What is Inpatient Rehab Like?
Typically, an inpatient rehab center is a very structured environment to ensure the safety of all patients and staff. Patients can bring personal items, such as clothing, toiletries, money, and prescription medications. All of the items you bring will be fully inspected to ensure that they meet safety standards of that inpatient rehab. Any potentially harmful items will not be allowed.
After your items have been inspected and you have been admitted, you can expect the following to take place:
This is vital to determine the best treatment program based on your specific needs. You will be asked several questions about your substance use and addiction during your assessment. This includes your history of use, the type of substance(s) you have been using, if there is a family history of addiction, and if you have any history of mental illness. You will also undergo a medical exam to determine the state of your health.
Depending on how severe your addiction is, you may have to go through detox. When you stop using a substance, the body starts to cleanse itself of the harmful toxins that the substance has left behind. For some people, this can lead to uncomfortable and even dangerous withdrawal symptoms. If detox is necessary, you will receive 24-hour supervision and assistance as you go through the process. This will help to ensure that you successfully make it through the first phase of recovery and can move forward to treatment.
Through treatment, you will gain a better understanding of your addiction, learn how to cope with the triggers that drive you to use, and gain tools and strategies that will help to avoid using in the future.
Before you leave the facility, you will be provided with tools that will help you stay on the path of sobriety. This can include recommendations to sober living houses and group programs and setting up an outpatient program where you can return for routine check-ins.