The Benefits of Inpatient Hospitalization for Therapy and Recovery

Think about your fingerprints. You know they’re yours alone and that no one’s will look exactly the same as yours, right? Well, the same is true for recovery. No two people’s recovery is the same. Two addicts may be addicted to the same substance, but their therapy and addiction treatment paths will look very different.  The same is true for two people with the same psychiatric condition, such as bipolar disorder. The journey to a happy health life will be different for each.  


That’s why Alvarado Parkway Institute in San Diego offers a variety of programs for those suffering from addiction or psychiatric disorders. For some people, outpatient programs may be enough to help them overcome their addictions or to learn coping strategies for living with their disorder.  Others require inpatient treatment to achieve long-term recovery. Neither is better or worse than the other. What matters is what works for each individual.

Many professionals, however, agree that inpatient treatment is one of the best solutions to jumpstart recovery and help patients learn to live a happy, healthy life.

At Alvarado Parkway Institute, our inpatient programs provide a safe and highly structured environment designed to help patients to understand, recover from, and learn strategies for living with depression, addiction, and other psychiatric disorders.  Some of the benefits of inpatient hospitalization for therapy and recovery include:

Focus entirely on recovery

Inpatient treatment programs allow patients to step back from their daily responsibilities, such as parenting, work, and personal relationships, in order to focus entirely on their recovery. Self-care is an important part of avoiding relapse, and enrolling in an inpatient program is a wonderful act of self-care.

Elimination of access to addictive substances

For many, detoxification is so uncomfortable and painful that they seek the drug they’re trying to quit in order to stave off the discomfort. Inpatient treatment helps prevent relapse by providing support through the detox process and eliminating access to the addictive substances.

Escape from specific triggers

Recovering from addiction and learning to cope with psychiatric disorders can be extremely challenging when a person remains in the environment that may be triggering the substance abuse or mental instability. Inpatient treatment programs provide a structured, stress-free environment that supports patient recovery while they learn the skills and strategies needed in everyday life.  

Trained and qualified personnel around the clock

A great inpatient program for therapy and recovery provides patients with around-the-clock care by highly qualified professionals. At Alvarado Parkway Institute, our staff is equipped not only with the skills and experience for handling difficult situations as they arrive, but they’re also trained to be acutely aware of and address any developments that could disrupt patient safety or recovery.

Daily therapy

Learning to live a happy, healthy, addiction-free life or a life of minimal psychiatric symptoms is a daily process that requires new skills. An inpatient program provides daily therapy by way of one-on-one sessions with a therapist, family therapy, and group sessions. These are vital components to patient recovery, and they are a daily part of inpatient treatment.

Emotional safety

The moment a person with an addictive or psychiatric disorder makes the decision to live a healthy life they are taking a huge step toward recovery. Recovery is not easy, and it requires deep self-inquiry and a willingness to be vulnerable.  An inpatient treatment program provides an environment of emotional safety to give each patient the space to change and grow. At Alvarado Parkway Institute, we have created a supportive nurturing atmosphere that offers patients a safe place to recover.

Call us to find the program that’s right for you

Deep recovery doesn’t happen in a day, a week, or even a month. It is a process that takes time and patience. Inpatient recovery can help you understand your disorder more thoroughly and learn new ways living. Our inpatient programs at Alvarado Parkway Institute can be the foundation of your long-term recovery and the beginning of your happier, healthier, and more vibrant life.