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What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Rehab Centers?
Inpatient rehab centers have many benefits and could be a helpful type of treatment program for your recovery depending on your needs. To find the best rehab center for your specific situation, call 800-721-8114 now and let us match you with a program.
Benefits of Inpatient Centers
Inpatient centers actually have a number of benefits one is unlikely to receive at an outpatient center. For example, the characteristic that separates these centers from others is that the patient is able to attend treatment in a 24-hour program, sleep at the facility, eat at the facility, and generally be in their safe, treatment environment at all times.
This allows for patients to be in a controlled setting where they will not be tempted to abuse drugs and for them to receive round-the-clock care for any physical, psychological, or other issues they may be facing in addition to their addiction.
Many inpatient centers provide hospital-based care to patients while residential facilities usually provide non-hospital care, which can be cheaper and more appropriate for certain individuals. However, the high levels of care and supervision are not the only benefits of inpatient treatment centers for addiction.
- Patients can often find more treatment options at these facilities because they are usually more heavily funded than outpatient centers. Patients not only can receive medical and psychological care that outpatient centers don’t offer but also holistic treatments, which, according to the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, can include:
- Dance/movement therapy
- Tai Chi
- Art therapy
- Spiritual growth and development
- Cultural awareness and appreciation
- Animal and pet therapy
- Massage therapy
- Nutritional classes
- Vocational services
- Housing help
- Patients can also participate in a beneficial recovery tool called resocialization where the entire community of their treatment center (including doctors, nurses, counselors, and even other patients) can help create change to an individual’s problematic attitudes, beliefs, and ideas about their addiction (National Institute on Drug Abuse).
- Patients can often transition into outpatient care after their inpatient program has ended, creating a long and well-rounded treatment program for their recovery.
- Many inpatient centers are built in the middle of inspiring, natural surroundings that can help foster healing and recovery.
- Patients are often able to get to know their doctors, nurses, and other healthcare providers much better through inpatient care, where they can spend ample time with these individuals, and likewise, clinicians get to know their patients much better as well.
Does Anyone Absolutely Need Inpatient Care?
Some individuals can benefit from inpatient treatment so much that they may actually need this type of care in order to create a strong, successful recovery. The medical journal Psychiatric Quarterly published a study that stated, “Patients with high psychiatric severity and/or a poor social support system are predicted to have a better outcome in inpatient treatment. “ This means individuals who
- Are suffering from a comorbid disorder that was either caused by or could have helped to cause their substance abuse (NIDA)
- Are suffering from severe psychological effects of substance abuse that, while temporary, will require more intensive treatment initially
- Do not have a strong support system of friends, family members, coworkers, and other loved ones who can help them through the times in their recovery that they would not be in treatment
- Do not feel safe in their home or do not have a home environment that is conducive to recovery
People who are experiencing one or more of these issues should absolutely seek inpatient or residential treatment, as it is unlikely to be safe for them to only receive the minimal amount of supervision and care that they would in an outpatient facility.
Should I Consider Inpatient Treatment for My Needs?
If you are suffering from any of the issues listed above, inpatient care would likely be the best choice for you. However, you may choose this option simply because of the benefits you could gain from attending an inpatient program. Either way, it could be helpful to consider whether or not inpatient treatment may benefit you.
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Call 800-721-8114 today to find a rehab center that will cater to your needs and help you create a solid foundation of recovery.