San Antonio Inpatient Rehab

If you are looking for a personalized treatment program where you can access assistance at any given moment, we introduce you to inpatient rehab. Inpatient rehab is a live-in program that allows you to work on recovery from substance use disorder while being monitored by trained medical professionals.

You are surrounded by other patients who might be struggling with similar issues, so you have access to peers who can understand what you’re going through. You will focus on getting better by improving your mental health and physical health, learning coping skills, and building healthy relationships through high-quality behavioral therapy for wellness inside and out.

If you or a loved one are struggling with alcohol addiction or substance abuse, inpatient rehab might be the right treatment option. Keep reading to learn more about the rehabilitation services offered at Soba Recovery Center’s San Antonio treatment center.

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehab is when you live in a facility 24/7, dedicating your time to working on your recovery journey. It’s a type of addiction treatment that enables you to focus solely on your needs without the outside world’s distractions. While participating in inpatient rehab, you will pause your daily life, including work, school, and other responsibilities. This will allow you to put all your efforts into learning how to end your dependency on other substances.

As soon as you enter inpatient, you become a full-time resident. You’ll follow a schedule to stay occupied and engaged in your recovery. You also gain access to assistance from professionals at any time of day, which is likely necessary if you’re in inpatient.

Inpatient rehab is for those with severe issues with sobriety and substance use on their own. After entering inpatient residential treatment, your life can change rapidly (and for the better).

Why Would You Enter Inpatient? 

If you or a loved one are actively struggling with addiction, inpatient offers an all-hands-on-deck approach to recovery. Everyone you encounter in inpatient is there to help and support your journey. You may enter inpatient if you are looking to start your path towards recovery and sobriety with the help of professional treatment services.

Most people that go into inpatient care come directly from detoxification. Once you go through the detoxification process, you have entered the second step of your recovery. Detox allows you to go into inpatient with a clear mind, but it doesn’t fix everything. It simply puts you on the right path to a successful recovery.

Entering inpatient with a clear mind makes all the hard work of healing a little bit easier. You will need to be open and truthful when going through therapy and group sessions. These moments are exactly when being open is most important. The point of being inpatient is to focus on yourself in order to heal. If you cannot be honest with yourself, you might find yourself struggling in recovery.

When Should I Enter Inpatient?

Deciding to enter an inpatient rehabilitation center can only come about when you ask yourself one question: do I want to get better? If your answer is yes, consider looking into a Soba Texas inpatient rehab facility.

If you are noticing a negative change in your behaviors, inability to take on responsibility, extra stress in your relationships, and your addiction is becoming unmanageable, it might be time to enter inpatient rehab.

Signs that a loved one is struggling and might need some additional assistance through intervention are:

  • They start hiding things from you and lying directly to you about their whereabouts and what they are spending their money on.
  • They might miss work or school more frequently, without warning or explanation.
  • They might have intense changes in their mood or behavior.
  • They might start behaving more risky, taking chances that they normally wouldn’t, and acting out.

How Long Would You Stay Inpatient?

People can stay inpatient for as long as their healthcare team recommends, but stays can range from a few weeks to several months. It depends on a person’s needs and struggles.

Some people find the transition from inpatient to outpatient treatment too difficult. Going from being fully monitored to completely independent can be jolting, but the proper aftercare treatment plan can help determine your best course of action. Talk with your team about outpatient programs and outpatient services, including our sober living programs, available at Soba Texas.

What Can I Expect in San Antonio’s Inpatient Rehab?

You might not know what to expect when you enter an inpatient rehab facility. Every program will have different sessions and rules, but the medical center can give you a better idea of your drug rehab or alcohol rehab path. Inpatient care typically includes the following:

Initial Screenings

Before you even start your inpatient journey, you will undergo an initial screening that will determine what level your needs are at. This will be a set of questions about your substance use and its effects on your mental health, physical health, and interpersonal health.

You might be asked questions about your education, childhood, family history, and your wishes to enter rehab during this time. This is a great time for your team to understand you better as a patient, and it will help the recovery process greatly in the future.

24/7 Monitoring

Entering inpatient means that you are monitored around the clock. This is quite beneficial because it helps to keep you protected and on the right track. If there is an emergency, you will immediately have access to assistance.

Inpatient treatment often works because it thrives off of its full-time methodology. If you need assistance in the middle of the night because you are still experiencing some withdrawal symptoms, you can access it. If you wake up one morning feeling sick, there is someone who can help make you feel better. You essentially always have somebody to talk to, which is not the same as going through recovery on your own.

It also allows you to focus more on getting better because you don’t have to worry about keeping yourself safe and doing everything on your own. You are surrounded by people whose job is to do that for you.

Strict Scheduling

Inpatient rehab thrives off of scheduling. This is a way to keep things smooth throughout the day, and having a schedule when you are in recovery can help keep your mind off of using. Instead of constantly thinking about substance use, you have activities and sessions that you have to attend.

You might have a wake-up call, followed by taking medication, breakfast, and a nice morning activity (like yoga). Then you might head to one hour of individual therapy, followed by a small break period and two hours of group therapy.

Then you might head over to lunch for an hour and a half and get some time to walk around and chat with other patients… you get the picture! Keeping people moving and on a schedule can help them form new, healthier habits. Instead of waking up and immediately drinking or using, you might begin your day with a light breakfast and a workout. Over time, while inpatient, these things will grow on you and become part of your daily routine.

Individual Therapy 

During inpatient rehab, you will have individual therapy sessions daily. This is the perfect time for you to unpack things you might never have shared with anyone else. Talking to someone can make it easier to be successful in your recovery path. Instead of holding everything in, these sessions allow you to get to the bottom of your addiction and come up with a plan to start using healthier coping mechanisms.

Learning about your needs and how to help yourself improve is essential in recovery but can be difficult to do on your own. The point of inpatient is to let you know that you aren’t alone and can get better.

Group Therapy 

On top of individual therapy sessions, Soba Texas requires group therapy sessions while inpatient. One thing that a lot of addicts share in common is the feeling of being alone and isolated. With group therapy, you can feel supported by your peers who have all struggled with something similar to you.

Meeting others with similar hardships can make you feel less alone, and it helps you to build a community of support from others trying to maintain sobriety. The friendships and sponsorships from these sessions can be life-changing for a recovering addict.

Getting Help at Soba Texas

If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use disorder, it can be really hard to ask for help. Getting help is not as easy as some people who don’t struggle with addiction think. It takes a lot of strength to speak up for yourself, especially when everything in your body tells you not to.

Reach out to a Soba Texas representative today to learn more about inpatient rehab services at Soba Recovery Center’s San Antonio location. Inpatient rehab is a great way to ensure that you are in good hands because the staff is excited and eager to help you recover.

This journey is not one you have to take alone, so call today and get started on your path to recovery!

 

Sources:

Substance Use and Co-Occurring Mental Disorders | NIMH

Principles of Effective Treatment | National Institute on Drug Abuse | NIDA

Early Intervention, Treatment, And Management Of Substance Use Disorders – Facing Addiction in America | NCBI