Inpatient Residential Treatment At Northpoint Colorado

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recorded 443 overdose deaths from Jan. 1, 2020, through March 31, 2020. That time frame was exactly 91 days.

This means that during that time, there were almost 5 overdose deaths in Colorado per day. As the numbers state, overdose death rates have hit a crisis level, and people are needing help more than ever.

Northpoint Colorado is here to help. Many times, people who have a substance use disorder (SUD) need a positive disruption in their lives to create change, and inpatient treatment can give them exactly that.

Drugs and alcohol often pose extreme dangers with regard to how addictive they can be. This means someone with an SUD sometimes doesn’t have a choice between misusing and not misusing a substance, even if they want to stop. Inpatient treatment provides a secure environment, which means patients will not find themselves in situations where they are able to use illegal drugs.

What Is Inpatient Treatment?

Inpatient treatment is a type of treatment used for substance use disorder. During inpatient treatment, you will be admitted into a safe, secure treatment center, like Northpoint Colorado, and while there, you will participate in a structured treatment plan for your substance use disorder.

Everyone is different, and therefore, every treatment path is different. Some may need detox while others may not. Some may need individual therapy daily while others may not. It is important to know which treatment method is best for you, and that’s why a consultation with a licensed medical professional will help determine what avenue you should take in treatment. You can call Northpoint Colorado for a consultation anytime at 970-800-6112.

During admission to the facility, you will be asked a variety of questions about your history and your substance use. These questions are asked to better understand your situation, and the answers are used to create a tailored treatment meant for your specific needs.

This process can sometimes seem intimidating, and you may feel nervous talking about your drug use. Keep in mind that the medical provider has pure intentions, and nobody is there to judge you. The staff is there to find the best ways to ensure you get better and are able to recover.

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How Does Inpatient Treatment Help?

Inpatient treatment helps by removing the person from the stressors of their daily life. Typically, trauma (any emotionally painful experience) is the reason many people develop a substance use disorder. Trauma can result in daily stressors that will continue to build and drive the person even further into their misuse of substances. When you take all of their daily stressors and remove them, it gives the person time to focus and build healthy life skills instead of relying on a substance to numb their pain.

In life, running from your problems is something a lot of people do. Unfortunately, doing that can cause more issues for you in the long run versus addressing the problems and moving on or coping. Sometimes people need that space away from their everyday lives to work on themselves, and that is what inpatient treatment is for.

Change is scary, and humans are creatures of habit. They are drawn to what is familiar to them, and they will continue to do those things even if they are not the healthiest behaviors. When in treatment, they will be exposed to better ways of managing how they are feeling or how they react to certain situations or stressors. Once exposed to healthier ways of living, they will then be tasked with trying to apply those changes. As their treatment continues and once they complete treatment, they will be more able to handle those stressors.

What Happens During Inpatient Treatment?

During inpatient treatment, the client will be put on a very structured schedule. Consistency is another way of reinforcing the new behaviors they have learned and makes it easier for them to try out those new behaviors. They will stay at the facility for around 28 days.

The daily schedule of someone in an inpatient treatment center typically is filled with different therapies and classes to build life skills.

Some facilities, like Northpoint Colorado, use a tiered step-down process. What this means is that you will start at a higher level of treatment, and as you complete each level, you will be moved down to the next tier.

For instance, let’s say the best course of action for you is to start with inpatient treatment. Once you are able to complete the inpatient treatment, then you will be moved to the next step down, which would be a partial hospitalization program.

By doing it this way, you will be able to learn new life skills, and then slowly over time, you will be able to use them as you gain more independence. But you still have the support there to guide you if you find yourself struggling.

The levels of treatment at Northpoint Colorado are as follows:

  1. Detox — The detoxification process is one of the first steps toward recovery. Often when people stop using substances, they will experience withdrawal symptoms. These symptoms can be very dangerous to manage alone. The detox program offers a medically supervised and medication-assisted detox process that will help ease withdrawal symptoms.
  2. Residential inpatient program — Once cleansed of all toxins related to substances, the inpatient program can begin. During this treatment, you will learn the root causes of your substance use, how to manage cravings, and how to train your brain to function without drugs. This will be done through a series of therapy and skills-building sessions. These programs typically last at least 28 days.
  3. Partial hospitalization program (PHP) — Partial hospitalization is the next step. During PHP, you will be allowed to return home at night to sleep. PHP typically requires you to come to the facility for treatment five hours a day for five days per week. PHP can last anywhere from 3-4 weeks, depending on the person.
  4. Intensive outpatient program (IOP) — IOP is very similar to PHP but does have some key differences. In IOP, you will only have to come to the treatment center approximately three days a week instead of five. The length of your IOP will vary based on your specific needs. IOP is the last step before gaining the ability to live completely on your own. The goal of IOP is to allow the patient to practice what they have learned, reconnect with their family, and also create a new support system while being able to return for scheduled support at the facility.
  5. Aftercare through alumni programming and activities — Alumni programs and activities are the last step in the recovery process. During these times, you will be completely independent of the facility and will be attending events, activities, and meetings with other alumni. The idea behind this is to create community among those who have successfully completed treatment. This can also help with preventing relapse.

What Does Inpatient Treatment Help?

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Inpatient treatment helps those who are struggling with alcohol and/or drug use disorders. Many times, people who have a substance use disorder also struggle with a co-occurring mental health disorder. Through inpatient treatment, you will be getting a lot of therapy and support to help you learn how to manage the mental health portion of the problem. From there, you will be taught how to manage and maintain a healthy life without self-medicating with drugs or alcohol.

So not only is the substance use being addressed, but the core issues causing the person to feel like they need to drink or use substances are also addressed. This can cause a positive disruption in their old ways of thinking, which will allow them to put healthier ideas and behaviors in the place of the previously harmful ones.

Why Is Inpatient Treatment Necessary?

Inpatient treatment is necessary because a person’s surrounding environment plays a huge role in how they respond or react to situations. Many people who struggle with substance use disorders are unable, or don’t know how, to manage their emotions or traumas. Lacking that ability leads them to use substances to numb their emotional pain.

At times, they may reach a point where they realize they want to stop using substances. When this happens, they will probably try to do this on their own, which can leave them feeling awful due to withdrawal symptoms.

Sometimes these symptoms are so severe and put them through so much pain that they relapse in order to get the symptoms to stop. Keep in mind that trying to stop substance use on your own is very dangerous and can, in certain cases, be fatal.

The situations mentioned above can continue happening over and over, sometimes like a cycle. Without outside intervention or assistance, the cycle will likely continue. This is why inpatient care is necessary.

By removing those outside stressors and putting the patient in an environment that provides support, understanding, and the tools they need to stop the cycle, the chances of recovery and maintaining sobriety are much higher.

Our Inpatient Program At Northpoint Colorado

We offer evidence-based treatment delivered by our highly qualified, licensed, clinical staff. We provide a full continuum of integrated care with a variety of detox, inpatient, and outpatient treatment programs for adult men and women.

Our programs are staffed by psychiatric providers, nurses, licensed therapists, and recovery technicians who provide care and support through your steps of treatment. Our inpatient program offers a 28-day stay where our patients will have private rooms and also be able to enjoy many of our other activities and amenities, such as our two gyms.

While you are in inpatient treatment, we will focus on the psychological aspects of your addiction. You’ll be taught about the root causes of your substance use, how to manage cravings that could cause relapse, and also how to retrain your brain to function without the use of substances.

Your thoughts and learned behaviors will also be addressed to help you gain a healthier approach to everyday life situations. You will gain valuable information from group therapy sessions as well as individual one-on-one therapy to examine your specific situation.

Through using proven treatment methods, we have seen success in helping people to heal and restart their lives. Our mix of services available to people in addiction treatment is designed to not only treat the physical and mental grips of substance use disorder but also teach about healthy lifestyles once the time in the rehab facilities or programs has ended.

If you or a loved one is ready to seek treatment in a caring, experienced, and evidence-based program with proven results, call us today at (970) 800-6112.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does inpatient treatment work?

Inpatient treatment works by removing the person from the stressors of their everyday life and surrounding them with the tools needed to learn life skills and emotion management so they are able to slowly implement their newly learned behaviors/skills without feeling overwhelmed. During this treatment, there will be a daily schedule filled with therapy, skills building, and other activities.

When is inpatient treatment necessary?

Inpatient treatment is necessary when the person who is struggling with substance use disorder is unable to stop on their own. If you or your loved one has tried to quit using substances but keeps relapsing, it is probably time to seek out an inpatient treatment option.

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