Inpatient Rehab for Chronic Alcoholics and Relapsers, Get a Life-Long Plan for Recovery

Burning Tree Ranch’s Long Term Inpatient Rehab is designed for chronic relapsers who have had multiple treatment episodes and for their family members.

Why Doesn’t Traditional Inpatient Rehab Work for the Chronic Relapser?

— Symptoms of alcoholism and addiction return if you do not continue to treat the chronic disease. 

—For the chronic alcoholic or addict, long-term inpatient rehab works better when nothing else does.

— Not treating mental health problems and addiction at the same time can lead to relapse.

What is Inpatient Rehab?

With inpatient rehab, you live on the premises of a treatment facility throughout the duration of your treatment program. Inpatient facilities provide the ideal environment for recovery. Inpatient should offer a structured program, round-the-clock support, medical staff, and supervision.

Finding full recovery from addiction is not a passing commitment, it’s a lifetime commitment. This means that no one else can successfully complete a recovery program for you — you have to want to do it yourself. The best place to commit to your sobriety is at an inpatient rehab center where you’ll receive all the support you need and more.

What Are the Benefits of Inpatient Rehab?

The only way to begin on the road to recovery is to rid the body of years and years of toxins, as well as toxic behavior. With an inpatient rehab center, you receive all the medical and emotional support you need.

It’s also proven that medically supervised programs reduce the risk of relapse as the body adjusts to a new norm. Some of the many other benefits include:

  • A physical separation from life as an addict, like sources and destructive influences that fuel an addiction
  • Attention, care, and assistance at a personal level, suited to your needs
  • A completely new environment that allows for personal discovery, growth, and healing
  • In addition to this, you have access to a plethora of professionals who are focused on helping you find sobriety and maintain it.


Why is Burning Tree Ranch Different?

Burning Tree Ranch started in 1999 as a long-term inpatient rehab for the chronic relapser. It’s still in existence and continues to help addicts and alcoholics who have tried traditional treatment and cannot stay sober.

Burning Tree Ranch is a long-term residential program that lasts 8 – 14 months based on progress.

Clients at Burning Tree Ranch also must commit to a year in Burning Tree’s After Care program, which is a structured and accountable sober living program, which helps clients transitional back into society.


What to Expect From an Inpatient Rehab Program

There are thousands of inpatient rehab centers across America. But most inpatient programs focus on the same forms of therapy, and support.

You’ll find that most facilities offer a range of program durations. Most commonly these include 30-day, 45-day, 60-day, and 90-day programs. Burning Tree Ranch is one of a handful of inpatient treatments in the nation that has true long-term inpatient that lasts 8 – 14 months.

When it comes to the ideal length of your stay at inpatient rehab, it depends on a few factors. This includes:

  • The type of addiction, i.e. the substance(s)
  • If you have any co-occurring disorders and the state of your mental health
  • Most importantly, if you are a chronic relapser who has gone to multiple treatment centers to recover from addiction

Generally, the longer the program, the better, especially when it comes to more advanced forms of addiction. Some of the key aspects of inpatient rehabilitation include:

  • Supervised medical detoxification of the body
  • Participation in therapeutic activities
  • You are encouraged to take time to work on your self-love. This includes reflection with writing, exercise, mediation, and therapy
  • You will undergo numerous forms of therapy to allow for self-discovery, understanding, and healing

Types of Treatment Used

Some of the most important therapies and treatments you can expect during an inpatient rehab program include:

12-Step Counseling

Related to the approach developed by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), 12-Step counseling involves working with a therapist, while at the same time attending AA (or appropriately themed groups) meeting. This differs from the traditional AA approach which does not rely on mental health professionals in its process.

  • Like AA, however, 12-Step Counseling does follow three critical beliefs and principles:
  • People who are addicted have lost the ability to control the substance or behavior identified
  • No effective cure for addiction exists – abstinence must be total and ongoing
  • Hope for recovery rests in accepting the loss of control and placing faith in a higher power

Working with the therapist is not a permanent situation, and gradually the patient begins regular and exclusive attendance at 12-step meetings.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

This form of therapy aims to help you change the way you think about and perceive different circumstances in your life. You are taught different methods of rational processing, which in turn, control the processes that fuel your addiction.

CBT helps you to come to terms with the fact that you don’t need to rely on your addiction in order to function. CBT is also coupled with motivation enhancement therapy. This focuses on understanding a person’s motivation behind their addiction, and why they focus on the object of addiction.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

DBT is also coupled with CBT and focuses on a person’s skills in tolerating stress, and emotional discomfort. This form of therapy helps you to understand and accept tough situations. It also focuses on developing healthy coping mechanisms.

Psychodynamic Therapy

This approach is based on a Freudian form of therapy. It encourages patients to delve deep into their subconscious and understand what influences their behavior. This type of therapy touches on unresolved conflicts, issues, and underlying beliefs that could be fueling an addiction.

Resistance Reduction

This form of therapy helps patients come to terms with a huge change in behavior. It also encourages patients to become less resistant to change. Basically, resistance reduction focuses on minimizing opposition to therapy and all the changes that come with it.

Treatment of Co-Occurring Disorders

Many addicts are not only dealing with addiction, but also some form of mental health issue — known as a co-occurring disorder. In fact, it’s this co-occurring disorder than could be fueling an addiction. During inpatient rehab, the root cause of a co-occurring disorder is determined as well as how this disorder affects behavior.


How to prepare for discharge: short-term vs long-term

When it comes time to leave drug and alcohol addiction treatment, there are some similarities between short and long-term addiction treatment. You should receive a complete evaluation of your condition and comprehensive recommendations from the treatment staff. Additionally, your treatment team should have developed a complete post-treatment program, with recommendations for outpatient individual and group therapy, participation in support groups, and suggested lifestyle changes.

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