group therapy meeting held during inpatient treatment

What is Inpatient Treatment?

Although many say that drug and alcohol addiction lack a definitive cure, addicts and alcoholics can still manage their condition by utilizing a time-tested set of recovery tools. Anybody can make use of these tools, but many learn them by entering addiction treatment. Since various facilities offer different levels of care, it helps to know what each level of treatment entails. One of the most common—and most effective—is inpatient treatment.

Overview of Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is the most intensive level of addiction treatment available. Clients follow a structured routine that includes numerous program features such as group therapy, individual sessions, life skills education, holistic therapy, 12-step meetings and more. Residing in a substance-free environment, clients recover from the physical symptoms of their disease while the services provided by their treatment center help them to overcome cravings and unhealthy thought processes. This begins the healing process of reversing the changes made to the brain during former periods of substance use.

Some may wonder how long inpatient treatment lasts. The answer differs for each facility, but the short answer is that it lasts as long as the client takes to dedicate themselves fully to their recovery. Some experts recommend a minimum of ninety days, but this applies to the full continuum of care rather than inpatient services alone. It is quite common for patients to spend 30-45 days at an inpatient facility before moving into a sober living home and receiving outpatient services.

Benefits of Inpatient Treatment

The benefits of inpatient treatment vary from one client to another. As noted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, success rates often depend on the unique nature of each patient’s struggles with addiction. For this reason, the best inpatient treatment centers will personalize each patient’s treatment plan in accordance with their needs. The result is that every addict and alcoholic who enters treatment will learn how to alter the course their life has taken by addressing the harms their addiction caused to their health, career, social life and legal status.

While outpatient services may offer some of these same benefits, the primary advantage of inpatient treatment is its intensity. Clients will spend every day surrounded by staff and peers who understand the struggle of addiction. Emotions often run high in early recovery, and this level of social support helps clients to manage their feelings while learning to express themselves in a healthy way rather than hiding behind substances.

Inpatient Treatment at Aspire

Choosing an inpatient treatment facility can feel overwhelming, but those looking for quality treatment provided by the leading clinicians in the field need look no further than Aspire Treatment Center. Our luxury facility in Huntington Beach offers all of the necessary resources to achieve life-long sobriety, with a particular emphasis on overcoming the guilt and shame experienced by many addicts and alcoholics when they first enter treatment. Clients even get to leave the facilities occasionally for supervised excursions to the beach as well as other outdoor activities that will allow clients to see the connection between natural joy and sober living. We also offer an intimate treatment experience, devoting as much of our time as possible to caring for each client on an individual level.

If you or someone you love has a problem with substance abuse, inpatient treatment at an Aspire Health Network facility can help. Pick up the phone and call us today. We’ll provide everything you need to begin a new way of life.