Stages of Recovery
Residential Inpatient Treatment

What is a residential inpatient program?

Residential inpatient treatment is an immersive model of treatment where clients come to live amongst other sober peers and participate in a daily treatment program in a facility that is professionally staffed by medical professionals, licensed therapists, group facilitators and support staff. Clients participate in a daily packed schedule of recovery related activities including group therapy, individual therapy, recovery meetings, educational workshops, life skills courses, recreational therapy, social activities, yoga, meditation and at some of our centers, 12-Step work. At Guardian Recovery Network facilities, our residential inpatient programs typically last between 28-60 days, but length of stay varies person-to-person. For more information on our facilities and programs, contact us at any time. Our Treatment Advisors are available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you craft a plan for recovery.


Before Residential Inpatient

Before coming to one of our residential inpatient facilities, clients generally withdraw from drugs and alcohol at a medical detox facility. The symptoms of drug and alcohol withdrawal can be severely uncomfortable, dangerous and in some cases, life-threatening. A medical detox facility will help individuals to safely and comfortably withdraw from drugs or alcohol with the assistance of medication, therapeutic support and professional clinical staff.

Guardian Recovery Network has a number of medical detox facilities in multiple states across the country. Oftentimes clients who plan to attend one of Guardian’s residential inpatient treatment centers choose to also detox at one of our medical detox facilities (though this is not a requirement). There are some advantages to attending both detox and residential inpatient treatment at a Guardian facility. This route allows clients to experience an easier transition, more continuity in their treatment plan and consistent, high-quality care. Guardian’s medical staff and therapists work strategically together to devise an individualized treatment plan appropriate for a client’s personal needs. To learn more about our medical detox facilities, utilize our center search page or contact us at any time.

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Transition to Residential Inpatient

Following detox, clients transition into one of Guardian Recovery Network’s residential inpatient facilities. Our facilities are some of the most well-respected, highly-rated, evidence-based treatment centers in the country. Our facilities are all beautiful properties with homestyle amenities including plush beds, serene lounge spaces, cozy group rooms, individual therapist offices and picturesque campuses in recovery-strong communities. Clients can choose between private and semi-private bedroom options. Our dining rooms serve high-quality, nutritious, home-cooked meals. And clients have access to a 24/7 snack cafe. All of our residential inpatient facilities take pride in creating an environment conducive to healing.

Our Whole-Person Approach

At Guardian’s residential inpatient facilities, we take a holistic approach to recovery, meaning we treat the whole person. Addiction has root causes and negative consequences on every level — physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually. In order for a person to truly recover, treatment needs to address all these factors. We do this using a variety of methods:

To address the physical:

We utilize medication assisted treatment and expert clinical care.

To address the mental & emotional:

We utilize intense therapeutic work, including individual, group and family therapy. Our therapists are trained in a wide range of therapeutic methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma therapy and the 12-Step process. We also have a dual-diagnosis program for individuals diagnosed with both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse issue.

To address the social:

We have life skills courses, recreational therapy and group workshops. Additionally we foster bonds between our clients, staff and outside recovery communities.

To address the spiritual:

We utilize tools such as acupuncture, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition therapy and yoga.

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Our Residential Inpatient Program

While residing at one of our facilities, clients partake in a packed daily schedule of recovery-related activities aimed at helping them heal, grow and learn the tools critical for their ongoing recovery. Clients will participate in individual therapy, group therapy and family therapy. Our therapists are well-trained in a wide range of therapeutic methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, trauma therapy and 12-Step recovery modalities. Through therapy, our clients learn: coping mechanisms for dealing with their emotions; communication methods for improving their relationships; techniques for controlling their impulses; life skills for managing their lives; and relapse prevention tools.

While in residential inpatient, clients begin examining what might be blocking them from the life they desire. They start to identify negative thought patterns, destructive cycles of behaviors and false beliefs that are holding them back from experiencing the joys of recovery. Clients start to see their own defects of character and acknowledge where they’ve played a part in their past troubles. They see how change is possible if they follow the recovery path. 

Many of our clients have been to treatment or attempted recovery before. For those clients, residential inpatient is an important time to identify the reasons the client previously failed to maintain long-term sobriety and recognize potential pitfalls.

Our clients start the process of re-establishing healthy relationships with loved ones and the outside world. They participate in family therapy and begin to build sober support networks. They are given increasing exposure to local peer-support communities (AA, NA, Smart Recovery, etc.). Clients begin daily implementation of long-term recovery practices such as prayer, meditation, daily inventory and mindfulness exercises.

At Guardian Recovery Network we have a variety of residential inpatient treatment options across the country. You can search our full directory here.

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Part of a Continuum of Care

Residential inpatient treatment is generally a part of a multi-staged recovery process. Individuals have different needs. Some participate in the entire continuum of care, while others only certain parts. Guardian’s professional Treatment Advisors can help you plan a recovery plan that works for your personal needs. Contact us today to find out what path might work best for you or your loved one.

Our Continuum of Care:

>> 1. Medically monitored detox – At Guardian Recovery Network we offer several options for inpatient detox, including Pine Tree Recovery Center in Maine, Princeton Detox and Recovery Center in New Jersey, Florida, CuraSouth near Tampa, Florida and CuraWest in Denver, Colorado. We are continually adding new medical detox facilities. Search our directory here. All of our detox centers help clients work towards physical stabilization as they actively prepare to transition to the next appropriate level of clinical care (usually residential inpatient). We provide a safe and pain-free withdrawal by utilizing evidence-based methods like tapering and medication assisted treatment.

>> 2. Residential treatment – This portion of the continuum of care is a seven-day-a-week schedule of care that includes therapy, recovery groups, recreational activities, yoga, meditation and other educational workshops.

>> 3. Partial Hospitalization (PHP) – This level of clinical care generally follows inpatient treatment. It provides clients with a full day of recovery activities 5-6 days a week, with some free time in the evening and on weekends. Clients generally live in a sober living home or at their own homes.

>> 4. Intensive outpatient treatment (IOP) – Our intensive outpatient programs provide effective clinical care coupled with a higher level of personal freedom and flexibility. This level of care generally allows individuals to work or go to school while also participating in treatment a few days a week.

>> 5. Aftercare – Aftercare plans are always individualized, but they generally include a continuation of individual therapy, recovery program involvement and often a stay in a sober living house.

>> 6. Sober living –  Sober living housing provides men and women who are new to recovery with a structured and substance-free living environment. Most people stay in sober living for between six and nine months until they feel completely comfortable transitioning back into fully independent living.

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