Residential treatment is one of the most direct and effective ways to surround yourself with crucial care during detox and withdrawal. The longer you spend under the care of experienced professionals, the higher your chances become of successfully completing detox and moving on to the next stages of recovery. Residential treatment can include anything from initial intake and detox to developing healthy coping skills in personal therapy and creating an aftercare plan.
Residential treatment is safer than other options because you will have round-the-clock access to professional care as your body acclimates to its new normal. An experienced, compassionate staff will work to manage your symptoms and provide various forms of therapy. A 2004 analysis in the National Library of Medicine reported that, on average, 70% of participants in six-month residential treatment programs were able to remain sober for the duration of the study. Only around 50% of people who participated in short-term or incomplete programs remained sober. Evidence indicates that longer periods of residential treatment increase your odds of success in recovery.
Most in-person treatments for substance use disorders take place in a hospital, community clinic, or similar location. However, private residential treatment facilities generally offer a more home-like environment. You’ll be assigned a comfortable bedroom suite\ instead of an impersonal hospital room. Private facilities employ faculty members who are compassionate and empathetic and may have personal experience overcoming substance use disorders. These facilities often create a familial atmosphere.
Even though the setting is more welcoming and laid back, the treatments themselves are standardized, professional, and carefully administered. The biggest thing that sets them apart from in-person treatment at hospitals or clinics is the versatility of all aspects of care. Each patient’s care plan and aftercare resources are tailored to their needs. You can learn more about this aspect of treatment by reading through our page on Aftercare.
While staying at a facility, you will be able to choose from a series of treatment options used to educate you, give you necessary coping skills, and provide relief for physical or mental symptoms. Some of the therapies offered during residential treatment at White House Recovery and Detox include:
You may benefit from attending residential treatment if you meet any of the following criteria:
Even if these criteria don’t apply to you, anyone with a substance use disorder can benefit from attending a residential treatment facility. You may want to look into inpatient treatment especially if you don’t have enough personal or community support to help you through the initial stages of recovery. If you have severe symptoms or a complicated medical history, it can be safer to go through detox and withdrawal at a place with fewer patients. Private residential care usually involves a higher staff-to-patient ratio, ensuring that you have all the assistance you need.
During your intake interview, you will work with staff to determine the best care plan for residential treatment and aftercare once you complete the program. The following is an example of what you can expect to experience during private residential treatment.
If you believe that a friend or family member could benefit from in-person treatment at a residential facility, it can make a difference for you to try to encourage them. Below are a few approaches you can take when introducing a loved one to the idea of rehabilitation.