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Healing at an In House Rehab
We all remember the scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz, hanging there on a stake and pointing this way and that way in response to Dorothy’s question as to the direction of Emerald City. Dorothy was in search of hope—on a mission to return to her beloved home and family and needing some assistance along the way.
When someone has decided to find their own hope—to reclaim their lives from the grip of addiction to drugs or alcohol and/or a mental health disorder—they may feel as confused as that scarecrow, not knowing which way to turn to get on that path to renew hope. Sometimes, just having some basic knowledge and understanding of what in house rehab is and what to expect will go a long way towards taking that first important step toward hope.
What is In House Rehab?
First, a distinction must be made between in house rehab. In house rehab, also referred to as inpatient or residential rehab, involves the individual actually taking up residence in the treatment facility for a period of time. This is in contrast to outpatient rehab that is reserved for milder substance abuse or mental health problems, in which the client lives at home during the treatment period.
In house rehab centers are very diverse, with specialties and philosophical models that help define their individual focus and brand in the treatment of addiction and mental health. Most in house rehabs focus the majority of the treatment modalities on individual and group therapy, education about addiction and/or mental health, teaching coping skills and relaxation techniques, and participation in 12 step on non-12 step recovery meetings.
What to Expect at In House Rehab?
In house rehab is intense in nature. There is 24/7 monitoring and support for the clients, as well as both psychiatric and medical intervention as needed. The daily schedule is structured, offering the clients a wide array of therapeutic activities that will occupy the majority of the day.
The comprehensive treatment found at in house rehabs is designed to give clients a renewed sense of hope for their futures, as well as restored health and well-being. To accomplish these goals, many in house rehabs offer experiential therapies to augment the counseling and education components of treatment. These adjunct therapies might include yoga, guided meditation, guided imagery, mindfulness exercises, journaling, art and music therapy, exercise programs, and recreational activities.
Aftercare Following In House Rehab
Intrinsic to the success of inpatient rehabilitation is the aftercare piece of the treatment plan. Its importance cannot be overstated, as good continuing care can make or break a recovery from substance abuse or a mental health disorder. Following the completion of the residential treatment program, after care extends the treatment in a less intense manner by offering ongoing outpatient treatment.
A solid aftercare program will focus on relapse education and prevention, creating a blueprint for identifying triggers and planning on how to manage them. Individual and group counseling, even just once per week, will benefit the individual in the early stages of recovery. In addition, aftercare can include a temporary stay in sober living, an excellent step to further reinforce new sober habits and promote a social support system. Attendance and active participation in a recovery group, such as SMART Recovery, NAMI Connection Recovery Support Group, A.A. or N.A. also offer opportunity to share insights and struggles with others.
Seeking an In House Rehab
The Treatment Specialist will connect you to an in house rehab to treat drug or alcohol addiction and or a mental health disorder. The specialists have extensive experience guiding those in need of treatment options for your addiction or mental health needs. Let us point the way to new hope! Contact a Treatment Specialist today at (866) 644-7911.