Woman Whose Husband Is in Need of Inpatient Rehab ProgramWhen it comes to addiction treatment, it’s important to know about the different steps in the process. Although there are varying degrees of addiction, it’s extremely rare that a person can stay sober with just outpatient treatment. However, how effective is a typical inpatient rehab program?

While it’s true that a comprehensive rehab experience away from home is the best way to start recovery, choosing the wrong program can easily lead to relapse. Addiction is a cunning and powerful disease that confuses the mind. That’s why you shouldn’t settle for a subpar facility.

The Intake Process

Most facilities have clients undergo a comprehensive intake process to determine the best course of action. Addiction professionals typically use the American Society of Addiction Medicine as a guide. This evaluation goes through different aspects of addiction to help determine the proper level of care. However, you can begin to understand why you need live-in rehab programs by answering these questions yourself:

  • Do you drink or use after saying you won’t?
  • Do you live with someone who still drinks or uses drugs?
  • Is telling people, “No” an issue?
  • Do your friends and family drink or use around you at gatherings?
  • Do you get cravings to use based on a situation at home?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, it’s a sign that you need to get out of your environment. You may not realize it, but your environment is one of the biggest reasons you’re unable to stay well. Going to a program away from your triggers allows you to create a foundation of recovery without distractions.

While getting away from your local environment is important, locking you away in a cold, inpatient rehab program environment could be just as harmful to your recovery. Many facilities offer an institutionalized version of residential treatment, and while it may be effective short term, many clients end up relapsing upon leaving treatment. This occurs because these programs didn’t adequately prepare individuals for life outside of a treatment facility. Resources like reality therapy are effective in helping individuals develop effective coping techniques.

Focusing on Yourself

One of the common reasons people stay in their addiction is because they’re too caring. Addressing your own well-being isn’t a selfish act. Many people say they can’t go to inpatient rehab treatment because they need to be with their family or they can’t take time off work. Realize that if you don’t take the time to get well, you could lose your family, job and much more.

An inpatient rehab program gives you the space and time that you need to focus on yourself with limited distractions. Substance abuse treatment programs teach you what has been fueling your addiction so you can learn how to deal with the issues. You’ll be doing yourself as well as your loved ones a great service by checking into this type of live-in program.

Structure and Accountability at Our Unique Inpatient Rehab Program

At Crest View Recovery Center in Asheville, we provide clients with supervised, real-world structure during our rehab treatment program. Our goal is to equip individuals with the tools and resources they need to live life on life’s terms without resorting back to substance abuse. Every group, individual session and activity that you go through will teach you discipline and purpose while helping you prepare for post-treatment life.

Don’t continue struggling with addiction. Call Crest View Recovery Center today 866.327.2505.

Article Reviewed by Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCS

Patrice Wishon, LCSW, LCAS, CCSPatrice has over 30 years experience working in social work and mental health/substance abuse counseling. She received her Master’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and has worked in a variety of settings, including community-based outpatient, hospital and classroom settings. Patrice specializes in substance abuse treatment, trauma and women’s issues.