There are so many options for addiction rehab that one may become confused as to what they all mean. In patient is one of the most aggressive forms of rehab. This type of rehab is recommended for addicts who can not abstain from their addictions on their own free will. Whether the addiction is to food, drugs, or alcohol inpatient rehab can be a very effective method of treatment. Inpatient rehab involves a stay for detoxification. The detoxification process can take anywhere from a few days up to a year or more. This all depends on the severity of the addiction.
Inpatient rehab is especially helpful for addicts who lack healthy social relationships, have failed previously in other treatment programs, and those people who suffer from serious medical and or mental health conditions. Inpatient rehab offers a structured environment offering addiction education and many different types of therapy. The therapy offered is in group, individual and family or couple counseling. Inpatient programs generally take place in a residential facility dedicated to the specific addiction or in a medical facility, such as a hospital, where medications can be administered if necessary for recovery. A lot of inpatient rehab is based on the 12 step recovery. After completing an inpatient program the patient is typically referred to an outpatient program for further support.
Inpatient rehab is very effective and has a high success rate. Most addicts do better in an inpatient environment than the addicts who attend an outpatient program or attempt to conquer their addiction by themselves. If you or a loved one is suffering from an addiction talk with them and your health care professional do devise the best rehab program for your situation. Always know that there are many options and organizations that are out there to help with addiction. If addiction is controlling your life seek professional help immediately.
Disclaimer: Cliff Schaffer does not personally endorse or support any of the comments made within the writings of this article.