When you are considering addiction recovery, there are so many options to choose from, that often times it becomes overwhelming for the patient. At The Keys to It ALL, we strongly encourage our clients to enroll in inpatient therapy for the best result.
Inpatient drug rehabs offer an overabundance of benefits that will no doubt help anyone trying to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction.
Benefit 1: Structure
Inpatient drug rehabs offer structure that cannot be found elsewhere. Inpatient programs offer very little free time. This not only prevents the addict from figuring out how to obtain their choice substance, but also because the less time allowed for the patient to think about drugs, the less likely they will relapse.
Benefit 2: 24-7 Support
Addicts attending an inpatient rehab will have professional support available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In early recovery this can make all the difference as most relapses happen early during the recovery process.
Benefit 3: No Access to Drugs or Alcohol
An inpatient rehab means the individual will stay at the facility at all times, unless there are approved outings, in which they will be under constant supervision. People involved in outpatient rehab programs run the risk of relapsing because they return home in the evening and can access their choice substance. A person at an inpatient rehab will have no easy access to drugs or alcohol; this makes this option the safest for most people in early recovery.
Benefit 4: Supervision
Many addicts will go through withdrawal, including mental withdrawal. This can be a dangerous and even life threatening time. Mental withdrawal can last for months. People experiencing mental withdrawal at an inpatient rehab will have constant medical supervision and counseling; this benefit is not only critical in some cases but provides much needed emotional support.
Benefit 5: No Negative Influences
Inpatient drug rehabs often limit phone calls and do not allow, or closely monitor, any visitors. This prevents the smuggling of substances and any negative influence that a person outside the rehab may have on the addict.
Benefit 6: Complete Focus on the Self
An inpatient drug rehab allows the individual to completely focus on their self. Thus, they are able to concentrate on their recovery while being completely away from any type of distractions or stress.
Benefit 7: New Friendships
Everyone at an inpatient rehab is going through the same thing and have one goal in common, that being sobriety. These facilities can be great places for recovering addicts to develop strong friendships and new, much needed support.
Benefit 8: Therapy Options
Most inpatient drug rehabs offer various alternative therapy options that will help people throughout recovery. Theses may include yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, Pilates, massage, and exercise routines. These are all great ways to release any stress, improve mental concentration, and the overall physical and mental health of a person. During early recovery this can make all the difference.
Benefit 9: Balanced Diet
Inpatient rehabs understand the importance of nutrition. Ensuring that the individual will eat a balanced diet which will not only help the body get through the initial withdrawal, but will help to gain physical and mental strength throughout the entire recovery process.
Benefit 10: Tools for Recovery
Inpatient rehabs will continue to support the individual after they have left the facility. They will have taught the recovering addict various tools to implement anytime they are have cravings or are at risk for relapsing. Inpatient rehabs will teach tools that can be used at anytime, anywhere, and can potentially save a person’s life.
For more information on treatment options, and determining the best course of action for you or a loved one, contact Adam today.