Something is beginning, and you’re on the cusp of it. It’s a familiar feeling, like the butterflies in your stomach on the first day of school, or the electricity in your fingers before you start a new job. The future is exciting, but at this particular moment, you’re scared – and that’s completely normal.
Getting clean and sober means learning to let go of a coping mechanism that has stopped serving you. In this vulnerable and isolating moment, a lot of individuals start that journey in an inpatient addiction treatment facility. There will be new faces, new routines, and a new normal for a while – but is inpatient addiction rehab worth it?
For former family members of Hope Rising here in Utah, the answer is an emphatic yes! We understand that change can be challenging, and we’re here to treat everyone who walks in the door as an individual. No two experiences will be exactly alike, but every individual reaps the benefits that our inpatient rehab center has to offer.
Are you thinking about crossing the threshold and joining our Hope Rising family? Read on to learn about the many benefits of experiencing substance addiction recovery in an inpatient addiction treatment setting.
Physical Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Treatment
So many of us initially began to use and abuse substances because we were attempting to numb or distract from some kind of pain. Often, this pain has a physical manifestation.
For others, the lifestyle associated with substance use and abuse has caused new or increasing health issues. These issues may have left their bodies feeling foreign and strange. The detoxification process comes with its own physical challenges that demand a certain amount of support.
You probably already understand that even a mental health struggle comes with physical symptoms. At a holistic, inpatient addiction treatment facility, we address your physical needs along with your psychological and emotional needs. This begins when you detox and extends throughout your treatment period.
You Won’t Detox Alone
Everyone going through recovery has heard at least one horror story about a friend, or a friend-of-a-friend, who tried to detox on their own. These stories get passed around for a reason – they have the appeal of any good horror story that you might pick up around the campfire. Detoxing on your own can be scary, dangerous, and rarely has a happy ending for anyone involved.
To begin inpatient addiction treatment at Hope Rising, or almost any rehab program, you need to be clean and sober. That means that detoxing has to happen.
Depending on the severity of your addiction, this can be a long and challenging process. You deserve to be as comfortable as possible as you go through it.
At a rehab facility, staff will treat you as an individual as soon as you walk through the doors, even if you detox on-site. Highly trained and experienced medical staff and members of the counseling team will be present throughout the process. This includes therapists, nurses, and doctors.
These skilled professionals know what to expect. They can stay a step ahead of your discomfort, providing what you need to keep you safe, comfortable, and on the right track.
Interventions and Support
The reason why detox can be so dangerous is that many individuals go through withdrawal during the process. Think of it a little bit like drowning on land. Your body needs oxygen to function and, without it, your body’s survival instincts kick in to keep you afloat.
The withdrawal process comes with both physical and psychological side effects. These can mimic severe illness or a mental health crisis.
Physical symptoms might include nausea and vomiting, severe headaches and body aches, high blood pressure, tremors, sweating, and fatigue. Psychological symptoms can include insomnia, irritability, anxiety, and feelings of depression.
The professionals at Hope Rising can support you, no matter what symptoms you experience during your detox process. They can prescribe medications to make symptoms more manageable in safe doses.
Therapists can also provide therapy and counseling during the process. You will never be alone if you are struggling with the mental effects of the process.
Feels Like Home
Many addicted individuals detox at impersonal facilities, run by the state or other organizations. If you detox at a facility like Hope Rising, you won’t need to settle into an uncomfortable, sterile, hospital-like setting. You will be able to experience your first stages of treatment in a comfortable, home-like environment.
This process is anything but normal. The touch of normalcy that comes from recovering in a familiar environment makes a big difference!
Most of our family members appreciate that they don’t need to make another big transition after they complete the detox period. They can begin their rehabilitation process surrounded by familiar faces who already know their name and history.
Therapy for the Whole Body
If you join us at Hope Rising, you will be recovering in one of the most beautiful places in the United States. Why would you spend your entire recovery indoors?
An addiction that affects your entire body deserves treatment that affects your entire body. Recreation therapy, day trips, and occupational therapy can all be part of your unique treatment plan. Staff will incorporate them into your schedule when you check into inpatient rehab facilities.
So much of recovery is learning to live in a body free of drugs and alcohol. You will learn many techniques to teach you mindfulness in your daily group sessions.
You can only put these skills into practice by accomplishing difficult things in your own skin. At Hope Rising, this might mean hiking in Zion National Park or Paddle Boarding out on the water!
Less adventurous individuals can learn to push through hurdles and sit with discomfort in other ways. Yoga practice is a regular part of treatment that many of our family members continue to enjoy after they have completed the program. While you are here, you will have the support you need to push through any somatic hurdles and live mindfully in your body again.
Psychological Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Treatment
The shift from substance abuse to sobriety is a major transition. Even the toughest among us benefit from support as we cross the threshold to the other side. The therapists and counselors at an inpatient addiction treatment center like Hope Rising provide support at every stage of the process.
This goes beyond emotional support. It extends to teaching practical life skills that will make navigating your sober lifestyle easier. These skills will set you up for success on a long-term basis.
Addiction doesn’t happen in a vacuum. Who you are and where you have come from matters. Our experienced therapists understand how to put an addicted person in context to understand the bigger picture.
This includes understanding any family history of addiction. It also means exploring preexisting mental health conditions and providing the extra support you need to thrive.
It is incredibly common for individuals to enter rehab with a preexisting mental health condition, whether they are aware of it or not. Our therapists are more than substance counselors. They are psychological professionals who can help you to understand the other factors that may have contributed to your addiction.
Family members often come to us with bipolar disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, PTSD, or major depressive disorder. Each of these conditions requires its own treatment plan and strategies. Individuals tend to be more successful when they actively receive treatment for their underlying mental health conditions while going through inpatient rehab for their addiction.
Treatment That Works
When you begin therapy for substance abuse and addiction, you want to know that the therapy you will receive works. Both individual and group therapy sessions are led by mental health professionals.
You will always receive the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatment. All therapy will be in well-respected modalities acknowledged by the wider rehabilitation community.
One of the most common forms of therapy used in treatment is CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy. CBT has its basis in three core principles that guide the process.
Foremost, CBT practitioners believe that psychological problems, such as addiction, have a basis in faulty thinking. Second, they believe that the basis of most psychological and substance abuse problems are patterns of unhelpful behavior. Finally, practitioners believe that helpful thinking and problem-solving skills can replace faulty thinking and unhelpful behavior.
The goal of therapy will often be to help you learn new skills and strategies. These techniques make sober life easier and more fulfilling.
A counselor will encourage you to challenge your preconceived notions about who you are and what you are capable of doing. You will learn to approach problem-solving in new ways. Exercises will help you learn to think empathetically and recognize ineffective thoughts as they happen.
Emotional Benefits of Inpatient Addiction Treatment
Individuals who go through inpatient rehabilitation also experience emotional benefits. Some of these are the direct result of therapy, while others come from the very environment that the rehabilitation facility creates. You’re unlikely to find this combination of psychological support and peer kinship in any other setting.
You’re Never Alone
If you’re going through treatment for the first time, inpatient addiction treatment is probably the best option for you. You have a lot to learn about living in the world without the coping mechanisms that you have been relying on to get by on a day-to-day basis. It’s easy to step out into the world after detox and, bereft, find your way right back to the liquor store because you don’t know what else to do.
When you begin with inpatient addiction treatment, you will have support from the moment you arrive. You won’t have the opportunity to veer off course until you’ve learned and practiced new ways of thinking. Continuous support following detox can set you up for a successful lifetime of sobriety.
Unlike a day program, inpatient rehab means you’ll have support twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. If you are struggling, it won’t matter if it’s 3:00 AM on a Saturday or noon on a Tuesday. You will have the support of practitioners who can support you and help you get back on track without shame.
Sometimes you need medical help. Sometimes all you need is someone to talk to while you work through an intense craving or moment of anxiety. Whatever you need, someone will be there to help as you navigate the early days of sober life.
Peers Who Understand
Your struggles are personal, and staff will always treat you as an individual with a unique story. Even so, many individuals find it helpful to be in the company of peers going through the same struggle at the same time. You won’t be undergoing treatment in a vacuum, but surrounded by others who are having similar struggles and revelations daily.
You will spend the majority of each day engaging in group therapy sessions. Each will have different goals and focus on different topics. The one thing that will always be consistent will be the community of individuals recovering beside you, all with the same goals.
It can be hard to open up and be vulnerable for the first time. Having the support of a consistent community of people who understand is invaluable. It’s a big part of learning to share your story and engage in the work involved in recovery.
Over time, you will come to understand why we call you a ‘family member’ when you undergo inpatient rehab at Hope Rising. You will get to know the other members of your treatment group just like you know your family.
While that sometimes does mean conflict (what siblings don’t fight sometimes?) it also creates an environment of radical understanding.
As you go through the program, you’ll notice the family members who are further into treatment than you are. You’ll be able to learn from their experience and benefit from their advice. When you’re in the thick of it, you’ll be able to look at your new family members and recognize how far you have come.
Many individuals make friends in rehab, and that support is invaluable when things feel hard.
Coping Skills for Every Situation
If you do the work in therapy, you will emerge from rehab with a host of practical problem-solving skills. These skills will come in handy constantly, even in unexpected moments.
The same skills and strategies that can help you find another way to cope when you’re tempted to drink or use can help when you get a parking ticket. You may use strategies when you get into a fight with a family member or are dealing with a tight deadline. All the skills you will learn are transferable, and it is amazing how a change in mindset can change your approach to any problem you may face.
You will face difficulties after you finish treatment. The difference will be in the way you approach and manage your emotions in the aftermath. Inpatient addiction treatment provides many opportunities to learn and practice these shifts in thinking.
As a result, you will be able to make a positive change once you complete the program. Solutions that once brought you shame will now inspire pride in your ability to think on your feet and make healthy choices. That feeling can be addicting in its own way, and much less damaging!
The Present That Is Presence
Have you heard of mindfulness? It is an important practice we hope you’ll have mastered by the time you complete your time in treatment.
Mindfulness is the practice of being present in a given moment. It encourages you to feel your feelings, take stock of any physical sensations in the body, and accept them.
Many addicts struggle with mindfulness because they fear the sensation of being fully present in their own lives. Finally learning to sit with reality is a skill that leads to tremendous change.
Yoga and meditation can be as important in your treatment as therapy and medication! When you have the opportunity to take stock of your mind and body in a safe and comfortable place, you will gain the ability to do so when things aren’t as ideal.
Talking It Out
Another emotional benefit of inpatient addiction treatment is that you will learn to communicate with those who are different from you. Everyone in treatment has a story, and as our staff respects yours, you will learn to respect the stories of others. Group therapy will provide you with ample opportunities to practice active listening and build empathy.
Likewise, you will be in groups with people who are learning to grow in the same ways. Many individuals who are new to treatment don’t have experience expressing their struggles in words. By listening and responding, you will learn to articulate your feelings and tell your truth in a way that is clear and honest.
Learning to Express Yourself
Furthermore, your therapist will give you new and novel ways to practice communication skills beyond talk. Many CBT practitioners assign “therapy homework.” It is a way to encourage their group members to continue thinking about and practicing new therapy skills beyond the group session.
This homework might include anything from worksheets to writing in a therapy journal. Through writing, you are often able to access thoughts and feelings that may be hard to put into words. Inpatient addiction treatment provides opportunities to use your whole brain to process your experience and your feelings.
Inpatient rehab also offers several creative outlets for those seeking to tell their story in a more unique way. Hope Rising residents participate in occupational groups including art therapy. You will gain artistic tools to use to express yourself, often in mediums you have never had a chance to use before.
The opportunity to express yourself in ways that transcend words can help you to make breakthroughs. These can lead to clearer written and oral expression.
Pain is a unique experience because, often, you cannot express it in words. When you’re given tools like writing and art, you will be able to find the root of that pain and make a change.
Inpatient Addiction Treatment at Hope Rising
You can experience all of the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of inpatient rehab at Hope Rising Detox and Rehab. In addition to providing a safe, home-like environment, you will be receiving treatment in beautiful Hurricane, Utah. The inpatient addiction treatment center was recently remodeled and puts you right at the edge of Zion National Park.
There will be ups and downs in treatment. By experiencing inpatient addiction treatment in a setting that feels like home, you won’t have to struggle in a sterile, foreign environment. You can veg out and watch television, order takeout from local restaurants, and enjoy the breathtaking recreation options right in our backyard.
Our family members come to us with various addictions and mental health struggles, the staff treats everyone as a unique individual during their stay. Your treatment will not be a burden, as we accept many types of insurance. In-house financing is also an option, so be sure to reach out if your ability to pay is a concern.
Inpatient addiction treatment is about more than just sobriety. You will become physically stronger, psychologically resilient, and emotionally intelligent. Inpatient rehab gives individuals the skills they need to live an overall happier life.
Are you ready to take the next step toward sobriety? The Hope Rising inpatient addiction treatment center in Hurricane, Utah is ready and waiting to support you as you begin the journey. Reach out and contact us today to learn more about how you can reap the many benefits of inpatient rehab.