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What to Expect in an Intensive Inpatient Rehab Program

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Among the millions of Americans affected by addiction, some are more heavily impacted than others. If your symptoms are severe, you can expect to start your sobriety journey in a residential or inpatient program. However, not all programs of this type are the same. Some facilities feature what are known as low-intensity residential services. But others feature intensive inpatient treatment programs. Specifics of the recovery process in intensive inpatient care differ from person to person. However, there are also certain things you should expect regardless of the details of your situation.

Defining Intensive Inpatient Rehab Programs

The recovery needs of people affected by addiction vary in many different ways. Treatment options are spread out across a continuum of care to meet these varying needs. Within this continuum are specific, defined levels of rehab services.

Intensive inpatient treatment services occupy one of the higher levels on the rehab continuum. You may also see this level referred to as medically monitored intensive inpatient care. This kind of care is not provided in a hospital setting. Instead, you receive it at non-hospital-based treatment centers.

Multiple kinds of professionals provide intensive inpatient care. The list of these providers includes doctors and addiction specialists, and it also has mental health specialists and trained nurses.

Who Needs Intensive Inpatient Care?

Intensive inpatient rehab programs are designed to help people affected by severe addiction. Those suitable for enrollment have substantial problems in one or more areas of life, such as their:

  • Physical health
  • Emotional and mental health
  • Day-to-day control over their behaviors

These problems are significant enough to call for 24/7 monitoring. However, they’re not severe enough to require hospitalization.

What Happens in Intensive Inpatient Facilities?

What happens in intensive inpatient care? The answer to this question depends, in part, on your current situation. However, some experiences are common for everyone. Those experiences include several kinds of assessments when you first enter treatment. These assessments include:

  • Physical exams
  • Mental health exams
  • Substance use evaluations

The information gathered through these procedures helps set your intensive inpatient itinerary. In other words, it helps determine the details of your treatment. The most common component is psychotherapy which addresses two things. The first of these things is your specific substance problem. The second is your particular situation as a person affected by that problem.

In addition, your intensive inpatient itinerary may include medication. This added treatment option is the norm for people in opioid recovery. It’s also a typical feature of alcohol recovery.

The Role of Your Program in Your Overall Recovery

Enrollment in intensive inpatient care can be an essential step in your quest to get sober. However, it’s usually not the sole step. Instead, you only remain at this level of care as long as it’s needed. Once your condition improves, you can expect to move on to another recovery option. This new option may be another, less intense inpatient program. It may also be an outpatient program. Your treatment team will help determine the best choice for you. They will also help determine when you can move on to another program.

Get More Information on Intensive Inpatient Rehab Programs at Evoke Wellness

Have more questions about intensive inpatient rehab services? Talk to the professionals at Evoke Wellness. We’re standing by to help clarify your expectations for this program.

Evoke Wellness is committed to supporting you throughout your recovery. To that end, we feature customized, intensive inpatient services. We also feature additional programs that allow you to take the next step in your sobriety journey. Want to learn more about how we can help you overcome addiction? Call us today at 866.931.6429 or contact us through our brief online form.