Understanding Residential Drug Rehab

Last Updated: Feb 24th 2020

Reviewed by Brittany Polansky

Lifes becomes unmanageable. You might find these words comforting and saddening at the same time. Overall, the truth will allow you to see substance abuse for what it is. You have a choice in recovery, but you won’t walk alone through this process. Residential drug rehab will help you grow and heal into a better, sober you. Let’s explore how.

Residential Drug Rehab

You’re probably most familiar with commercials about secluded country clubs rehab centers. Unfortunately, these send the message that recovery is relaxing and easy. The truth is, it’s a firm expectation that you put in the necessary work to reach sobriety. Recovery is always possible.

Above all, even if you’ve been unsuccessful in the past, there’s always hope. However, you must be willing to do the work. It took a long time to develop your addiction, meaning recovery takes time as well. You could be looking at between 6 months and a year of long-term care. After this, you can expect to attend regular meetings. It’s important to be prepared for the reality of what lies ahead.

In a residential drug rehabilitation environment, you’ll have a recovery coach assigned to you during your “Phase II” living. Additionally, you’ll have a primary care therapist and a nurse practitioner on staff for your safety. Above all, the presence of qualified staff is extremely important to your recovery.

Your Individual Needs

Your drug addiction recovery is not one-size-fits-all. Based on your needs, physical health, and personal evaluation, you’ll have your own individual recovery plan. This involves personal, compassionate care.

Your Involvement

Overall, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in various therapeutic methods including:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture

However, you’ll primarily focus on talk therapy. This involves one-on-one time with a professional therapist who will allow you to open up about your addiction. Overall, the more you open up, the more accurate diagnosis you’ll receive.

Additionally, family therapy is an important aspect of your recovery process. A good support system is crucial to successful recovery. In family therapy, you have the opportunity to strengthen relationships with people closest to you. Your family will learn the dangers of enabling and understand addiction as a disease.

In some cases, patients who struggle with addiction also have co occurring disorders. This could be any mental illness from anxiety and depression, to bipolar disorder etc. Fortunately, dual diagnosis treatment addresses these needs.

Your Future

Your recovery process will teach you a new, healthier lifestyle. In addition, when rehabilitation is over, you’ll learn basic life skills. These include grocery shopping, time management, and the importance of attending meetings.

Don’t let addiction control your life. Whether you have a heroin or marijuana addiction, you have a choice. 1st Step Behavioral Health can help you to overcome any addiction with residential drug rehab. Call us today at (866) 319-6126 to begin your road to recovery.

Reviewed for Medical & Clinical Accuracy by Brittany Polansky

Brittany PolanskyBrittany has been working in behavioral health since 2012 and is a Primary Clinician at our facility. She is an LCSW and holds a master’s degree in social work. She has great experience with chemical dependency and co-occurring mental health diagnoses as well as various therapeutic techniques. Brittany is passionate about treating all clients with dignity and respect, and providing a safe environment where clients can begin their healing journey in recovery.