Inpatient Rehab for Drug & Alcohol Addiction

Inpatient Rehab Is a Fully-Immersive, Intensive Treatment Option for Addiction

Drug and alcohol addiction are chronic diseases, so it is imperative they are treated as such. For most people suffering from addiction, detoxification and inpatient rehab provides a great start to achieving sobriety and beginning the path to lifelong recovery. Inpatient rehab is a very important first step in treatment that allows a complete focus on safe withdrawal from drugs and alcohol, education on the disease of addiction and the development of strategies to continue in ongoing recovery.

Patients who take advantage of the full course of inpatient or residential care, followed by continued outpatient treatment for a minimum of 90 days have the best chance at maintaining ongoing recovery.”

-Dr. Deni Carise
Chief Science Officer, PhD

With top medical professionals, evidence-based treatment, and a full continuum of care, you can rest assured you and your loved ones are receiving the best treatment available to get well and stay well.

What to Expect

During an inpatient treatment stay, patients who are dependent on drugs or alcohol typically start with a medical detoxification process through which we work to detox the body from drugs and alcohol in a safe, comfortable manner. Ongoing residential or inpatient care then provides a structured environment centered around individual, group, and families as well as educational, art and music sessions, recovery/12-step activities, and community sessions. Patients also receive psychiatric, nutritional, spiritual and other services when needed. These sessions are administered by a highly qualified team including masters-level clinicians, therapists, social workers, case managers, medical professionals such as nurses, nurse practitioners and doctors.

Our complete continuum of care provides patients with the necessary structure to combat addiction and prevent relapse.

Continuum of Care Length of Stay Intensity of Program
Medically-Monitored Detox* 3-9 Days 24-hour medical monitoring
Inpatient Treatment* 30-40 Days 24/7
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP),
Partial Care/Day Treatment/Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP)*
2-4 weeks 3-5 days a week
3.5-6.5 hours a day
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)/Day Treatment/Structured Outpatient Addictions Program (SOAP)* 4-6 weeks 3-5 days a week
3-3.5 hours a day
General Outpatient Program (GOP)* Indefinitely / As needed 1-2 days a week
1-2 hours a visit

*Please note: RCA determines medical necessity for treatment based on the American Society for Addiction Medicine’s (ASAM) guidelines. RCA’s clinical team works with each patient to determine the optimal length of treatment as indicated by their specific needs and level of medical necessity. The above chart is a guideline to give patients and their families a general idea of treatment length.

Our community-focused Alumni Program adds an additional layer of support. Even before patients leave our facilities, they are introduced to a community of those in recovery to build new relationships that will support their goals.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehab for Drugs & Alcohol

Inpatient treatment encourages patients to focus on their treatment and recovery by removing outside distractions and fully immerses them in the process of getting well. Recovery Centers of America’s comprehensive approach in our inpatient facilities provides 24/7 medical supervision, clinical treatments, spiritual, education, family and other services to effectively heal the physical, mental and emotional damage caused by addiction.

Other beneficial components of inpatient rehab include:

Structured Environment

Inpatient programs keep patients busy and focused on recovery.

Evidence-Based Treatment

Evidence-based treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

Round-The-Clock Support

24/7 attention from our recovery support team offers invaluable peace of mind

Support Systems

Support from our team, to explore your next steps in the recovery process.

24/7 Medical Team

With 24/7 medical supervision and nursing support, we ensure our patients are always safe and comfortable.

12-Step Curriculum

Our immersive 12-Step program includes meeting attendance, step work & helping others


Patients regain a sense of purpose and connection by tapping into a power greater than themselves.

Family Therapy & Couples Counseling

We believe in treating the whole family. Family therapy, counseling sessions and educational workshops are crucial pillars of our treatment program.

Art & Music Therapy

Art & Music Therapies afford patients the opportunity to express themselves in a creative, healing manner

Fitness Center

Physical fitness, exercise and wellness are important components of restoration to health and happiness.

Chef Prepared Meals

Nutritious food can help patients deal with the physical challenges of withdrawal.

Getting You Well Is Our Top Priority

The outcome of drug and alcohol treatment depends on a person engaging in treatment and continuing for the clinically recommended period of time. Changing the behavior of addiction is no small feat so it is crucial that patients are fully engaged in their treatment and recovery, have strong family support, and develop positive relationships  with their therapists (also called a “therapeutic-alliance”).

Upon leaving inpatient rehab, patients who continue in the time frame for these programs can vary based on the severity of the addiction and other psychosocial problems to address, but outpatient care that continues for a full year has the highest success rate. The different levels of outpatient care can each last anywhere from 30 days to 9-12 months for once a week, general outpatient. Combining inpatient and outpatient treatment offer the best chance at achieving and maintaining long-term recovery from addiction.

Like other chronic diseases, recovery from drug and alcohol addiction requires ongoing attention. Our full continuum of care and strong alumni network means once you leave our facility, you will have a plan in place and you will be connected to a caring community that will help you stay in and enjoy your recovery.

Specialized Inpatient Programs

Everyone is different, which means treatment must be tailored to each person’s specific needs. Our specialized inpatient programs focus on each person’s unique circumstances to yield the best results possible for every patient.

Our Neighborhood Inpatient Locations

Our inpatient treatment centers located near you and your family will ensure access to high-quality care that’s close to home.

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