There are countless reasons why individuals find themselves in need of receiving inpatient care for mental, behavioral, and/or substance abuse concerns. Inpatient treatment provides those in need of stabilization and crisis resolution with a safe environment in which to jumpstart their recovery process.
At Acadia Healthcare, we have developed a world-renowned reputation for our devotion to providing comprehensive, clinically excellent behavioral healthcare services. Through our innovative, evidence-based programming, individuals can receive the life-changing care that they need to succeed in rebuilding the healthy lives they deserve.
When individuals receive treatment in an inpatient setting, they are, first and foremost, entering a safe environment where they are monitored around-the-clock by trained professionals. In this setting, the obstacles, complications, and stressors of everyday life are removed so that individuals are able to place all of their energy and focus on recovering and becoming well again.
The first step to receiving inpatient treatment is to complete a thorough psychosocial assessment. This process involves gathering pertinent data about the individual, which will then be used to determine the most appropriate level of care to meet his or her needs. If it is determined that inpatient treatment will be of the most benefit to the individual, the process of admissions will begin.
Upon entering an inpatient program, individuals will meet with a team of professionals who will work in collaboration to develop individualized treatment plans that have been customized to meet their unique needs. These tailored plans will involve a combination of therapeutic practices and interventions, along with support services that will continue upon the completion of treatment.
The types of therapeutic interventions that may be incorporated into the plans of care that are utilized in an inpatient treatment setting may include the following:
Detoxification: When individuals are battling an addiction to drugs and/or alcohol, they may benefit from receiving detoxification services at the beginning of their treatment experience. Detoxification, or detox, refers to the physiological process of removing toxic substances from the body. By receiving detox services, individuals are able to have any traces of drugs or alcohol safely removed from their systems while in the constant care of professional staff.
Medication management: Depending on an individual’s needs, certain psychotropic medications may be implemented into his or her treatment plan. When this is the case, individuals will meet with a psychiatrist on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that the medications they have been prescribed are benefiting them in the appropriate way and to make any changes that may be necessary.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a time for people meet in a confidential, one-to-one setting with a therapist. During these sessions, people can process through their experiences in treatment, address any concerns they have or any problems that may arise, seek guidance regarding any questions that they may have, and celebrate successes as they come.
Group therapy: Group therapy offers a number of benefits for individuals who are receiving inpatient care. Group therapy sessions are led by professional staff members who guide topics of discussion that are relevant to those participating in the group. By engaging in these group sessions, individuals will not only learn about things that are pertinent to their recovery, but they can also give and receive support to and from other individuals who are working towards overcoming the same types of struggles. Group therapy sessions can help individuals come to realize that they are not alone in their trials, which can help encourage acceptance and healing.
Family therapy: When individuals enter into an inpatient treatment setting, it can be an intimidating time not only for them, but also for their loved ones. For this reason, many of Acadia’s inpatient programs offer family members of those seeking treatment the opportunity to engage in family therapy sessions. These sessions are also led by professional staff members and provide individuals and their family members with a safe space to come together and discuss the ways in which mental illness, behavioral problems, and/or substance abuse issues have affected the family unit as a whole. This can also be a time for family members to become educated on the particular struggles that their loved one is facing.
Experiential therapy: In order to provide a holistic approach to healing, many of Acadia’s treatment centers implement experiential therapy options into an individual’s overall plan of care. Experiential therapies are designed to complement the traditional therapeutic aspects of treatment by providing opportunities to treat the mind, body, and spirit. Examples of experiential therapy options can include yoga, mindfulness training, recreational therapy, music therapy, and art therapy.
Continuing care: From the time that individuals enter into inpatient care, their treatment teams will be working to create a thorough aftercare plan. Upon completion of inpatient treatment, individuals will meet with case workers or other staff members to review options for continuing care. Following inpatient treatment, many individuals benefit from stepping down into partial hospitalization programming, intensive outpatient programming, or traditional outpatient services such as weekly therapy sessions, monthly medication management, and similar services. The purpose of planning for continuing care services is to ensure that individuals continue on their healing journeys with the support necessary to remain successful in sustaining their wellbeing.
If you or a loved one is in need of comprehensive care to overcome mental, behavioral, or substance abuse concerns, please do not hesitate to contact one of Acadia Healthcare’s expert treatment providers today. Compassionate and knowledgeable intake and clinical staff members are on hand to answer any questions you or a loved one may have, and to assist you or a loved one in taking the first steps towards a healthier, happier, and brighter future.