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Are Rehabilitation Centers Different from Treatment Facilities?

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Rehab programs and treatment facilities continue to evolve, providing more resources than ever before to those in need. If you are dealing with an addiction and you are seeking the right program to face and overcome your struggles, choosing the right path can quickly feel overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with the rehabilitation process.

If you are unsure of where to begin when you are searching for a rehab program, it is important to understand that there are various types of programs and treatment facilities available today.

Are Rehabilitation Centers Different from Treatment Facilities?

The terms ‘rehabilitation centers’ and ‘treatment facilities’ are often used interchangeably to indicate an inpatient rehab program. Whenever the terms ‘facility’ and ‘center’ are used while discussing a rehabilitation program, it is likely that the term is referencing an inpatient program.

What is an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program

An inpatient rehabilitation program involves a central location, often referred to as a rehabilitation center or facility. Individuals enrolled in an inpatient rehab program are expected to live within the facility for 30, 60, or even 90 days, depending on the length of their designated or chosen rehabilitation program.

Inpatient treatment centers include a zero-tolerance policy. Zero-tolerance policies are extremely beneficial for individuals struggling with an addiction, as it prohibits the ownership or consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and any other drugs or medications at all times.

Because inpatient rehabilitation programs typically last anywhere from 30 days to more than 90 days, there is plenty of time to work on rebuilding the mind and body while eliminating temptations and addictions altogether.

Types of Programs Inpatient Treatment Facilities Offer

Inpatient rehabilitation treatment facilities provide a wide range of programs depending on the facility you choose as well as the severity of your addiction and the privileges you are provided. Not all inpatient rehab programs operate in the same manner. It is highly advisable to conduct thorough research on each inpatient program and facility that you are interested in to find an environment that is best suited for your needs, personality, and the type of addiction you are working to overcome.

While some inpatient rehab centers may require individuals receiving care to earn privileges, others may immediately provide privileges to individuals upon their enrollment into a new program. Some of the activities and programs offered with an inpatient rehab treatment center or facility include:

  • Individual Counseling: Individual counseling sessions with addiction counselors and specialists are available. Meet daily or multiple times each week to discuss your journey to sobriety and your current progress in your recovery. Work with an addiction counselor to uncover potential past traumas and triggers in your childhood and in your early life that may have led to the addiction you are struggling with today. Share your emotions and struggles without feeling guilted, shamed, or judged in the process.
  • Hobbies: Learn a new skill or hobby with an extended stay in an inpatient rehab center. Whether you are interested in learning a new instrument, crafting, painting, or playing sports, many inpatient facilities provide a variety of recreational activities and hobbies to dabble in throughout the duration of your stay.
  • Group Therapy: Group therapy is an extremely common and effective tool used in the recovery process, for both patients and counselors. Meeting with others who are also enrolled in an inpatient rehab program is a great way to find camaraderie among your peers and others who struggle with addiction. Group therapy sessions can help you to better express yourself while discussing tough issues such as past traumas, relapses, and the current obstacles you face each day.
  • Detoxing: If you have a serious or life-threatening addiction, an inpatient treatment facility or center may be the optimal location for you. Inpatient treatment centers provide access to medical professionals as well as medically-monitored detoxing solutions. Medically-monitored detoxing can ensure the health and safety of an individual who is in the processing of detoxing from potentially life-threatening substances such as opioids, alcohol, and even prescription medications.

Do you want to make a change in your life by eliminating drugs and alcohol altogether? Are you in search of a rehabilitation or treatment center to address your addiction? Let us help you find a program that can provide you with the resources you need throughout your recovery journey. Our counselors are ready to take your call 24/7. Call us at 888-380-0342 to find a treatment program or facility that is right for you today.

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