Most people have at least some idea or preconception of what addiction treatment entails. Specifically, the most common perception of recovery is that it requires a month or so of inpatient or residential-style treatment that often consists of psychotherapy and group sessions. While there’s some truth to this, there’s actually much more to recovery than many people realize, especially when the treatment facility is a high-quality inpatient drug rehab in Utah like Pinnacle Recovery Center.
Whether you’re someone in need of a quality treatment program or you’re researching treatment options for someone else, learning about inpatient drug rehab and what to expect from the recovery process is always a good idea. Therefore, we have compiled the following information in the hope of helping you better understand what our inpatient drug rehab in Utah has to offer you or your loved one.
As research has shown, the most effective recovery tool for addiction is inpatient treatment. Although every individual’s needs are different and require a unique approach to recovery, inpatient care has proven to be the most effective recovery tool because patients are able to spend more time receiving treatment, making them more likely to fully absorb the various recovery strategies and skills they encounter so they can put them to good use upon returning home. Of course, since inpatient care sees patients residing on-site at the treatment facility for the duration of the program, temporary residential accommodations are needed.
A common misconception when it comes to the inpatient care is that the environment is extremely sterile and clinical. While this can sometimes be the case, it’s certainly not a rule. In fact, Pinnacle Recovery Center — our inpatient drug rehab in Utah — provides patients with quite comfortable accommodations, ensuring that their time spent receiving treatment is as relaxing and productive as possible. Additionally, there’s importance in providing quality accommodations because the comfort we provide helps patients settle into a new environment, allowing them to spend as much time as possible benefitting from treatment.
Treatment isn’t possible without a team of experienced providers to implement the various forms of therapy we offer. In many ways, the staff of our inpatient drug rehab in Utah is the secret ingredient to patients’ lasting success in recovery. Further, our staff members are each personally invested in the success of our patients with the best interest of each patient is at the forefront of all patient-therapist interactions. We hope that our patients come to see the Pinnacle staff as being valuable resources for their recoveries.
A safe environment and structured schedule
When an individual lives in active addiction, his or her daily life is extremely chaotic, unpredictable, and often poses serious threats to the individual’s health and overall well-being. Over the course of an addiction, a person often loses touch with who he or she was as a person, exhibiting personality and behavior changes while withdrawing from relationships and many of his or her prior interests. In many ways, the chaos and self-destructive behavior inherent to an addicted lifestyle become normal for someone with a substance abuse problem; as such, helping individuals to develop healthy and productive habits is a prominent part of the recovery process.
In addition to affording patients with more time spent receiving treatment, our inpatient drug rehab in Utah provides a safe alcohol- and drug-free environment in which to focus on the recovery process. One of the biggest inhibitors to recovery is being in an environment that isn’t conducive to sobriety; in fact, this is arguably the biggest drawback to outpatient care in which patients continue living at home while receiving treatment. By comparison, Pinnacle Recovery Center effectively eliminates any temptation to relapse and other factors that would compromise the recovery process for the duration of an individual’s treatment.
Moreover, we help our patients to develop positive, productive routines. The average day in treatment at our inpatient drug rehab in Utah is quite structured, ensuring that individuals are able to make the most out of every second spent at Pinnacle Recovery Center. Of course, meals are provided for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and in-between those meals, each patient will participate in an individualized curriculum that has been specially designed to address unique needs and preferences. With this daily structure, patients become acclimated to living a substance abuse-free lifestyle and are able to prepare themselves for returning home.
Complementary treatments and therapies
An effective addiction treatment program has several important components, but it goes without saying that the actual treatments and therapies are surely the most important as they are what facilitate an individual’s recovery. Further, the combination of therapies that comprise an individual’s recovery curriculum is chosen specifically for their ability to address his or her recovery needs, giving the patient the best possible opportunity to achieve long-lasting sobriety.
The foundation of any effective recovery program is psychotherapy. Taking place between the patient and a single therapist, counseling is used to help patients better understand how they came to be addicted to alcohol and drugs as well as to develop strategies for overcoming those circumstances, effectively reducing the likelihood of relapse in the future. But beyond counseling and psychotherapy, group therapy is often a key component of addiction treatment programs. More often than not, these group sessions take the form of psychoeducational sessions or interpersonal process groups; in other words, group sessions either teach patients more about themselves and the disease of addiction, or the group sessions are used as skills-building classes, teaching them things like better communication or relapse-prevention strategies.
Since individualization of program curriculum is vital to success in recovery, most treatment centers offer a variety of complementary and alternative therapies with which to further personalize a program. Holistic therapies have become quite popular for this very purpose and consist of such things as acupuncture, massage therapy, equine therapy, art therapy, biofeedback therapy, and numerous others.