Tom | Ventura Recovery Center Client
Inpatient drug rehab has many benefits over other methods. First of all, the client is able to distance themselves from the stresses and triggers of the home environment. This is not a hospital. Our addiction treatment takes place in a residential setting, in a house located in a calm and serene neighborhood with private and semi private rooms. Rest, and begin a new life in a nice home with large kitchen, ample back yard and plenty of space to just breathe.
Meals are prepared daily by our chef and menus are adjusted to your personal and medical needs. Staff counselors are available daily for emotional support. Also, our mentoring program provides social support and guidance as you develop problem-solving skills and learn to make positive choices.
Our inpatient/ residential treatment center offers a supervised environment, individualized treatment plans and a caring, loyal staff. We treat many individuals with drug and/or alcohol addiction as well as dual diagnosis. The people we help are seeking medical detox and addiction rehabilitation to these substances:
There is absolutely nothing more terrifying for a parent than to watch their son’s life become unmanageable and out of control. Ventura Recovery stepped in and gave my son the chance to change his life and become a sober and productive member of society. The staff are wonderful and have made themselves available whenever I have needed answers or help. Carl Davenport and his caring staff have gone above and beyond to help my son gain sobriety and insight into managing his addiction. Ventura is a true blessing in our lives and I highly recommend their program. Thank you VRC!
Terry K. Euless, TX
Inpatient addiction treatment is a widely used method to fight addiction. Simply put, inpatient treatment means someone stays at a drug and alcohol rehab facility for a number of days. They sleep there, eat there and receive counseling and treatment at the recovery center. This allows someone to receive medical care when needed. Technicians are available at all times to assist with any needs. A steady schedule of activities, counseling and treatment is maintained so everyone spends a lot of time focusing on recovery. This is the most important thing you can do. When we address our addiction head on and start to do something about it, we have opened the path to living a happier and more peaceful life.
Take a break from all the drama
Many of us who have struggles with addiction have chaos and drama in our lives when we first decide to get sober. Spending focused time away from home in an inpatient treatment facility allows for intensive healing. The first priority is detoxification from drugs and alcohol. The body feels better and the mind becomes clearer. After detoxification, we can start replacing addictive thoughts and behaviors so that we don’t want or need drugs or alcohol anymore. This is done with counseling, therapy and through building bonds with others. Once new patterns of behavior are learned, we can go back to our lives with a new perspective and strength to face those life challenges.
Leave the triggers back home
Inpatient substance abuse treatment also helps us by separating us from the old triggers. We often need to spend time away from the people, places and situations that made it seem necessary or even easy to use drugs or drink too much. A recovery center can be a welcome oasis amid the turmoil of addiction. We can spend time with people that are also trying to get sober. We meet mentors that have long-term sobriety and can show us what they do to stay sober.
Most inpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers keep you very busy throughout the day. At Ventura Recovery Center breakfast is early. Then we all go to a twelve -step meeting and do light chores afterwards. Before lunch we have group counseling and recovery workshops. After lunch we get back together for another therapy session. There are boxing lessons, yoga and art therapy options for mindfulness, physical fitness and also just fun. We often go to the park or take a hike in the afternoons. There is time spent with our sponsors and evening twelve -step meetings to attend as well. On weekends we may go to the movies, play laser tag, or go to the beach. On Sundays, families are welcome to come visit or take or clients out for the afternoon.
Staying busy and engaged with others in early sobriety helps us stay focused on things outside ourselves. We cannot wallow in self pity or depression as easily when we stay busy. The obsessive thoughts of alcohol or drugs lose their grips on us as we make new friends, recover physically, and learn new ways to cope with life. Immersion in an inpatient addiction treatment program that keeps us active throughout the day is the best way to start on the road to quality sobriety.
Strength Through Community
Anyone who struggles with addiction can relate to isolation and loneliness. At the final stages of addiction, most of us shy away from any social interaction. Drugs and alcohol become more important than anything in our lives. We shut out our family, friends and coworkers. When we enter inpatient addiction rehab, we learn that we are not alone. We live with others who share our struggle with addiction and help each other through the good times and the bad. Also, we can go to twelve step meetings on a more regular basis when we are in inpatient rehab. If we are living at home during the early stages of recovery it becomes very easy to skip meetings and isolate. Our self-talk will tell us we are too tired for a meeting or we just don’t want to go. At Ventura Recovery Center we know that daily twelve step meetings make us feel more balanced throughout the day. We begin to feel that we are a part of a big family. We realize, many for the first time, that we need people in our lives that are like us and understand addiction.
Most facilities offer addiction treatment for 28-30 days. That period of time allows for alcohol and drug detox and perhaps a few weeks to rest and get a fresh start in sobriety. While we can accept clients for 30 days, we suggest at least 90 days of treatment. The National Institute on Drug Abuse states that people who attend inpatient drug treatment for 3 months or more have a better chance at staying sober for the long term. It has been scientifically proven. Drug addiction and alcoholism are chronic diseases that take time to develop. We may start drinking or getting high only occasionally. Eventually, usually in a few years, addiction takes control of our lives. It warps our thinking and ravages our bodies. It takes time for the damage of addiction to get us to the point where we need rehab. Likewise, it takes time to become healthy both in mind and body.
Medically Assisted Detoxification
Inpatient addiction treatment at Ventura Recovery Center is offered in phases. The first crucial phase is medical alcohol detox and drug detox. Our staff physician is available to assess your specific medical needs to make detoxification as comfortable as possible. Our licensed psychiatrist treats any co-occurring mental disorders at this phase too. If someone struggles with depression, PTSD, bipolar disorder or anxiety we want to make sure they have the best treatment available so they can make a full recovery. Detoxification can take 3-14 days depending on types of drugs taken, length of use, age, and physical condition.
After successful detox our clients start residential treatment. While the detox phase is mainly an opportunity to rest and renew the body, the residential addiction treatment is more active. We start going to twelve step meetings and attending group therapy. Yoga and physical exercise are very important at this phase. We go for hikes and outings to get some fresh air and soak up some of that California sunshine. We start working the 12 Steps with a sponsor and start building relationships with others who are here for treatment. At this phase we can have visits from our family and talk to loved ones on our cell phones. This phase lasts 14-28 days depending on the individual’s treatment plan.
Partial Hospitalization for Addiction
Partial Hospitalization is the transitional sober living phase before intensive outpatient treatment. Our partial hospitalization program is at Janss House in Thousand Oaks. It is a lovely structure with large communal rooms, a huge patio and a rose garden. Clients stay here for a few weeks while they transition into daily therapy sessions with the other VRC clients. Everyone at Janss House and sober living eats lunch together and takes a long break between morning and afternoon sessions. It is time to regroup, play some music or basketball, socialize or do step work. There are therapy groups in the afternoon and then free time in the evening. Clients have their phones and internet access. Everyone gets a gym membership and rides to meetings and events.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)/ Long Term Aftercare
At this stage, clients go to daily group sessions. They are also encouraged to find work nearby and start rebuilding their lives. At this phase we start using the new life skills we have learned to approach living in a healthy way. Many clients are able to save up and buy cars, to start careers and go back to college. They are surrounded by sober friends and mentors. Although many of our clients come from other parts of the country, a great number decide to stay in the Thousand Oaks area. By the time they are in IOP , they have friends, jobs, and ties to the community that make for a full and happy life.
Have you been to rehab before but couldn’t stay sober? Some people go to drug and alcohol rehab once and remain sober for a lifetime. Others need more that one try. Perhaps someone wasn’t taking it seriously or was just going to rehab to please parents, spouses or children. Some people enter substance abuse treatment before they are really ready. “The first time I went to rehab, I didn’t really believe I had a problem. I thought I just needed a little time away from the drugs and I would be able to handle them afterwards,” recounts one client. “But now I know I can never have any drugs or alcohol at all.”
If you or a loved one has tried drug rehab before and “failed,” take heart. Relapse is a part of many people’s story. Sometimes we have to fall a few more times before we feel the resolve that we need to change our lives. Ventura Recovery Center has an amazing success rate with those who tried rehab over and over. Our program stresses a change in our actions and thinking. We root out the causes of the addiction and teach you how to replace these harmful thoughts and modes of behavior with healthy choices. Our staff knows what it is like to be addicted to drugs and alcohol. Most of us struggled ourselves and found a way out. It is our mission to show you a new way of living that will bring you peace and purpose.
Your living environment isn’t healthy. Inpatient substance abuse treatment can be a safe haven for those of us who don’t have a safe place to live. While in treatment, we are separated from friends and family who may still be using drugs. The triggers (places and events) are left behind while you create a new way of life. Meaningful rest and healthy regular meals help the body recover. Sometimes we just need a completely new place, new friends and new habits in order to really heal addiction in the mind and body.
You have depression or anxiety. More than half of the people who struggle with addiction to drugs or alcohol have a co-occurring mental disorder. This can be anxiety, PTSD, depression or bi-polar disorder. Many use drugs and alcohol to self-medicate and calm mental unease. In an inpatient facility that has dual diagnosis treatment, you are under the care of a psychiatrist who can diagnose and prescribe for the issue. That way, you can experience healing on all levels and have a greater chance of success.
Do you have health problems? Addiction and alcoholism ravage the body over time. Alcohol damages the liver, circulation, kidneys and heart. Drugs can affect any bodily process. They all affect the brain and how it processes input, memory and reactions. Attending impatient drug and alcohol addiction treatment insures that you will have medical care and monitoring to keep you safe as you detox. Physical exercise and healthy meals are a part of any good program. It is amazing how quickly the mind and body can heal when you are immersed in a healthy environment.
Never be afraid to start over. It is a way to rebuild things the way you really want them.
Social activities at Ventura Recovery Center include yoga, barbecues, boxing class, comedy night, baseball games, intramural sports and day trips to the beach. Because you will be with others who know your struggle and are wanting to get sober, too, you will make new friends and forge bonds with others. We help you build your self esteem and become a STRONG, NEW YOU.
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