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Drug and Alcohol Inpatient Treatment

Many drug and alcohol treatment facilities claim they heal the whole person and that their treatment heals the mind, body, and soul. But what does that really mean when it comes to substance abuse? We can help you find patient-focused treatment.

Treatment should heal the whole person and begin with attention to detail. ABTRS wants to help you find a treatment center with individualized treatment plans that focus on patients’ needs. We also want to help you find a center that offers qualified therapists that look for co-occurring disorder symptoms and that focused on life skill building.

That is the attention to detail that makes or breaks long-lasting treatment. You may have went through the steps of getting clean, but what is the quality of life like if you do not know how to communicate with others, set goals that are realistic and achievable, and develop a health routine that sets you up for your own version of success.

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Inpatient Treatment Initial Evaluation: Quality Care Begins with a Proper Diagnoses

Receiving high quality drug and alcohol treatment is incredibly important. Providing comprehensive evaluations for co-occurring disorders by masters level therapists is where inpatient treatment begins.

Substance abuse and mental health disorders often go hand in hand. Many patients who have struggled with PTSD, major depression, bipolar disorder, or anxiety know how easy it is to abuse drugs and alcohol to feel better. At ABTRS, we can help you find masters-level therapists that focus on treating drug and alcohol addictions as well as co-occurring disorders.

Learn more about co-occurring disorders to help get a better understanding of why people who have mental health disorders self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. Learn how quickly self-medicating can turn into a life altering addiction.

Having a co-occurring disorder and a substance abuse addiction effects each patient differently demonstrating the need for individualized treatment programs at the inpatient level of care. Inpatient care practices patient-focused treatment that is customized to their needs and pace of progress.

The Stabilization Process: The First Step in Recovery 

At this point in your life, it is time to focus on yourself and getting clean. Leaving outside influences like social media and friends behind has never been more important when going through drugs and alcohol withdrawals. The first step to overcoming a drug and alcohol addiction is to expel your body of toxins and sober up. Many recovery patients have said that the withdrawing step is the most intimidating step. When they have tried to go cold turkey, they have ended up relapsing due to the intensity of their discomfort. But with feedback comes an area for improvement.

Medically supervised withdrawals process are designed to be as accommodating as possible. That means offering 24-hour nurses to ensure vitals are monitored and overall well-being is stable. During the stabilization process, high quality treatment centers make withdrawal process as comfortable and safe as possible. By making the first steps in recovery less stressful on the body, the patient can be more receptive to the rest of their treatment. Providing a strong foundation for the rest of the patient’s inpatient treatment plan.

During the first few steps of this process, the body needs time to adjust; there will be raw emotions that fill the patient with doubt. Many in active addiction believe they will never achieve happiness if they cut drugs and alcohol out of their life. This self doubt is just one of the many hurdles in rehab and we are prepared to help you get through it.

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Advanced Medication that Encourages Success

Before modern medicine, when someone wanted to get clean, they had to depend on their willpower to get them through their withdrawals. It was their courage that fought the urges to find their next fix and overcome their shakes, delusions, itches, fevers, and nausea. With current medical advancements in drug and alcohol treatment, our physician has explored the safest and most effective medications to help remain abstinent from drug and alcohol and fight your triggers to relapse.

A Better Today Recovery Services can help you find a treatment center that provides effective medication. For those suffering from an opioid addiction, medication that blocks the effects of opioids and interrupts thoughts of relapse can help people through withdrawals.

Inpatient Treatment Program

From the moment you enroll in an inpatient treatment program, your schedule will be planned down to the hour. Depending on your program, your day will be filled with courses work modules and bookwork, one on one therapy sessions, group therapy sessions, CBT therapy, expressive therapy, and yoga and strength training.

From sunup to sundown, effective treatment centers are dedicated to introducing a healthy routine that supports growth and healing. Inpatient rehabilitation programs offer intense therapy sessions to get to the root of each patient’s addiction and look for co-occurring disorder symptoms that could be hindering progress.

A patient’s length of stay is based on the patient’s progress through their individualized inpatient treatment program. Check out A Better Today Recovery Services’ effectiveness of treatment study of 2017 to see how length of stay correlates with time of abstinence from drugs and alcohol.

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Overcoming Your Addiction Through Comprehensive Therapy

Inpatient rehabilitation programs offer intense therapy sessions to get to the bottom of each patient’s addiction. Substance use disorders can be born from past traumas and/or undiagnosed mental disorders that may have developed in a person’s life.

Identifying the root of patients’ addiction and the triggers that keep them spiraling out of control is important for quality substance abuse treatment. Effective treatment centers use information about triggers to provide comprehensive, individualized inpatient care. Call us today for help finding an addiction treatment center that can provide you with the care you need.

Patient-Focused Individualized Therapy

Highly-trained therapists utilize a wide range of therapeutic methods to provide each person with the treatment he or she needs to recover. Everyone’s life experiences are different; therefore, everyone needs a different combination of therapies. One-on-one therapy with a licensed therapist is the main component of effective inpatient rehab plans. Each patient can work through issues with a trained professional. The therapist can also help patients come up with alternative ways to relieve stress, drama and anxiety that is caused by everyday life.

Many people develop a substance abuse problem because they do not know how to handle those negative emotions. Through inpatient rehab, people can learn how to get through hard times without hazardous substances. At high quality treatment centers, therapists help patients look at their addiction from the outside so that patients can see how the actions have taken a toll on their life and relationships, then work on ways to fix those mistakes.

Individual therapy is a critical component of treatment that allows the individual to work through issues that require privacy and a more in-depth analysis. Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, is a hallmark of addiction medicine. The unhealthy and self-defeating thought cycles that existed while using must be challenged and CBT does just that. A therapist will work one on one with the patient to rewrite the internal dialogues and replace the reactionary thoughts with healthy and productive patterns of thought.

For example, every time a person is exposed to a particular trigger, his or her reaction is to think “drugs would make this situation better.” CBT works to intervene when such a thought arises and teaches the individual to challenge it with other thoughts that result in healthier behaviors. Over time, the old way of thinking is eliminated and a new, healthier person emerges.

Other individual therapeutic techniques are also utilized. Different techniques focus on different needs. Dialectical behavioral therapy or DBT, is another successful therapeutic technique employed by expert therapists. Still other treatments target trauma and help the individual to overcome specific past experiences that should be addressed in order for the person to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Peer-to-Peer Behavioral Learning: Group Therapy

Group therapy is another integral part of addiction treatment. The collaborative effort between patients provide priceless feedback and the variety perspectives elevates each person’s progress. Group therapy allows individuals to benefit from the collective experiences of group members.

Some people arrive at treatment weary of others, especially if the other person does not share the same background. It is common for people to more readily take advice from fellow patients who are in the same position as themselves over professionals. In cases such as this, the individual may get more from group therapy than individual therapy sessions. Group members encourage each other toward healthy behavior and help each other see situations more clearly.

For instance, a person may have a boyfriend or girlfriend who still uses. While expert therapists suggest it may be beneficial to cut ties in order to stay sober, the individual may dismiss such advice. However, the individual is far more likely to listen and register that the relationship is toxic when the suggestion is coming from a group of peers who have had similar experiences and may have suffered greatly as a consequence of such a significant other.

Group therapy provides a platform through which each group member can help change others’ lives for the better, while simultaneously his or her own life is elevated. The treatment benefits that fellow patients provide each other is one of the most commonly used and successful tools used in recovery programs.

Speaking about past experiences in a group setting can help patients realize that they are not the only one struggling with addiction. Other people have also been put into lows in life because of drugs and alcohol. This makes it easier for other people to see that sobriety is an option because other people have done it before them. In group therapy, patients will also regain some social skills and social acceptable behaviors. In most cases, people who have an addiction put their drugs and alcohol first hurting all their relationships with friends and family.

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Rebuilding the family dynamic is important when it comes to quality treatment.

Rebuilding Family Relationships Through Treatment

High quality treatment centers offer therapy sessions led by a master’s level therapist with the patient during their treatment. The therapist will work as a mediator to encourage families to discuss pressing issues in a safe environment. Issues that substance abuse has caused the family can be addressed with the intentions of moving past them for a healthier relationship.

The loved one may feel overwhelmed with guilt and shame about their destructive behavior in active addiction. Communicating with their loved ones may provide a sense of closure that could encourage a positive drive to be the person they want to be when they were not influenced by drugs.

Having their family show support during the healing process is an important part of drug and alcohol treatment. This makes the first steps on the journey through recovery less stressful; causing them to absorb relapse prevention and coping mechanism training with a positive attitude.

Getting involved in your family’s treatment plan in an important milestone in long term sobriety. We can help you find a treatment center includes the whole family to encourage long-lasting recovery.

Patient-Focused Level System: Achieving Small Goals in Rehab

A patient-driven privilege system can enhance the whole treatment experience with rewards based on progress in treatment. Some effective treatment centers utilize a patient-driven privilege system to help patients feel that their progress is visible and validated. Many people who go to treatment may not go willingly, may not want to listen because they do not think they have a problem, or may only attend treatment due to a court order mandate.

This initial negative perspective hinders progress and causes the person to struggle with the healing process. A reward system can motivate them, give them incentives that encourage growth, and give them goals, real tangible goals, that they can set for themselves and achieve if they improve their attitude. Effective treatment centers often use reward systems so that they can see the fruits of their progress.

At most centers, patients earn rewards by meeting certain requirements. Upon enrolling in treatment programs, patients receive a treatment plan binder that explains exactly what they have to do to receive these rewards based on their treatment plan.

Individualized treatment plans and unique reward systems can help patients progress through recovery. Listening to patient’s feedback and constantly improving our approach accordingly is one way treatment centers can help patients.

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Health & Wellness Benefits During Treatment: Nutrition and Exercise

Struggling with a drug and/or alcohol addiction is rough on the body. For some people, their drug abuse has robbed them of their desire to eat and have three square meals a day. After years of abuse, their drug of choice can become the main focus of their life causing an unhealthy diet and nutrition deficiencies. People who abuse prescription opiates tend to skip meals to maintain a high and are often nauseous after using.

Those who struggle with alcoholism will also refrain from eating to ensure they achieve a certain level of intoxication. A balanced nutrition and eating regularly is what usually is affected the most when people begin to abuse drugs regularly. Many people lose weight due to the toxins they put in their body, causing unhealthy weight loss and muscle deterioration. Drug and alcohol abuse at a young age has been known to stunt growth and interfere with adolescent development.

Knowing that addiction is a disease that affects hormone regulation makes strength training and yoga an important part of substance abuse treatment. Physical activities like going to the gym, jogging, yoga, cross fitness, or weight lifting is used to help regulate proper hormone regulation. Engaging in physical activity during drug & alcohol treatment helps kick start the brain into healthy regulation. Ultimately, promoting good mood and positive routine for a better lifestyle upon graduation.

High quality addiction treatment centers focus on healing the whole person. People can develop a healthy diet on their journey through recovery. Developing healthy habits is a part of that healing process. Educating patients about the importance of a healthy diet while in recovery is part of some treatment centers’ approaches to drug and alcohol rehabilitation.

Aftercare, Sobering Living, and Graduating Rehab with Confidence & Direction

Transitioning from addiction treatment to post-treatment life can be an extremely stressful transition. However, it can also be the most rewarding. Staying sober in rehab should be considered an accomplishment with a long lasting reward: your life back. A Better Today Recovery Services can help you find an addiction recovery program. An effective program can help you find reputable sober living houses, alumni programs, and evening intensive outpatient programs. We want to see you succeed.

It is important to have confidence in yourself and your ability to refrain from abusing drugs and alcohol. We encourage a goal-driven lifestyle filled with a steady job that will provide financial security. Those who graduate from treatment should make amends with those who were hurt by their addictions. Graduating patients can also explore 12-step meetings and service commitments that keep them involved in the sober community. Transitional living offers a safe place to start life after treatment until they feel ready to return to their home environment. Transitional living reinforces the teachings in treatment and provides a safe, structured environment that can ease the transition.

Some treatment centers provide alumni events for those who have graduated from treatment. Alumni activities can include picnics, camping, or family events. Regardless of the specific activities, alumni programs provide those recovering with a sense of community within their sober community.

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Saving Lives, Healing Families

Knowing Your Treatment Options from Reliable Sources Matter When Making Life-Changing Decisions

No one likes to be misled with fake news when they are researching drug and alcohol treatments. Their concern is usually focused on saving their loved one’s life from addiction, not on determining whether they can trust their source. This is why ABTRS believes in the importance of using reputable sources. ABTRS wants to empower you with the knowledge to make good decisions with your addicted loved one’s future in mind. So, we have provided the sources that we used to educate people below.

NIDA. (2018, January 17). Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment: A Research-Based Guide (Third Edition). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/principles-drug-addiction-treatment-research-based-guide-third-edition on 2019, February 18

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (US); 2005. (Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 42.) 6 Traditional Settings and Models. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK64182/

Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Brief Interventions and Brief Therapies for Substance Abuse. Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series, No. 34. HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12- 3952. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1999.

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