What is Residential Treatment?

When it comes to addiction treatment and recovery, one of the major decisions clients must make is whether to attend an inpatient or outpatient program. Both include valuable services that help clients overcome substance use and reduce risk of relapse. Many people choose to start in an inpatient program – also known as residential treatment – and then transition to outpatient care after they have progressed in their recovery.

Benefits of Residential Treatment

One of the benefits of residential treatment is that all services are provided on-site so clients do not have to worry about getting to or from therapies, groups, or activities. There is no traveling between one facility and another. Clients are able to settle in and focus on their recovery without as many outside distractions or obstacles.

In addition, they are in a safer environment surrounded by others who are also working on recovery and understand first-hand what they are going through. There are also staff, therapists, medical providers, and other resources available should the client need help. They don’t have to try to find a ride or someone to listen. There is always someone there for them to support them in their journey and work through challenging times.

Another benefit is that residential treatment provides a change of scenery. It gets clients out of potentially risky situations and places where substance use previously took place and allows them to immerse themselves in treatment. The focus becomes building a healthier lifestyle, managing stress, promoting positive mental health, and developing coping strategies to reduce risk of relapse. The environment is very supportive and encouraging, allowing clients to begin the healing process.

Residential Treatment at Crossroads

One of Crossroads’ comprehensive programs for addiction treatment is the Back Cove Women’s Residential Treatment Program. This program is exclusively for women and emphasizes gender-responsive and trauma-informed treatment tailored to women’s needs. Women find themselves immersed in a therapeutic and calming environment where they receive support along each step of the way in their recovery.

Not only do clients receive individual therapy, they also partake in group sessions to work on building a support system and communicating effectively with others. Women can share their stories and see that they are not alone. These are also the same women who they are sharing living quarters with, creating an even stronger bond and sense of community.

In addition to counseling, other on-site services include meditation, yoga, acupuncture, equine therapy, recreational activities, and more. This is all part of the residential treatment program, and women may not have access to all of these services were they in a different type of program. Comprehensive care is provided to address physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs and growth. Women can work with their care team to develop a program that fits with their unique needs and goals, providing the best possible support for recovery.

Engaging in a residential program also allows clients to remain more focused. They are not distracted by responsibilities at home, assignments at work, or invites from individuals who may not be the best influence. Instead, they are surrounded by people who want them to be successful in their recovery, overcoming addiction, and managing mental health. Residential treatment is a wonderful option for getting a strong start in addiction recovery and developing effective skills to last a lifetime.

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