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Austin Inpatient Rehab

What Is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient rehabilitation refers to any stay in a hospital or drug and alcohol treatment facility that allows you to obtain treatment while you live at the facility. Inpatient programs, like the one offered at Elevations Health’s Austin Inpatient Rehab, ensure that clients are monitored and cared for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and they make sure that each client receives the personalized and intensive care that they require.

Inpatient programs are typically seen to be more intensive and our Austin Inpatient Rehab is no exception. By coming to our Austin Inpatient Rehab a person can potentially receive a greater abundance of care and services then they would be able to if they only attended an outpatient program. When you enter Elevation Health’s Austin Inpatient Rehab program, you can be sure that you will receive the highest level care available and that you will receive the structure and tools necessary in order to give you the greatest possible chance for long-term happy recovery.

How Long Are Inpatient Programs?

Inpatient programs can vary significantly in length, but programs of the inpatient variety provide 24-hour care for the duration of your stay in treatment.

Some Inpatient programs are only 30 days long, while others can last for up to a year. The length of stay is really dependent on what level of care a person needs, as some people may need a few months within the structure of an inpatient program, while others may only need the bare minimum in order to achieve recovery.

On average most inpatient programs are 30 days long and this is because 30 days has been found to be the appropriate amount of time in order for someone to get on the right track with their recovery. It allows for the detox process to be completed and the seeds of recovery and psychotherapy to be planted to such a degree that continued recovery is possible after the program comes to an end.

Are Visitors Allowed at Inpatient Programs?

Visiting inpatient clients is not always allowed, but it does depend on the facility. Sometimes, as a part of therapy, close family members may be granted admission to see a loved one, but that’s only if that person is ready to accept and speak with visitors. There are times when having visitors can be extremely beneficial to the client and in these cases visitation is not only allowed but also encouraged.

However, in many inpatient facilities, visitation is not allowed. This is because it’s easier for the person going through treatment to recover without the distractions of life outside the treatment center. Each facility will have its own visitation policies, and it may vary depending on the status of the patient in the program or on their desire to see people from their daily life.

Different Kinds Of Inpatient Treatment

The number of different inpatient treatment programs varies dramatically, but a majority of the programs will fall into one of the four following categories. These categorizes are:

Holistic therapies

Holistic therapies include many kinds of treatments. Massage therapy is one of the best-known holistic therapies, while acupuncture is another. With massage therapy, your body is manipulated, releasing muscular tension and reducing stress. This also results in a release of endorphins, which can help you feel better for a significant amount of time following the massage.

Acupuncture, on the other hand, works by inserting small, thin needles into the body. This may include the usage of essential oils in order to foster the healing powers of acupuncture and the treatment is used to draw blood to the surface and encourage good circulation. It’s believed that inserting the needles into specific areas of the body releases tension, stress, and improves the flow of energy throughout the body and this has been backed by the medical community.

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Dual-diagnosis therapies

Dual-diagnosis therapies are for people who struggle with a coexisting mental health disorder alongside addiction or alcoholism. There are many alcoholics and addicts who suffer from a coexisting mental health disorder that has gone undiagnosed for years and because of this, their addictions may have been exacerbated.

Dealing with any and all underlying mental health issues is integral if recovery is to be maintained, because many times a person who starts the journey of recovery, but has an undiagnosed mental condition will fall back into old patterns and habits in order to self-medicate their mental condition.

Alternative therapies

Alternative therapies include things like Animal-Assisted Therapy and music therapy. Each of these types of therapy can be used in place of medication-assisted treatment in certain cases or could be used to help a person cope with their addiction, depression, and or other mental or physical concerns.

Animal-Assisted Therapy is good for those who would like to have a pet or for those who struggle in creating relationships with others. Pets are known to reduce stress, and these specialized and trained animals are able to provide the love and support some people have never had in the past. It allows them to create relationships in a safe way so that they can eventually translate these learned skills to relationships with other people.


Music therapy is another good outlet for stress and anxiety. Some find that writing, performing, or playing an instrument is beneficial to their mental health and is supportive of their continued journey in recovery. Music allows them to express the things that have happened in their past or about what they hope to achieve in the future.

Medical and Psychotherapies

Probably the most common type of program offered at an inpatient rehabilitation center involves the use of psychotherapies and medications, in order to help patients through withdrawal and to reduce the potential for relapse. This form of treatment is often time specialized depending on what substance the person was abusing before entering into treatment. For instance, those addicted to opiates may be given buprenorphine to reduce the effects of opiates and reduce the risk of withdrawal. Those who come in addicted to alcohol have a specialized alcohol-addiction detoxification program, as well as medications to help with withdrawal, pain, and other side effects of eliminating alcohol from the body.

Following detox and receiving medications for pain or other necessities, patients begin participating in group therapy, private therapy sessions, and other kinds of treatment options available to them. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is commonly used, as are 12-step programs and community living environments, where patients can get to know and support each other.

Is Inpatient Recovery Successful for Most People?

People who attend an inpatient program have a good chance at recovery when they receive the right treatment that is personalized for what they need. However, it is important to understand that treatment does not equal a cure and there must be continued support and growth once a person leaves the treatment program that they are enrolled in.

A person who leaves inpatient treatment and gets involved in an outside recovery community has a much better chance at maintaining their sobriety then someone who does not.

So inpatient in conjunction with continued support is the equation for success in this case.

Seeking an Inpatient Program

If you think that you have a problem with drugs or alcohol and you believe that you need an inpatient program then call the professionals at Elevations Health Austin today, at 1-866-200-3224. Our trained staff is standing by to help you through the treatment process and to give you the tools you need in order to discover and maintain a life of recovery.