APEX Rehab is proud of our inpatient programs that take place at our residential, upscale centers in San Diego, California. Our treatment programs are integrative, holistic, and evidence-based. We offer boutique services and accommodations to help comfort, heal, and restore our participants minds, bodies, and spirits.

About Our Inpatient Treatment Program

Our residential drug and alcohol rehab recovery programs are founded on the principle that anyone who suffers from alcohol or drug addiction can be helped to achieve long-term recovery. We believe that nobody is “too far gone” or difficult to help transform their lives into sober living life. APEX works hard to utilize our residential treatment program to detox, help instill a foundation in early recovery and help individuals choose a path of treatment that works for the individual.

Our residential programs are staffed with industry leaders in medical, clinical, and holistic practice. All of our 24-hour care staff is certified and trained to provide the type of help and are required to give each patient an exceptional, safe, and effective stay. Our residential substance abuse treatment program is a minimum stay of 30 days, while extended stay and step-down care are also provided. Our goal is to be a leader in the residential treatment community, while never our personal touch, and providing value for each individual and family member that we have the privilege to serve.

Our clients often suffer from co-occurring disorders and need treatment for a dual diagnosis. We use proven evidence-based mental health therapy to treat these co-occurring disorders that often result in some form of previous trauma. Often clients are self-medicating which leads to drug abuse. We focus not only on the substance abuse but the mental health of each patient as well.

What is Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a residential treatment program that offers the highest level of care possible. Inpatient care programs typically last anywhere from 30 to 90 days in most cases, are followed by a period of continuing care outside of the treatment facility. Throughout the inpatient treatment program, you’ll live in the treatment facility, giving you close access to medical professionals, your personal treatment team, and recovery resources.

On the spectrum of care that is possible in a treatment program, inpatient treatment programs offer the most intensive experience. Throughout the duration of the inpatient treatment program, you’ll be engaged with the recovery process. Using a variety of therapy modalities, you’ll uncover the underlying issues that gave rise to your addiction in the first place. With individual counseling, therapists will help you cultivate the skills you’ll need to maintain sobriety over the long-term once treatment is over. You’ll do all of this while building a support network of professionals and other individuals going through their own recovery experience.

Inpatient treatment programs offer the advantage of easy and constant access to medical professionals and staff who are motivated to help you achieve your goals. In an inpatient residential program, you’ll live and breathe recovery for the duration of your stay. You’ll have the opportunity to focus solely on yourself and your recovery journey. In the end, inpatient recovery programs are centered around facilitating your personal journey to sobriety.

Benefits of Inpatient Treatment Compared to Outpatient Treatment

Every person enters a treatment program with different needs. Our unique experiences, relationship with addiction, and where you are at in your life currently can inform the decision of which treatment program is right for you. By gaining a better understanding of what the benefits of a residential, inpatient treatment program are you’ll be able to find the treatment program that offers the right level of resources and care for your needs.

Inpatient treatment carries with it a number of benefits when compared to less intensive alternatives like outpatient treatment. Due to the fact that you’ll be living in a residential treatment facility, you will be surrounded by the recovery process. The only work you have to do while you are in an inpatient recovery program is learning the skills and strategies that will help you succeed outside of the treatment facility. As such, you’ll be able to fully invest yourself in your recovery.

Inpatient programs offer fewer distractions than an equivalent outpatient program. In an inpatient program, you have a much lower chance of relapse during the duration of the program since you won’t be around the same triggers and environment that gave rise to your addiction. If you feel like you need the security and comprehensive care that is offered in a residential treatment program, then an inpatient program is probably right for you.

Who Should Seek Inpatient Treatment?

There is no hard and fast rule for when someone should seek out inpatient treatment. Inpatient treatment isn’t necessary in all cases, and in some situations, an outpatient treatment program can offer the right balance of intensive work with time away from treatment. If you have struggled with overcoming your addiction in the past and relapsed, an inpatient treatment program may be the right choice for you. The structured nature of an inpatient program keeps you focused on your treatment for the duration of your stay, and limits the opportunity to relapse while you build the skills that can help you overcome your addiction for the long-term.

Inpatient treatment programs also include a detox component. If you have experienced withdrawal symptoms when you have tried to stop your substance abuse and anticipate that you’ll incur withdrawal symptoms again, an inpatient treatment program might be a good fit for you. Inpatient treatment starts with the medical supervision of the detoxification process that will help you navigate the worst of your withdrawal symptoms in a safe environment.

Ultimately, which type of treatment program you enter is your choice. If you feel like you need access to the highest level of care, medical management of the detox process, and continuous engagement with recovery without all of the distractions of your normal life, then an inpatient recovery program may be ideal.

How Long is Inpatient Rehab?

Inpatient treatment programs are the most intensive treatment option available and are structured in a way that gives you the best chances for a successful recovery. Most inpatient or residential treatment programs last somewhere between 30 – 90 days. The length of time that an inpatient program lasts will depend largely on the work that needs to be done to ensure that you achieve lasting sobriety after you have left the treatment program.

While one to three months may seem like a long period of time, once you have entered the facility your days will be filled with the difficult work of recovery. For most people, the time they spend in their inpatient program goes quickly. The structure of the program helps create a stable foundation from which you can begin the process of building a new life of sobriety.

Inpatient treatment programs aren’t the right option for everyone, so take some time before you enter the program to weigh the benefits and drawbacks. The length of time that you are in the program can be both an advantage and a drawback. On the one hand, the time you are in the residential treatment facility is a time where you are fully focused on, and engaged with, your recovery. On the other hand, inpatient programs don’t allow you to meet other commitments, such as employment or childcare, that you might have while you are in treatment.

What to Expect

Entering an inpatient program can be a daunting process. You are leaving behind your life outside of the treatment facility, including your family, friends, work, and home. Though this treatment program is only temporary, it is a large commitment of both time and resources. Having a better understanding of what to expect prior to entering an inpatient treatment program can help alleviate any anxiety you might be feeling and allow you to embrace the opportunity for change that an inpatient treatment program represents.

Most inpatient treatment programs begin with a supervised detox process. Detox is the process through which any remaining traces of drugs or alcohol are removed from your body. Detox provides an important foundation from which you can begin the true work of recovery. Following a brief detox process, you’ll begin to take part in the recovery program itself.

Our inpatient treatment programs take a holistic approach to addiction treatment. We believe that conquering addiction involves both the mind and body in unison. As such, throughout our program, you’ll take part in classes that teach you the skills to understand your body better and uncover the thought processes that gave rise to your addiction in the first place. You’ll have the opportunity to build new skills, while also taking part in group and individual therapy sessions that can help you grapple with your addiction. Throughout the inpatient treatment program, you’ll have the opportunity to build out a network of like-minded peers and medical professionals who are invested in your successful recovery.

Finding the Right Inpatient Program

The right inpatient recovery program can have a profound impact on the success or failure of your recovery. Taking the time early on to identify the right program for you can be a challenging but ultimately rewarding process.

Each treatment facility and treatment program has an underlying philosophy that provides the foundation for its treatment methodology. Take some time to identify the treatment philosophy of the program you are interested in. Consider whether this treatment philosophy aligns with your own beliefs and outlook. You’ll want to find a treatment program that aligns closely with your own world-view, expectations, and in some cases your religious beliefs.

Prior to committing to a treatment facility, you will also want to take some time to see the facility itself and get to know the staff that works there. Pay close attention to how the staff treats both patients and each other. If the staff seem unhappy, you may want to choose another facility. The facility you choose to work with should be clean, well-kept, and be a place where you can see yourself staying for 1-3 months.

While going through this process, also take some time to check your own expectations. Your primary focus when selecting an inpatient treatment program should be on the content of the program itself. Be sure to select a program that not only offers the resources and level of care you need during your time in the facility, but that also offers a comprehensive continuum of care after you have completed your inpatient program.

Whether you or a loved one are battling drug or alcohol addiction, inpatient treatment may be the right choice for you.