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Inpatient Alcohol Rehabilitation

Inside Information About Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Treatment Facilities

Inpatient alcohol rehab treatment options are generally reserved for moderate to severe struggles with addiction or those who have a long, intensive history of “falling off the wagon.” While inpatient alcohol rehab services can range from stringent to spa-quality program options, the services are typically more expensive due to the nature of the 24/7 level of care that patients receive. Although there are exceptions to every rule, inpatient alcohol rehab settings are often more sterile, clinical and hospital-like than other treatment facilities may be. However, this is in part because inpatient alcohol rehab facilities must meet rigorous medical standards that may not apply to other treatment centers. Programs can last anywhere from the stereotypical “28 Days” to a whole year at a time. Most inpatient rehab services follow the “medical model” of treatment, and are the first of several steps in the recovery process.

  • Inpatient alcohol treatment options allow the patient to focus solely on recovery, without the distractions of traditional “day-to-day” living
  • Inpatient alcohol treatment services generally include medical exams, psychological exams, psychiatric consultations, individual sessions, group therapy, men’s and women’s groups, medication options, exercise and nutritional programs, recreation, relapse prevention methods, sober living skills and back-to-work planning and preparedness.
  • While inpatient recovery services may not be as glamorous as other recovery options, the success statistics show that the proof of the pudding is in the eating.

Locating Alcohol Rehab Facilities in Your Local Area and Region

Locating an inpatient alcohol rehabilitation center is easy to do with the aid of the Internet and the phone book. Simply do a local search for terms like “inpatient alcohol recovery”, “inpatient alcohol rehab”, “inpatient alcohol rehabilitation” and “inpatient rehab” to see the phone numbers and addresses of the facilities closest to your own home. Before you call to make an appointment for a consultation, take some time out to create a list of potential questions about items like price for the program, success rates, current vacancies and program availability and the length of the average stay. This is also the best time to find out if the treatment services are covered by your current insurance company and what co-pays or other payments will be required of your in order to register for treatment.

In incredibly small or rural communities, you may have to commute some distance in order to reach a city or town that offers inpatient rehab care. If this is the case, decide just how far you’re willing or able to go as you begin to build a new life for yourself. In some instances, there may be a larger demand for rehabilitation services than there is a supply. This may lead to considerable waiting list lengths and a great deal of patience and commitment to stay the course.

Learn the Rules Before You Register

Inpatient alcohol recovery programs may be incredibly different from your regular schedule of events and will be both demanding and unfamiliar. The freedom of inpatient individuals can be severely limited, so it’s advisable to know what you’re walking into prior to entering the care of a facility, versus after the fact. Find out about if and/or how often you’re allowed to have contact with outside individuals, including relatives and loved ones. Learn what you’ll need to bring and what has to be left at home. Ask questions and remember that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. Never forget the saying that says “Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail.”


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