Article provided by: Montco Recovery Center
Inpatient Drug Rehab Pennsylvania is the next step of recovery after detox and withdrawals. Drug detox needs to take place in a medical environment. This allows the patient to have constant supervision and care during their recovery by doctors and nurses. They can also be given medication to help ease the withdrawal symptoms that are a part of detox. It is not safe to try to detox on your own. It takes your body about a week or two to be able to eliminate the drugs that have built up in your system.
Once you complete the detox program, you are ready to begin inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment means that you will live in the facility until you have completed the program successfully and are prepared to return home free of drugs. You will have 24-hour care and supervision. You will also attend several different kinds of therapy sessions that may include things like music, art, yoga, meditation or exercise. The main benefit of inpatient drug rehab is that you will receive the exposure to the therapy needed to break the drug addiction. The cravings for drugs are intense at the beginning of recovery and as impatient access to the drugs would not be available. Your doctor will determine the length of time you will need to be an inpatient. The average stay is about thirty to sixty days. Some people may require longer due to the severity of their addiction and their progress in the therapy they are receiving.
In any patient rehab, you will be attending group therapy sessions as well as individual ones. Some facilities offer family therapy as well. Drugs have harmed the relationship and Trust of your family, and these sessions will help you to begin to restore some of that. A program like this has activities to help you learn to communicate again and is geared to help family members of all ages to recover from the impact that your drug use has had on their life. Families can be great support and encouragement to you during recovery.
Each inpatient facility has its own set of activities and amenities available. They can range from ping pong to gym or a spa. You are encouraged to take advantage of these amenities often during your stay.
After inpatient drug rehab you may be able to go to a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or an outpatient program. In the partial hospitalization setting, you will be at the facility several hours a day. You will spend the nights in a sober house nearby. You still attend counseling and group therapy sessions on a daily basis. Each step you take moves you closer to going home and living drug-free. They will teach you how to restore parts of your life that you have lost due to drugs. Here at Montco Recovery, we know that to recover from drug abuse takes a long time. We will help you every step of the way. Our staff understands what you're going through and know how to help you achieve your goal to live a drug-free life.