A drug rehab facility that offers an intensive inpatient option is like every other intensive inpatient treatment center, right?
Not all intensive inpatient therapy centers are created equal. Some inpatient therapies are ill-equipped to handle a client during a severe detox. For this reason, people are often sent away from other facilities, usually for a few days to a week, to a detox facility. After they successfully complete the detox program, they are then allowed to enter their intensive inpatient therapy at their chosen facility.
This detox methodology has its pitfalls, though. Detoxing in a separate location can increase the chance of someone deciding not to enroll in their agreed-upon treatment facility and skipping out in between detox and their inpatient stay.
Unfortunately, this is an all too common happening.
At Harris House, our intensive inpatient therapy is also a 24-hour drug rehab center, meaning that we are equipped to handle whoever comes through our doors seeking help. Whether it is someone inquiring about an outpatient stay or someone in the throes of an alcohol detox when they arrive, we are staffed and trained to deal with whatever the situation may be in a safe and caring way.
Harris House 24-Hour Drug Rehab Center: What Sets Us Apart from the Rest?
At Harris House, we aim to set you up from the start for a successful outcome. We realize that our intensive inpatient therapy option needs to include in-house detox to enable our clients to attain a successful treatment.
The unfortunate truth is that the first step is detoxification of that harmful substance from your system with any addiction. The severity of this detox will depend upon the severity and your type of addiction. By utilizing a 24-hour drug rehab facility like Harris House, you don’t need to go through this crucial step in your healing alone.
We have trained, highly-skilled staff to help you through your detox and withdrawal symptoms as comfortably as possible and, most importantly – safely.
Detoxing on your own from certain chemical substances can be a danger in and of itself, so it is always best to go through your detox under the care of skilled professionals at an intensive inpatient treatment center or a 24-hour drug rehab facility.
What Occurs During My Detox Time at Harris House?
While this varies greatly from client to client, we can give a general overview of the detoxification and admissions process. Please be aware that though we are separating these individual steps into a list, multiple actions may frequently be happening at once, again, depending upon that client’s unique situation.
Step 1: Evaluating the Client
When you first arrive at a 24-hour drug rehab facility, you will likely receive an evaluation before officially starting your detoxification process.
You will receive a physical and mental wellness screening to evaluate your bodily and psychological needs. This dual-pronged approach, along with other things such as blood work, background, history, blood pressure, temperature, etc., helps to give your intensive inpatient therapy team the best overall picture of you as a whole.
By looking at the complete picture, they can uncover co-occurring conditions that may be happening simultaneously with your drug or alcohol dependence that you will also be treated for since Harris House also offers dual diagnosis treatment.
Step 2: Medication (If Required)
In certain situations, your caregivers will be able to administer medications to help alleviate the withdrawal symptoms you may experience during your detox. These medications can be hugely beneficial in alcohol and benzodiazepine withdrawals where seizures are of concern. However, medication can also help with nausea, alleviate depression, or even help to decrease cravings.
While it can be tempting to take the stance that using medications to help with your drug or alcohol dependency is “trading one for the other,” we assure you this is not the case. Our medical professionals are trained to administer these medications in a non-habit-forming way.
This widespread fear does, however, speak to the importance of completing your intensive inpatient therapy. It is there where you will gain the insights and wherewithal to stand strong against your addiction, even on your worst days.
Step 3: Medical Observation
At this step in your intensive inpatient therapy, you are comfortable, medicated if necessary, and officially in the trenches of your detox. If at Harris House, you will have already been enrolled at our 24-hour drug rehab facility, and after your completion, we will show you to your intensive inpatient therapy residence.
Our staff will monitor you to ensure your body handles the withdrawal from the substances it had been addicted to appropriately and without incident. If something should go wrong, our staff is fully equipped to handle any medical emergency during your stay.
Step 4: Counseling
Consider this step as your graduation from the 24-hour drug rehab detox and your initiation into intensive inpatient therapy. You will be given your unique group and individual sessions schedule, gain a new room (and possibly a roommate) and begin your first steps in living a life of sobriety.
What Will my Intensive Inpatient Therapy Look Like at Harris House after Detox?
Once you have completed your detox through our state-of-the-art 24-hour drug rehab program, you will likely be admitted into intensive inpatient therapy to continue with your rehabilitation and ensure the most beneficial outcome to your treatment.
Harris House’s intensive inpatient therapy programs are various evidence-based treatment philosophies for lifelong recovery. We supplement our medication management protocols with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) process groups, based on your individual treatment plan.
All the counselors you will interact with at Harris House are licensed mental health therapists. The reason for this, is that Harris House residents often have what is referred to as a “dual diagnosis.”
What this means is that the client arrives with to our 24-hour drug rehab program with both a diagnosable mental illness in addition to their substance abuse disorder. This Is much more common than most people are led to believe. Harris House prides themselves on their ability to successfully help those with a dual diagnosis including depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder, to name a few, in addition to helping them overcome their addiction.
Our 24-hour drug rehab program also includes medical management, as briefly mentioned above. This can include such medications as vivitrol, suboxone, naltrexone, and other anti-craving medications to help assist you as the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms subside.
Will I Receive Individual or Group Therapy During my Intensive Inpatient Stay?
More than likely, it will include both. Until you are here with us, and speaking to one of our counselors, it’s hard to give exact details on what your stay will specifically look like since each of our programs is tailored to the individual. With that said, it is most likely that you will have a combination of individual and group therapy sessions.
All our sessions are either education or process oriented, and typically you will have an individual counseling session plus two group meetings every morning, along with three group meetings every afternoon and evening.
It may seem like a lot, however, one of the biggest ways you can remain vigilant in your recovery is by consistently working your program. While, at first, recovery may seem repetitive, monotonous, or mundane, but there is a reasoning behind that. During your stay at a 24-hour drug rehab facility, as well as all throughout your early sobriety, it’s important to stay busy and to find a sober hobby that you enjoy (often, people will remember hobbies they had long forgotten, and reignite their passion in them!).
By doing this, you are taking control of your health and your addiction, while simultaneously helping with the overwhelm of emotion, and physical sensations of withdrawal.
What Happens Next After I Complete My Intensive Inpatient Therapy?
Again, while this is highly dependent upon each induvial client’s continuum of care, there are a few options for continuation of your rehabilitation after your stay in our 24-hour drug rehab program are over.
Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP)
Our IOP program is for those who may not need the high levels of attention that our intensive inpatient therapy residents do, but also serves as a continuum of care for our clients who are graduating from the intensive inpatient therapy option.
During your intensive outpatient program, you will continue to learn methods for coping with life outside of our facility, in a healthy, sober way. We will tailor your treatment goals to your individual needs and reinforce those goals by utilizing a holistic approach to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), family therapy, psychoeducation, 12-step therapy orientation, and more.
Our aim with these methodologies is to help you to:
- Understand Addiction as a Disease.
- Identify Triggers and Control Impulses
- Address Cravings and Prevent Relapses
- How to Cope with Stress in a Healthy Way
- Improving Self-Care
- Learning to Set Healthy Boundaries
- Increasing your Self-Esteem and Communication Skills
- Identifying and Managing Anger, Depression and Anxiety
- Continuing Support through aftercare and 12 Step Programs
Harris House transitional housing level 1 program includes subsidized housing, nutritional meals, and group and individual counseling for up to one year.
Clients graduating from our intensive inpatient therapy program will be given priority admission into our transitional housing program, while all others must apply, have a screening interview, and then be put on a waiting list.
This program was previously known as our long-term residential program and is designed to provide ongoing alcohol and substance abuse treatment.
Classes that our clients are provided with give insight into dealing with living everyday life while sober. This includes things such as dealing with triggers, anger management, trauma recovery, stress management, parenting skills, and family reunification.
Employment skills are emphasized, including resume preparation, job targeting and interview practice. Every person attending the Transitional Housing Level 1 program is expected to be employed after their first weeks in the program.
Our transitional housing level 2 program provides subsidized housing with separate female and male residences, just like our transitional housing level 1 program, and is geared toward preparing people for independent sober living.
Meals are not included in the Level 2 transitional housing, as clients will learn to prepare meals for themselves in their residential kitchen. Much like our level 1 program, clients are expected to be employed upon entering our transitional housing level 2 program and meet with their counselor once a month.
Harris House is Dedicated to Your Sobriety and Wellbeing
From our 24-hour drug rehab program and intensive inpatient therapy, all the way through to our Transitional Housing Level 2 program, Harris House is here to help you get your life back on track.
Our trained and licensed staff are with you through every step of your recovery process, helping you to deal with each bump in the road as it comes a long, and ensuring that you stay on the straight and narrow of sober living.
Harris House is here for those struggling with addiction. Our goal is to help people achieve sobriety and become healthy and productive individuals. We are one of the top-rated non-profit treatment centers in the US.
Our success rate is based on our over 50 years of experience, studying what works, why it works, and then implementing that for our clients. As we have evolved over the years, our approach has become more holistic in realizing the importance of a comprehensive, personalized treatment protocol and recovery plan.
We set you up with everything you need to rejoin society as a healthy, sober, thriving individual including inter-personal skills, employment skills, and family reunification skills.
We help our clients realize they have the power within themselves to get their lives back, and we support them every step of the way in that endeavor.