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Would you believe me If I told you that an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab – as the name suggests – might be the answer to your “ever-green” struggle with alcohol? Well, we all love to explore the teeny-tiny possibility of getting a little ‘tipsy’ every once in a while. A little beer here and there, a touch of red wine on the lips, or a hint of gin in that tempting martini; whatever it is, we humans tend to exploit the living soul out of it! But, what if our life exploits us someday? What if Alcohol becomes a threat to our health? If these questions tend to blast the brains out of you, hold tight! You and we are in for a long ride. 

Alright, before I rattle on about how excruciating, tormenting, and defeating Alcoholism is, and you despise me for it, let us get down straight to business. An Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, in painfully simple terms, is a living facility whereby the clients or patients are submitted to detox, withdraw, and achieve sobriety from alcohol.  Sounds relatively easy, does it not? Well, that is because it is.  In fact, this is exactly what the purpose of Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is – to simplify the process of recovery from alcoholism. So much so that you can expect your journey to be as effortless as stacking Legos, one on top of the other. Just do not step on one! (That will hurt more than the detox). 

Let us equate the potential life-altering – yes, you heard it right – services of an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab:

  • A well-structured, regulated environment, which is definitely not as scary as it sounds
  • Around-the-clock attention to the alcoholic patients. Yes! You will be pampered
  • Myriad forms of treatments as per your needs 
  • An immersive 12-step curriculum
  • A constantly available team of medical professionals, whose duty will not be to inject you with mysterious drugs (Oh boy, we really need to stop watching dark movies). 
  • Fitness centers and recreational activities
  • Oh, and this one is my absolute favorite – Music Therapy

Now that we have encountered that Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs are not too good to be true, how about we move on to address some crucial aspects? 

The only way to take here, my friend, is to open yourself up to the possibility that you might be suffering from long-term – possibly never-ending, without immersive treatment – alcoholism. After all, I believe “acceptance is your stairway” is the key phrase for it? In other words, your psychological approach towards Alcohol Use Disorder will, without a doubt, affect your decision-making skills

Note: Your subconscious state of mind can alter your perspective to believe that you are not battling with alcoholism and that an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is merely a waste of time, effort, and money. Do not let your mind play tricks on you!

After stepping onto the stairway of acceptance, self-assessment of behavior can be attempted by acknowledging if you are guilty of any of the following:

  • Do you ever feel like you have had a drink or two more than you anticipated?
  • Have you ever tried to, but failed, to stop yourself from engulfing all that booze? 
  • Do the aftereffects of drinking last longer? Simply speaking, do you ever feel like you have been hungover for eternity? 
  • Do you experience mind-numbing cravings for liquor?
  • Has drinking altered your priorities towards your academics, job, home, and/or duties? (Wait, do not flip out yet!) 
  • Have you ever drunk and indulged in violence
  • Do you find an undying need to drink even when it causes relationship problems with your partner/ friends/ parents/ children? 
  • Do you have suicidal thoughts? 
  • Besides a drinking problem, do you have other medical issues? 
  • Do you feel like you are going to pass out from pain (withdrawal symptoms) if you do not get your hands on some alcohol? 

Well, let us first address the elephant in the room. First, if you feel like banging my head on the wall out front, hold your horses! Second, if any (or even many) of the symptoms collide with your life; let us say it together, it is high time for you to barge into an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab. Third, I know you are scared. Right now it might feel like you are losing control, which is a horrifying thing to experience, indeed. 

Rising from the ashes of your Alcohol Use Disorder must be your ultimate goal. You are never alone in this journey. 

In comparison with other Inpatient Drug Rehabs, there are a number of factors that must be addressed before you sign up for an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab. We would not want to jeopardize your health now, would we? So, let’s take it one factor at a time. 

Drug Addictions

Do you want to know the worst possible duo in the whole wide world? It is the combination of alcohol with different forms of drugs, namely cocaine, heroin, meth. As adventurous and “spicy” as it may sound to you, you have to take my word for it. And yes, menacing drug interactions are just the beginning of it. When suffering from Substance Use Disorder, your choice of Inpatient Alcohol Rehab must be duly enlightened. After all, one must not lie to their doctor. 

Luxury Inpatient Treatment for Alcohol Poisoning

Note: In case of previous drug usage – medicinal or non-medicinal – the clinicians at the Inpatient Alcohol Rehab must be informed before any treatment is administered. 


They say, “when in love, age is just a number.” Disappointingly enough, I say, “when in love with alcohol, age is a dangerous number.” As you would predict, the very initial phase at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is detox. Aha, the word sends chills down the spine, does it not? Moving on, the age factor can intensify and roughen the journey of a person at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab. While adolescents do not experience organ-crushing, near-death withdrawal symptoms, individuals over 60 often do. 

Note: If not treated carefully, the withdrawal symptoms in elderly individuals can cause severe, irreversible, life-threatening complications. 

Mental Health Disorders

Let’s be frank about it, the correlation between alcoholism and mental health deterioration is a wee bit complex. In several cases, it is an out-of-the-world possibility to determine which one has given birth to the other. All we know for sure is that alcoholism and mental health disorders are one big happy family. In fact, both work in complete symbiosis, one supporting the other for a lifetime. 

Good for them, but too bad for us! 

To address this factor, Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs do not possess a sole and lonely program. Each program is successfully tailored to the condition(s) of the patient. The whys and wherefores for this are naturally simple. By fitting the mold of the treatment within the condition of the patients, clinicians can address alcoholism and mental health disorders, simultaneously. 

The mental health disorder that you might commonly observe or experience are:

Note: If you have observed symptoms of any of the aforementioned mental health issues due to alcoholism, your opted choice for Inpatient Alcohol Rehab must be informed. 

The corresponding treatment administered by qualified clinicians at Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs will be the death of two star-crossed lovers – Alcohol Use Disorder and Mental health issues. 

Since an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is a long-term residential facility, I would be lying if I told you that you will get out within as early as 3 days! Time is of the essence, my friend. This is the reason that the time at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is utilized with utmost care. On average, your Inpatient Alcohol Rehab program can fall between the durations of 28-90 days. However, you can rest assured that your preferred and chosen Inpatient Alcohol Rehab will invest everything that takes to improve the health of your mind, body, and soul. 

Oh, I bet you didn’t see this coming. You must be wondering, “Is the selection of an ideal Inpatient Alcohol Rehab program not tricky enough that you are introducing types of it.” Well, we have to keep you well-informed. So, let’s just jump straight in with both feet!

Partial Hospitalization

To consider Partial Hospitalization a purely Inpatient activity is unfair since it allows all patients to be at their home to spend the night. Hm, you are considering the prospect, are you not? It is almost as if I can read your mind. The role of Partial Hospitalization can be comprehended as:

  • Provide everyday treatment to the patients
  • Enable the patients to return home each night
  • Monitor the patients closely for potential relapses
  • Treat the patients for withdrawal symptoms

Note: If you live near a Partial Hospitalization facility, this opportunity is all yours to exploit!

Inpatient Alcohol Residential Rehab

When we think about Inpatient Alcohol Rehab Programs, residential rehabs form the first component of our imagination. Even though the cultural perception of rehabs might force you to believe that Inpatient Alcohol Residential Rehabs are potentially haunted houses, with ragged people battling their addictions, it is nothing like it. The extent of calmness, familiarity, and sophistication at Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs for residential purposes will alarm the doubts right out of you. 

Residential programs at Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs offer:

  • 30-, 60-, or 90-days programs
  • Live-in guidance
  • Around-the-clock meetings
  • Professional care 24/7.

Overall, right after you enter into the battleground, the Inpatient Alcohol Rehab will let you wield a sword against the first stage of treatment – Detoxification. Sadly, yes, this discussion is inevitable. After complete withdrawal, the Inpatient Alcohol Rehab will schedule daily meetings with support groups and families to ensure that you stick to being squeaky-, liquor-clean. 

Note: Despite the type of Inpatient Alcohol Rehab you choose, it is worthy of understanding that relapses are as much a part of the treatment as the withdrawal. Without failure, the prospect of success would simply not exist. 

Exploration of the types of activities in the form of treatment that you can exchange for a couple of drinks at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab will leave you fascinated. Well, I hope you are ready to marvel. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

Like any psychotherapy session, a cognitive behavioral therapy session at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab will aspire to lighten the baggage and burden of alcoholism from your shoulders. 

The ulterior motives of CBT include:

  • Diverging the focus from diagnosis which is, of course, Alcohol Use Disorder 
  • Attaining a proactive approach
  • Challenging harmful beliefs. 
  • Confronting damaging fears. And no, this is not about your irrational fear of cheese or something just as strange. 
  • Role-playing to enhance social interaction 
  • Crafting emotional defense mechanism to shield yourself against relapses 

Note: CBT has been experimentally proven and can yield effective results within short, timely sessions. This makes it an ideal treatment for a 30-day program. 

12-Step Programs

Even though the name of the program sounds tiresome, it is nothing of the sort. In fact, the interactive approach that access to 12-step programs can provide you will surely leave a whopping impression on you! Inpatient Alcohol Rehabs often provide their patients with access to the 12-step program, namely “Alcoholics Anonymous.” Oh yes, in anonymity lies immense ease. 

The purpose of this treatment revolves around three components:

  1. Connectedness
  2. Importance
  3. Accountability 

Art and Music Therapy 

Oh, the mere name of this form of treatment is enough to get me on board with the idea of an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab. Anyhow, at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, music and art therapy is more than swishing a paintbrush, drenched in multiple hues, across a blank canvas, or even listening to an impressive piece dancing on the keys of a piano. In fact, music and art therapy are properly taught to the patients. I am truly sorry if being taught takes away the fun for you! Disappointed? 

Well, you should not be! The therapy is meant to surround you with a positive light, whereby indulging in art and music can provide you with a sense of productivity and familiarity. In short, it keeps you in close proximity to the horizons around you. Trust me, nothing disappointing can venture out of that. 

Note: This form of therapy is concerned with long-term alcoholism since it taps into the emotional warehouse of the patients and allows them to address their feelings, instead of casting a veil over them with substance abuse. 

Equine Therapy

This therapy is a form of animal-assisted treatment. The word equine refers to a horse. Feeling like a knight in shining armor yet? If you are looking for a way to rid yourself of your Alcohol Use Disorder and Mental Health Issues, your search has come to an end. You’re Welcome.  

The role of Equine Therapy resonates with:

  • Promoting physical bonding with animals
  • Creating feelings of familiarity
  • Developing empathy, selflessness, and control
  • Understanding emotions

Now that the types of treatments are out of the way of discussion, we can finally get down to the “good stuff.” What if you were to pay a visit to a place that would not only rid you of alcoholism but also treat and pamper you like absolute royalty for over a month? At a luxury Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, that is accurately what you are awarded – a better chance at life and exquisite facilities. If you are an outdoorsy and adventurous soul, a luxury Inpatient Alcohol Rehab might not be your ideal pick. But, if you are looking for a place to relax and breathe, while your body goes through the cycle of detoxing, this might be it. If you are wondering, the purpose of a basic facility Inpatient Alcohol Rehab is the very same as a luxury Inpatient Alcohol Rehab. 

It is the facilities that can take you by surprise:

  • Private rooms/ suites
  • Meals cooked by private chefs
  • Upscale facilities
  • Private drivers
  • Housekeeping service
  • Recreational activities, including a pool and gardens

The treatments offered in a luxury program at an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab are slightly different from the basic plan and include (I know. As if the facilities were not enough!):

  • Animal-assisted Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Music Therapy
  • Equine Therapy
  • Massage Therapy 

The prospects of a luxury Inpatient Alcohol Rehab are looking quite good, are they not? It almost makes you want to say, “Aha! This is exactly what I need. Take my money please!” 

Struggling with long-term Alcoholism is an extreme punishment for all people, including you. An Inpatient Alcohol Rehab program, with a minimum of 30 days of detoxification and treatment, can provide you an opportunity to snap away from the curse of a lifetimeHowever, while opting for an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab, your age, mental health status, and medical history must be provided to the clinicians. It is time for you to acknowledge your pain and let an Inpatient Alcohol Rehab alleviate it for you. 

Everything you need is right ahead of you, fight for it and seize it.