Addiction and recovery, despite their complexity, are often simplified, stereotyped, or mischaracterized in popular media and social scenarios. Due to the pervasive stigma around addiction, the process of recovery and nuances of addiction treatment is frequently misunderstood. It can make it difficult to ask for help, commit to recovery, and even harder to talk about addiction. Residential treatment centers are vital in providing a safe and supportive environment for recovery. So, what, exactly, is residential treatment?
At Oceanfront Recovery, we’re dedicated to helping demystify recovery and residential treatment for addiction, thereby making it accessible to as many people as possible. To learn more about our residential treatment program, contact us at (877) 296-7477.
What Is Residential Treatment for Addiction?
Residential treatment programs provide live-in treatment that typically lasts a month or longer to those dealing with alcohol or drug addiction and other mental health challenges. With residential treatment for addiction, people have a safe and sober place to live during treatment and a community of peers experiencing similar challenges and access to support around the clock.
Residential treatment for addiction provides a high level of long-term care which allows people to make lasting behavioral changes, minimizing the chances of relapse. In residential rehab centers, treatment plans are individualized to meet a person’s specific needs and can include ongoing medical supervision, individual and group therapy, support in identifying and coping with triggers, relapse prevention planning, aftercare, and vocational or educational resources.
Residential programs are highly structured with strict routines to provide the consistency required for addiction recovery. Some additional benefits of residential treatment for addiction recovery are:
- A support network of peers and professionals who are dedicated to your success
- Medically assisted detox and a more comfortable withdrawal process
- An easier transition from detox into treatment
- Support is available at all hours, every day
- A sober living space
- A safe place free of distractions to practice new skills and behaviors
- Opportunities to make a fresh start
- Support for family and loved ones
Residential Treatment vs. Inpatient
When it comes to addiction recovery, the terms “residential” and “inpatient” are often tossed around interchangeably. However, they are different addiction treatment types, and they serve different purposes. Understanding the differences will help make the best treatment decisions for you and your loved ones.
Residential treatment offers more casual and comfortable accommodations, providing a home-like atmosphere for recovery, whereas inpatient programs typically feel more clinical in a hospital-like setting. Inpatient programs are designed to provide more intensive medical care and supervision around the clock than residential programs.
Inpatient programs provide an intermediate step between detox and a residential treatment program. They provide strict monitoring and comprehensive medical care 24/7 until a person can achieve medical stability and transition to focusing on the work of recovery. While residential addiction treatment provides comprehensive care around the cock, the monitoring and medical care are less intense, and clients have more freedom.
Discerning the right type of treatment can be challenging; a physician or recovery professional can help assess your individual situation and discern the best course of action.
Experience the Best in Residential Treatment at Oceanfront Recovery
We are committed to providing the best residential treatment for addiction at Oceanfront Recovery. Our dedicated team understands the complexity of addiction and will work with you and your loved ones to find a treatment path that is optimal for your recovery needs.
At Oceanfront Recovery, we are here to provide residential treatment for addiction that feels like home and helps clients find a home within themselves. Our facilities are safe, intimate, comfortable, and nestled in lovely Laguna Beach, just blocks away from the calm blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. Contact us at (877) 296-7477 to learn more about our treatment options.