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What You Can Expect From an Inpatient Drug Treatment Program

The best type of inpatient drug treatment program is one that uses unique treatment methods for addiction and teaches patients how to take full responsibility for their actions. This kind of therapy is centered on the idea that the actions that lead to substance abuse and addiction are learned behaviors that can be changed with the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment method helps to resolve spiritual, emotional and physical issues that patients who struggle with addiction tend to have. To get the best results from this therapy program, it is best for patients to seek inpatient drug treatment. Choosing inpatient drug treatment will give patients the opportunity to learn essential recovery skills.

We feel that patients should be able to choose their recovery method. To help make this possible, we provide structured treatment methods that can be fine-tuned to fit a patient’s specific requirements and needs. Every aspect of the program is intended to help patients reach their own specific goals. Read on to learn more about key aspects of our treatment program.

Individual Treatment at Inpatient Drug Treatment

With a unique treatment program, the patient will work one-on-one with their leading counselor. Working this way will guarantee that all of their particular needs are met throughout their treatment process. Once the patient creates a set of goals that they would like to achieve, the counselor helps them to choose the most beneficial programs for them to take part in.

Counseling for Groups and Individuals

Individual counseling sessions give patients an intimate setting in which to resolve the issues that cause their addictive behaviors. Group counseling allows patients to discuss shared problems with a group of peers who are also going through similar treatment programs. These group sessions tend to focus on resolving the negative thought patterns, behavior problems and emotional trauma that caused their addiction. Once the patient has completed the inpatient program, their counselor can help them to create a plan to receive ongoing counseling sessions.

Educational Lectures

Lectures are an important aspect of addiction treatment because it teaches patients about the effects that certain substances have on their bodies. Lectures also include information on how to develop necessary skills for living a sober life and being a productive member of society. Critical skills like stress management are essential things that patients need to learn to maintain their sobriety. The resources and information that patients receive in these lectures will prove to be quite valuable after they complete the program. Below are the groups and lectures that patients will be able to take part in:

  • Basic Overview of 12-Step Programs

In these lectures, patients will learn about 12-step programs like NA and AA. Instructors will discuss the essential elements involved in these programs along with a brief history. These support programs offer ongoing support to recovering addicts and significantly reduce the likelihood of relapse.

  • Moral Reconation and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

This type of therapy is intended to help patients create a healthy self-image and develop a positive mindset. These skills will significantly increase patients’ level of cognitive reasoning. They will also be able to uncover additional talents that they can use to improve their self-confidence and remain motivated to reach their goals. Patients are less likely to return to their addictive behavior once they realize how much they have to offer others.

  • Self-Discovery Inventory

This program teaches patients how to come to terms with negative past events that lead to their problems with addiction. These unresolved adverse events can keep patients from reaching their goals or living up to their highest potential. Helping patients to resolve these past issues gives them the chance to start their addiction-free life with a clean slate.

  • Identifying Addictive Triggers

After a patient completes the program and leaves the treatment facility, they must know how to avoid people and situations that can trigger negative thoughts and behavior. Negativity is one of the most challenging aspects of remaining sober. Certain triggers can cause patients to return to their addictive patterns. This program gives patients the tools to know how to identify and avoid their triggers after they leave inpatient treatment.

  • Preventing Relapse

This program aims to help patients understand that sobriety is an ongoing process and that it is entirely up to them whether they fail or succeed. If certain indicators of relapse appear, patients will be armed with the skills and resources necessary to overcome them.

  • Anger Management

To help patients remain in control of their stress and anger levels, we also offer anger management programs. These programs give patients the skills needed to manage stressful situations in a positive way. They will also learn other valuable skills like forgiveness and how to release feelings of resentment and anger.

  • Life Skills

In this program, patients will learn essential skills that will get them through many areas of life. Facets of this program include:

• GED Preparation
• Time Management
• Parenting Skills
• Financial Management
• Coping Skills

  • Physical Fitness

This program helps patients to learn how to improve their level of physical fitness. In addition to improving their overall health, this program helps them to develop a sense of pride in themselves and their appearance.

  • Spiritual Therapy

Spiritual Therapy is a discussion-based group program that allows patients to understand and get in touch with spirituality. They also learn various methods for using spiritual guidance to combat their negative addictive behavior.

  • Music Therapy

This program uses music to increase relaxation, motivation and encourage verbalization. Patients can choose to listen to music or play a musical instrument of their choice.

Get Started on Your New Life Today

All of these critical tools for overcoming addiction and remaining sober can be gained by entering an inpatient drug treatment program. Counselors and staff can provide patients in the facility with personal treatment that is fine-tuned to give them the tools that they need in their journey towards a life of sobriety.

12 Comments

  • Rj

    I really find this article very usefull, full of data on how an actual rehab center works and how the program is. There is so much choise for those who go to the Best drug rehab, I am sure everyone can find the right program for themselves. I really love this plan and the program that is provided at best drug rehab center. I think it is very awesome that each addict can get a personalised program and they sit down with everyone who goes through their program and they really take very good care. The fact that they learn so many life skills, it is really awesome, I think that is a very important factor to look at when you are chosing a rehab center. Best Drug rehab is just top, even money management and parenting and to help with the GED! That is so great, also the way the entire program is laid out, like they help to find the cause and the triggers, so in the future the person can identify them and not use again, the group mertings are very good too. Exercise too, that i think is key in recovering the bidy after all the harmful substances. And the spiritual part just an super extra, not to mention the music therapy! I find that anger management is also a very key and important point, good that they even deal with this at this facility. The program that is provided at this rehab center is one of the best and as I know of one of the only once that has such a high rate of graduates who actually do not return to drugs or alcohol after they leave the center. That is cause they are thorough and also follow up after they leave the center. Those who leave this center and succesfully complete the entire program, must be ready to come back ro real life amd have a great life again. Very nice!

  • Walter McCormick

    I think that there is a lot to this type of a program that is what makes it a very good one. I have seen many different programs, and one thing that I can think of is that there is a lot to think about when you are looking at a program that is for a loved one or yourself. I think one of the major aspects to BDR is that they do not have just one program that is a “one-size-fits-all” type of approach, but rather they look at what it is that you are looking to accomplish and then they work with the client/patient throughout the entire treatment program in order to achieve the desired result.
    Another aspect of this that really sets them apart is the emphasis on the teaching of the life skills that often times will focus around the reason that the client chose to walk down the path of addiction in the first place. There is really something to be said for teaching someone who is a failed student to revitalize that person and get them to where they have a degree, or whether it is coping with financial problems that led them to addiction in the first place. It is very important to teach a recovering addict these things, as they are often roadblocks that most people will not think about in terms of overcoming the addictions. Many people will think that it is really just about getting off of the drugs, and while this is a major part of any treatment for addiction, it is not the end all/be all
    There are many other areas to address and tools to think with. The incorporation of music/spiritual study/ as well as group and individual counseling and support groups is absolutely essential to the recovery of an addict. Another thing that I believe is the way to go is that they are not just replacing one drug with another one, but rather they are totally revitalizing the person without just substituting a drug for another one. I have seen this in other programs and I think that this is a flawed viewpoint of the way addiction and recovery works and I think this is a big plus point that the facility at BDR has over the other ones that may be out there in the field.
    From what I have seen there is positive result coming from rehabilitation centers that have programs like this, and from what I could see if I knew someone that was struggling with addiction, I would send them to BDR at the drop of a hat.

  • Margaux Machat

    The Top Ten Things I learned at BDR
    1. Be comfortable with the fact that you screwed up. How boring of an existence would you have if you never made a mistake, learn from it and there is no reason to be ashamed.
    2. I am a unique individual and I learned to be comfortable with my idiosyncrasies.
    3. I learned that good things come to those that wait. I was single for two years and I met my husband because by single I meant celibate. I had a relationship with myself and completely ignored the opposite sex. I turned down everyone that asked me out. I highly suggest this for anyone leaving treatment and since I was a counselor there and an Ethics officer I have seen clients do some insane things in the name of sex. Sex addiction can be just as damaging as actual drug addiction. Have you heard the statement when you lay down with dogs you wake up with fleas, well think about that? My husband Johnny Machat is the most beautiful man in the world. I truly love him and am so glad to be his wife.
    4. Bewars of the pathology belief system which makes normal behavior appear abnormal. Try to deinstitutionalize yourself by accurately mapping out your experience at BDR and correctly classifying it as the place you went to get off drugs. Do not look at BDR as the place you learned to dance or the spot where you met your best friends. I had some great times there but I did not want to return as a client to any treatment center and in the past I was always resrviung myself a spot in one just in case. There is no just in case, make a decision and stick to it and you will be satisfied with the results.
    5. My memory is selective and part of being mature is being able to rationally listen to what someone is saying. Try not to engage in depersonalization as it leads to delusional thinking regarding ones sense of self. There might not even be an actual reality, or at least not one that ebbs and flows the way we imagine it to.
    6. I learned to know my own mind when I completed my TR exercise.
    7. The Power of Positive Thinking. There is a strong positive correlation between faster recovery and positive thinking.
    8. Fear of death guides human behavior.
    9. I crave self-esteem and I receive it through engaging in meaningful estimable acts.
    10. I am compassionate and I do not want to be the hardened alter ego I developed to protect myself.

  • Margaux Machat

    One of the best parts about BDR is that they offer plenty of individual therapy. I come from an entertainment background, where one might consider my dad a celebrity and myself a quasi celebrity, so I needed the individual therapy to disclose all aspects of myself. I was able to meet with my therapist Rebecca everyday and that really made a difference in my recovery.
    They also have smart recovery classes and the ACC classes. BDR introduces you to AA, NA, and CA but does not force you to admit that you are powerless over drugs and alcohol. There is actual scientific evidence that shows that the powerless approach is not the best approach to recover from anything. There are parts of the twelve-step program that are beneficial to learn. One principle is take what you can from the program and leave the rest. The clients can continue going to AA, CA, NA, when they return home. This helps clients avoid the ambiguity aversion or the ‘”Ellisberg Paradox”, which is empirical proof that we favor known probabilities over unknown probabilities. Empirical meaning validated through sense experience. Statistics is the scientific study of the calculations of risks Uncertainty though cannot be calculated and it is extremely uncomfortable for humans. We as humans are extremely bad at recognizing when we don’t know something amend we are very good at making things up to fill the void of feelings of uncertainty. Therefore the BDR clients do not feel uncertain about attending AQA, CA, or NA when they return home which prevents their chance of relapse as they will know if this is a program that they wish to be a part of. AA, CA, and NA are great places for meeting other sober people. Some clients like myself return home and just decide to leave the addict part of them behind and invent a new life for themselves.
    I returned to school at Los Angeles City College and then because of my grades and my excellent work as a volunteer for Professor Gracia; I joined The Bridges to the Future Program at California State Los Angeles. I became a synthetic chemist for Professor Gutierrez in a NIH funded M.D./Ph.D. program.
    The moral recognition and cognitive behavioral therapy identified possible situation where it would be rational to use and abuse drugs but not moral. Morality transcends cultural norms. Cognitive behavioral therapy seeks to work through the issues that caused the client to engage in drug use and abuse in the first place. Mindfulness is a coping skill that helps the brain find focus. Mindfulness training is great in chronic pain management.
    The self-discovery inventory helps clients redirect their personal narrative and make it positive this form of therapy teaches clients to frame their history in appositive manner. For enhanced or wickeder, inaccuracy is our lifelong companion and it can be funny when it is framed accurately. The way that an adperson frames ‘their personal story’ Positivity and a positive perspective are great way to prevent relapse. I truly loved the Native American studies and attended every Monday and Wednesday I was very excited to get to go to the sweat lodge as well. Music Therapy was also a lot of fun and when I was an ethics officer I got to teach a music therapy group with another person that was also a former BDR client that worked their after and who used to work with me in the music industry. THE ACC part of the programs taught me effective communication skills and attempted to teach me financial management but that is still a concept I really struggle with. I did not do to well with that.
    Before I graduated from BDR, all of my potential relapse triggers were analyzed and considered when creating my exit plan. Since most of my triggers were in Los Angeles where I was living, I am from New York, it was decided that I would work at BDR. I had good times, I had bad time sand I had real times. BDR is responsible for getting me back in school and that is how I met my husband, Johnny Machat. I am so grateful for BDR. I TRULY THANK YOU BDR, for offering me a program when I had become disillusioned with the entire process of recovery after my friend Adam Goldstein died after devoting his life to AA and having AA fail him after he got into a plane crash with Travis Barker. RIP DJ AM! Thank you BDR!

  • Margaux Machat

    BDR looks at all their clients and potential clients as individuals. BDR is a large center so there has to be general rules or chaos would run the agenda. BDR recognizes that each client comes in with a different set of life circumstances and a different set of needs. Characteristically AA, CA, and AA treat everyone the same; they are powerless addicts over their substance of choice. At BDR you are not powerless you are an individual that has erred and become addicted to drugs and or alcohol. There are two ways that humans perceive being wrong, which is the process of making an erroneous mistake such as becoming addicted to drugs or alcohol. The first is the pessimistic model and it fundamentally states that being wrong is unpleasant and disagreeable. The second perspective is optimistic and, and it states that to make a mistake can be surprising, fascinating and delightful. Mistakes are generally regarded as something to be ashamed of. Not at BDR, the motto here is what is done is done; lets move on and fix things. BDR has Smart Recovery and ACC (Applied Communication Course) teaches them to control, confront, and handle situations. I was a chronic relapse before BDR and I started journaling a lot in art therapy. I realized my true running buddy was my mother. She was the one with me getting drinks with her after homework when o got back from BDR, I told my mom that I would not be drinking with her anymore. She asked me if that included her margaritas and I said yes it did. It has been close to 5 years and I still haven’t relapsed. Thank you BDR!

    One of the best parts about BDR is that they offer plenty of individual therapy. I come from an entertainment background, where one might consider my dad a celebrity and myself a quasi celebrity, so I needed the individual therapy to disclose all aspects of myself. I was able to meet with my therapist Rebecca everyday and that really made a difference in my recovery.
    They also have smart recovery classes and the ACC classes. BDR introduces you to AA, NA, and CA but does not force you to admit that you are powerless over drugs and alcohol. There is actual scientific evidence that shows that the powerless approach is not the best approach to recover from anything. There are parts of the twelve-step program that are beneficial to learn. One principle is take what you can from the program and leave the rest. The clients can continue going to AA, CA, NA, when they return home. This helps clients avoid the ambiguity aversion or the ‘”Ellisberg Paradox”, which is empirical proof that we favor known probabilities over unknown probabilities. Empirical meaning validated through sense experience. Statistics is the scientific study of the calculations of risks Uncertainty though cannot be calculated and it is extremely uncomfortable for humans. We as humans are extremely bad at recognizing when we don’t know something amend we are very good at making things up to fill the void of feelings of uncertainty. Therefore the BDR clients do not feel uncertain about attending AQA, CA, or NA when they return home which prevents their chance of relapse as they will know if this is a program that they wish to be a part of. AA, CA, and NA are great places for meeting other sober people. Some clients like myself return home and just decide to leave the addict part of them behind and invent a new life for themselves.
    I returned to school at Los Angeles City College and then because of my grades and my excellent work as a volunteer for Professor Gracia; I joined The Bridges to the Future Program at California State Los Angeles. I became a synthetic chemist for Professor Gutierrez in a NIH funded M.D./Ph.D. program.
    The moral recognition and cognitive behavioral therapy identified possible situation where it would be rational to use and abuse drugs but not moral. Morality transcends cultural norms. Cognitive behavioral therapy seeks to work through the issues that caused the client to engage in drug use and abuse in the first place. Mindfulness is a coping skill that helps the brain find focus. Mindfulness training is great in chronic pain management.
    The self-discovery inventory helps clients redirect their personal narrative and make it positive this form of therapy teaches clients to frame their history in appositive manner. For enhanced or wickeder, inaccuracy is our lifelong companion and it can be funny when it is framed accurately. The way that an adperson frames ‘their personal story’ Positivity and a positive perspective are great way to prevent relapse. I truly loved the Native American studies and attended every Monday and Wednesday I was very excited to get to go to the sweat lodge as well. Music Therapy was also a lot of fun and when I was an ethics officer I got to teach a music therapy group with another person that was also a former BDR client that worked their after and who used to work with me in the music industry. THE ACC part of the programs taught me effective communication skills and attempted to teach me financial management but that is still a concept I really struggle with. I did not do to well with that.
    Before I graduated from BDR, all of my potential relapse triggers were analyzed and considered when creating my exit plan. Since most of my triggers were in Los Angeles where I was living, I am from New York, it was decided that I would work at BDR. I had good times, I had bad time sand I had real times. BDR is responsible for getting me back in school and that is how I met my husand0 I am so grateful for BDR. I TRULY THANK YOU BDR, for offering me a program when I had become disillusioned with the entire process of recovery after my friend Adam Goldstein died after devoting his life to AA and having AA fail him after he got into a plane crash with Travis Barker. RIP DJ AM! Thank you BDR!

  • Lauren K

    BDR seems like a great program and I am considering sending my twenty two year old daughter there. She is a heroin and crack addict and has been to many treatment centers. The majority of them just put her on more medication or diagnose her with some mental illness. I was wondering if any of the graduates could let me know if this place is really all it promises to be.
    Please let me know if I am making a good decision.

  • Meridth

    Since returning from BDR, I have found it relatively easy to stay sober and the main way that I stay sober is by being positive. I stay away from negative things that I cannot control. I realize that material goods only offer a little bit of happiness and that they cannot sustain happiness. I follow my passions and live a purpose drive life so that I am constantly building estimable acts. I follow my passions even if I have to forfeit my income to do so. When I first returned from BDR in 2012, I returned to school. I got straight A’s and I began to tutor the other students in my class for free. I then became a very successful tutor and was making 100-200 an hour tutoring psychology, biology, physics, all levels of math, chemistry and philosophy. The more successful I became the less fulfilled I felt as I was literally being paid to cheat for wealthy students. I had a couple of amazing success stories and students whose lives I changed but I still felt unfulfilled. I missed working in treatment and at BDR. There is a psychological principle called affective forecasting. It basically means that we as humans exists within a ‘hedonic treadmill’ meaning the harder we work, and the more materialistic benefits we meet, it does not affect are happiness. There are three scientifically proven things that you can do to improve your decision-making skills and lessen the chance of relapse.
    They are:
    1. Repeated physical actions such as not using drugs and drinking alcohol can rewire our brains.
    2. Bad habits can be ingrained in our neurons as easily as good habits, so choose to act in ways that will help you stay sober.
    a. Do not ruminate
    b. Do not be negative
    c. Always have appositive outlook
    d. Do not hang around people that are using
    3. Read and do pother things to improve your intellectual skills. Experiments have shown that the brain’s neural networks will weaken with neglect so if your just using drugs and drinking and not indulging in anything of intellectual meaning you have weakened your neural networks and you now need to strengthen them to be able to make affective choices.

  • Sophie A

    I really like this article. Gives a ral insight as to what to expect on a drug treatment or alcohol treatment in a rehab facility. I love the enormous amount of programs that theyoffer in this center. I like them all, mainly the moral reconation and cognitive behavioral theraphy, those looks reall good and sound like they do help a lot with changing the thinking process of people. I completelly agree that the best rehabs are the knce that offer unique treatment methods and where they make the person to learn to take responsibility for their action. I find that that alone changes a person enormously. All these programs are incredible and probaly each of them are very unique and can help to rehabilitate one thing or more. I love the huge choice they give, this place sounds ideal for a rehab for anyone struggling with anything!

  • Johnny Machat

    In patient programs at Best DRUG Rehab appear to be as good as they get. The program is individualized and their is a lot of selection, you get to be social and concentrate on your self. Humans are not meant to be autonomous we are the best selves in pairs, which is where we experience the symbiosis that the right partner can bring out in you, so don’t be afraid to make friends as your all in this together.

  • Ash b

    This is agreat article detailing what one csn expect from a drug rehab program.i think it is great that there are lectures and other forms of programs such as art theraphy, and music theraphy. Great that they give the chance to people to get some life skills too. Phisical fitness is awesome too, after all one needs to build back up the body tissues. And group meetings and one on one coulcelins is of course the basics,but the whole thing together is great. Good that they have choices of programs. In my opinion, in patient rehabis the way to go, outpatients arenot really succesful.

  • carcol

    This is very good information to have if you are working with someone who needs to enter an in patient program to get help with their addiction. The more you can let the person know about what they will do once they get there and what they can expect to achieve, the easier it will be for you to get their agreement to go into the program. Best Drug Rehab sounds like a very complete program with many different forms of therapy the person can choose from to help them get through their program. This is the type of place you would want to pick so you can feel confident that the person will be successful in their recovery.

  • David H

    I really like how at best drug rehab they provide these holistic treatments, they offer everything to make sure that the clients get the best care. They even have yoga classes and Art classes and music therapy and all these fantastic things. They are all so beneficial to the person. They really are giving so much for their clients, they can really achieve so much with these. They are really holistic like they claim it, and it is a very effective way of helping someone to get off of drugs. I think that best drug rehab does all that they can with the natural methods and holistic approaches to help the clients to overcome their addiction. The other methods of treatment that are not holistic based do not work as well as the holistic based one cause they do not take the persons mind and soul into account, they only deal with the physical side of the addiction. But the mind and the spiritual side of things has to be addressed as well, cause if they are not than the person will not handle all the underlying issues that led to their addiction.

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