What is Inpatient Rehab

Inpatient rehab is one of the most common ways that addicted individuals can receive care.

The type of treatment you receive will be based on what is best suited to your needs.

We will look at your physical health, mental health, the severity of your addiction, and other individual factors.

Inpatient rehab is used to treat a wide variety of addictions and related complications in a controlled, monitored, and highly structured setting.

With this method, you are removed from temptations and triggers that could worsen your addiction.

This helps you stabilize, develop necessary skills, habits, and patterns, and find long-term sobriety.

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Inpatient vs. Outpatient Rehab

There are several notable differences between inpatient and outpatient rehab programs.

The biggest one is that inpatient rehab care requires a stay in a rehab facility or hospital where you have access to round-the-clock care and medical attention.

Outpatient care allows you to continue living at home while attending meetings, counseling, therapy, support groups, and other treatment methods for several hours each week.

While outpatient rehab allows you more flexibility to see to work and family obligations, it is not always as effective for patients with severe addictions.

When your addiction is severe, you have multiple addictions, you have health complications, or you have an underlying mental health condition that also requires treatment, an inpatient rehab stay is likely to be more effective.

This is especially true if you require a medically-assisted detox at the start of your program.

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Inpatient Drug Rehab

Inpatient rehab for drug addictions is often required in emergency situations over any other treatment method.

As such, these programs are often intensive and may be short-term.

Inpatient drug rehab stays nearly always include a medically-assisted detox to help you cleanse your body of the substances, monitor and ease withdrawal symptoms, and stay ahead of potential complications.

Hospital emergency centers and rehab facilities like Pathfinders are the most common locations for inpatient drug rehab care.

Most patients will receive psychiatric evaluations to determine if there are underlying factors that need to be addressed, as well as a high level of support.

However, inpatient stays often last for just under one month, and experts recommend a minimum of three months in treatment, so patients will generally need to continue with other treatment options after to support long-term recovery.

Potential next steps may include partial hospitalization programs (PHPs), intensive outpatient programs (IOPs), outpatient treatment, and others. For patients with less severe addiction needs, longer-term care can be accessed through a residential rehab program.

These often last longer than inpatient rehab stays and can be a bit more flexible, as they’re not often required for emergency treatment and intervention admissions.

Choosing the right program can be confusing, especially if you are currently struggling with a distracting addiction and symptoms.

We are here to help and we will base your treatment plan on what will work best for you.

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Inpatient Alcohol Rehab

Inpatient alcohol rehab will be similar to inpatient drug rehab. However, the detox, withdrawal, symptoms, and side effects will likely be different.

It is hard to predict which drug withdrawal symptoms you’ll experience without knowing what you are addicted to, but alcohol withdrawal symptoms are relatively easy to predict:

  • Anxiety
  • Shaking hands
  • Frequent headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Excessive sweating

These are the most common and relatively mild symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. They are generally uncomfortable but are not life-threatening.

In more severe cases, more severe withdrawal symptoms may present themselves. These may include hallucinating, racing heartbeats, fevers, and heavy sweats.

This is another reason that an inpatient rehab stay is beneficial for patients with severe addictions.

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Inpatient Rehab Center Timelines

An inpatient rehab stay is generally meant to be an intensive and short-term solution before the patient moves on to other treatment methods.

As such, inpatient rehab stays typically last an average of 28 days. However, we do not just offer 30-day plans. Depending on your addiction and needs, your program may include a stay of 60 days, 90 days, or more.

Each step of your plan is customized to your needs and we will not recommend any programs or methods that don’t align with your individual circumstances.

During your time in our inpatient rehab facility, you will have 24-hour access to medical staff, support and guidance, as well as the benefits of a set, stress-free schedule created for you and three healthy meals.

Each morning will start with a healthy breakfast before you continue on to therapy sessions (single, group, family, or cognitive-behavioral), counseling, seminars, and other activities for the rest of the day.

In an inpatient rehab setting, you will have the additional benefit of being surrounded by individuals who understand what you’re going through. You may be lucky enough to have a strong support system at home but not everyone is.

This is a place where you can build one. You can swap stories, compare and solve problems, participate in sessions, share down time, and heal with other individuals who are working their way through the same process.

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Cost of Inpatient Rehab

The cost of your inpatient rehab stay will depend on the length of stay, level of treatment, medications needed, and other individual factors.

Once we have or first call we can estimate total cost of rehab. We need your information first since we customize each of our programs to be as effective and efficient as we can be for each person’s needs and addiction.

Drug and alcohol rehab care is often more affordable than many patients expect it to be.

At Pathfinders Recovery Center, we happily accept most major health insurance providers. Your eligibility for full or partial insurance coverage can be confirmed with one quick and easy phone call to our addiction counselors.

If your insurance falls short or you do not have any coverage at this time, we are happy to discuss alternative payment arrangements with you, as well. Please use this call to gather more information, ask questions, and answer ours.

The more we know about you, the better equipped we can be to effectively treat your addiction.

Inpatient Rehab Near Me

To extend our reach and help more patients, Pathfinders facilities are available both in Arizona at our Scottsdale location and in Colorado at our Lakewood center.

These beautiful, serene, and convenient locations only add to what we are hoping to achieve here and what we have already. Our facilities are safe, accredited, and peaceful.

No matter where you are coming from, you will find your place here during your stay. Come see for yourself.

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Pathfinders Inpatient Rehab

The dedicated, caring, and experienced staff members at both of our facilities understand what you are facing.

We understand that fighting an addiction is difficult and we are here to show you that you’re not alone.

Our unique and customized care plans involve the most effective, holistic, and proven methods to achieve the best results.

We will help you through your detox. We will provide you the guidance and tools you need for long-term success.

In addition weoffer aftercare services so you can continue to receive support after you’ve gone back home.

Your healthy, sober life is waiting for you on the other side of your addiction. Take the first step today.


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