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What to Expect in Long-Term Inpatient Rehab

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There are many types of effective addiction treatment, and each offers its own advantages. Long-term inpatient rehab is the most comprehensive type of rehab program. Longer treatment is the best option for some individuals. It can be particularly beneficial for those with a long duration of alcohol or substance use and who have gone through rehab at least once. Call Vertava Health today at 844.470.0410 to learn about the benefits of our long-term inpatient treatment program.

Long-Term Inpatient Rehab Expectations

Every form of treatment includes a specific structure that is designed to increase a patient’s chances of success. The long-term treatment structure provides structured activities from the time a person wakes up in the morning until they go to bed at night, including meals and free time.

The long-term program at Vertava Health is in a residential setting and lasts from six to 12 months or more, depending on the person’s needs.

Patients can expect:

  • Medically supervised detoxification and medication-assisted treatment (MAT) when appropriate
  • Evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, 12-step facilitation therapy, and dialectical behavior therapy
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Integrative holistic therapies like nutritional counseling or wilderness therapy
  • Peer support meetings
  • Treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
  • Aftercare planning and support

Long-term inpatient rehab expectations also include the expectation of collaborative care. Treatment plans that are informed by each individual’s goals and needs are most effective. Although every part of the day is planned to help support a patient’s healing, that doesn’t mean plans are inflexible. Goals and needs change as individuals progress in their recovery. An effective treatment plan should reflect those changes.

Advantages of Long-Term Inpatient Rehab

Long-term rehab is a comprehensive program that begins with the detoxification process. Patients who require extended care typically need medical detoxification to remain safe and comfortable. In addition to withdrawal management, some of the benefits of long-term inpatient rehab include:

  • A structured, supervised, substance-free environment
  • Time to experience a variety of treatments/therapies to support wellness
  • Treatment to stabilize medical conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension
  • Time to build strong bonds with sober peers

Patients in a long-term rehab can focus on their recovery without external stressors or triggers to distract them.

Who Needs Long-Term Inpatient Rehab?

Each person’s recovery journey is different, and not everyone responds to treatment in the same way. However, long-term inpatient treatment is best suited for individuals who have a long history of addiction and have not been able to maintain sobriety after completing a treatment program.

Other people who will most benefit from long-term inpatient rehab include those who:

  • Have a co-occurring disorder
  • Require medication for chronic pain or other physical health issues that require monitoring
  • Do not have a stable home that supports their efforts to remain sober
  • Have tried short-term programs without success
  • Are having suicidal thoughts or struggling with self-harming behavior

The thought of remaining in treatment for several months can be daunting. However, long-term treatment may offer the best support for long-term sobriety. In addition, long-term inpatient rehab can lead to fewer relapses and better outcomes overall.

Vertava Health Offers a Long-Term Inpatient Rehab Program

At Vertava Health, we understand that every person comes to treatment with different needs and expectations. That’s why we offer a variety of treatment models and therapies. Our long-term addiction treatment program can help those who can benefit from more intense and structured support. Being in treatment for six months or more is a big commitment, but in many cases, it is the type of commitment that can save a life.

If you or someone you love has struggled with relapsing and needs more accountability and support to maintain their recovery, call Vertava Health for more information about our long-term treatment programs.