What Are The Different Types Of Inpatient Treatment Programs?

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Recovering from addiction is a demanding process. It takes time, effort, and a whole lot of perseverance. Temptation abounds, relapses occur, and the desire to quit and return to old, unhealthy habits can turn up when you least expect it.

To ensure a successful recovery, it’s important to surround yourself with as much support as possible. Inpatient treatment programs can provide this support, offering around-the-clock care and individualized attention to help you break the cycle of addiction.

Different facilities offer different levels of inpatient health care, depending on their vision, values, and staff. Let’s review some of the inpatient treatment programs that are offered at Alvarado Parkway Institute, and why you might want to choose one for your journey to recovery.

Inpatient addiction treatment

When outpatient treatment programs have failed, the immersive experience of an inpatient treatment facility may provide the help you need to overcome the challenges of drug or alcohol addiction. Beginning with the intake process, your team of medical professionals will evaluate your current health status and determine the appropriate plan of care.

All of our addiction treatment programs include the following:

  • Detox. Recovery begins with safe detoxification from addictive substances. Long-term drug or alcohol abuse creates a physical and chemical dependence. Cutting yourself off will often result in severe withdrawal symptoms, such as nausea, sweating, anxiety, insomnia, and muscle pain. In some cases, withdrawal can be life threatening. Detoxing in an inpatient facility allows medical and psychiatric staff to monitor and treat your symptoms so you detox safely.
  • Individual therapy. Once detox is over, healing can begin. Through intensive individual psychotherapy and counseling sessions, you’ll start to identify unhealthy behavior patterns, triggers that cause you to use, and traumas from your past that may have led to your addiction. 
  • Group therapy. Group counseling sessions are a crucial part of addiction treatment is. By engaging with other members of your inpatient health community, you help to foster a supportive environment, build a sense of structure and routine, and develop meaningful relationships in your sobriety.

Inpatient mental health treatment

Quite often, people who struggle with addiction are also dealing with an underlying mental health condition. Co-occurring disorders present unique challenges for recovery, and benefit immensely from specialized inpatient dual diagnosis treatment, such as that offered at Alvarado Parkway Institute.

In addition to detox and therapy, patients receiving treatment for a dual diagnosis may likely require extra psychiatric care, as well as medication management. Our inpatient facility is ideal for treating co-occurring disorders because of the continuous observation by medical staff and the full range of treatment available.  This round-the-clock care allows doctors to find the best medication to treat your symptoms most effectively.

Why choose an inpatient treatment program?

Choosing a treatment program for addiction is a deeply personal decision. Whether you would benefit more from outpatient services or inpatient care depends on your individual needs and the severity of your symptoms.

Some people choose inpatient treatment programs because they allow you to:

  • Focus on recovery in a safe, controlled environment
  • Reduce distractions and temptations from negative influences
  • Share an experience with others who are going through the same struggle
  • Receive 24/7 support from caring professionals
  • Gain stability that an outpatient program couldn’t provide

Alvarado Parkway Institute offers inpatient treatment programs

If you or a loved one is looking for inpatient treatment to address your addiction or mental health condition, Alvarado Parkway Institute has a program that’s right for you. With over 35 years of experience providing inpatient and outpatient care in san diego, we understand the importance of individualized treatment plans. Our culture of caring is designed to give patients the intensive help they need in a safe and culturally sensitive environment.
Call us today at (619) 485-1432 and make an appointment to discuss our inpatient treatment programs. There’s never been a better time to start on your road to recovery.