Drug & Alcohol Inpatient Treatment Program

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Drug and alcohol treatment generally falls into one of two categories: inpatient or outpatient treatment. Both focus on rehabilitation and help people in recovery unearth the root causes of their addiction, and both help people develop effective methods of coping with life’s stresses and drug/alcohol triggers through counseling, holistic therapies, and other methods.

The main difference is that inpatient programs provide intensive residential care designed to treat serious or life-threatening addictions, while outpatient treatment is non-residential, part-time care that allows people to live off- site and continue working or going to school while in treatment.

Who Needs Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient rehab is appropriate for people who have serious addictions, especially those who are physically dependent on drugs or alcohol. A person who is physically dependent on alcohol, for example, cannot safely detox on their own; he or she will require medically supervised alcohol detox in an inpatient alcohol treatment facility to manage potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Inpatient substance abuse treatment programs are overseen by qualified medical professionals and provide round-the-clock care and support in a residential treatment center.

Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment

How Long Does Inpatient Treatment Last?

The typical inpatient rehab program can last anywhere from 30 days to 6 months. How long a person will need in inpatient rehab depends on several factors, including:

  • The severity of their addiction
  • The presence of co-occurring mental health conditions (e.g., depression or anxiety)
  • History of rehab/relapses

Life During Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient care usually starts with medically supervised detoxification (“detox”) overseen by a team of doctors, nurses, and addiction specialists. The care team may provide medications to ease withdrawal symptoms, as needed. The goal is to ensure the person’s safety and make the detox process as comfortable as possible.

After detox, patients usually transition to an in-house therapy program, during which they can expect to attend individual counseling sessions and possibly group therapy sessions, both of which have their own unique benefits.

Inpatient treatment schedules are usually very full—a typical day might begin with breakfast, followed by chores and an individual or group therapy session. The afternoon might include a nutrition and wellness program and exercise, and another therapy session. The evening might include dinner, followed by a 12-step meeting (AA/NA) before bed.

After Inpatient Treatment

After completing a residential treatment program, many people choose to continue their treatment in an outpatient program, which provides ongoing structure and support while allowing those in recovery to work or go to school and live at home.

Counseling is a core part of outpatient treatment. At BlueCrest Recovery Center in New Jersey, our compassionate counselors work with clients one-on-one and in groups to address issues surrounding family relationships, romantic partnerships, work-related issues, legal troubles, and more.

addiction recovery path through inpatient treatment

We take a holistic approach to treatment, tailoring programs to meet each client’s emotional and spiritual needs as well as their physical needs. We utilize a range of proven therapeutic modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT), and motivational interviewing (MI), along with 12-step groups. We offer a holistic track, which includes (but is not limited to):

  • Music therapy
  • Meditation
  • Art therapy
  • Yoga
  • Eastern philosophy
  • Experiential education

Outpatient treatment can help ease the transition back into “normal” life after residential care. BlueCrest’s outstanding outpatient programs provide structure and support in a safe, welcoming environment.

If you or someone you love is struggling with substance abuse, we can help. Please contact us at 888.292.9652 to learn more about our drug and alcohol treatment center in New Jersey. We are well-connected to facilities providing inpatient rehab in New Jersey and are glad to make referrals for our clients.

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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.