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What is Inpatient Rehab

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is when a person stays at a specialized facility for addiction or mental health treatment for an extended period. While at this facility, they receive around-the-clock monitoring and care.

The goal of inpatient rehabilitation is to stabilize the person’s condition, allowing them to overcome their addiction and return to society. A person will check into inpatient rehab when their condition is severe enough that it requires full-time professional treatment.

The duration of stay in an inpatient rehab varies depending on the patient’s condition and progress, but it could range from a few weeks to up to 90 days in most cases. Once their condition stabilizes they typically move down to less intensive forms of care.

Most insurance plans will cover inpatient treatment for up to 90 days. Exactly much of your treatment insurance covers depends on your specific health insurance plan.

Helpful Inpatient Rehab Treatment Options

There are various treatment approaches available in rehab, depending on your needs.

Some of these include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapyCognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy used to treat patients needing help with their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. While many people think of therapy as diving into deep childhood issues and repressed memory, CBT focuses on finding solutions today instead of delving into the past to determine root causes.
  • Dialectical behavior therapy — Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, or DBT, was developed out of cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT helps people change thoughts and modify intense emotions. DBT therapy also does this, and tacks on additional dialectical components and skills training.
  • Holistic therapy —  Holistic therapy is about healing the whole person – body, mind, spirit, and emotions – in the quest for optimal health and wellness. If one part of the body or mind is not working properly, it can impact the whole system. People achieve wellness by addressing the health of the entire self.
  • Group therapy — Group therapy is when one or more therapists treat a small group of clients together as a group. The idea behind it is being part of a group allows the person to use fellow participants as a sounding board for problems. Groups can also provide mutual support to members as they go through recovery.
  • Individual therapy — Individual therapy involves the therapist and client talking one-on-one. The goal is to help the client explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors and identify aspects of their lives that they would like to change in a confidential and supportive environment.

If you are interested in receiving inpatient treatment for yourself or a loved one, all of these approaches are available at South Coast Behavioral Health.

Advantages of Getting Help From a Certified Therapist

While it’s good to have friends and family to talk to, you get certain advantages from speaking with a certified therapist.

These include:

  • Expertise and Training —  Certified therapists have undergone extensive training and education to understand and treat mental health issues. This knowledge base allows them to effectively guide their clients through a wide range of issues that friends or family may not be equipped to deal with.
  • Confidentiality —  Certified therapists follow ethical guidelines and laws to maintain confidentiality. Clients can express their thoughts, feelings, and fears in a secure and private environment, which can be crucial for the therapy’s success.
  • Objectivity —  A therapist, as an objective third party, can help clients see things from a different perspective. They can point out unhealthy patterns or habits that clients may not be aware of and provide strategies to change these.
  • Learning Coping Strategies —  Therapists can teach effective coping strategies to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues. These strategies can be beneficial not only in the context of therapy but also in daily life.
  • Improved Self-Awareness —  Therapy often leads to increased self-awareness, which can enhance understanding of one’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This understanding can promote better decision-making and overall mental well-being.
  • Evidence-Based —  Certified therapists use therapies supported by research and clinical evidence. This ensures the methods used have been tested and found effective in managing specific issues.

The potential benefits of working with a certified professional are extensive and can lead to significant improvements in mental health and overall quality of life. However, the effectiveness of a particular therapeutic approach varies by person from person to person. It’s also important to find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can trust.

Are There Other Recovery Options Available?

At South Coast Behavioral Health, we offer a variety of addiction treatment options to help you in your journey toward lasting sobriety.

Aside from inpatient treatment, these include:

Partial Hospitalization Programs (PHPs)

Partial Hospitalization Programs are a step down from inpatient treatment, offering a higher level of care than traditional outpatient programs. Patients who undertake Partial Hospitalization in Newport Beach typically receive treatment five to seven days a week, for several hours each day. They then return home later in the evening.

These programs provide intensive therapeutic interventions, such as group and individual therapy, skills training, and medication management, while enabling individuals to maintain some aspects of their daily routine and social support system.

Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Intensive Outpatient Programs are a less restrictive form of care, designed for those transitioning from inpatient residential treatment or partial hospitalization programs.

Patients receiving Intensive Outpatient Treatment in Newport Beach generally meet three to five days a week for a few hours per session, focusing on group therapy, individual counseling, and psychoeducation. This flexible treatment option allows participants to maintain their work or school commitments while receiving the support and therapeutic interventions necessary for recovery.

Start Today!

If you or a loved one are thinking of getting substance abuse help but wonder how long addiction treatment is or have other questions, call us at 866-881-1184 or contact us here. Our highly qualified staff will be happy to help give you an idea of what to expect from your addiction recovery timeline, verify your insurance, and help with any other questions.


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