Inpatient or residential drug or alcohol rehabilitation refers to the individual being admitted into a program where they will reside for a designated period of time. After a thorough medical and psychological evaluation, they will begin the detox and withdrawal phase of recovery. An inpatient facility is the safest place to undergo detox, as there are medical personnel monitoring the process and administering medications to ease withdrawal symptoms.
During inpatient treatment, the individual will participate in a diverse program of therapy and education scheduled throughout the day. Individual counseling, group counseling, and family group offer a comprehensive approach to therapy. Guest speakers often provide informative and inspirational lectures on site, and 12-step meetings, non 12 step rehab meetings, or a similar program, promote social support. Most inpatient addiction programs also offer augmented therapeutic activities that aid in reducing stress and teaching new relaxation techniques. These activities may include meditation, art therapy, yoga, massage, acupuncture, brain training techniques, and recreational activities.