Step Two of Addiction Treatment: Inpatient Rehab

Falling into addiction is a process, it doesn’t happen overnight and there are often many, many variables that play into why it happens.

Working your way out of addiction is much the same: recovery is a process.

There are many, many variables and steps along the way that ensure your path to a clean and fruitful life is one that you can happily travel along for the rest of your life.

What Is Residential Addiction Treatment?

Residential addiction treatment is a step in that journey of lasting sobriety.

Also known as inpatient or residential inpatient treatment, it’s principally defined by the fact that in this type of rehab program you’re actually living at the treatment center.

They’re most often recommended and encouraged for people that are working through more severe substance abuse disorders. For those who would therefore have a higher risk for relapsing and for whom the 24-hour support and supervision that an inpatient rehab center has is vital.

Each residential addiction program is tailored and customized to what’s going to help you overcome addiction. There’s no such thing as a one size fits all solution when it comes to recovery from drug or alcohol addiction.

While there are plenty of different modalities for treatment, one that is typically prominently featured in most programs is some version of psychotherapy. Talk therapy, the umbrella term for the various types, is characterized by time spent talking to a psychologist, psychiatrist, licensed therapist or other addiction specialists in both individual and group sessions.

Outside of time spent in those meetings, the remainder of the days and weeks spent in rehab are highly structured to ensure that progress is being made and that you don’t have the time for your mind to wander to drug or drink of choice.

You’re purposely away from your job, school, responsibilities, friends and family so you can focus all your attention on the task at hand: getting better. Being removed from all temptations, triggers places, people, etc. and instead being fully immersed in the work of recovery really does make a significant difference.

Why Does Residential Addiction Treatment Come After Detox?

Addiction may be a mental disorder but it very much manifests physically as well. No doubt about it.

From the shocking wear on the body that years of drinking or drug abuse can cause to the torment of withdrawal, substance abuse has a distinct physical component.

Just as your mind has grown dependent on the drugs or drinks to function “normally”, your body does much the same. In order to feel “normal” you need a few drinks or to get high otherwise the pains of withdrawal start to kick in.

Residential addiction treatment comes after detox because you can’t possibly begin to combat the mental aspects of addiction until you’ve gotten past the physical ones. Detox is simply the process of detoxifying the body of whatever substance you’re addicted to.

Detox and the accompanying withdrawal symptoms can get downright brutal. In some cases, detox and withdrawal can themselves be life-threatening like in the case of delirium tremens from alcohol or withdrawal from benzodiazepines, so having it be medically supervised or medication-assisted could be necessary.

What Valley Recovery Center’s Addiction Treatment Is Like

At Valley Recovery Center you can expect a personalized inpatient treatment program – catered to your needs – and delivered by a caring team of addiction experts with decades of experience.

Our gender-specific men’s rehab programs range from 30 to 60 to 90 days and both the process as well as the duration are based solely on your individual addiction and what would work best for you in beating it.

Lasting recovery is well within your reach, take the next step in getting there and reach out to us at Valley Recovery Center.


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