Just looking from a cost perspective, inpatient drug rehab can sound more expensive than other forms of treatment for substance use disorders. Don’t let the numbers throw you off, though. Consider value. Inpatient drug rehab programs have more to offer than you might know.
Sometimes people attempt an at-home detox as the “no cost” solution to addiction.
Unfortunately, the cost of an at-home detox is quite high: it can be dangerous to quit cold turkey or withdraw from drugs without proper monitoring. Depending on the extent of the addiction and the substances involved, detoxing can cause mood changes, behavioral changes, psychedelic reactions, and much more potentially dangerous consequences.
Most drug rehab centers offer an outpatient option to provide a guided approach to getting off of drugs. Outpatient treatment allows individuals to continue living at home, working and caring for the family.
Outpatient care is sometimes also recommended by insurance companies or required by a court ruling. In such cases, it does not necessarily mean that you cannot opt for an inpatient program, though. It may just mean that outpatient treatment is your minimally required program.
You can speak to a rehab specialist to see if you qualify for an inpatient program.
So why is inpatient rehab so necessary? While long-term addiction management success rates are comparable to recovery from other chronic conditions, an inpatient program may perform the best. Inpatient care provides:
An inpatient drug rehab program provides this level of removal from the stressors of everyday life. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s an exercise in self-indulgence. Rehab is about honestly examining yourself and your responsibility for your choices. You begin to see who you are and what motivates you. So just because you might enjoy an art class in rehab doesn’t mean you won’t be able to go back to “the real world.” In fact, you’ll re-enter the real world with a better sense of self-direction and new skill-set for daily living.
Those who abuse drugs or alcohol often do so to alleviate physical or mental pain or anguish. In an inpatient drug rehab program, one can choose and set a new course.
The average length of a stay is 30 days, but 60 or 90-day programs also exist. The duration of the program depends on such factors as the severity of the addiction, the length of time elapsed, and whether or not the individual has a dual diagnosis (or co-occurring disorder.
The most important factor for success in any program is completing the entire program.
Recovery rates are lower when someone does not complete a treatment program, which is another reason why inpatient programs may be more effective: removal from environmental stressors often makes it easier to fill out a program.
If you are considering inpatient drug rehab for yourself or a loved one, contact us. We can help you determine the program that will best fit your needs.