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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “residential treatment is a live-in health care service designed to treat individuals with serious mental illness or substance use disorders.” Individuals who undergo residential treatment live at the facility for a set period of time, typically 30 days, 60 days, or 90 days. During their stay, patients receive 24-hour care and support from medical professionals and counselors who are trained in treating addiction and mental health disorders. 

Residential treatment is an important step in recovery for many people because it allows them to focus on their recovery without the distractions and stressors of everyday life. In addition, residential treatment provides a safe and structured environment where patients can begin to heal the underlying issues that led to their addiction or mental health disorder. If you or a loved one are struggling with an addiction or mental health disorder, residential treatment may be right for you. 

What Is Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is a live-in mental health and addiction treatment program. These programs typically last 30, 60, or 90 days, during which time patients receive around-the-clock care from a team of mental health professionals. Residential treatment is often considered the most intensive level of care available for people with mental illness or addiction.

Who Needs Residential Treatment?

Residential treatment is typically recommended for people who have tried other forms of treatment (such as outpatient therapy or medication) but have not been able to achieve lasting recovery. It may also be recommended for people who are struggling with severe symptoms that make it difficult to function in day-to-day life. People who would benefit from 24/7 supervision and support are generally good candidates for residential treatment.

What Happens during Residential Treatment?

During residential treatment, patients typically participate in group therapy, individual therapy, skill-building classes, and leisure activities. The goal of treatment is to help patients develop the skills they need to cope with their symptoms and triggers, so they can eventually return to living independently. 

Patients in residential treatment also receive medication management and other forms of support as needed. For example, people with eating disorders may receive nutrition counseling, while people with trauma may receive EMDR therapy. The specific services offered will vary depending on the program. 

Types of Residential Treatment 

There are two main types of residential treatment: inpatient and outpatient. Inpatient treatment requires patients to live at the facility for the duration of their treatment program. This type of residential treatment is typically more intensive than outpatient treatment and is best suited for those who have a severe addiction or mental health disorder. Outpatient treatment, on the other hand, allows patients to live at home while receiving treatment during the day. Patients typically attend 3-5 outpatient sessions per week. 

Outpatient treatment is less intensive than inpatient treatment but can still be very effective, especially for those who have a strong support system at home. If you’re not sure which type of residential treatment is right for you, speak with a medical professional to learn more about your options. 

Benefits of Residential Treatment 

There are many benefits of residential treatment, including but not limited to: 

– Medical detoxification in a safe and monitored setting 

– 24/7 access to care and support 

– Individualized treatment plans 

– evidence-based therapies and activities 

– A chance to develop healthy coping skills and habits 

– A supportive community of peers in recovery  

If you’re considering residential treatment, know that you will be supported every step of the way by our team of caring and experienced professionals. We will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals. Call us today to learn more about our residential treatment program. 

Residential treatment is an important step in recovery for many people because it allows them to focus on their recovery without the distractions and stressors of everyday life. If you or someone you love is struggling with an addiction or mental health disorder, please call us today to learn more about our residential treatment program. Our team of caring and experienced professionals will work with you to create a customized treatment plan that meets your unique needs and goals.

By Erica Buteau

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