After deciding to receive treatment at a Salem Oregon alcohol rehab center, you may be wondering what to expect. Typical inpatient treatment at a Salem Oregon alcohol rehab center includes meeting with medical staff, completing intake evaluations, medically supervised detox, and individual and group therapy.
Inpatient programs offer intensive care in a residential treatment setting and provide highly structured schedules and routines, which can be a bit overwhelming for new patients. This article will help you prepare for inpatient treatment and discuss what you can expect during inpatient alcohol treatment.
Medical Evaluations and Supervised Detox
During the first few days at a Salem Oregon alcohol rehab center, expect to be undergoing treatment for alcohol withdrawal. Although uncomfortable, staff will provide medications and supervision to decrease the negative side effects of withdrawal. Expect to meet with medical staff daily to share your symptoms and concerns. Your treatment team may order tests and blood draws to identify other medical issues you may have.
The center may or may not require that you attend counseling or therapy sessions while you detox. You will also speak with members of your treatment team so that they can develop a personalized plan based on your medical, psychological, and emotional needs. Make sure to be honest and ask any questions you may have.
A Typical Day at a Salem Oregon Alcohol Rehab Center
You should receive a schedule shortly after arriving and a typical day starts with an early breakfast and group therapy. Throughout the day, you will attend both individual and group therapy, as well as educational groups aimed to teach you more about addiction. There will be some free time throughout the day to make phone calls, relax, and socialize. Certain days and times will be reserved for visitors.
Your Salem Oregon alcohol rehab center will likely offer recreational activities like sports, hiking, and arts and crafts. Most rehab centers also have events like movie nights or off-campus trips and offer patients the ability to participate in family therapy sessions.
Aftercare planning starts the moment you arrive at a rehab center. Throughout your course of treatment, you will meet with your counselor and/or social worker to develop a treatment plan for when you complete treatment.
Aftercare plans can involve family unification, connecting with community resources and addressing housing issues.
Several important parts of aftercare plans include:
- Deciding whether to transition to a sober living facility
- Finalizing living arrangements after discharge
- Setting up follow-up outpatient care
- Finding local 12 step recovery meetings
- Making appointments with outpatient counselors
Finally, deciding on which Salem Oregon alcohol rehab center is best for you can be trying. If you would like to discuss treatment options, call us today at 8662620531.
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.