By giving you the chance to get away from your daily routine, current social group and all the external stressors that may drive an addiction, inpatient treatment allows you to fully focus on your recovery. Inpatient addiction treatment centers are more expensive than outpatient centers, where you attend sessions and speak with a therapist but still live at home, and Twelve Step Meetings, which are free. However, your insurance may cover a large part of the costs associated with attending inpatient treatment. In addition, untreated addiction often leads to ruinous financial consequences, such as medical bills, legal fees, and loss of employment. When it comes to successfully treating addiction, inpatient treatment is more effective than outpatient or self-directed treatment for a number of reasons:
It Allows You To Avoid Triggers Associated With Your Addiction
You or your loved one may have certain triggers that drive the compulsion to abuse substances. When it comes to successfully recovering from addiction, one of the most important facets is to avoid situations in which it is likely that you will abuse your drug of choice; for example, an alcoholic in recovery should definitely pass on his friends' invitation to go to the bar on Saturday night. By attending an addiction treatment facility that is away from your home, you will be forcibly separated from both your daily routine and your friends in active addiction. Common triggers, such as work-related stress or anxiety in social situations, will not be present at the treatment facility.
It's A Place Where You Can Concentrate Fully On Recovery
Without the presence of familiar triggers and potentially away from a friend group that still actively abuses substances, you will be free to give your full attention to the process of recovery. Inpatient treatment centers are staffed with therapists and nurses who are knowledgeable about how to best treat addiction and how to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Instead of having to work or hang out with friends or family, you are free to devote your entire day to the recovery process. This may include attending group meetings or a private meeting with your therapist and practicing therapist-directed cognitive behavioral therapy along with activities that are designed to relax you and give you greater peace of mind, such as painting, yoga, and meditation. You have a greater chance of successfully treating the issues at the root of your addiction when you can devote yourself fully to it, you can be free from the business of your daily routine.
It Gives You A Supportive Social Network
People who have never struggled with addiction can rarely understand the mindset of an addict; an addict may not want to quit despite severe consequences such as losing his or her job, spouse or vehicle. Even if an addict wants to quit or is successful in quitting for a period of time, he or she may continually fall back into the old pattern of abusing his or her drug of choice. It can be a lonely environment for an addict in recovery, as others may see addiction as a moral failing rather than a medical condition. When you attend an inpatient rehab center, you will be surrounded by therapists and other people in recovery, who are very familiar with the struggles of trying to achieve sobriety. Attending group sessions with fellow addicts in recovery can be a liberating experience, as they will understand both where you have been and how difficult the process of recovery is without being judgmental.
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