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What Is Inpatient Drug and Alcohol Treatment?

Inpatient treatment, also referred to as residential treatment, provides the highest level of care suggested for patients diagnosed with substance use disorder. Typically, inpatient treatment programs include medical detox and integrated mental health services.

At Surfside Recovery, inpatient treatment for substance use disorders begins with your clinicians getting a good understanding of your specific situation and your needs while in our care. Our treatment team will evaluate your mental health, medical health and your chemical use history in order to design an individualized treatment plan for you. With your permission, our residential treatment staff may also involve your loved ones as much as you’d like to do so and consult with any medical professionals you may already be working with to address your needs and challenges.

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

People who benefit most from an inpatient level of addiction treatment typically fall into one of three categories:

  • Individuals who are at a high risk of experiencing drug or alcohol withdrawal
  • Individuals who have experienced a relapse
  • Individuals who have tried a less intensive level of drug or alcohol treatment but were unable to stay sober

Another factor to consider in choosing between an inpatient and outpatient rehab center is whether you have a healthy and supportive home environment where your recovery will be a priority. If you do, outpatient treatment could be a good fit. Otherwise, a residential treatment program where you will have a built-in support system will likely be the suggested option.

A licensed addiction professional can help you weigh all of the different factors and determine the best level and type of treatment program to meet your needs.