Three Tips to Get The Most Out of Inpatient Rehab

Those who have personal experience with someone struggling with an alcohol or drug addiction, whether it be themselves or a friend, know that choosing to go to inpatient rehab can be a very difficult decision. It is an investment of their time and resources and shows that they are ready to begin your road to recovery. With inpatient rehab being such a significant commitment, it is important that someone struggling with addiction makes the most of their time in a treatment program. Sunshine Behavioral Health works to ensure that every person’s inpatient rehabilitation treatment is as successful as possible. Here are a few tips that will help anyone considering inpatient rehab get the most out of their inpatient rehabilitation stay.


Research First

Whether someone is planning on staying for 30, 60, or 90 days, it is important to make sure the treatment facility meets their individual needs. For example, it is no secret that many who suffer from a drug or alcohol addiction also struggle with some sort of mental illness. If this is the case for someone checking into inpatient rehab, it is important that the rehabilitation clinic they choose offers psychiatric treatment to coincide with their drug or alcohol rehabilitation treatment. This is what is referred to as “dual diagnosis”. 


Ensuring that one’s mental health needs are being addressed while working on their physical addiction treatment can lead to a more effective, longer lasting recovery. It is also important to learn about and understand the credentials of the rehabilitation clinic’s staff. If someone is  looking for medically assisted detox, make sure the rehab clinic, such as Sunshine Behavioral Health, has medical professionals on staff.


Make Connections with Long-term Care and Support

Many people believe that once they complete their 30, 60, or 90 day rehab program, they  are forced back out into the world on their own. This is not the case. While in a  rehabilitation program, a patient should make connections with other patients, find a sponsor, and join the support groups and networks that the rehab clinic has in place. Recovery doesn’t stop after rehab. It is a lifelong challenge and rehabilitation clinics offer support groups and treatment options to help patients stay on the path to recovery, even after they’vee completed their inpatient stay.


Keep an Open Mind

The most important thing to remember about inpatient rehab is that a person will only get as much out of it as they put into it. Committing  to inpatient rehab is a scary thing as there is a lot of uncertainty that goes with it. Making the decision to receive treatment and choosing to go to inpatient rehab can feel overwhelming. Embrace each success no matter how small. Despite all this uncertainty, be sure to trust the guidance of the staff members and the program itself. There are many people in your same shoes who can attest to the success inpatient rehabilitation programs have. Visit Sunshine Behavioral Health to learn more about our inpatient rehabilitation offerings.



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Sunshine Behavioral Health strives to help people who are facing substance abuse, addiction, mental health disorders, or a combination of these conditions. It does this by providing compassionate care and evidence-based content that addresses health, treatment, and recovery.

Licensed medical professionals review material we publish on our site. The material is not a substitute for qualified medical diagnoses, treatment, or advice. It should not be used to replace the suggestions of your personal physician or other health care professionals.

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