Inpatient Treatment

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About Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment involves the patient to entering a secure facility that is staffed with medical professionals for recovery. The patients are given in-house therapy, stay with people with similar medical issues, and receive individual care by the staff.

Depression, behavioral disorders, excessive trauma and stress, and any acute illnesses may require a patient to be admitted for one day or longer in a rehabilitation facility. Addicts are mostly admitted into in-house therapy centers during the detox process because the withdrawal symptoms may be severe or harmful for some patients. Other options of care for addicts are Outpatient, Halfway House, Holistic, Relapse Prevention, Short Term, Long Term etc.

How Inpatient Treatment Can Help

In-house treatment is one of the best ways to treat someone with a severe behavioral disorder or addiction. Elderly patients who do not have children or other caretakers to look after may opt for this therapy. Statistically, 80% of those treated as inpatients fall in the age group of 65-85. In-house therapy also allows the patients and their caregivers to focus completely on the rehabilitation as opposed to other logistical issues, and provide structured care and monitoring for programs. In these programs, patients can work with physicians and therapists in a closer setting and have the reassurance that they can concentrate on therapy in a supportive environment.

In-house therapy is most helpful for long time alcoholics because of the withdrawal symptoms faced by these patients during a typical detoxification process. Most patients undergoing detox for the first time are kept under strict surveillance. In-house also prevents these patients from relapsing or otherwise succumbing to their urges.

In-house therapy also helps the patients by staying in close vicinity of each other. This enables them to learn from each other's experiences and motivates the patients to carry on their battle against their condition. Patients often end up forming self-help groups and stay in touch even after being discharged from the facility. Such “networking” goes a long way in sustaining the patient’s recovery even after leaving the facility.

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