Who’s an Ideal Candidate for an Arizona Residential Treatment Center?

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An Arizona residential treatment center offers a medium to high level of care. While you will be required to live at the facility (or nearby sober housing), this also means that you get more intensive treatment and monitoring. If you have a severe addiction, a co-occurring mental health disorder or are at a high risk for relapse, residential treatment is likely a good fit. 

Wolf Creek Recovery offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment services with sober housing. We are located in sunny Prescott, Arizona where clients have access to a wide range of therapies, including outdoor therapy. This gives clients the opportunity to spend time in the sun, enjoying activities like golf, softball, tennis, pickleball and basketball. 

There is no doubt that residential treatment is a big commitment. However, it’s what many people need to recover from substance use and get their life back on track. Below is more information on what residential treatment entails and how to know it’s the right fit for you. 

What is a Residential Drug Rehab? 

Residential drug rehab is a type of inpatient care where individuals receive daily treatment services while living on-site. This is different from an outpatient program where people drive back and forth to therapy. The benefit in choosing residential rehab is that it removes you from your triggers and puts you in a new environment where it’s easier to focus on your recovery. 

Since residential treatment is a higher level of care, it is not necessary for everyone. Some people do very well in an outpatient program, especially if they’ve already received some treatment and are transitioning back home. We generally recommend residential care for individuals who need a higher level of intervention that includes daily monitoring and support. 

So what does a typical day in an Arizona residential treatment center look like? While each drug rehab is different, you can expect a schedule that looks similar to this: 

  • Mornings. You will wake up at the same time every day to start building healthy habits. You’ll enjoy a healthy breakfast and activities, such as yoga, meditation, exercise or prayer. A group session often follows.
  • Afternoons. During the afternoon, you will continue your work in therapy. You’ll eat a healthy lunch and then attend individual or group therapy where you will continue learning coping skills and healthy behaviors. 
  • Evenings. After dinner, there may be another short group session. Typically, there will be a 12-step meeting available as well. Many inpatient rehabs also offer family therapy one night a week. Bedtime is encouraged at a healthy hour. 
  • Free time. There are usually a couple of hours each day that are yours to enjoy. You can spend this time writing in a journal, participating in sports or reading a book. Many residential programs also offer special activities, such as art activities or movie nights. 

Are You a Good Candidate for an Arizona Residential Treatment Program? 

Inpatient programs are a bigger commitment, as you won’t be living at home. They also tend to be more expensive, and you will have to take a leave of absence from work. However, if you choose a longer program, it may be the only program you need. There are benefits and considerations for each level of care, and each person has to find the right fit. 

Here are some of the signs that residential treatment will be the right level of care for your needs. 

You lack support at home. 

Not everyone has a supportive home environment. It’s possible that your family members struggle with sobriety, or you may be living with other negative behaviors like domestic violence. It’s also possible that your family is loving, but they lack knowledge on how to support you. They may be codependent on your relationship or unknowingly enable substance use. 

Another issue that some people face is that they’ve tapped out of their support networks. Perhaps your loved ones have told you that you can’t come back to live with them until you are sober. Whatever your situation may be, a residential rehab will provide you with a safe, sober environment that is conducive to recovery. 

You have a dual diagnosis.

Dual diagnosis refers to having a substance use disorder and mental health disorder. It is more complex to treat since there are two issues that require attention. However, research continually shows that treating both disorders simultaneously offers the best chances for success. 

In many cases, people turn to drugs and alcohol to treat the symptoms of mental illness. If you are struggling with depression, for instance, you may be drawn to substances to take your mind off the pain. Even though substances can provide temporary relief, they are not a sustainable solution. Over time, they can exacerbate the symptoms of depression and lead to addiction. 

Since dual diagnosis requires more intensive care, many individuals benefit from residential treatment. You’ll have plenty of time to spend in therapy, understanding the root causes of your addiction and how to heal from them. 

Outpatient programs have not worked for you. 

If you’ve tried outpatient programs in the past and they didn’t work for you, it’s a sign that you may need a higher level of care. Outpatient programs are excellent, but they are best for those who are ready to transition to everyday life and put their skills into action. If you need more time in therapy, an inpatient setting will provide this structure and support for you. 

We also recommend residential care for individuals who have a history of relapse. Addiction is a disease that involves relapse, so this may just be part of your journey. However, if you’ve relapsed several times, it may be time to consider a residential option. Not only will you receive a higher level of care and daily monitoring, but also you will gradually return to everyday life with a stronger foundation. 

Achieve Sobriety at Our Arizona Residential Treatment Center 

Wolf Creek Recovery provides partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services with sober housing. Our program involves Phase One, Phase Two and Extended Care, which means you could spend a minimum of 90 days in our program receiving all levels of care. This ensures that you have time to build a strong foundation (Phase One), practice your skills (Phase Two) and receive continued support as you build your new life (Extended Care). To learn more about our residential treatment program in Prescott AZ, contact Wolf Creek Recovery today.