Inpatient Rehab: What to Expect
Many patients who are considering an inpatient rehab wonder what they should expect upon entering the facility. Having a better understanding of what will occur can help to ease any fear and anxiety that prospective patients may have. Here’s a look at what happens when you are admitted to Desert Cove Recovery.
Depending on the severity of your substance use, you may be required to complete detox before your treatment can begin. Detox is the initial phase of rehabilitation, and it is necessary in order to rid the body of the toxins that have built up in the body as a result of drug or alcohol abuse. Detox is accompanied by withdrawal symptoms, which can be uncomfortable, dangerous and even deadly. You will receive 24 hours supervision during detox and access to medical care, if necessary.
After completing detox, one of our trained clinicians will conduct an assessment. This assessment is crucial, as it helps us gain a better understanding of your addiction and what type of treatments will be the most effective. During your assessment, you and one of our clinicians will discuss:
- Both your physical and your mental health
- The types of substances you are using
- How long and how much you have been using substances
- Your family history (whether or not addiction is something that runs in your family)
Any other factors that may be related to your addiction will also be discussed. In order to develop the most effective rehab plan for you, it is vital that we have an understanding of all facets of your health and well-being.
In order to help you get your bearings and gain a better idea of what you can expect during your stay with us, we will take you through an orientation. During your orientation, you will learn the basics of treatment, as well as the goals.
Once you’ve been orientated, your treatment will begin. We will develop a customized treatment program that is designed to meet your specific needs; however, you can expect to experience the following during your treatment:
- Individual therapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
At the end of your treatment, our counselors will prepare you for leaving our facility and returning back to your life. It can be difficult for those who are recovering from addiction to return to the real world. We will provide you with the education and information that will help you stay on track with your sobriety and help you juggle the challenges that may lie ahead. We will offer recommendations for further assistance, such as a recommendation to a sober living facility, outpatient therapy, 12-step programs and more.