.

There are many more upcoming trends in inpatient care. For more information about them call us at 800-430-1407Who Answers?.

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