Each residential treatment center for addiction is different in one way or another. But regardless of their differences, they should all share some standard programs and services that contribute to their effectiveness. Centers like these offer 24-hour medical supervision and support, which helps track clients’ progress and struggles. Because clients are required to move into the center for the duration of their treatment, these centers also provide clients with distance from an environment that could be filled with triggers and impede their progress on the road to recovery. Are you looking for a residential treatment program in California? Contact New Bridge Foundation® today by calling 866.772.8491 or contacting our team online.
What’s the Difference Between Inpatient Treatment and Residential Treatment?
Some people may differentiate between inpatient and residential programs, while others prefer one term over the other to describe what they consider the same thing. However, there is a difference between inpatient and residential rehab programs.
Inpatient treatment offers the most intensive level of care, offering 24-hour medical supervision and support in a secure unit of a treatment facility. Programs offering inpatient treatment are generally short-term ones, usually no longer than a week.
Residential rehab programs like the one at New Bridge Foundation® typically offer a more home-like or hotel-like environment, with more amenities and features than a treatment facility like a hospital. While a structured schedule and medical monitoring are still part of these programs, the setting and feeling are often different. Residential addiction treatment programs also have the potential to be long-term or ongoing, which for many clients is a definite advantage.
What Are the Benefits of Residential Rehab
1. Access to Acute Medical Supervision
Among the many benefits of residential treatment for addiction is medical supervision and support that are often available 24/7. For most clients struggling with addiction, this level of care is needed during the detox phase of their rehab program. Many people who try to detox at home are unsuccessful because the withdrawal symptoms are too much for them, and they end up relapsing soon after. Detox cases handled by residential rehab centers are often successful because they can offer medication-assisted treatment (MAT) or other interventions that reduce the uncomfortable and sometimes dangerous effects of withdrawal symptoms in clients.
Some clients may need intensive care throughout their stay at a residential treatment center for various reasons, such as being pregnant or having a dual diagnosis.
2. A Calming Environment That’s Conducive to Addiction Recovery
Some clients experience stress and turmoil in their home, school, or work environments. These can make it difficult to focus on addiction recovery. Clients at a residential rehab center don’t experience stress, turmoil, and the emotional strain of dealing with family and friends. While most of the people close to you mean well, they also require your attention, which can stall addiction recovery efforts.
A residential treatment center is also typically quiet and serene: the perfect setting to focus on self-care and process emotions and thoughts that led to developing a substance use disorder (SUD). Therapists on staff can help clients with that type of processing while also teaching them how to identify triggers and practice proper coping mechanisms to deal with them.
3. More Emotional Support and Social Bonding
Living at a residential rehab center means that clients have all the support they need available to them 24/7. Not only will there be other clients who are in a similar situation, but there will also be staff members trained to handle addiction recovery. Clients can spend time with others who understand what they’re going through while enjoying amenities and other features offered by the facility. On top of all of that, residential addiction treatment programs often include group therapy as a component.
4. More Intensive Addiction Treatment
As mentioned above, inpatient treatment is more intensive than residential rehab. But the benefits of a residential treatment center—such as more amenities and features and a setting that’s cozy and comforting—often outweigh that slight difference in the level of care provided.
Overall, the addiction treatment these centers provide is evidence-based and customized for each client. Additionally, clients can focus entirely on overcoming their addiction as they interact with peers, attend psychotherapy sessions, and engage in skill-building workshops.
5. Separation from Day-to-Day Environment
The most obvious of the benefits of residential treatment is the fact that clients are required to stay within the center to receive treatment. This requirement separates clients from their daily environment, which can include temptations, triggers, and other distractions that prevent them from focusing only on addiction recovery.
These distractions can include even close friends and family. For example, friends with whom you drink or use other addictive substances may continue contacting you and want to socialize. You may even have addictive substances hidden away in your home. Many clients find that stepping away from their daily life helps them prioritize addiction recovery.
Ready to Learn More About New Bridge Foundation®’s Residential Rehab Program?
If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction or an accompanying mental health issue, you should consider getting professional help in a residential treatment program. At New Bridge Foundation® we have spent more than 50 years helping people overcome their addictions and were recently ranked one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” in a survey conducted by Statista in cooperation with Newsweek for the third year in a row. Contact our team of specialists today at 866.772.8491 or reach out to our team online to learn more.