Residential rehabilitation – or “rehab” – provides 24-hour care in a safe environment. A team of people help you with your substance use disorder, as well as other issues like mental health.

First, you need to get an evaluation to determine if residential rehab is the right fit for you.

What happens in rehab?

  • You meet with your treatment team regularly. The treatment team includes doctors, counselors, nurses, social workers, and peers. They help you figure out your treatment goals and things that you think you need to work on to help you in your recovery.
  • You also attend counseling – both in a group setting and one-on-one. You learn more about substance use disorder, alternatives to using substances, and other ways to cope with problems in your life.
  • Your treatment team helps you identify people in your life who might help you reach your goals and offer you support when you need it. A doctor on the team may prescribe medicine, if needed. The treatment team also makes sure to address any physical health or mental health concerns that you might have.

How long do you stay in rehab?
The length of time in treatment depends on your specific needs. It is also based on the program you are in.

What happens when rehab ends?
While you are at the facility, your treatment team prepares you for life once you are discharged. The team will talk to you about your plans for ongoing treatment, what will be a priority in your life during recovery, and how to identify concerns that could put you at risk for a relapse. They will help you make a discharge plan that includes:

  • Where you will live

  • Other treatment options you have after you leave the residential setting

  • Supports you have in place

  • Concerns you may have once you leave the program

  • A plan for potential relapse

If you want more information about rehab services, please call us or talk to your doctor.