Inpatient drug rehab and inpatient alcohol treatment at DARA provide highly structured and monitored therapy away from daily stress and the triggers that cause cravings. Being completely separated from the routine environment means 100% of each day can be focused on beating the addiction. Most people with significant addictions need this separation in order to gain the empowering skills necessary for overcoming addiction to drugs or alcohol.
Inpatient alcohol rehab and drug treatment is proven to increase the chance of recovery success. Drug dependency or addiction has created mental and physical changes that make it impossible for an individual to completely overcome alone. Inpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment provide a 100% substance-free environment with 24-hour professional support. Inpatient rehab at DARA also means that the challenges of treatment take place in a luxurious therapeutic environment.
The aim of inpatient treatment at DARA is to provide individuals with the tools they need to survive in the outside world. Preparation for this transition back home begins almost immediately. Time in rehab can pass quickly, so the team at DARA assists clients in maximizing their experience in rehab from day one.
Understanding the Pros and Cons of Inpatient Drug Rehab and Alcohol Treatment
Before making the choice to begin inpatient drug rehab or inpatient alcohol rehab, it is important to clearly understand the advantages and disadvantages of residential treatment.
The Pros of Inpatient Rehab at DARA
Inpatient rehab at DARA provides a safe plan for a person to break away from substance abuse. The therapeutic 24-hour structure of residential inpatient treatment for substance abuse is focused on helping an individual create a healthy new life that does not involve the use of drugs and alcohol. The client will be fully dedicated to treatment during their inpatient stay.
The early period of recovery can be difficult, because of the cravings and temptation to drink or use drugs is still very present. Being in residential rehab means that it is more difficult to give up or give in to temptation. The geographic isolation of DARA’s two expert treatment facilities adds an extra layer to element of success. Clients are fully supported during inpatient alcohol rehab and inpatient drug rehab. This support is available 24-hours a day, and comes from both the DARA staff and other clients. For many clients, having the positive support of peers is a new experience. This high level of support on many levels pushes each client to succeed, and in turn encourages them to assist others in their successful recovery journey during inpatient rehab.
In DARA’s inpatient treatment programs a full array of resources are in place to help each client achieve successful recovery. This includes expert certified therapists and a knowledgeable team that provides sound guidance on handling the challenges that will inevitably arise after returning home. During residential treatment, many normal stressors (such as work or home) are reduced, so the client is able to reflect on their lives, and begin to make plans for a positive, healthier future life.
The Cons of Inpatient Rehab
The transition from the 24-hour structure of inpatient treatment and back home can be a difficult one for many clients, and a time of fear, discouragement, and potential relapse. This is easy to understand, since a client is moving out of a highly supported and protected environment. DARA carefully prepares each client for this transition from the first day of treatment. We also make sure that a strong aftercare and relapse prevention program is in place before the journey home takes place.
Publically funded inpatient drug rehab and inpatient alcohol treatment programs can’t provide the same degree of 1:1 engagement that is necessary. Transitional services in these often overcrowded facilities may just be discharge home, with no other support put into place. This does not minimize the expertise or care of the treatment teams in many other inpatient rehab facilities, just a lack of available time and a census that is much too high. DARA provides expert, comprehensive care at an affordable price, with a very low patient-clinician ratio.
What to Expect During Inpatient Alcohol Rehab and Drug Treatment at DARA
Coming to inpatient drug rehab and alcohol treatment at DARA means entering a structured and restricted form of living. Rules and restrictions at DARA are similar to those found at most inpatient alcohol rehab and inpatient drug rehab programs. We understand that these restrictions and rules can be difficult for individuals at first, but each is meant to enhance the chances for success recovery.
Therapeutic inpatient drug rehab and inpatient alcohol treatment at DARA entails:
- Remaining completely abstinent of alcohol and recreational drugs during the inpatient stay
- Taking part in all prescribed activities
- Adapting to the increased structure of the treatment day
- Maintaining civility with others—clients often feel increased anger during the therapeutic process a( violence is not tolerated at DARA)
- Remaining at the treatment center unless accompanied by DARA staff (during therapeutic field trips)
- Respecting outside communication rules–DARA allows contact with family members, but this is limited to certain times (many other inpatient alcohol rehab and drug treatment centers do not allow any outside contact during treatment, but at DARA we feel this communication is essential)
- Attending groups during which the sharing of personal information and experiences are part of the process
- Understanding that at times therapists and other clients may challenge the behavior of the individual
- Being completely honest during the treatment process, to oneself and others
- Following rules regarding romantic/sexual encounters during the treatment process
Complete information on DARA’s inpatient rules and regulations will be given to each client primary to beginning the residential stay.
Making Inpatient Drug Rehab Meaningful
Once the decision to begin inpatient drug rehab or inpatient alcohol treatment is made, there are several concepts to keep in mind. Each of these will help make the inpatient stay meaningful and more effective.
- Willingness to change is the most important key to maximizing the inpatient rehab experience
- Make full use of all resources available during rehab—each client at DARA receives a highly individualized care plan, but there will be many other resource options to take part in
- Stick with others in rehab who also seem motivated and dedicated to their own success
- Understand that each rule, restriction, or request is present to support the recovery process
- Participate as fully as possible in each individual and group session
- Take advantage of the advice given by the therapists, and give them a fair and honest attempt
- Don’t keep worries and concerns hidden, and take advantage of the support available during residential care
- Personal development and goal setting/implementation exercises are given throughout inpatient treatment, and should be taken seriously and completed fully