What to Expect From Inpatient Alcohol Treatment Centers

Do you or a loved one have a problem with alcohol addiction? If so, it is essential that the individual understands he or she is not alone. There is help available. This help can completely transform your or your loved one’s life from the inside out — providing a fresh, new start. Make the choice to overcome alcohol dependency today.

Treatment options vary, but by far the most effective method for overcoming alcoholism is to participate in substance abuse programs at inpatient alcohol treatment centers. Fortunately, many insurance companies cover alcohol rehabilitation, and we can help you find a program that takes your insurance plan.

What Is Inpatient Alcohol Rehab?


Outpatient therapy is simply not enough. The detoxification process typically takes between two to four days, but the hard work starts after detox. This is where an inpatient alcohol treatment center comes in.

Inpatient alcohol rehabilitation centers provide the opportunity for an alcoholic to safely and effectively detox from alcohol with around-the-clock (24/7) support and monitoring. You or your loved one do not have to go through detox alone; the treatment centers we work with are staffed by trained professionals who understand and are dedicated to providing as much support as possible to help along the way.

Once you complete detox, the patient will have the tools to avoid falling off the wagon. For example, when people successfully detox from alcohol, they often start drinking again. There is a variety of reasons for relapsing, including a lack of tools to manage life’s stressors in a healthier way. With high-quality inpatient alcohol rehabilitation, the individual will learn how to cope without falling back into addiction, which is the key to successfully overcoming alcoholic tendencies and staying sober.

In short, an inpatient facility provides an opportunity to truly overcome alcohol dependency and provides patients with the tools to help them be successful once they return to everyday living. The most effective programs last at least 60 days, providing a safe environment for lasting recovery. With the structure, removal from negative influences, therapy, and knowledgeable professionals, an inpatient treatment option has been proven to be more effective than many outpatient methods.

Why Choose a Residential Alcohol Rehab Program

When transitioning from alcoholism to a sober lifestyle, individuals will be the most vulnerable to falling back into alcoholic tendencies during and immediately after detox. Residential (inpatient) programs provide the structure and support that is needed throughout the entire treatment process, from admission to departure. The all-inclusive, individualized support offered by residential rehabs is unmatched — providing you or your loved one with a chance to completely recover before returning to everyday life.

Inpatient facilities for alcohol addiction provide everything individuals need to fix the problem and help them to continue to live a sober life once they leave treatment. You or your loved one do not have to go through life with alcohol taking control — instead, you or your loved one can regain control of life and start living again.

What to Expect When Entering Inpatient Treatment


Regardless of which treatment program you or your loved one enters, there are some basic things to expect when entering treatment. More often than not, the first part of the process will be an intake interview where the program professionals will ask questions in an effort to get to know the patient better. This interview will be used to help create an individualized treatment program that optimizes patient success.

In addition to the interview, the individual can expect frequent therapy sessions — some will be individual, and others will be group — designed to uncover reasons for relying upon alcohol and provide alternatives to dealing with situations and circumstances without turning to alcohol. Many programs will also emphasize everything from diet and exercise to socialization.

Once you or your loved one finds (through inspection of program values and options) the high-quality inpatient program that best meets the needs of the individual, the facility will be able to provide you with additional information on their specific processes and structure. Regardless of which program you choose, you or your loved one can expect to walk away from treatment knowing how to continue what was started — moving forward alcohol-free.

At the end of the day, long term alcohol treatment programs at a facility dedicated to patient success are the most effective method for overcoming addiction. Do not travel down the road to recovery alone — allow experienced professionals to help you or your loved one along the way.

The first step starts today. Explore our website, then call us to learn more about inpatient drug rehab and alcohol rehab programs that can help change the way you live.