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When Is Residential Treatment The Necessary Option?

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Starting a residential treatment program can be a complex decision to make. It involves weighing the pros and cons of different treatment options to determine which will best address your individual needs. For many people, residential treatment is an essential step in their recovery from substance use disorders. However, it’s important to know when residential treatment is needed.

If you need guidance regarding what treatment options suit you, contact Virtue Recovery Las Vegas by calling 866.520.2861.

When Is Residential Treatment Needed?

Residential treatment is often necessary if you struggle with a severe and long-term substance use disorder. This type of treatment removes the individual from their home and environment and instead provides them with around-the-clock support and care in a safe and structured setting. It also allows for more intensive therapy sessions to help individuals understand the root causes of why they turn to substances in the first place. Residential treatment can help individuals with substance use disorders learn effective coping methods, develop healthy boundaries, and cultivate values and behavior supporting recovery.

Residential treatment is also often necessary for individuals who have already tried other forms of addiction treatment, such as outpatient programs or 12-step meetings but were unable to maintain sobriety successfully. In this situation, residential treatment can provide the intensive and comprehensive approach needed to help individuals regain control over their lives.

When Residential Treatment Is Necessary

Some reasons that residential treatment may be necessary include the following:

  • Have a dual diagnosis or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
  • Have experienced a relapse or multiple relapses
  • Lack of a safe home environment or lack a family support system
  • Are unable to access outpatient treatment due to work or school schedules or distance
  • Have a severe or chronic substance use disorder
  • Have tried less intensive treatment in the past and have not achieved lasting sobriety
  • Need more structure, support, and supervision during the early stages of recovery

Residential treatment is not necessary for everyone, and it’s essential to consider the options before deciding on a treatment type.

Benefits of Residential Treatment

Residential treatment programs offer several advantages that can assist individuals struggling with addiction in establishing a solid recovery basis. Below are some important benefits of residential treatment:

  • Offer a supportive environment that is dedicated to achieving sobriety and promoting positive transformation among all members
  • Professionals at residential treatment centers are highly trained to specialize in treating substance use disorders (SUDs). They have a deep understanding of the complex stages of physical and emotional recovery
  • Residential programs offer a structured environment crucial for achieving long-term success. This structure helps individuals to remain focused on their goals and also holds them accountable for their recovery journey
  • Time off from daily distractions enables individuals to reflect on their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about themselves and those around them. This self-reflection offers valuable insights into how these thought patterns influence their behavior
  • Aftercare planning programs can help one maintain sobriety in the long-term future

With appropriate care, guidance, and support, residential treatment can help individuals better understand themselves and bring about lasting positive change in their lives.

Reach Out to Virtue Las Vegas – Substance Use Disorders for Residential Treatment

Virtue Recovery Las Vegas provides personalized residential treatment programs to address every person’s specific needs. Our team of caring professionals is committed to offering guidance and assistance during the journey to recovery.

If you or a loved one requires residential treatment, please contact us now at 866.520.2861, or complete our online form. We aim to assist you in starting your journey toward recovery as soon as you’re prepared.

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Nicki Lugo, CPC, LAC, LCADC, CCTS Executive Director
Nicki Lugo is currently employed as Clinical Director at Virtue Recovery Center in Las Vegas. Nicki is a licensed clinical professional counselor (CPC) in the state of Nevada and a licensed associate counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona. She is also a licensed clinical alcohol and drug counselor (LCADC) in Nevada. Additionally, Nicki has specialized training in treating trauma and is a certified clinical trauma specialist (CCTS). Nicki has earned a Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Health from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Currently, Nicki is pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Counseling Education and Supervision at Grand Canyon University. Nicki’s research interests include the use of Positive Psychology interventions with dual diagnosis clients. Nicki hopes to contribute to the body of knowledge in treating substance use disorders. Nicki’s long-term career goals include advancing in leadership roles within Virtue Recovery Center which is a quickly growing substance use disorder treatment facility. She hopes that one day her research and advocacy will help to save the lives of those who have been affected by substance use. She likes to say that advocacy is her passion and leadership is her superpower.

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