Addiction is a disease comprised of many behavioral, genetic, psychological and physical factors. Consequently, treatment typically requires far more than ending substance use through detoxification. For long-term recovery, many people with a substance use disorder need an all-encompassing treatment plan that includes behavioral therapies, aftercare planning and other methods of healing.
Many primary care facilities, facilities or counselors do not have the resources or time needed for long-term care programs. Many people living with an addiction need 24-hour care for the physical and mental impacts that occur during detox and withdrawal. Rehabilitation centers usually offer on-site care around the clock, providing patients with individualized inpatient and outpatient plans that fit their unique needs. In addition, staff members specialize in addiction treatment and co-occurring mental health disorders.
The process of addiction treatment is often time-intensive and involves close supervision. If your patient requires care for a chronic substance use disorder, it may be time to refer them to a full-service treatment center.
There are numerous signs that indicate a patient may need additional care for addiction treatment. Beyond the typical signs of addiction, a patient may benefit from attending an inpatient rehabilitation center if they:
Medical or clinical providers are often the first to identify when clients need additional care. Because you know your patient and understand their medical needs, referring them when they need help can provide life-saving treatment.
When a patient needs a greater amount of support for addiction or co-occurring mental health conditions, a stay at an inpatient rehabilitation center is often necessary. There are many benefits to inpatient drug rehab, the greatest being that patients receive support around the clock in a safe, secure location that reduces stressful triggers to help prevent setbacks.
There are 13 principles of effective addiction treatment. Accredited and licensed rehab facilities are built upon these tenets, allowing those who receive treatment to begin a life-long recovery journey. A few key principles include:
Rehabilitation gives people with substance use disorders a better chance of long-term recovery. These facilities provide care when patients need it the most. Many rehab centers also create plans to help patients stay sober after the inpatient program has ended. People are able to gradually re-enter their lives while still having the assistance of aftercare programs, recovery support and counseling.
Although setbacks may happen during recovery, the best indicator of long-term healing is a marked improvement in a person’s quality of life. A relapse typically indicates that a patient’s treatment needs to be re-evaluated and modified.
If your patient is struggling with a substance use disorder and requires a more hands-on approach to addiction treatment, The Recovery Village is here to help. We offer a wide array of services to our patients, typically starting with intensive residential treatment that gradually transitions to aftercare support.
We understand that no two patients are the same, and we look into the many factors that contribute to a person’s substance misuse. Upon admission, our expert staff creates individualized plans that work with each patient’s unique needs and situations. Patients receive treatment that addresses each aspect of their disorder, helping them to learn strategies and tools they can use to deal with situations throughout their lifelong recovery.
If you’d like to learn more about referring your patient to The Recovery Village, call today. Your referral can help provide clients with a healthier future.