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Inpatient Rehab Treatment Programs

An inpatient rehabilitation program still provides one of the most successful drug treatment programs available. Since no treatment method is perfect, relapse still occurs even with this method of treatment. Despite the failures, it is still one of the best around particularly when it is done in a long-term facility, with an estimated success rate of 80 percent.

Patients admitted in this type of drug rehab program can expect to follow a regular schedule which starts early in the morning. After breakfast, group or individual therapy may follow. The morning program may also include classes that bring back an individual’s faith in his abilities as well as teach him responsibility. These can include doing light cleaning and household chores.

After lunch, the classes and therapy sessions will continue. Light snacks will also be offered. In case there are physical exercises that need to be done, it can be given at certain times in the day. At dinner time, clients can eat with others and talk with their fellow patients. After dinner, group treatment or meetings may be scheduled. They can also use this time to get in touch with their loved ones.

What makes inpatient drug rehabilitation successful is the fact that it provides a new environment for the drug addict. Often, what makes outpatient treatment programs fail is the fact that staying in the same setting can trigger drug or alcohol use even if the person initially resolved not to use the drug. When a patient is placed in a new environment in an inpatient rehab facility, it is a completely new environment that does not have the previous “triggers” that could make him resort to drug use.

Another reason why inpatient rehab is often successful is the strict 24 hour monitoring of patients admitted. Treatment is carried out throughout the day as the schedule mentioned above will attest. In some programs, regular or random drug testing is used to make certain that the patient remains drug-free throughout the course of treatment.

When an individual is admitted to an inpatient program, he is also able to focus on recovering from his addiction. No matter what concerns the patient has, he can leave it at home so that he can concentrate on the programs that will help him break free from the dependency. Without the distractions of school, concerns of running a business and paying utility bills, the patient can devote his entire being to the treatment. Drug rehabilitation is much more likely if a person is able to concentrate 100 percent on the program.

An inpatient treatment program is intensive. As such, one month is the shortest time it can take for such a program. Longer treatment programs from three to six month or more often give the best chances for recovery. Moreover, individuals that undergo a particular treatment protocol often give the best results.

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