Your guide to our rehab FAQs: the most frequently asked questions about Emerald Isle’s Health & Recovery’s programs, services, and locations for mental illness and substance abuse.
What is Inpatient Mental Health Treatment?
Inpatient treatment for mental health provides individuals with severe mental illnesses the chance to recover in a safe environment with 24/7 access to medical support and care.
This will involve living at addiction or mental health treatment center throughout the duration of your initial recovery process. During your stay, medical staff and mental health professionals should be available on-site at all times.
Inpatient programs are usually the best treatment option for those struggling with serious mental health concerns, as these can require a high level of care.
These can ensure that individuals stay safe and receive constant supervision while recovering, and continue to comply with their specific treatment plan throughout this process.
Who Should Get Inpatient Treatment for Mental Health?
Inpatient treatment for mental health conditions can be helpful for individuals who are struggling with suicidal thoughts or behaviors, or who have been previously unsuccessful with other treatment options.
Certain mental illnesses may also warrant a need for inpatient treatment, such as those that result in breaks from reality (psychosis), engagement in substance abuse, or any other activities that may result in harm to oneself or others.
Inpatient treatment can also be beneficial in treating several other mental disorders and issues, including:
- Depressive disorders
- Severe anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Eating disorders
- Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective disorders
Who Should Get Inpatient Treatment for Substance Abuse?
Inpatient treatment can be particularly beneficial in treating addiction, as it provides individuals with constant supervision and structure during their recovery process.
While this form of treatment can be useful in overcoming any form of substance abuse, inpatient rehab will be particularly beneficial to those who are struggling with:
- Alcohol use disorders
- Opioid use disorders
- Benzodiazepine use disorders
- Co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders
What is the Difference Between Inpatient and Residential Treatment?
While similar to one another, there are some differences between inpatient and residential treatment. Inpatient treatment takes place in a more clinical environment, and will likely include a short-term hospitalization period.
When following a Continuum of Care, residential treatment will likely serve as a slight step-down from inpatient treatment. These programs will offer a more long-term approach to recovery, and have behavioral health professionals available 24/7.
Residential treatment centers also typically feel more home-like and welcoming, compared to the strictly medical atmosphere of an inpatient facility. This can be particularly beneficial when recovering from mental illness, as this creates a more positive and warm environment.
How Long Does an Inpatient Treatment Program Last?
Inpatient treatment can vary in length depending on a number of factors, including your personal care needs, as well as the specific type of treatment program you are participating in.
Inpatient hospitalization will usually last an average of one to two weeks, as these programs primarily serve to stabilize individuals in the event that they pose a threat to themselves or others.
If you are participating in an inpatient detox process for a dual diagnosis, this will usually last for three to seven days. Of course, this can take longer depending on the type and severity of your substance use disorder. Underlying medical conditions may also further extend this period.
Most residential treatment centers will provide treatment plans that can last for 30, 60, or 90 days. Depending on your recovery progress, your treatment provider may extend this period if deemed necessary.
In the case of co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, it is not uncommon for this process to take longer.
This may be due to a number of reasons, including the severity of a person’s withdrawal symptoms or side effects of their specific mental illness that may slow or hinder recovery.
How Much Does Inpatient Treatment Cost?
Whether for substance abuse, mental health, or both, the cost of inpatient treatment will vary based on several factors, including:
- Your insurance provider and coverage plan
- Time spent receiving treatment
- The specific facility you received treatment at
- Types of services and/or additional amenities provided
Does My Insurance Cover Inpatient Treatment?
When it comes to insurance, the level of coverage you are entitled to will depend on your specific coverage policy and medical history, as well as the type of treatment you are receiving.
Most major insurance providers will cover all or a decent amount of an individual’s substance abuse and mental health treatment. This coverage may include both short and long-term treatment, detox services, therapeutic services, or other emergency medical services.
However, it is important to keep in mind that some treatment facilities may not accept your specific insurance provider. Luckily, Emerald Isle recovery centers accept most major insurance providers.
Need to verify what types of treatment your insurance policy will cover? Simply contact us today, and one of our health care representatives will be happy to assist you.
How Can I Pay for Inpatient Treatment Without Insurance?
There are several other payment options available to those who do not have insurance, but believe they may need inpatient treatment. This may include out-of-pocket payments, or external financing through friends and family members.
Furthermore, some residential programs will offer services that are not covered by insurance, and will require direct payment regardless of whether a person has insurance or not. These may include recreational activities, additional amenities (such as a gym or pool), or vocational services.
Still have concerns about your financing options for inpatient treatment? Contact us today, and one of our representatives will help determine what payment methods may be best for you, as well as look into whether you may qualify for financial assistance.
When Should Someone Seek Out Inpatient Treatment?
Accepting that you might have a problem that can not be fixed without professional help can be scary. But continuing to live with that issue, whether it be a mental illness, addiction, or both, will only cause further harm to you and the people around you.
Knowing when to get help can be essential to your ability to recover from these conditions. There are several signs that can indicate that it may be time for you to start seeking out inpatient treatment options, including:
- An inability to recover from your substance abuse or mental health condition on your own, no matter how much you may desire to do so.
- A continuous lack of success in recovering with an outpatient treatment provider, such as a psychiatrist, therapist, or other behavioral healthcare provider.
- An increase in warning signs that your condition is worsening, such as suicidal thoughts and behaviors, or medical complications resulting from your drug or alcohol abuse.
- A dual diagnosis of mental health and substance use disorders, which can drastically worsen each other.
Seeking out professional help can be intimidating. But you deserve the best chance at recovering, and the 24/7 supervision, support, and care provided by inpatient services can give you just the help you need.
Taking the Next Steps with Emerald Isle Health & Recovery
Do you feel like your mental health or substance use disorder has become too difficult to manage on your own? If so, Emerald Isle inpatient treatment services may just be the best fit for your recovery needs.
If you are ready to start seeking out professional mental health and substance abuse treatment options, or have any other recovery questions, contact us today. We are here to answer all of your questions, and help get you started on a path to achieving a happier and more stable you!