When you think of drug addiction rehab, you’re probably imagining a residential treatment program. However, why is residential treatment so popular? As far as drug rehab goes, an inpatient residential treatment program is the most effective and successful program for promoting long-term sobriety and recovery.
A Secure, Sober Environment
A major part of drug rehab is that it removes you from your usual home environment. For many people struggling with substance addiction, home is full of temptations and stressors. These can quickly drive a person back to drug abuse. In a secure residential environment, they can focus on recovery in a vacuum and allow themselves some peace of mind during treatment.
A residential treatment not only removes a person from their home environment, but it also keeps them in a place that is free from temptation. While living in an addiction treatment facility, clients won’t encounter drugs or alcohol. Therefore, they never have to worry about the temptation.
Full Continuum of Care
Residential treatment also allows clients 24/7 care and supervision. For many people, accountability is an important part of recovery. It may be easier for someone to stick with a recovery plan if they know they’ll be constantly monitored and receive random drug tests.
This also means clients never have to worry about any health complications or problems that may arise during recovery. A trained, professional staff is always on-duty to assist with any medical concerns that may occur during treatment. A residential treatment program ensures the safest and most comfortable option for addiction rehab and recovery.
Peers and Support Networks
In addition to removing you from an environment of stressors and temptations, residential treatment also gives you time away from potentially toxic people in your life. If someone in your life was pressuring you to abuse drugs, or if the stress from your relationships was a heavy burden, residential treatment will give you the space you need to address your addiction without their influence.
Inpatient residential treatment is also the time for you to develop a new support system so you can distance yourself from those unhealthy relationships. During treatment, you’ll meet a number of people experiencing similar circumstances and emotions. The bond you form during residential treatment is one that will last and support you long after you leave the treatment facility. Through both group therapy and individual counseling, you can begin to heal and form important relationships.
A Serene Escape
While you should certainly take your time in residential treatment seriously, but it’s also a time for fun and relaxation. A large contributor to substance abuse is stress, so treatment should be a time to undo that. Denver Recovery takes a holistic approach to addiction treatment, so you’ll be engaging in activities and developing sustainable life skills. Some activities involved in a holistic treatment include:
- Nutritional education
- 12 steps
- Life skills training
These activities are as much fun as they are sustainable strategies for preventing relapse. After treatment, the goal is that you enjoy these strategies and continue to use them for the rest of your life.
Choosing Residential Treatment in Denver
At Denver Recovery Center in Colorado, we believe addiction rehab should treat all parts of a person. Based on our initial assessment, we may recommend a residential treatment program. We are partnered with local residential programs that can be the higher level of care that is needed for stabilization for you or a loved one.