Short Term Alcohol and Drug Rehab Irvine
What is Short Term Rehab?
When you check in to a rehabilitation program for drug addiction and/or alcoholism treatment, you first meet with a team of doctors and psychiatric caregivers to assess your unique needs. These people will help determine your level of addiction, your mental and physical health, and will give you a recommendation for a treatment program that will usually involve:
1. A medically assisted treatment (MAT) program to help you detox inside a safe detox center
2. An inpatient rehabilitation program, where you live inside a sober facility for treatment for a predetermined amount of time for substance use disorder treatment
3. An outpatient program to help you transition back to your life while still receiving full support and care
4. An aftercare program to provide you with a lifelong sober community and a place to turn when you need extra help
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Individualized treatment programs delivered in a comfortable, relaxed setting promote healing in your recovery journey.
“Short-term rehab” refers to the inpatient portion of treatment. Depending on an individual’s needs, inpatient residential rehab usually lasts for 30, 60, or 90 days, or even longer in cases where the person has a severe addiction or co-occurring mental or physical health problems that require 24-hour supervision. You may decide your length of stay based on:
- Your health and wellness needs, and whether you are undergoing a dual diagnosis treatment for PTSD or mental health issues
- Your finances, as the time spent in rehab can add up, especially for those without insurance coverage
- The levels of rehab care you may have previously been through. If you have already completed a long-term stay in rehab, you may already understand the foundations of therapeutic methodologies, and may therefore require less time in treatment
Who is Short Term Alcohol and Drug Rehab For?
Short-term inpatient drug rehab is for people who have a milder drug or alcohol addiction, and for those who are fully engaged and motivated in their treatment. You may also benefit from short- to long-term rehab programs if you:
- Need a stable and sober place to stay with support as you begin your recovery journey
- Require psychiatric oversight, or are starting a new psychiatric medication in dual diagnosis treatment
In short-term rehab programs, you receive the same level of care and quality of treatment as those in longer-term inpatient treatment, with the same levels of attentiveness from the staff. You will have access to the same detox, outpatient, and aftercare programs. The only difference is the amount of time you spend in inpatient treatment.
Benefits of Short Term Rehab for Drugs and Alcohol
The benefits of short-term alcohol and drug rehab in Irvine, CA with Resurgence Behavioral Health include:
- A full month’s stay inside a safe, sober, and supportive community, removed from the enablers, drug dealers, bars, temptations, and stresses that would normally trigger a relapse
- Hands-on medication distribution and monitoring for medical and psychological issues that can come up
- Connecting with others who are battling their own addictions, so you do not feel alone in your struggles and have opportunities to meet
- A comfortable room with a full-sized bed to stay in, not a hospital bed
- Only needing to be away from family, work, and other important life responsibilities for a short period of time
- Intensive addiction treatment programs and a shorter timeframe will motivate many patients to work harder to learn all they can in their four weeks of treatment
- Access to a variety of therapies, counseling, excursions, and amenities that promote healing in many ways, with treatments that vary from talk therapy to equine therapy and meditation, so there is something for every personality type
Will Short Term Rehab be Enough for Recovery?
For many people, short-term rehab is enough, when followed by outpatient and aftercare treatments. Every person is different, so there is no number of days that work for everybody. We will continue to work alongside you to ensure you are ready to return to your life, and that you have full support and care as you make the transition.
When your 30-day stay in short-term residential rehab is complete, you can reassess your progress and add more time if you want. At Resurgence, we always encourage our patients to stay in inpatient rehab for as long as it takes, as the more time spent in our care, the better the chances are of long-term recovery.
What Happens During Short Term Rehab
During short-term rehab, you will:
- Safely and effectively detox in our medically assisted treatment (MAT) program, in which we will provide all the necessary medications, therapy, and clinical care to keep you as safe and comfortable as possible as the substances leave your system and your body recovers
- Be treated with the respect you deserve, as we believe in informed consent and trauma-informed care. We will ensure you feel safe and heard throughout treatment and will not force you to do anything you don’t want to do
- Move into our facility for 24-hour supervised living, providing you with the time and space away from your everyday stresses, habits, and people that may trigger a relapse. You will live amongst your peers, eating healthy food, learning about proper exercise, and spending each day in group and individual therapy sessions, amongst other treatments
- Gain the recovery skills you will need to live a drug- and alcohol-free life without turning back to substance abuse, including relapse prevention skills and stress reduction techniques
30 days in rehab is the industry-standard length of time for inpatient rehab programs, as it takes at least that much time to create a new mindset and form new, healthy habits. Making lasting behavioral changes takes time, and a full month away from distractions and triggers will help you to reprogram your brain, learn new coping techniques, and work on the underlying causes of your addiction.
Life After Short Term Rehab
Once your time in short-term rehab is complete, you may move into an outpatient program of your choosing, after which, the Resurgence community will provide continued access to a sober community through our vibrant alumni network. We will also keep you connected to sober groups in your area, and our aftercare treatment program provides you with access to the same doctors and therapists you have been seeing for a continuation of care that can last as long as you need it to. There is always somewhere to turn when you join the Resurgence Behavioral Health community.
What is Outpatient Drug Rehab?
Outpatient drug rehab is the name for any type of rehab program that you can attend while living at home, or in a sober living residence. You live outside of our facility and then commute to your local outpatient building a set number of times per week for treatment. These programs are designed to allow you to begin to transition back to work or school and to take care of your family and/or return home. At Resurgence, the types of outpatient rehab available are:
1. The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) – this program allows you to live at home or in a sober living home or halfway house, and commute to your outpatient treatment center for full days of programming. It is like treating your rehab as a full-time job, going up to seven days a week if you wish. People usually use the PHP as a short-term (2+ weeks) intermediary step between inpatient rehab and our Intensive Outpatient Program, so that they do not become overwhelmed with the freedom after residential care.
2. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) – this treatment option also allows you to live outside of the rehab center like the PHP, but your treatment plan is a lot more flexible and is designed to allow you to return to daily responsibilities like work or school, with treatments in the evenings and on weekends. Some patients who cannot go into inpatient rehab at all because of family or other obligations may elect to go directly from detox to an IOP program, as it still provides plenty of support and care as you return to a regular daily schedule.
3. The Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (VIOP) – this is a virtual version of the IOP and is only available at select locations. It is an online program used for people who traveled for inpatient rehab and had to return home and do not live near an outpatient facility. Therapy and counseling are done via a telehealth program in the VIOP.
4. The Aftercare Program – Transitioning out of your rehab program in Irvine after outpatient treatment is done does not mean you are suddenly cut off and on your own. At Resurgence, our aftercare programs can last a lifetime if you wish. You will remain in contact with the same therapists and doctors you already know at our drug rehab center, and through our alumni groups and other community connections, you will always have somebody to turn to if you need to talk, or if you want to find new, sober friends in your area. We can offer referrals to a sober living home or a transition house, SMART recovery groups, and 12-step groups so you never need to feel alone, even when times are difficult.
Resurgence Behavioral Health Short Term Rehab Programs
At Resurgence, our short-term drug and alcohol treatment programs include customized treatment programs that include options like:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Experiential Therapy
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Couples and Family Therapy
- Life Skills Training Programs
- Physical Fitness and Nutritional Counseling
- Dual Diagnosis for Persons with Co-occurring Mental Illness or PTSD
We use holistic methodologies, medical care, and evidence-based therapy to help you heal, become stronger, and uncover the underlying causes of substance use disorders as you detox and rehabilitate. Through our integrated continuum of care, you will receive high-quality care and support throughout your recovery journey. There will always be support available to you, so you are never alone in your recovery. To learn more about short-term alcohol and drug rehab in Irvine, CA, please contact our team today. We are only a phone call away.
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