Slowly but surely, our culture is inching closer to accepting addiction as a disease, and fewer people are buying into the stigma surrounding substance use disorders with shame and value judgment. We are not there yet, however. Misinformation and stigma are barriers that get in the way of help-seeking so that far too many of those who need treatment and support are not getting it. Drug and alcohol rehab is healthcare. It represents the best practice for helping those who suffer from addiction begin their recovery. Residential addiction treatment is the standard of care for a reason. It makes the start of recovery safe while offering the best chance at positive long-term outcomes.
Residential rehabilitation is best when the care is individualized to the client. No two people are alike, and no two addictions are alike. Though there are evidence-based criteria that guide treatment, the personalization of your treatment plan will be based on numerous factors. To answer the question, “What is residential rehab,” and learn more about personalized addiction treatment, call Mile High Recovery’s residential treatment center in Denver, Colorado. We can answer your questions about what residential rehabilitation looks like at its best. Call 855.796.2102 or fill out our simple online form.
What is Residential Rehab?
Residential rehab can also be called inpatient rehab. It is addiction treatment for people who live in a residential treatment center, usually for at least 30 days, often up to 90 days or, in some cases, more, while receiving evidence-based therapies. When you are in residence, you have separated from the distractions and responsibilities of day-to-day life as well as triggers that can spark cravings, anxiety, and potential relapse.
When your attention and mental bandwidth can shift from everything else to a clear focus on recovery and self-care, meaningful progress if possible. Surrounded by staff with expertise in and commitment to addiction treatment and peers accompanying you on the same journey, you are enfolded in security and support while you do the hard work of beginning your life of recovery.
Personalized Residential Rehab Treatment
The factors that are considered by the professional staff at a residential treatment center to personalize your care include the following:
- Medical history – It is vital that the staff understand whether you have underlying acute or chronic health concerns that may affect your detox, medication-assisted treatment (if any), or otherwise affect treatment.
- Addiction history – The facts about your substance use are essential for developing a plan of treatment. How long have you been abusing drugs or alcohol? Have you been in treatment before? Is there a history of relapse?
- Polysubstance addiction – Many people who require residential rehab are addicted to more than one substance, such as alcohol and cocaine, or stimulants and depressants. The way multiple drugs interact in your system will inform how your detox is managed as well as your therapies throughout rehab.
- Psychiatric history – A common underlying factor of addiction is a mental health disorder. You may have been diagnosed previously, or diagnosis may happen once you enter rehab, but the existence of mental health challenges will determine a great deal about rehab.
- History of trauma – A particularly important piece of information is whether you have experienced trauma. People with trauma in their history may or may not be diagnosed with PTSD, but having access to trauma-informed addiction treatment is very important.
- Dual diagnosis – This refers to the diagnosis of a substance use disorder and a mental health disorder. A dual diagnosis is best treated with coordinated care that addresses both disorders simultaneously.
- Personal philosophy – It is important to understand where someone is coming from above and beyond the medical and psychological facts. Are you spiritual? Do you value holistic practices? How do you handle large groups? Do you have close family who can participate in treatment? All of these questions and more will underlie certain treatment decisions.
Residential Addiction Treatment in Denver, Colorado at Mile High Recovery
Mile High Recovery treats the whole range of substance use disorders as well as co-occurring mental health diagnoses and addiction. Located in the Congress Park neighborhood of Denver, Mile High offers cutting-edge, evidence-based therapies provided by professional, compassionate staff.
Residential treatment at Mile High starts when we safely usher you through withdrawal in a medically supervised detox facility. When it ends, you can continue with outpatient treatment and then aftercare that helps keep you stable and secure in your recovery. Reach out today to learn more about how we individualize your treatment plan. Your wellbeing is our mission. Call 855.796.2102 to speak to one of our staff or complete our online form to hear back from us promptly.