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What Are The Costs and Benefits of Residential Treatment?

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By: Renaissance Recovery

Medically Reviewed by: Diana Vo, LMFT

Last Updated: 7/1/2021

Authored By: Joe Gilmore

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If you need residential treatment in Orange County for alcohol use disorder or substance use disorder, we’re here to ease your journey to sustained sobriety.  For anyone with a severe addiction to drink or drugs, inpatient rehab center is typically the most effective method of treatment for substance abuse, alcohol abuse, and other mental health conditions. Do you have a stable, supportive home environment? Can you take up to three months off from your normal responsibilities? If so, read on and we’ll outline what you can expect to pay for residential rehab in Orange County. We’ll also be exploring the key benefits of this intensive addiction treatment so you can better determine if it makes the right fit.

How Much Is Residential Rehab in Southern California?

Here’s a ballpark guide to treatment costs in residential rehab:

  • Basic treatment center: $20000 to $7000 for 30 days
  • Standard treatment center: $10,000 to $20,000 for 30 days
  • Premium treatment center: $25,000 and upwards for 30 days

  With so many variables impacting treatment, you’ll need to speak with residential treatment centers to get a more precise idea of costs. Location, the quality of accommodation, and the intensity and range of services will all influence pricing, so expect some fluidity in the above guidelines. Residential is different than your standard intensive outpatient program in the way that it offers a form of residency/housing whilst recovering from addiction. Your length of stay will depend on the severity of your addiction.

Benefits of Residential Rehab in California

  1. Get started by detoxing safely with medical support on hand
  2. Benefit from highly structured days
  3. Build a strong foundation for sustained recovery
  4. Get comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment
  5. Behavioral health services to aid with mental health
  6. Focus on yourself without worrying about family and without any negative influences
  7. Recalibrate your life while creating healthy new habits
  8. Get a sense of community without losing your privacy

1) Get started by detoxing safely with medical support on hand

If you’re addicted to drinking or drugs to such an extent that a stint in residential rehab is recommended, you’ll be facing a series of challenges that may, at times, appear insurmountable. The first (and arguably the most significant) step is detoxing from alcohol or drugs. If you have developed a physical and psychological dependence on any substance, breaking those chains is tough. For anyone with a severe addiction, using the cold turkey method of socially detoxing at home without medical supervision is at best dangerous. It could even be fatal. With residential rehab, you’ll benefit from a medically assisted detox. FDA-approved medications can be used in the case of both alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder. In both cases, these medications significantly alleviate withdrawal symptoms, while at the same time reducing the intensity of cravings. Within the safe confines of a treatment center, and with medical professionals and the right medication on hand, you’ll gradually expel the toxins from your body over the course of 5 to 10 days. Detox in a clinically managed setting minimizes discomfort while helping you build the strongest foundation for sustained recovery.

2) Benefit from highly structured days

Anyone struggling with active addiction to drink or drugs is unlikely to have a structured lifestyle. On the contrary, it’s much more likely to be chaotic and formless. When you discontinue substance use, you could find yourself with a large void to fill and no meaningful structure to your life. That will change with the highly organized treatment program you’ll undergo in residential rehab. Individual and group counseling will occupy much of your time. The remainder will be spent educating yourself about addiction, both specifically and generally. You’ll learn to view time as a friend rather than an enemy, filling it productively with activities and behaviors supportive of your sobriety and recovery from addiction.

3) Build a strong foundation for sustained recovery

After the painful business of detox and withdrawal is behind you, draw on the experience to fill you with the inspiration you need to move forward with your life. From the onset, you should view recovery as a process instead of an event. Without distractions from the outside world, you’ll have more time to start thinking clearly, with thoughts unmuddied by substances. The toxins will be gone from your body, replaced with adequate hydration and nutrient-dense meals. With residential rehab, you’ll be creating a strong and rigid framework from which to push forward into sustained sobriety.

4) Get comprehensive dual diagnosis treatment

If you’ve been taking drugs, there’s every chance you have also been drinking to excess. Abusing prescription drugs can lead to experimentation with illicit drugs. Many people with alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder also have co-occurring mental health disorders from depression and anxiety disorder to PTSD and ADHD. With co-occurring disorder, also known as dual diagnosis, each issue feeds off the other in a vicious cycle that needs specialist and simultaneous intervention. The right residential treatment program for addiction will offer a nuanced and personalized plan to attack all salient issues head-on. Sometimes people with alcohol addiction may also have a mental health condition, and these dual diagnoses are known as co-occurring disorders. Care for addiction involves much more than managing early withdrawal symptoms. Residential rehab offers an intensity of treatment impossible to achieve in an outpatient backdrop.

5) Focus on yourself without worrying about family and without any negative influences

Do not feel guilt for being selfish in the early stages of recovery. You need to focus on yourself to the exclusion of all else. With severe addictions, the presence of family can be distracting and unwelcome rather than helpful. Residential rehab allows you to surround yourself with people who care without needing to worry about your loved ones. Addiction is shaped to a large extent by your environment. In the cocoon of residential rehab, you’ll be blissfully free of all the triggers and bad influences that could easily lead you to relapse. Move forward while leaving toxic influences behind you for good.

6) Recalibrate your life while creating healthy new habits

During your spell in inpatient rehab, you’ll learn how to replace the destructive habit you formed while abusing drinks or drugs with healthier and more balanced behaviors. In counseling and therapy sessions, you’ll work out how you will cope with the inevitable cravings for drink or drugs by formulating superior coping strategies. You’ll be exposed to various art therapies and adventure therapies that may inspire new interests. As your mind clears, you may start enjoying those activities you allowed to slide as you become dependent on substances. By the time you leave the treatment center, you’ll be looking forward to filling your days rather than killing them.

If you try quitting drink or drugs alone and in a vacuum, the mental health issues that come with the isolation and lack of support can be problematic for many. Residential rehab offers the opposite, with a ready-made community, but sufficient privacy for reflection, recuperation, and relaxation. As well as benefiting from the personal attention of individual counseling, you can draw on the strength and experiences of others going through the same experience. Whether you’re an intensely private person or you thrive being around others, inpatient treatment delivers the support you need on-demand as well as adequate privacy when you need some time out.

Residential Addiction Treatment in Orange County at Renaissance Recovery

Residential rehab at Renaissance Recovery might not be cheap, but when set against the level of care – ongoing care, too – and the caliber of the treatment center, you’ll appreciate the worthwhile nature of the investment you’re making in yourself.             If you’re still uncertain about financing residential rehab, you should ask yourself what the cost of your addiction is, both financial and emotional. For all clients requiring round-the-clock medical care and the supportive environment only residential rehab can provide, we offer the following services at Renaissance Recovery:

  • Behavioral therapies (CBT and DBT)
  • Group therapy sessions
  • Holistic healing practices such as yoga, reiki, and much more
  • Experiential adventure-based programs like hiking, fishing and much more
  • Wellness practices
  • Detox
  • Medication-assisted treatment
  • Dual diagnosis treatment
  • Addiction treatment for young adults
  • Gender-specific rehab
  • Art therapies
  • Experiential focused activities
  • Nutritional education and support

For more information on the cost of residential treatment at Renaissance, call the friendly team right now at 866.330.9449866.330.9449

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Diana is an addiction expert and licensed marriage and family therapist who has been in the field of mental health for over 10 years.

Joseph Gilmore

Joseph Gilmore has been in the addiction industry for three years with experience working for facilities all across the country