Content Reviewed by Cameron Bolish, M.Ed., CEO of PaRC

There is no single path for treatment and recovery from addiction. Those seeking guidance and support likely have questions about how to choose a program that will work best for their needs. Depending on the severity of their substance use, individuals may want to consider participating in a residential treatment program.

Residential treatment, also known as inpatient rehab, requires patients to live at their facility while they receive treatment. Compared to an outpatient treatment program, residential programs can offer a safe space away from environmental triggers as one works to establish sobriety. This can be essential for individuals who live with others who may have no intention of quitting substance use or those who live in otherwise unstable environments.

Beginning residential treatment can be easier said than done. Becoming familiar with what to expect before one begins treatment can help one have a more successful treatment experience overall.

The Basics of Residential Treatment in Addiction Recovery

One of the most important things to understand about treatment for substance use and addiction is that treatment programs vary by the treatment center. In other words, residential programs offered by two separate treatment centers will differ from one another. Some examples of typical residential treatment settings include:

  • Therapeutic communities
  • Short-term residential treatment
  • Long-term residential treatment
  • Recovery housing, also known as sober living homes

Still, there are various aspects of residential treatment that most programs share. For example, residential treatment programs provide round-the-clock structured and intensive care. This includes medical and psychiatric support in addition to safe housing. Additionally, residential programs utilize a variety of different approaches, including individualized treatment plans, support groups and holistic or complementary therapies.

Effective residential treatment programs prioritize individualized care rather than a universal, one-size-fits-all approach. This means that treatment is tailored to fit an individual’s unique needs and recovery goals. Individualized treatment plans focus on addressing the underlying causes of one’s substance use and helping patients to overcome them.

Due to the challenging and complex nature of recovery from severe substance use disorder (SUD), residential treatment programs typically last between 30-90 days. However, the length of stay varies from person to person and depends on an individual’s recovery goals and treatment progress.

Residential Program Options at PaRC

At Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC), we offer several different rehab programs for our patients. Here is a brief overview of the three main rehab programs we offer:

#1 Teen Drug Rehab (Ages 13-17)

Our teen drug rehab center is an intensive program tailored to teens ages 13-17. The therapists and counselors who work in this program are specially trained to work with this age group. At PaRC, teens will have time to play, exercise and rest while they work to establish their sobriety.

Teen residential treatment typically lasts between 30-45 days. Participants in this program receive a minimum of 35 hours of structured treatment throughout each week.

#2 Young Adult Drug Rehab (Ages 18-24)

Our young adult rehab program is structured and intensive to help young adults recover from alcohol and drug use. We believe that for this age group, learning how to navigate relationships, manage grief and get involved in one’s community is crucial for recovery.

Similar to teen residential treatment, young adult treatment programs typically last between 30-45 days.

#3 Adult Drug Rehab Center (Ages 25+)

Our adult drug rehab works to help patients address and recover from substance use from all angles. There is often a bigger issue at play when substance use affects one’s life, such as a co-occurring mental health issue. We provide intensive care for adults struggling with addiction through a combination of education, relapse prevention and overcoming underlying causes of substance use.

Our adult residential programs typically last a minimum of 30 days but can vary from person to person.

#4 Professionals & Executives Program

Our professionals and executives drug and alcohol program focuses on meeting the unique needs of working professionals and executives. Whether one is a nurse, attorney or other working professional, this program will help individuals successfully recover from substance use. We offer a range of services and create individualized treatment plans for all patients.

For this program, a typical length of stay is 30 to 90 days.

Additional Considerations for Residential Treatment

For those seeking treatment, it can help to know that the appropriate level of care is determined upon initial assessment. Additionally, not all levels of care are available for direct admission into a program. Still, understanding the severity of one’s alcohol and drug use can help one understand whether residential treatment may be valuable for one’s recovery journey.

Additionally, individuals may want to speak with a staff member at the facility from which they are considering receiving treatment. Staff will be able to determine their unique needs and help them better discover what level of care will be right for them. Prospective patients will also gain a better understanding of what to expect from treatment and recovery overall.

Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) is a treatment facility that recognizes residential treatment to be one of the most effective treatment programs available for recovery from substance use disorder. Our facility offers several residential treatment programs, depending on an individual’s age and working status. To learn more about each of our treatment programs, do not hesitate to give us a call today at (713) 939-7272.