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Inpatient Drug Rehab

Since there are so many options when it comes to the treatment of drug or alcohol addiction, it’s essential to gather as much information as you can about it. This way you can make the most informed decision about your long-term recovery plans.

You likely have a lot of questions at this point. What is inpatient drug rehab anyway? Is inpatient rehab my best bet? What other options do I have? This page should answer most of your questions, but if it doesn’t, please reach out to us anytime at 888.962.8208. We are here to talk anytime.

Let’s get started, shall we?


What is Inpatient Drug Rehab?

First of all, what is inpatient drug rehab? Inpatient treatment centers (also called residential treatment centers) provide a highly structured, monitored environment in a home-like setting that offers residents serenity as they begin their long-­term recovery. This ensures that residents do not have access to drugs or alcohol while in the program. Also, they can receive full-time support during their recovery.

Inpatient drug rehab is typically the first step after sub-acute detox. However, not every person will go through the detox phase of treatment. Many people will start out with an inpatient drug treatment program.

Benefits of an Inpatient Drug Rehab Center

When an addicted person gets to the abuse and dependence stage of their using, they have considerable consequences. Whether it’s legal, social, family, work, or their physical health, they are facing incredibly tricky and life-altering consequences. At this stage, they require the stable and drug-free environment which residential inpatient treatment can offer. 

Inpatient rehab also provides round the clock medical supervision. At this stage, an assessment takes place to decipher if a co-occurring disorder (also known as dual diagnosis) is present. If so, the treatment plan will be adjusted to accommodate the diagnosis. The entire inpatient treatment process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days or more. They will then move on to the outpatient treatment. An intensive outpatient program (IOP) will help them in maintaining sobriety through therapy and life skills workshops. 


Other benefits of inpatient drug rehab include: 

Structured Environment

Residential treatment programs offer clients little free time. Staying busy keeps recovering individuals from thinking about drugs or trying to figure out ways to obtain them.

Round-The-Clock Support

During the early days of recovery, the risk of relapse is high. The 24/7 professional support offered in an inpatient program can provide invaluable peace of mind.

Alcohol and Drug-Free Zone

In a residential program, clients stay at the facility for the duration of their treatment. There’s no access to drugs or alcohol at a rehab center, which makes inpatient treatment the safest option during the challenging days of early recovery.


Every client at an inpatient rehab is dealing with similar struggles. Rehab centers can be an excellent source of new friendships and much-needed social support.


A balanced diet can play an essential role in your recovery efforts. Nutritious food can help clients deal with the physical challenges of withdrawal and give them more energy for recovery.

Evidence-Based and Alternative Therapy

In addition to standard evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), inpatient rehab offers a range of alternative therapy types. Many people find that yoga, meditation, and massage provide an efficient way to manage stress during recovery.

Inpatient vs. Outpatient Treatment

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you may be unsure about what type of rehab program to choose. An addiction specialist can assess your health and the nature of their addiction to recommend a course of action.

Inpatient drug rehab requires that patients remain within the facility’s care around the clock. Alternatively, outpatient addiction treatment requires you or your loved one to visit the rehabilitation center during the day for therapy and return home in the evenings.

It’s important to note that many recovering addicts begin their recovery with inpatient services and later transition to outpatient services. The key is to choose a program that enhances healing and can help you on your road to a clean and sober life.

The Inpatient Rehab Treatment Process

Inpatient drug rehab is an individual’s first step after detox. The Discovery House helps residents transition gradually from our sub-acute detox program to our residential rehab program in our drug alcohol treatment center. We conduct full assessments on residents to determine their history and their needs and to establish an effective treatment program for them. Once the resident has transitioned entirely to our inpatient drug rehab program, therapists continue to monitor and assess the resident to determine their progress. Once they are stable enough to transition from inpatient treatment to outpatient therapy, their daily sessions will decrease, but our staff is always here to offer extra support when needed.

The Discovery House staff walks you through the entire recovery process. Inpatient treatment plans are tailored to meet your needs.

Relapse is a risk after a person leaves drug or alcohol addiction treatment, therefore we encourage residents to stay connected to our staff and others they have bonded with during their stay at our inpatient treatment center. Many of our alumni remain involved with each other and with support groups to gain further incentive to stay sober and promote long-term recovery.

Is Inpatient Treatment Right For You? 

Both outpatient and inpatient drug rehab offers an efficient way to beat substance addiction and turn your life around; however, it’s essential to choose the right treatment approach for your needs. If you’ve decided to overcome a drug or alcohol addiction, The Discovery House can help. Our trained professionals assess every client’s situation and determine the best treatment program for their needs.

When you or your loved one is ready for inpatient rehab, our team of counselors, therapists, and support staff welcomes you.

Contact us today by calling 888.962.8208 to begin your road to recovery.






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