What to Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab

What to Expect in Inpatient Drug Rehab

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Deciding to enter inpatient drug rehab is a significant step toward taking control of your life. While it may feel overwhelming and uncertain, understanding what to expect during your time in a residential treatment facility can help ease your anxiety and prepare you for the journey ahead.

Comprehensive Assessment

In inpatient drug rehab, you can expect to undergo a comprehensive assessment upon admission to determine the best treatment plan for your individual needs. This assessment will include a thorough evaluation of your physical, mental, and emotional health, as well as an assessment of the severity of your addiction and any co-occurring disorders. Based on this assessment, your treatment team will develop a personalized plan that may include detox, therapy, medication management, and aftercare planning.


Detox is typically the first step in inpatient drug rehab, and it is a critical part of the process. During this initial phase, you will be under medical supervision as your body rids itself of the substance(s) to which you are addicted. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe and potentially dangerous, so having medical professionals to monitor and support you is essential for your safety and comfort.


Therapy is a cornerstone of inpatient drug rehab, and you can expect to participate in a variety of therapeutic modalities during your stay. Individual therapy provides a one-on-one setting for you to explore the underlying issues contributing to your addiction and develop coping strategies to address them. Group therapy allows you to connect with peers who are facing similar challenges, offering support, insight, and a sense of community. Family therapy may also be included to address the impact of your addiction on your loved ones and rebuild healthy relationships.

Medication Management

In addition to therapy, inpatient drug rehab may also include medication management to address any co-occurring mental health disorders or to assist with the management of withdrawal symptoms. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may be recommended for certain addictions, such as opioids or alcohol, to support your recovery and reduce the risk of relapse.

Aftercare Planning

Aftercare planning is a crucial component of inpatient drug rehab, as it helps ensure a smooth transition back to your everyday life once you complete your residential treatment. Your treatment team will work with you to create a plan that may include ongoing therapy, support groups, sober living arrangements, and other resources to help maintain your sobriety.

Contact Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana

At Serenity Treatment Center of Louisiana, we are here to support you every step of the way on your journey to recovery. Contact a member of our team by calling us at (225) 361-0899 or filling out our online form.

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