Inpatient Drug Rehab Los Angeles
Are drugs and alcohol preventing you from living the happy life that you want? Do you feel like you (or your loved one) have lost control of your life? Maybe you’ve already been drinking and using for years, or maybe you’re worried about your future if you don’t stop soon.
If that’s you, you’re not alone – millions of Americans, including thousands in the Los Angeles area, have a substance use disorder. You might be worried about what happens if you try to stop using by yourself. Or you tried to get clean and sober before, but at some point you relapsed. Whatever the reason, you might need help to stop using and start living the life that you want, and there’s nothing shameful about that.
What Is Inpatient Rehab?
Not everyone needs to go to rehab to get clean and sober. But many with a substance use disorder find that it helps them stop using and prevent relapse. Recovery groups, such as 12-step programs, are enough for some former users, but for others, they’re just one of the components of sobriety, not the only one.
Similarly, other former addicts can get and stay sober with the help of outpatient rehab. This type of treatment allows you to go home (or to sober living) each night, while still receiving therapy and building an aftercare plan.
A less intense outpatient rehab occurs for nine to ten hours each week, typically after work or school and on the weekends. While you’ll still receive therapy, often in a group setting, you’ll be focusing on your transition out of treatment for success in sobriety.
Partial hospitalization programs are most similar to inpatient care because you’ll spend 25-30 hours a week in treatment. That means most of the day each weekday, and the days are structured to help you lay down a solid foundation for recovery.
However, not everyone with a substance use disorder can get sober just with the help of outpatient rehab. You may need inpatient rehab where you stay at a residential facility 24/7 for the duration of the program to be successful in sobriety during and after treatment. It’s an intensive treatment in a safe, trigger-free setting with staff that’s dedicated to your recovery, not your disease of addiction.
What Is Inpatient Drug Rehab Like?
You’ll be in an environment of others just like you who are trying to get clean and sober and starting their journeys to healing. Having a sober community is critical not just for stopping drug and alcohol use, but for relapse prevention as well.
Usually, you all eat three meals together at specific times of the day. Lights out are also at a certain time of night, as is the wake-up call in the morning. These times are designed to make sure that you get enough sleep because rest is important for your recovery too.
In many inpatient rehab centers, both mornings and afternoons are dedicated to therapy. This usually takes place in both group and individual settings. After dinner, you’ll have time for hobbies, games, and other fun activities. Many rehabs maintain fitness facilities, so you can get some exercise and potentially play some team sports as well.
What To Expect During Residential Rehab
When you arrive at rehab, you’ll be assessed by the clinical staff. They may run some tests, and they’ll ask about your drug use history and any mental health conditions in your family. It’s very common for someone with a substance use disorder to have a history of drug and alcohol addiction in their family. In addition, addiction often comes hand in hand with mental health conditions like depression, ADHD, and bipolar disorder.
Even if you don’t know whether you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, you could receive a dual diagnosis while you’re in rehab. It’s critical for anyone with a mental health issue to get sober first because you can’t treat other conditions while you’re still on drugs.
You may also need to attend detox so you can safely withdraw from the drugs you’ve been using. Some drugs put you at high risk of relapse during withdrawal because the cravings can be so strong. For your safety, you may need to gradually reduce your use of the drug instead of stopping suddenly. Detox can also be helpful for those who have tried to stop before and weren’t able to.
Whether you need detox or not, at inpatient rehab you’ll come to understand why you started using drugs and alcohol in the first place. There are many reasons, including trying to medicate a mental health problem like depression, or as a result of the trauma experienced as a child or adult (or both). Therapy will help you get to the root of the problem and then work through it so you no longer have to drink and use it.
Evidence-based therapies known to work for both mental health and substance use disorders include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). CBT helps you identify problematic thoughts and reframe them with ones that are more helpful and support your recovery. DBT is similar, but focuses more on your feelings and often uses mindfulness techniques too.
Therapy is both group and individual. Groups help you improve your communication and problem-solving skills, as well as help you feel less alone since everyone else is going through something similar. You may find that some of the rehab community will also be your sober friends after treatment.
Individual therapy helps you work on whatever you need. This could include working through trauma. Many people think of PTSD only in terms of veterans returning from war, but in fact, there are other traumatic experiences, including domestic and sexual violence and trafficking.
Most inpatient rehabs also offer family therapy. You may have been enabled in your drug use by members of your family, and they’ll learn how their actions harm you instead of help you. They’ll also discover how they contributed to the disease, and what they can do going forward to support your recovery.
In addition to therapy, you’ll likely attend some classes on things like stress relaxation techniques and anger management. You’ll learn the life skills you need to handle whatever life throws at you in the future without having to resort to drugs and alcohol. You may not have learned any coping mechanisms from your family of origin, but you can develop them while you’re in inpatient treatment.
Another feature of inpatient rehab for those that need it is medication-assisted treatment. It’s especially useful during detox so you stay safe and comfortable through withdrawal symptoms. But you may still need medicine after detox, and potentially to treat a mental health condition too.
How Long Does Inpatient Rehab Los Angeles CA last?
The length of your treatment depends on several factors, and a major one is your history of drug use. As a general rule, the longer you’ve been drinking and using, the longer you’ll need to stay in rehab to make sure that your healthy habits stick when you’re out of treatment. You may also need a longer stay if you’ve been newly diagnosed with a mental health condition so you can better learn how to manage it. Whatever the length, you’ll be planning for aftercare so that you don’t relapse once you leave treatment.
30 Day Rehab
While for some former users, a month-long rehab is all they need, many others need a longer stay. However, this can be a good starting point if you’ve been feeling resistant to the idea of going to rehab or you’re worried about what will happen to your family or other loved ones if you have a longer stay. A 30-day program lets you clear your head and detox your mind and body, and start some solid healthy habits you can use outside of rehab.
60 Day Rehab
You may need a longer stay in treatment beyond a month. A two-month stay gives you extra time to work on your issues, shore up your habits, and strengthen your coping skills. It can be the right length if one month is too short and three months (or longer) is too much.
90 Day Rehab
The three-month program comes highly recommended for many former users because 90-day treatments have a higher success rate than shorter stays. You have more time to dig into the underlying factors in your addiction, and to learn and solidify the healthy coping mechanisms you can use in the future.
More time in a trigger-free environment allows you to focus on your recovery for longer and make sure you have a great plan for aftercare.
Why Choose Magnolia Recovery For Residential Drug Rehab
Whichever stay in inpatient treatment is right for you, Magnolia cares about your recovery and wants to help you succeed both while you’re at our facility and for the long term too. Our credentialed staff has years of experience in helping people just like you get sober and stay that way.
We personalize our care so you get the best of evidence-based therapy as well as nutrition, fitness, and family services. Why wait any longer to get started on the healthy and fulfilling life that you both want and deserve? Give us a call to talk about your admission so you can get started right away.