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What Are the Advantages of a Dedicated Residential Program?

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The most important part of addiction treatment is finding what helps you. For many clients, that includes a dedicated residential program. Also called inpatient care, these programs involve staying at a facility while getting help for physical, mental, and emotional damage due to substance abuse. It is an all-inclusive experience that immerses you in a community of others who understand multiple therapeutic options and provides safety while you detox and work through the changes needed to treat addiction. 

Advantages of a Dedicated Residential Program

A dedicated residential program includes many benefits. Below we will outline each and how it may benefit you in your treatment. 

Safe Detox in a Dedicated Residential Program

Detox is the part of recovery where your body adjusts to not using drugs or alcohol. At Pacific Sands Recovery Center, we use a three-phase approach to help clients detox safely for lasting recovery. These phases include the following.

  1. Assessment of addiction
  2. Stabilization of symptoms
  3. Preparation for continued treatment

Detoxing at home can be incredibly difficult and often life-threatening. The other issue with detoxing at home is that it does not link the detoxification process to treatment. 

Research has shown that the integration of detox in treatment decreases the risk of continual relapse and detox, also called the revolving door phenomenon. Therefore, one of the major benefits of a dedicated residential program is that it creates a safe detox program that is unified with the overall treatment. 

Various Therapies at a Dedicated Residential Program

A dedicated residential program offers many options regarding treatments. Options may include some of the following.

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Drama therapy 
  • 12-Step facilitation
  • Multiple group therapy options 

This is highly beneficial as it allows you to explore and discover what types of therapeutic modalities are helpful for you. In the short term, this benefits your immediate addiction treatment. While in the long term, this can help by providing you with increased knowledge of what helps you when you need support.  

Multiple therapeutic modalities also help to treat other mental health disorders commonly found alongside addiction. Mental health and addiction play into each other, often making each other worse. In treatment, it is important to address both mental health disorders and addiction. 

This type of treatment is often referred to as dual-diagnosis treatment. In a dedicated residential program, you can get treatment for both, helping you to decrease the risk of relapse and improve overall mental health during your stay. 

Safety in a Dedicated Residential Program

While in a dedicated residential program, you live on the premises. Being in a controlled and safe environment can help in many ways. First, it is different than your typical environment, making it easier to make changes. This is because you are separate from the things that may signal your brain to act in habitual ways. 

It is also an emotionally safe environment where you can work through mental health disorders and substance abuse. There are many layers to recovery, and addressing your emotions is an essential piece. A dedicated residential program sets you up for success by providing structure and safety that is created to help you in the process of change. 

Community of Residents

In recovery, peer support includes groups where you share and interact with others. Research has shown peer support to be incredibly helpful in decreasing your risk of relapse and recovering successfully from addiction. In a dedicated residential program, multiple groups are often available with peer support. Many types of groups exist for you to feel comfortable in a group of your choosing. 

The community of residents can help you feel understood while problem-solving with others. At Pacific Sands Recovery Center, you will be surrounded by professionals and peers who understand addiction and its challenges. Others will bring different histories, strengths, and weaknesses to the table, which can help you to see other perspectives and solutions. 

Personalized Care in a Dedicated Residential Program

Being in a dedicated residential program does not mean that it is not personalized. At Pacific Sands Recovery, we offer individualized care for each client. Each client has the opportunity to choose group and individual therapy modalities that work for them. Your care plan is created with you to help you get what you need out of treatment. 

An effective healing journey looks different for each individual. For some, they may be returning to treatment after relapse. Others may be taking their first steps toward recovery. Regardless of where you are in recovery, a dedicated residential program could be a good fit. 

Residential treatment can help you step away from your life so you can take care of yourself. This can allow you to return to your work and life knowing how to function without substance abuse. 

Getting help for addiction is a big step. While there are many approaches to treatment, one option is a dedicated residential program. Residential treatment offers benefits that include safe detox, community support, and multiple types of therapeutic modalities. These benefits are associated with a lower risk of relapse and are often helpful as they help you to step away from your normal habits and rebuild your life without substance use. At Pacific Sands Recovery Center, we offer a dedicated residential program for professionals seeking addiction treatment. You will be surrounded by like-minded professionals as you move through your individualized treatment plan. Call us today at (949) 426-7962 to learn how we can help you on your road to recovery. 


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