Dependency on any substance is a struggle no matter if it’s stemming from drugs or alcohol. The grip that addiction can have on one’s life is second to none. Not only does it have substantial impact when using a substance, the time between uses and even the process of getting sober is overshadowed by physical and psychological dependencies. When these aren’t met, the mind and body start experiencing withdrawal symptoms which can be enough for problem users to avoid treatment.
Branching out from personal impact, battling addiction is a difficult topic to bring up even if help is desperately needed. Many users will instead isolate themselves from others which puts a strain on any relationship. They may even start getting defensive and combative when others show concern for their well-being.
It’s important to remember that if someone cares enough to say something, it’s from a place of compassion and sometimes sympathy if they’ve gone through similar struggles. In any case, seeking addiction treatment isn’t something to be embarrassed or worried about. Practices and methodologies for substance-abuse treatment have come a long way and the public view of addiction is pivoting towards one of support rather than judgement.
Treatment programs that are “inpatient” mean that those going through treatment will be staying at the facility. These treatment centers are equipped with comfortable living quarters, group and solo therapy rooms, recreational grounds and many amenities one would find in their own home to make the detox and treatment process as comfortable as possible.
Inpatient programs have become more and more common as access to information about addiction treatment becomes more accessible. Even if someone understands what treatment means, it can be scary to make the transition to an unfamiliar environment. This is especially true for those who chose to self-isolate during their substance use. It can help to remind these individuals that their goal of beating addiction can only happen if something changes, and that treatment is a safe change to start with.
People that choose an inpatient program are choosing a path with higher long-term success compared to outpatient counterparts. Inpatient therapy is conducted on-site meaning the individual will be staying at the treatment center for the duration of the program. Living away from home can be difficult for someone dependent on drugs or alcohol all they no longer have familiar settings to fall back on when their substance use causes issues.
Those safety nets of familiarity are replaced with professional ones provided by medical staff specifically trained in addiction recovery. Not only does this put the individual in a safer environment, it removes them from the presence of people they may hurt but don’t want to. Preserving these healthy relationships means having something familiar waiting on the other end that won’t just lead back to substance use.
At the same time, inpatient therapy removes someone addicted to drugs or alcohol from their social groups that may be fine with the use. Some may even encourage it, leading to an endless cycle of abuse enabled by people that should be more concerned about the well-being of the individual.
Benefits of Inpatient Programs
With how much of a role environment plays on recovery and addiction treatment, it’s easy to see how a change in scenery alone can do wonders for someone overcoming problem substance use. Combine that with a safe living situation in an area full of others who all share the goal of beating addiction and you’ll quickly see how inpatient programs help people rise above their addiction.
Treatment centers are also completely dry meaning no alcohol or illicit drugs are allowed on campus, completely removing a large portion of temptation found in the user’s regular day-to-day. Group therapy sessions create a sense of community among participants with individual sessions being able to expand on what’s learned from the group.
Individuals will find that the amount of support and resources available during treatment can be utilized at any time thanks to 24/7 supervision and access to mental health professionals. Post-treatment therapy is also available through a network of trusted doctors that understand the in’s and out’s of inpatient treatment.
Are You or Someone You Care About Struggling With Addiction?
America’s Rehab Campuses are dedicated to providing addiction treatment and recovery in a comfortable and controlled environment. Compassionate addiction specialists help facilitate and accommodate all aspects of the program, allowing participants to focus on their path to healing. We encourage you to reach out even if it’s not for yourself. Learning more about the process can help you pitch the idea to a loved one, ultimately helping them break away from addiction.