What to Expect at Long-Term Inpatient Rehab?

Moving into a long-term residential drug rehab center can be a big step forward for someone struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. Still, it can also be an intimidating prospect. Many people simply fear the unknown.

Fortunately, rehab facilities offer a safe space to start the recovery process. A long-term rehab treatment program can equip people with the skills to beat substance abuse.

Who Can Benefit From Long-Term Residential Drug Rehab?

Long-term treatment programs can be invaluable to prescription drug users and other substance abusers needing around-the-clock care to cope with withdrawal symptoms.

A residential program helps with the physical and psychological aspects of withdrawal in a way outpatient substance abuse treatment can’t, often resulting in better outcomes for those who’ve tried unsuccessfully to recover from long-term drug addiction.

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What Happens During 30-, 60- and 90-Day Drug Rehab?

A long-term rehab treatment program is different from an outpatient treatment program. Before you join the program, we’ll help you navigate any issues, such as whether your health insurance covers it.

Once all issues are dealt with, we’ll discuss your drug abuse, needs, and expectations, and we’ll help you decide the type of care and duration that will meet your needs. We appreciate that the causes of substance abuse treatment differ, so we work with you to find the best way to help you.

“Ranch Creek Recovery saved my life. I came into RCR lost and broken trying to get back on track in my life. As a result of this great team of counselors/psychologists, I have done more than restore my life, I have reached new goals and gained so many life skills that go far beyond just being sober. I love and appreciate all the staff and know if you have a willing heart to change, you are in the right place.” 

– Joshua

Get Help with Insurance Coverage for Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Our alcohol rehab program accepts several national insurance plans and is in-network with most carriers including HealthNet, MHN, Anthem BlueCross, Aetna, Cigna as well as others. To verify if your insurance is accepted and check your out-of-pocket costs call Ranch Creek Recovery at (877) 997-8931.

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The Admission Process

When you enroll in one of the long-term treatment programs at our Murrieta facility, you’ll go through an admission process so we can understand your individual needs and better support your recovery. The process is quite simple and helps us get to know each other better.

Evaluation and assessment: During the evaluation and assessment phase, we work to understand the drug and/or alcohol issues you’re dealing with. We evaluate your physical and mental health and assess whether you need medication management or other assistance during treatment.

If you have a dual diagnosis or any preexisting medical conditions, we’ll take that into account and ensure the treatment plan we come up with offers the best chance of success.

Customized treatment plan: Our professionals will create a personalized treatment schedule after completing the evaluation and assessment phase. Depending on your individual needs, inpatient treatment could include one or more of the following: mental health support, group therapy, addiction medicine for withdrawal symptoms, or structured activities to help you start leading a healthy life.

Our goal is to ensure that when people leave our long-term rehab facility, they have the coping skills they need to avoid falling back into a pattern of drug or alcohol use. We can’t always prevent relapse, but our long-term residential treatment programs have a high success rate compared to other outpatient programs.

Detoxification (if necessary): Depending on the history of drug or alcohol abuse, a detoxification period could be necessary. This may be a medically assisted detox, especially if someone has a history of prescription drug abuse and needs to withdraw from the drug under medical supervision.

If you need to go through a detoxification period, this will be explained to you. When detoxification is over, you can take advantage of the other amenities offered at the treatment center and learn new skills to help you recover.

Structured Daily Schedule and Routine Therapies

One of the things many people struggling with drug or alcohol abuse find helpful about an extended treatment program is the structured routine it offers. Having a structure in your life can be beneficial during early recovery, and sticking to a routine going forward improves the chances of success.

Group therapy sessions: Group therapy sessions can help some individuals address the mental health aspects of addiction. A long-term rehab program provides a safe setting to address issues an individual may not yet feel ready to discuss with family members or their usual circle of friends.

Individual counseling: Besides group therapy, our treatment centers offer individual counseling. This can help you identify the underlying reasons for your pattern of addiction, making it easier to stay away from drugs or alcohol when you return to the outside world. Counseling programs let you discuss whatever’s on your mind.

Holistic therapies (e.g., yoga, meditation, art therapy): Through holistic and experiential therapies, our patients can explore ways to cope with anger, stress, or other issues. Some patients only participate in these treatment programs in the residential center, but others continue practicing yoga or meditation long after leaving our treatment centers.

Family involvement and support: Those who feel comfortable involving their families can take advantage of family therapy as one of their treatment options. This is an optional but popular part of lengthier programs. Individual family members can participate at varying levels in the recovery process. Family support during and after rehab can increase the likelihood of positive long-term outcomes.

Treatment Approaches in Residential Rehab

Our residential treatment programs include a variety of approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Our counselors will assess you when you join the program and recommend treatment options based on their understanding of your mental health and any existing conditions you may be living with.

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Our CBT programs leverage a form of talk therapy that helps people understand the links between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This is useful in recognizing the triggers or motivations that may have led to substance use.

CBT is one of the few types of psychotherapy that’s been found to be effective in clinical trials for treating depression, PTSD, and other disorders. It can be helpful for people who’ve tried outpatient treatment or other programs for drug and alcohol abuse but still struggled to remain sober.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): DBT treats those who engage in self-harm. It’s a modified form of CBT, and it’s often useful to treat people who meet the criteria for borderline personality disorder, although it can also be used to treat those with difficulties such as anxiety or bipolar disorder.

We find this treatment is often effective for patients who’ve already tried rehab systems, such as the 12-step program from Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, but could not stick to that program long-term. Dialectical behavior therapy offers a way to address the underlying issues that prompt substance abuse.

Dual-Diagnosis Treatment and Substance Abuse

It’s not uncommon for those coping with substance use disorders to also deal with one or more mental health disorders. Treatment for addicts with a dual diagnosis isn’t always easy. Addressing this kind of substance use requires long-term treatment to ensure people get the help they need for their mental health and substance use disorders.

At Ranch Creek, we understand there’s often more to drug and alcohol rehab than simply detoxifying the body, and our counselors provide the full range of support to set people on a path to a better life.

Aftercare and Relapse Prevention Planning in Our Treatment Programs

Our approach to long-term addiction treatment doesn’t end when a patient is discharged. We understand that for many people, especially those who have an addiction to alcohol or a common medication, it’s challenging to return to day-to-day life.

Our long-term rehab programs equip people with ways to turn down the object of their addiction and avoid situations that can trigger their substance abuse. For some people, this means finding new hobbies or social groups. For others, it may mean getting friends and family members to hold them accountable and support them in situations that make it difficult to abstain.

When it comes to drug or alcohol rehab, every individual is different, and we’re here to help all addicts find coping strategies that will set them up for lifelong success. Outpatient treatment is also available for those who want to return for regular check-ins.

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How Ranch Creek Recovery’s Long-Term Rehab Helps You Recover From Addiction

If you live in Murrieta, CA, and are looking for a local residential recovery center, Ranch Creek Recovery is here for you. We offer a variety of services, including outpatient treatment and 30-, 60- and 90-day residential programs, to help people who are struggling with addiction.

Our team includes compassionate counselors and medical professionals who can assist with all stages of recovery, arming people with the skills they need to prevent relapse when they return to their day-to-day lives.

If you or someone you care for is struggling with substance use, don’t suffer in silence. To learn more about the long-term treatment programs we offer or confirm our service is covered by your insurance provider, call us at (877) 997-8931 to request a confidential, no-obligation consultation.