For people battling serious addiction to heroin or alcohol, residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment is often the best option for recovery. This form of treatment immerses patients fully in recovery, providing time and space from daily pressures of home to properly heal, develop self-confidence and re-learn important life skills.

Residential drug and alcohol addiction rehab patients also have the benefit of being fully supervised within a safe environment of trust and understanding.

Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

During the most vulnerable times of recovery, such as immediately following medical detoxification, such an environment can be the best place for addicts to start on the road to a successful recovery.

What Residential Drug and Alcohol Program Is The Best Option

Intensive outpatient or outpatient care is beneficial for some recovering addicts. But for others a more comprehensive approach is needed. Residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment can ensure those undergoing treatment are able to firmly establish themselves in long term sobriety with adequate skills development, before once again being in close proximity to old temptations and familiar scenes. This environmental program variation can mean the difference between achieving sobriety or falling back into substance abuse.

In a residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment program in San Antonio, patients are provided with comfort in recovery away from outside distractions. They are therefore able to focus on self-examination, building of life skills, socialization with peers in recovery and development of the right mindset to really want a fulfilling sober life.

Peers play an important role in inpatient / residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment. It’s through shared experiences, group counseling and learning to live harmoniously with others that addicts form some of the most positive and supportive bonds of their lifetime.

These peers become a steadfast source of support when those in recovery leave treatment for their new sober lives in their home communities of Texas. There are things these peers understand that families and other loved ones never will, as the bond of recovery is established. This removes the shield of isolation that addiction presents.

Residential Treatment Programs Begin With Detox

Over the course of an addiction, chemicals from the consumed substance cause the brain and body to adapt. At first, the body is unused to the presence of a substance, allowing for quick and potent highs. Over time, however, the body adjusts, and it takes more of a substance used more often to achieve the same high. As the body builds tolerance, the brain drives cravings, which in turn fuels the vicious cycle of addiction.

When a physical dependency is unfulfilled, the affected person undergoes withdrawal. Withdrawal is particularly severe for heavy users, and for users of alcohol, heroin, and benzos. This severity is dangerous not only to a person’s health, but to their recovery. If a person undergoes withdrawal but has access to their substance of choice, the urge to relapse will be very strong. Withdrawal is the first, and perhaps the most difficult, roadblock to your recovery.

Since withdrawal is so severe, doctors strongly recommend against going through withdrawal alone, aka “cold turkey.” Instead, doctors recommend that patients seek detox treatment as part of a residential treatment program. At San Antonio Recovery Center, we offer detox programs for alcohol and heroin, for both men and women.

Detox starts with withdrawal, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. The benefit of detox is that it takes place in a secure, medically monitored environment. Some withdrawal symptoms, like seizures or delirium tremens (for alcoholics), can be fatal if left untreated. Medical professionals monitor detox patients 24/7 to keep them comfortable and safe as their body purges the addictive substance.

Residential Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment: A Safe, Comfortable Place

Important to true drug & alcohol rehab is a total lifestyle change. Residents of San Antonio Recovery Center in San Antonio, Texas, residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment provide an instantaneous lifestyle change in a safe, compassionate environment. Here, patients are able to really examine their behaviors and direction in life.

Affordable, individualized rehab programs provide San Antonio Recovery Center patients with accurate diagnoses, advanced treatment modalities, a supportive therapeutic environment and more, all within a comfortably safe facility. Elements typically incorporated into daily life in residential drug and alcohol treatment include:

As residential treatment is coming to a close for individual addicts, a comprehensive aftercare program provides support and continued care for both addicts and their families.

The Most Comprehensive Addiction Treatment

San Antonio Recovery Center knows that recovery doesn’t merely consist of stopping drug or alcohol use. Our affordable residential drug and alcohol addiction treatment program provides patients with the safe, comfortable environment they need to fully understand what led them down the path to addiction and how to prevent that path from being traveled again. In residential care, patients are also able to safely heal from trauma and mental disorders associated with their drug or alcohol use.

Whether you’re struggling with the reality of drug or alcohol addiction, or your loved one is suffering from substance use, it’s time for the addiction to end through lifestyle change. San Antonio Recovery Center residential drug and alcohol treatment provides a wide array of affordable treatment modalities to ensure your best chances in recovery. Freedom from alcohol and drugs begins with a call to San Antonio Recovery Center at 866-957-7885 now.