By Sandy Baker
Making the decision to seek out drug addiction treatment requires finding a facility that makes you feel safe and respected. Those with addiction and dependence often live in a difficult environment, perhaps with people they don’t trust or who are using substances themselves. They may feel alone or otherwise unsupported. When seeking treatment, it’s critical to find the right environment to support your ongoing needs so you can achieve recovery.
Inpatient Treatment May Be Right for You
There’s no doubt about it – entering full-time treatment for several weeks away from family and home isn’t easy to do. And yet it’s critical for many people with moderate to severe addiction. Inpatient treatment may be a good option for you if:
- You don’t live in a drug-free home right now.
- You are regularly surrounded by people who are using or encourage you to use.
- You face stress, trauma, or other difficult situations at home.
- You use drugs or alcohol on a consistent basis because it is easy to obtain.
- You’re ready to commit to comprehensive recovery and want the best shot at long-term health.
In an inpatient treatment center, you’ll be in a home-like environment supported by numerous people, including therapists and doctors, volunteers, and people like you who are working toward recovery. A treatment center can be a comfortable place to live with ample amenities.
What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Treatment?
A person with substance use disorder needs comprehensive guidance and support to recover. In an inpatient treatment center, you’ll receive what you need to thrive. Here are some of those benefits.
1. Supported environment: Within treatment, you’ll have support. You’ll have both professional counselors and fellow residents to talk to about what you’re experiencing. And you’ll have all of your needs met, including nutrition, physical health, and emotional well-being. You’ll learn that you’re not alone in your battle to recover from addiction.
In addition, you’ll be evaluated and treated for any co-occurring disorders, like anxiety, depression, or PTSD, that may underlie the addiction. Therapists will help you work through the trauma you may have experienced so that you can process your feelings without substances.
2. Structured: Structure is valuable to people struggling with substance use disorder. A treatment center is a highly structured environment, with activities or meetings to fill the day. Learning to follow a routine can help you to stay sober after you leave treatment, too.
3. Substance-Free: In treatment, you don’t have access to the substances that you are dependent on, which means your body and brain are forced to learn how to function without those substances. You won’t feel pressured into using anything. This also gives your brain and physical health time to improve.
4. Monitored: In treatment, medical and therapeutic professionals will monitor your progress. They will provide you with an individualized treatment plan for addiction recovery that addresses your specific challenges and can be changed as needed.
Each one of these elements of inpatient treatment provides the best possible environment for your recovery. It gives you a place where you’ll feel protected, respected, and supported.
The Importance of Therapy
Addiction treatment is about much more than not using drugs or alcohol. You also need to understand why you were relying on substances and how to avoid relapse. Inpatient treatment programs offer numerous opportunities to work directly with a therapist both individually and with a group.
Therapy will help you learn resilience. It will help you understand your personal triggers and any background issues that could contribute to your addiction. The goal of therapy isn’t just to help you stop using but to create real ways to move forward with your life by creating effective routines and working to build your overall health.
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment can be very effective, especially when you commit to recovery and therapy in an inpatient treatment center. The Ranch at Dove Tree can provide the right environment and tools for you, enabling you to achieve these goals.
Is Now the Time to Get into Treatment?
If you’re using substances on a consistent basis, feeling cravings for them, and experiencing withdrawal symptoms, it may be time for you to seek out the help you need. The Ranch at Dove Tree provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve sobriety and recovery. Contact us today.