In the United States, around 21 million people live with at least one addiction, yet only 10 percent receive the treatment they need.

Considering drug overdoses have more than tripled since 1990, seeking treatment is more important than ever before.

Whether you or someone you love needs help, there are numerous options available. One of the more common and effective options is inpatient treatment. Much like outpatient treatment, inpatient treatment offers structure and support. However, the main difference is that inpatient residential treatment involves clients staying at a facility on a full-time basis.

At Pinnacle Recovery, our Inpatient Program is designed to be adaptable for a wide range of clients. We treat many different types of addictions, offer flexible program length, and provide a variety of therapeutic modalities that can be customized to the individual. Inpatient treatment is the cornerstone of our recovery programming, providing the most intensive and thorough treatment in a supportive, sober environment focused on recovery.

If you're considering treatment, here's what you need to know about inpatient drug rehab.

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What Is an Inpatient Rehab Program?


Although inpatient substance abuse treatment programs differ from facility to facility, in terms of therapy options, amenities, staff, etc., inpatient rehab is when patients reside at a treatment center. The ultimate goal of inpatient treatment is to provide treatment in an environment that removes recovering addicts from their original environment. This allows them to avoid triggers and focus fully on the recovery process.

Inpatient treatment programs require clients to stay on-site. This helps remove any triggers, reducing their risk of relapse. In that sense, this option is best for those living with a severe addiction. While outpatient services are also available, they may not be intensive enough. The length of each patient's stay will depend on their program, which is based on their unique needs and goals.

How Long Is Inpatient Treatment?


While the average stay is around 30 days, some programs are 60 days, 90 days, or even longer. While there are numerous variables to consider, the length of treatment typically depends on the severity of one's addiction and whether or not any co-occurring mental health conditions are present. Research shows it takes approximately 30 days to break the cycle of addiction.

That is why we recommend a minimum of 30 days. At Pinnacle Recovery, this is what we refer to as short-term drug and alcohol rehab. Being the most popular form of treatment, it is the perfect amount of time for you to safely detox, clear your mind, and prepare for your journey towards long-term recovery. We also offer a long-term drug and alcohol treatment program, which typically lasts for more than 90 days. In some cases, select individuals remain in this program for a year. Most often, this program is recommended to those who have attempted and failed to get sober in the past.

While each client is different, the more time you commit to within the first stage of your recovery process, the better. Remember, your road to recovery is a long process, one that continues long after your leave treatment. The longer you stay in treatment, the more equipped you'll be to cope in the outside world. At Pinnacle, we help our clients adjust throughout the recovery process, offering new opportunities and levels of support as they progress.

Advantages of Inpatient Rehab


Among those struggling with a severe addiction, inpatient treatment has the highest rates of long-term success. That is because individuals live within a facility that provides 24-hours care, significantly reducing the risk of relapse throughout the treatment process. Although research shows there is no evidence for the superiority of inpatient treatment over outpatient treatment, particular types of patients may be more effectively treated in an inpatient setting.

Just some of the benefits associated with inpatient rehab include:


  • Access to a safe and comfortable environment

  • Being able to avoid negative distractions and triggers while receiving treatment

  • Access to medical professionals who will ensure your health and safety

  • A support system of both counselors and other patients who will support you along your journey


An inpatient treatment program will also allow you to address any other underlying conditions associated with your addiction. This is what's known as dual-diagnosis treatment. Being in a highly structured environment will allow you to focus on all aspects of the healing process, both in terms of your body and mind.

It's important to note that each and every individual's road to recovery is unique. In that sense, everyone will get something different out of treatment. For some, inpatient treatment offers them a new beginning and ongoing support, whereas others benefit most from being separated from people who trigger them. This is also why treatment facilities provide customized treatment, providing the type of care that each individual requires to succeed.

How Do I Know If I Need Inpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse?


Deciding whether or not inpatient drug rehab is for you will depend on numerous variables.

Some of the reasons to choose inpatient treatment include:


  • You previously attempted an outpatient treatment program, but it did not work out. There are many reasons why individual relapse, which is why inpatient treatment is so beneficial for long-term addicts and/or those living with a severe addiction.

  • You require support for a co-occurring condition, such as depression or PTSD. Inpatient drug rehab treatment is also most beneficial if you abuse multiple substances.

  • Your living situation exposes you to other addicts, or you live in a household that is generally unsupportive and/or toxic.

  • Outpatient treatment isn't accessible.


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What To Expect At Our Inpatient Drug And Alcohol Rehab Center


Inpatient treatment in Salt Lake City, Utah is one of our specialties at Pinnacle Recovery. We offer comprehensive, customizable care for adults who are struggling with addiction to drugs or alcohol at our beautiful facilities in Utah. Upon admission to our programs, we assign you a case manager who will get to know you, work directly with you to monitor your progress and create your treatment plan. Since each individual who suffers from addiction is different, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to addiction treatment. Some of our clients may need a treatment program that focuses on childhood trauma, while others may require a dual diagnosis approach to treatment. Each person who comes into recovery does so with their own experience and characteristics; understanding this, we offer a personalized approach, with carefully selected staff who make sure every client is treated like family, with love and understanding.

Our new facility is custom-built for inpatient rehab, with lodging that focuses on comfort, privacy and expansive outdoor grounds. Our patients have plenty of room to heal and our location could not be better. We find that being surrounded by nature gives a peaceful atmosphere, and offers a beautiful place to heal and explore. Many times when a person comes into treatment they are at a low spot in their life. They are more than likely experiencing a tremendous amount of guilt, shame and anxiety about their current situation, but by having access to the wonders of nature, these feelings can be curbed and can be replaced with peace and serenity. Whether you’re a local or coming from out of state, our Utah center offers a breathtaking mountain landscape, fresh air and the best location possible for a secluded, peaceful stay.

Pinnacle Recovery Can Help


At Pinnacle Recovery, we offer both outpatient and inpatient programs. We welcome you to discuss your needs with our dedicated team so that we can create a treatment plan specifically for you. Our inpatient program is more intensive than other options, making it an ideal choice for those in need of a highly structured environment.

When you first visit us, we will get to know you so that we can develop a customized treatment plan. Over the course of your treatment, we will monitor your progress, adjusting your plan based on your unique needs. Our facility is custom-built for inpatient rehab, offering comfortable lodging, privacy, and an expansive outdoor area. We also offer outpatient programs for those who have responsibilities they cannot step away from.

If you would like more information, we welcome you to call us. Your road to recovery is one phone call away — contact us today!

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