Why Long-term Residential Care? Exploring the Benefits of Inpatient Treatment

The decision to enter a treatment program for addiction is one of the most difficult you and your family will ever make. Compounding the stress and anxiety you feel over choosing the correct program is the sheer number of options most have when deciding just what program works for them. Whether casual visits to an addiction counselor or specialist, inpatient treatment, or shorter-term outpatient care is right for you is a decision that only you can make. But today, we’re going to explore why inpatient treatment in a long-term residential care facility is a smart choice.

The Best Plan of Attack for Continued Sobriety

All difficult problems require a well thought out and executed plan in order to succeed. You recovery options are no different.

According to The National Institute on Drug Abuse, any highly structured rehab program that lasts for six to 12 months is classified as long-term treatment. While shorter 90- to 120-day residential programs exist, research shows that longer stays have proven to be more effective when battling substance addiction problems.

The reason for this is twofold.

  1. The separation from family, friends and external stimuli that someone struggling with addiction – over time – began to associate with substance abuse or causes of stress and anxiety that decreased overall mental health, even on a subconscious basis.
  2. The length of time allows for careful study of the underlying cause of your specific addiction or mental health problem. This time allows for the resident and staff to recognize the causes of the addiction, and work out an all-encompassing plan to treat it in a way that is both effective and proven.

Residential Treatment for Men

Men talking during group therapy session

Men talking during group therapy session

Many men note the number one reason they dislike traditional residential or inpatient programs is the lack of feeling as if they could really open up with members of the opposite sex in the room. The reasons for this are numerous, and there’s no reason to get into the “why” but it’s important to understand that successful recovery relies on transparency and openness, and the inability to openly share with your peers and our counselors is detrimental to treatment.

As such, Prescott House prides itself on being a male only treatment facility that encourages men from all walks of life to come together, and feel comfortable sharing intimate details of their lives in a room with others who may share some of your struggles.

Highest Success Rates of Any Treatment Program in Terms of Both Recovery and Relapse Prevention

While most find the prospect of leaving friends, family, and their job or education to be a rather daunting one, there’s no arguing with the effectiveness of long-term residential care in terms of both recovery and relapse prevention. While no program is guaranteed to be effective for all men, Prescott House prides itself on remaining current on the science behind addiction and effective treatment methods.

Our staff will work with you and your family to create a treatment plan using combination of therapies that includes a diverse and proven portfolio of therapeutic modalities (i.e. CBT, DBT, experiential, etc…).

Our program works, and the many men that have graduated from our program agree that the Prescott House was a key component in their success both in terms of understanding their addiction and executing an effective recovery plan that allowed for them to live a happy and free life.

Prescott House can work for you or your loved one. Give us a call today to find out how we can assist you.

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dave_freyDave Frey —Director of Admissions

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