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All about residential programs

They provide health treatments for mental and addiction disorders. These treatment programs can also be referred to as inpatient treatment programs. Many residential treatment centers specialize in specific issues, including:

  • Drug or alcohol misuse
  • Disorders in eating.
  • Addiction to gambling.
  • And other mental disorders.

What’s the difference between Inpatient and Residential Treatment Programs?

Often, these terms are used interchangeably, but inpatient treatment generally reflects a higher level of care than residential. Inpatients often give 24/7 services and care. Inpatient treatment aims to stabilize acute symptoms, develop a treatment plan, and ideally get the individual into a long-term residential program. Inpatient treatment is the best alternative for individuals who are not yet medically stable enough to be in a less intensive residential environment.

A Quick Look at the Pros and Cons of Various Types of Alcohol Addiction  Treatment

 Residential and Long-Term Treatment comprises:

Rio Dell Drug Rehab treatment programs provide several services, which include some or all of the following:

  • Detox; during detox, the patient undergoes withdrawal substances on which they are dependent. Some programs will provide only a sober environment to withdraw while others will give medical detox where doctors and nurses offer care and medication to keep the patient at comfort.
  • Medication-assisted treatment. This form of treatment offers both therapies with medication, which can aid people to be sober. Medications given might include methadone, buprenorphine, acamprosate, or naltrexone, among others.
  • Group therapy; Most residential programs offer group therapy and educational group classes where participants learn about drug addiction and share their experiences.
  • Individual therapy. Here the patients contact the therapist face to face to discuss the issues
  • Other therapy groups/12 step models. Residential programs mostly introduce patients to the 12-Step model and may even offer alternative groups, such as SMART Recovery, for those who are looking for more secular options.

 Forms of Residential Treatment

These programs include:

  • Short-term residential treatment: Short-term residential treatment programs offer very intensive but brief intervention services. Often, services last for a few weeks or months. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, short-term residential treatment programs often rely on a 12-Step approach considered for a shorter length of the intervention and then transfer the individual to extended participation in 12-Step groups and outpatient therapy.
  • Long-term residential treatment: offers less intensive but longer stay services. Comprehensive interventions are delivered in these treatment facilities that comprise the consumption of medications and therapy as well as support services aimed at job-training, tutoring, speech therapy, among others. These programs have various merits. To begin with, they provide the aid of a recovery community.

 

 

Elias R. Nichols

The author Elias R. Nichols

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