Our Programs:

Residential Treatment

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.

What Sets Private Residential Treatments Apart

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. 


Treatment and Therapy Options 

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:

  • Prescription medication to treat symptoms
  • Talk therapy
  • Activity therapy
  • Anger management
  • Art therapy
  • Behavior modification
  • Music therapy and other alternative therapies
  • Psychotherapy
  • Relapse prevention education


Do I Need Residential Treatment? 

You may benefit from attending residential treatment if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • Requires additional support due to disability, illness, or co-occurring disorders
  • Previously relapsed after trying lower levels of care
  • Severe mental health disorder that can impact recovery
  • Safety concerns such as self-harm or a history of suicidal thoughts

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. 

What to Expect During Residential Treatment 

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. 

  • An interview assessment and detailed plans for your stay and aftercare
  • Symptom and progress monitoring
  • A structured daily routine 
  • Nutritional meals and education about the importance of healthy living during recovery
  • Group and one-on-one therapy 
  • Education about the effects of substance abuse and information on relapse prevention
  • An introduction to 12-Step and other treatment literature and concepts


How to Help a Loved One Who Needs 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. 

  1. Do your research and present them with facts about residential care, like the high rate of successful long-term recovery for those who follow a full treatment program. Be prepared to answer frequently asked questions. Gain more information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse
  2. Listen to their thoughts on the matter and offer factual responses. There are a lot of stigmas associated with rehabilitation, and they may be worried about their career or personal life being affected. Reassure them and give them information about employee and client rights during substance use treatment and recovery. 
  3. Use the services of an experienced interventionist. 

We are here to help you

Research has shown that completing a full residential treatment program can significantly increase your chances of long-term sobriety. Residential care takes place in a facility designed to be as comfortable and homey as possible. Although still structured, the environment is often less formal than a hospital setting. You can expect 24/7 professional care from a devoted staff who are there to help you succeed in recovery. Your therapist will keep you motivated while making sure that your symptoms remain under control. White House Recovery and Detox has a variety of therapies and services available to make your recovery smoother and lower the risks associated with detox and withdrawal.