Entering the world of treatment and rehab facilities can be overwhelming. Before making the decision to enter rehab or talking to a loved one about treatment, it’s important to know the types of treatments available at rehab facilities.
Impatient treatment is typically the first form of treatment people think of when they start planning their recovery. Inpatient treatment requires patients to check themselves into a program where they can recieve the help they need while overcoming their addictions. Patients typically stay in a treatment facility for 28 days to six months, depending on their needs.
Inpatient treatment will differ based on the program, but the majority include medically assisted detox, constant medical care, group therapy, individual therapy, and family therapy. Some programs also offer patients non-traditional therapies such as equine therapy, art therapy, dance therapy, and more.
Finding an inpatient program that will work for you and your situation is an excellent step toward recovery. There are some things you have to do before entering treatment. If you have kids, you’ll want to work with your support system to find someone for them to stay with while you’re in recovery. You’ll also need to talk to your employer and inform them that you’ll be in recovery and unable to work. Getting everything in order before you leave will help you be able to focus your attention on recovery once you enter treatment.
Residential or transitional living programs are an option for people who have completed detoxification and had a primary rehabilitation stay. Patients typically spend three to six months in residential treatment and can expect to attend therapy sessions, address barriers to recovery, practice life skills, and connect with local resources.
At The GateHouse, our residential programs consist of three phases. During Phase I, residents familiarize themselves with their new schedules, new counselors, peers, guidelines, and routines of The GateHouse. Phase II begins when residents complete their initial treatment goals. They participate in beneficial weekend activities and develop their values, morals, and beliefs. Residents typically start looking for employment and volunteer roles in the community to practice their new-found recovery life skills during Phase II, as well. Phase III is when residents start planning for their future after the program. They implement the skills they acquired throughout the program and balance their various responsibilities. After finishing Phase III, our team helps residents create a relapse prevention plan, prepare a budget, find housing, recommend outpatient services, and help form a support network.
Outpatient treatment allows clients to maintain their daily routines while learning and practicing recovery skills. Additionally, outpatient treatment allows patients to stay close to their support system, develop a support system in their environment, and receive information for local resources.
Unlike inpatient treatment, clients typically only spend up to 12 hours a week in a treatment program you choose to attend. Outpatient treatment offers similar therapies such as individual and group therapy. These programs are usually used as part of a long-term treatment plan or by those who have mild to moderate withdrawal symptoms. Detoxing at an outpatient facility is also an option at some programs, which does not require a client to stay in an inpatient facility full time.
Outpatient rehab is an incredible option to incorporate into a long-term treatment plan or for those who are concerned about affecting their daily lives.
It’s always important to determine your individual needs and life circumstances when choosing a course of treatment. Whether it’s full-time inpatient treatment, transitional living, or outpatient treatment, finding out what will work best for you is essential to your long-term recovery.
The GateHouse provides both intensive outpatient treatment and transitional living options where groups are facilitated by professional and credentialed members of the treatment team. If you’re interested in an intensive outpatient program or residential treatment, reach out to The GateHouse to for help.