A residential addiction treatment facility is also referred to as inpatient drug rehab. It simply means that addicts are staying around the clock. An addiction treatment center is not a hospital, which will be staffed by doctors and nurses. A rehab may have some nursing staff and occasional visits by a doctor to check on a patient and prescribe medications, but you’ll more often find psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists at a residential rehab as much of the work being done at this point is psychological and educational. If an addict needs detoxification before entering rehab, this is typically done at a detox center or, if more clinical oversight is necessary, in a hospital. There are a number of different types of inpatient rehabs and treatment will mean different things in different places. For example, there are some places in which it only means some group therapy and visits to the local 12-step meeting. This would be a program on the very lower scale of treatment options and is for people who can’t afford more. Of course, you can also expect to have some chores to do in these types of places. Better rehabs offer more options, including one-on-one sessions with psychiatrists or psychologists and other therapists, group sessions, a variety of therapies, including art, music, physical therapy and more. You may also find things such as neurofeedback, acupuncture, and cryotherapy, for example. In better centers you’ll also have some exercise options, a gym, yoga, meditation and the food will be prepared by professional chefs. The higher end treatment centers have more amenities and there is a tremendous emphasis on the comfort of the patients and being as attentive as possible to their needs. The other big difference between rehabs is location. Obviously, the more expensive rehabs are located in beautiful parts of the world. However, because of the economics involved, some of the most luxurious rehabs are actually affordable. It all depends on where they’re located. If you’re looking at a luxury rehab in the U.S., for instance, the cost will be in the tens of thousands of dollars for a twenty-eight day stay.
There are very few inpatient alcohol treatment centers that don’t also treat drug addiction, since the treatment for both is very similar. Alcohol, after all, is a drug. The only real difference is the availability of the substance since alcohol is legal and so readily available, not to mention socially acceptable. Which explains why alcohol is still the most abused substance. Because of its availability, it is all the more critical that a recovering alcoholic have a serious continuing care, or after care, program upon leaving an inpatient alcohol rehab center. Relapse generally occurs within the first six months after leaving treatment. It is imperative that an alcoholic – an addict, really, but especially an alcoholic – not return to the same group of friends and social experiences he had when he was drinking, and they are equipped with the “tools” and skills to handle an environment where alcohol or drugs may be present, otherwise relapse is imminent.
At Lanna, you will find a treatment experience unlike any other. Lanna is the culmination of many years of planning by people with decades of experience in treating addiction. It is the ultimate luxury treatment center, with as much a focus on success as comfort. Nothing has been left to the imagination. Your treatment program will be individually created to your specific needs and desires. And when you do finally leave, you will have a serious plan for continuing care worked out with sources back home. We created Lanna to offer you the best chance of success in recovery. If you’re looking for serious addiction treatment with a progressive program, call us today for more information or to get started on reclaiming your life.