Choosing a Residential Drug Rehab

Residential drug rehab is one of the more popular treatment options today. Residential drug rehab generally consists of a self-contained facility where clients live within a 24-hour supervised home or dorm style environment, generally for a period of 30 days, and come together centrally for meetings, workshops and therapy sessions.

Residential drug rehabs also fits the social model rehab approach in that they offer learning through experience. Residential drug rehabs offer a more realistic environment than a hospital or clinical setting. Clients or patients interact with each other socially in a safe, supportive home environment under the guidance of counselors, qualified staff and resident assistants.

Alternatives to Choosing a Residential Drug Rehab

Alternatives to residential drug rehab include hospital based programs. These may take place in a special wing or unit of the hospital. Patients actually stay in the hospital setting or on hospital grounds for the duration of their alcohol or drug rehab treatment. While the drug rehab program is typically similar to that of a residential drug rehab, such as offering 12-step meetings and education on the disease model of alcohol or drug addiction, the environment is decidedly different. Whether an individual is comfortable in a hospital setting as a “patient” for the duration of treatment can only be determined by the individual.

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Factors in Choosing a Residential Drug Rehab

One of the benefits to weigh in choosing a residential drug rehab over a hospital-style setting is the social model approach. At SouthCoast Recovery, we offer a residential drug rehab facility where our clients room with their peers in warm, comfortable homes with all the amenities of TV, Internet, phone access and a fully stocked kitchen. We believe the home environment is more realistic because most clients will return to a similar environment following drug rehab, hopefully not a hospital or clinic. Living and working together with others in a home environment offers the opportunity to put skills learned in sobriety into practice prior to returning home.

Other factors to consider in choosing a residential drug rehab instead of a hospital-style program include detox facilities. Some residential drug rehabs offer state-licensed detox at their facilities, while others contract with hospitals or clinics to provide medically supervised detox. Obviously a hospital will be well equipped to handle alcohol and drug detox no matter how potentially dangerous the detox may be. Residential drug rehab facilities that offer state-licensed detox are required to meet specific standards in order to offer a medically safe environment as well.

SouthCoast Recovery is a residential drug rehab that offers state-licensed detox. We offer medically supervised detox that may include the use of mild prescription medication in order to ensure a safe detox. We are also the only residential drug rehab west of the Mississippi to offer NeuroTransmitter Restoration therapy (NTR), a state-of-the-art process that utilizes naturally-occurring amino acids for a jump-start into recovery.

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Benefits of Choosing a Residential Drug Rehab

The greatest benefit of a residential drug rehab is the family-style atmosphere it promotes. Clients live and work together in a home environment generally under the supervision of a resident assistant (RA), who generally has accumulated some time in recovery. The RA acts as a “house mother” or "house father" and enforces rules and regulations of the drug rehab facility. Chores are generally a part of residential drug rehabs as clients learn how to be accountable, responsible and work together. This supportive and safe environment allows clients to learn to trust and rely on each other as they gain time in sobriety.

Another great benefit is more flexibility. Certain hobbies such as cooking, surfing or running are likely better able to be taken advantage of at a residential drug rehab facility. Residential drug rehab facilities may have a check-in/check-out system but are typically not lock-down facilities. While they are supervised, most residents have a little more flexibility within certain guidelines of the residential drug rehab facility than at a hospital. The opportunity to cook for house-mates, hit a jogging trail or enjoy a Saturday morning surf during free time may not present itself as easily in a hospital program.

Finally, the residential alcohol and drug rehab program may also provide for more flexibility. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach in drug rehab. There are as many conditions and variations of alcohol & drug addiction as there are people seeking help. Seek out specialized residential drug rehab treatment programs for alcohol & drug addiction that are tailored to you - your personal history, age, gender, childhood and adult trauma, family dynamics, co-dependency, dual diagnosis, physical distress and any other combination of factors contributing to chemical dependency. Find one that fits you.

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Choose SouthCoast Recovery's Residential Drug Rehab Program

SouthCoast Recovery offers a residential drug rehab center few treatment programs can match. We are the leading residential drug rehab center in Orange County, and one of the top in the nation. Our clients reside in one of eight comfortable home environments instead of a sterile hospital room because upon completion of the program, most will return to a similar environment. This realistic family atmosphere provides the opportunity to practice new social skills among peers in the application of daily household activities.

Our residential drug rehab center also offers the opportunity to build fellowship in the surrounding recovery community. Transportation is provided to area 12-step meetings in order to provide the opportunity to share experience, strength and hope with others outside the residential rehab facility.

SouthCoast Recovery also recognizes the importance of learning how to have fun in sobriety. Recreational activities indigenous to the southern California lifestyle, such as studio-tapings of reality-based shows like “Dancing with the Stars” or fishing charters for Albacore tuna, reveal that fun in sobriety is not only possible, it's necessary for a full life. We offer 30, 60, 90 day and 6-month residential drug rehab programs at our state-of-the-art facility in Dana Point, California.

Call us at 1-866-847-4506 – professional assistance is available 24/7.

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