Residential Treatment

Residential Treatment

At Sana Lake Recovery we focus on creating a personalized treatment program for each one of our members. Our member-focused approach, world-class facilitates and expansive staff will create a life-changing experience. Sana Lake Residential Treatment utilizes a team of medical professionals, therapists, peer support specialists, and wellness coaches to ensure a well rounded, holistic, personalized approach to treatment is incorporated. Before we start any treatment program, our members must go through detox.

The 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) reported that 19.7 million American citizens, aged 12 or older, were suffering from a substance use disorder. About 14.5 million individuals were dealing with an alcohol use problem while about 7.5 million were struggling with illicit drug use.

Unfortunately, millions of people throughout the United States are continuing to be affected by substance use disorders. Countless individuals are struggling with alcoholism and drug dependence. Families are constantly being exposed to the pain that comes with addiction. 

Thankfully, however, there’s a way to end the addiction epidemic that has been spreading throughout the country for years. Residential treatment programs, like the one we offer here at Sana Lake Recovery Center, are providing hope to individuals and families alike. 

What is a Residential Treatment Program?

When it comes to getting treatment for substance dependence and addiction, many people are unsure about where to start. It can be difficult to know where to begin when you are looking for a way to change your life for the better. Addiction can cause major challenges in a person’s life and it often takes professional guidance in order to bring this problem to an end. Residential treatment is one of the treatment approaches through which professionals can help those who are suffering from substance use disorder.

Drug misuse and alcoholism are both very serious problems. Sometimes, individuals who struggle with these issues may have trouble ending substance use in their lives because of their environment. For example, an individual who suffers from a drug use disorder may be enabled by a friend or significant other. Or, perhaps the individual’s family members are also dealing with alcohol or drug dependence. As a result of the person’s environment, it can be hard for him or her to break free from the bondage of addiction.

Sometimes, in order to overcome addiction, individuals must distance themselves from the negative influences around them. This is where residential treatment comes in.

Also called inpatient treatment, residential programs offer patients an approach to recovery that allows them to overcome addiction in an environment that is free from drugs and alcohol. Those who are seeking to end addiction in their lives can do so by actually living at their treatment facility, rather than receiving treatment during the day and then returning to environments which could cause them to relapse. 

Residential addiction treatment is not a permanent living arrangement but it does offer people a temporary safe haven while they are working to detox from drug and alcohol use. Then, patients can continue their recovery journey through various individual and group therapy approaches, which will equip them with relapse prevention skills.

What to Expect in Residential Treatment

One of the best ways to prepare for treatment is to learn more about what to expect once you enroll. If you are considering entering a residential addiction treatment program, it may be helpful to gain an understanding of the treatment process. This will help to alleviate any pressure or uncertainty you may be feeling in regards to getting help for substance dependence.

Treatment for alcoholism or drug use disorder is a process. Those who enter a treatment program can gain the skills and experiences they will need as they begin living a new and healthier life, free from substance dependence. 

Detoxification for Substance Dependence

This is often the first step in the recovery process. Individuals who are going through treatment for substance use disorder need to first end alcohol or drug use. But, this process can be very challenging and it is not typically safe to end substance use without professional guidance. This is mainly due to the fact that withdrawal symptoms are often severe and, in some cases, life-threatening.

In order to avoid the dangerous effects of withdrawing without help, individuals can go through a detox program. In these programs, those who are working to end alcohol or drug use can do so safely and more comfortably. 

Often, professional detox programs take a medication-assisted approach. This kind of detox program uses medications to help individuals to end substance use in a safe and effective way. These medications are administered by medical professionals to prevent dependence from occurring and to ensure that those in recovery receive the full benefits of their detox program.

After detox is over, individuals in a residential treatment program can continue to get treatment and become addiction-free with the help of therapy services.

Group and Individual Therapy for Addiction

While detox works to help people become physically free from addiction, therapy helps to deal with the emotional and mental aspects of recovery. There are many different types of therapy, each offering specific and unique benefits. The two main categories of therapy for substance dependence are individual therapy and group therapy. 

Individual therapy, as the name suggests, involves therapy sessions with only the recovering individual and his or her therapist. This enables the person to speak freely about past experiences and current challenges. 

In an individual therapy session, a person may discuss things such as trauma, negative childhood experiences, mental health conditions, and any other emotional disturbances or challenges. While in therapy, individuals may be able to discover and address some of the underlying causes of addiction in their lives.

Group therapy, on the other hand, is a type of therapy that involves multiple people who are in recovery. While in group sessions, people can communicate with each other, learning from one another and helping each other to grow. 

This type of therapy promotes the growth of interpersonal skills, which can sometimes be lost due to substance use. Group therapy is also helpful in that it provides recovering individuals with a support system. Those in recovery can gain much by being surrounded by like-minded individuals. 

For instance, a person who is in recovery may feel completely alone and misunderstood. But, through group therapy, the individual can find solace and comfort in knowing that there are many others who are working toward similar recovery goals.

Both individual and group therapy offer benefits and advantages. This is why, here at Sana Lake, we provide both therapeutic approaches. 

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Some individuals who enter a residential treatment program for substance dependence may suffer from co-occurring disorders. If a person has a dual diagnosis involving a mental health disorder and addiction, a dual diagnosis program will be an essential part of the recovery process.

At Sana Lake Recovery Center, those who have dual diagnoses can find help and healing through our mental health resources. We understand that having co-occurring disorders can be very challenging and we realize the importance of treating both disorders rather than focusing only on one. 

Our compassionate clinical staff works to address the varying needs of those within our dual diagnosis program. Whether an individual is suffering from addiction along with PTSD, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD, or anxiety, we are ready to help!

After Inpatient Treatment

Once the residential treatment process is over, individuals may transition into an intensive outpatient program. Also known as an IOP, an intensive outpatient program is less intensive than residential treatment. It does not require people to continue living at their recovery center. Instead, people may live at home or in a sober living facility. 

However, individuals in an IOP will continue to receive the help they need in order to remain free from addiction. They may continue going to group and individual therapy sessions, gaining the skills necessary for relapse prevention.

After inpatient treatment, individuals may also transition into a slightly different type of outpatient program. A partial hospitalization program, commonly referred to as a PHP, can help those who are working to transition back into life outside of residential treatment. Similar to IOPs, partial hospitalization programs are helpful for those who are dealing with co-occurring mental health disorders and substance use disorders.

While PHPs are not meant to provide 24/7 care, those enrolled in these programs may receive treatment and attend therapy for many hours every week. This enables individuals to have the support and guidance they need as they pursue recovery from addiction.

Finally, some people who complete residential treatment may need to continue living outside of their homes. This may be due to a lack of support at home or having other struggling individuals in the home. In cases like these, it’s important for individuals to have access to safe and encouraging environments. This may mean living in a sober living home.

Sober living environments offer individuals a safe place to live as they get used to living a substance-free life. It also helps to prepare individuals for life outside of treatment. Lastly, sober living homes help people to develop healthy connections with people who are on the same journey to recovery.

The Difference Between Outpatient and Residential Treatment?

Outpatient treatment is different from residential treatment in that it does not require individuals to live at their treatment center. So, patients can return home after receiving treatment during the day. This kind of treatment can be beneficial for those who may have to work or attend school. Sometimes, individuals who have family responsibilities or other duties to carry out may find outpatient treatment to be the best option for them.

However, some individuals may need to receive treatment in a more structured setting. Many people who suffer from addiction benefit from receiving guidance and treatment without having to deal with the challenges of life outside of treatment. Through residential programs, patients can get the help they need first before transitioning back into “normal” life on the other side of addiction treatment.

Understanding the Many Benefits of Residential Treatment Programs

One of the main advantages of residential treatment programs has already been discussed. It’s certainly true that individuals who go through an inpatient treatment program can receive the help they need in a safe environment, away from the negative influences of their homes. They can get treatment without having to worry about having access to drugs or alcohol. This eliminates distractions, discomfort, and fear, which can definitely prevent people from moving forward on the road to recovery.

When a person enrolls in an inpatient treatment program, he or she can expect to:

  • Feel safe and free from distractions.
  • Have an emotional support system.
  • Have constant guidance to help prevent relapse.
  • Receive professional and medical assistance, 24/7.
  • Be surrounded by like-minded people, all working towards recovery.

Individuals who are seeking to recover from the effects of addiction in their lives may struggle to find people who will support them in their journey. Often, family members or close friends also need healing as their addicted loved ones get help for substance use disorders. So, it can be difficult for them to offer the emotional and mental support that their recovering loved one needs. 

Fortunately, residential treatment programs allow patients to get the kind of support and guidance that will help them to stay motivated and engaged throughout their treatment process. Various types of group therapy can help people to interact with other patients as well as professional and understanding therapists. Through these relationships, individuals can receive helpful information about recovery. 

Residential treatment is especially helpful in that it offers patients an atmosphere that is specially and specifically designed to meet the needs of recovery. So, those who opt for inpatient treatment can find hope and comfort in knowing that they will be heard and understood as they go through the recovery process.

Choosing Residential Treatment at Sana Lake Recovery Center

If you or someone you know has been struggling with drug or alcohol misuse, know that there is hope. Through professional treatment and therapy, individuals can be given another chance at life. You deserve to be healthy and free from the chains of addiction. By contacting us today, you can take the first step toward that new life. 

Here at Sana Lake Recovery Center, we understand that each of our patients is different. We know that every individual who comes to us for help has specific needs and goals. So, we work to provide treatment that is individualized and unique in order to help each individual find their way to total freedom!

If you’re ready to change your life for the better, there’s no reason to wait. Just contact us here today!

Article Reviewed by David Sherman, MD

David Sherman, MDDavid Sherman, MD is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (FASAM) and board certified in Addiction Medicine with the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is a native Missourian and graduated medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Sherman completed a two-year fellowship in Addiction Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He leads a highly trained staff of master level certified addiction professionals. Men and women from all over Missouri and the United States come to Sana Lake Recovery Center to get the care they need and deserve.