What Is Residential Treatment?
Residential treatment is a step down from hospitalized care. Clients stay at the rehabilitation center throughout treatment and benefit from on-site 24/7 supervision and more in-depth treatment services. Studies have shown that “women who are involved in or initially receive greater intensive care, specifically residential treatment, are more likely to remain in treatment and in continuing care.”
Residential programs provide women in recovery with the following:
- Additional supervision and accountability
- More one-on-one therapeutic support
- Withdrawal management
- Aftercare planning
- Peer support
- Alternative holistic therapies
Women in treatment for SUD or mental health issues often have underlying trauma requiring additional treatment. Avery Lane uses a trauma-informed approach to reduce the risk of re-traumatization. Clients have a lower risk of relapse when underlying and co-occurring issues are addressed alongside the primary diagnosis.
Who Benefits From Substance Use Residential Treatment?
Residential treatment is ideal for women in recovery who have persistent, severe, or complex symptoms. Many people transition from detox programs to residential care, where they learn vital skills for long-term recovery. According to Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, “[L]ong-term residential stays seemed to provide valuable training in practical skills.”
Women without support systems at home benefit from the structure of residential treatment. The community and supportive environment give clients the time and space to process underlying issues and learn to manage their condition effectively. Avery Lane collaborates with clients and their families to ensure the best possible outcomes. The clinical team offers education, therapy, and support to families with loved ones in treatment.
What to Expect From Substance Use Residential Treatment
Recovery from SUD may take longer for some women depending on multiple factors, including their drug of choice, how long they misused it, and at what dose. Co-occurring disorders complicate treatment and often make it easier for women to heal in residential programs. The lack of distractions helps clients focus on their recovery.
Most substance use residential treatment programs include the following:
- Engaging with peers during community activities, support groups, and therapy
- Identifying and addressing any underlying or co-occurring issues affecting sobriety
- Discussing feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors related to SUD and recovery
- Participating in individual therapy sessions tailored to each client’s unique needs
- Taking steps to identify and treat co-occurring mental health disorders or underlying trauma
The clinical team uses personalized trauma-informed treatment plans to help clients build trust and confidence in recovery. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), “Women who have a SUD are also more likely to have histories of trauma, including sexual or physical abuse, and abuse or witnessing abuse in childhood.” Residential treatment ensures women have access to essential treatments and services they need to address trauma and manage their condition.
Women Supporting Women
Peer support is essential to long-term recovery and successful treatment. According to Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment, “Peer support in substance use recovery assists individuals who seek long-term recovery by establishing supportive and reciprocal relationships that support the initiation and maintenance of recovery.” Clinicians at Avery Lane encourage clients to support and empower one another during residential treatment. The living space is home-like and inclusive to ensure all clients feel comfortable engaging with peers and the care team.
Services and Therapy Options at Avery Lane
SUD and co-occurring mental health issues require tailored treatment to reduce the risk of relapse and ensure clients feel confident in their ability to manage their condition after treatment.
Some of the residential services and therapies offered at Avery Lane include:
- Gender-specific treatment
- Individualized treatment planning and care
- Case management
- Alternative holistic therapies
- Evidence-based therapies, including psychiatry, psychotherapy, and prescription medications
- Program curriculum designed for women
- Comprehensive family support services
All treatment programs offer psychotherapy, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Clinically trained therapists and psychiatrists with over 70 years of combined experience in addiction and mental health recovery provide clients with essential guidance and support.
Relapse Prevention Education in Residential Treatment
Early recovery is a vulnerable time for many people. However, residential treatment reduces the risk of relapse. According to the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine, “The goal of treatment is to help individuals recognize the early warning signs of relapse and to develop coping skills to prevent relapse early in the process, when the chances of success are greatest.” Relapse prevention education helps prepare clients to step down from residential treatment to lower levels of care. After completing residential rehabilitation, most clients transition to an intensive outpatient program (IOP), outpatient, or aftercare services.
Most individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) go through multiple stages of treatment, including medically assisted detox, residential, and outpatient programs. Residential treatment for substance abuse provides clients with essential support and allows clinicians to monitor severe or persistent symptoms 24/7 to ensure better outcomes. To learn more about our programs and services at Avery Lane, call us today at (800) 270-2406.