Why You Should Choose Inpatient Treatment
More than 20 million Americans currently suffer from an addiction to drugs or alcohol and need help. Unfortunately, according to NIDA, most of those who actually do need treatment will not get the supportive care necessary to evoke a full recovery. Whether you’re considering inpatient treatment for yourself, or for someone you care about, consider these great reasons to choose this level of care:
Removal from Unhealthy Environment
Inpatient treatment takes you out of a drug or alcohol abusing situation and places you in a healthy, controlled environment where drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited. Often times, this removal is what it takes to facilitate improvements in your recovery.
Withdrawal is Treated Medically
If you’re withdrawing from a prescription medication, an opiate, or alcohol especially, then you need medical intervention and support to ensure your safety. Inpatient treatment provides you with monitoring and support that is conducive to your safe recovery.
While in an inpatient treatment program you will not be faced with the challenge of saying no to drugs or alcohol because nobody in the program will have access to these substances. The drug-free zone can help you to remain abstinent allowing you to focus on healing psychologically so that you can remain sober.
The support that you receive in an inpatient treatment program is around-the-clock and always available when you need it. Here you can expect to receive support from counselors and therapists, you peers and others who share in similar values and goals. This support can help you to remain on track and stay motivated to get sober.
Treatment for Co-occurring Disorders
More than half of all patients who are addicted to drugs or alcohol suffer from a co-occurring disorder such as anxiety or depression. If you are in an inpatient treatment program, you can be treated properly for any co-occurring disorders through the use of psychotherapy and medical care that is safe and conducive to your continued success in recovery.
While you can take part in and learn a lot about preventing relapse in an outpatient program, inpatient treatment provides you the greatest tools for relapse prevention. Here you will have time on your side as you heal, your peers are on your side as they too are recovering, and your counselor is on your side teaching you the skills to avoid relapse and remain sober for many years to come.