Family therapy is an option that some residential treatment centers offer. Addiction is often called a “family disease” because it is typically impacts and can be perpetuated by family members. Addiction can infect family relationships in a multitude of ways, so family therapy is useful as its own form of therapy because it can address and help resolve the numerous issues that are present within a family that may be contributing to an addiction. These issues include enabling and guilt.
Meals & Activities
It’s equally as important to spend time socializing with other patients as it is to get tasty and quality meals. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner offer a chance for patients to fraternize and learn about one another outside of sessions. At Landmark Recovery, snacks can be requested at any time. The meal schedule is as follows:
- Breakfast: 7:00
- Lunch: 12:00
- Dinner: 5:00
In the afternoon, patients may be exposed to alternative sessions for inpatient treatment, such as music therapy, fitness activities, or other enrichment activities. Typically, patients will take part in group activities that add a little bit of levity and enjoyment to the recovery process. Sessions are assigned based on overlapping patient needs and further address topics that have been raised in prior sessions.
Does Inpatient Addiction Treatment Work?
Thousands of studies have been conducted on the effectiveness of residential treatment for drug and alcohol addictions. The vast majority of research proves that, yes, addiction treatment works. Just over 9% (or 22.35 million adults) in the United States have resolved a substance use problem, according to a recent study by the Recovery Research Institute. A study by the CDC and the National Institute on Drug Abuse found that 3 out of 4 people who experience addiction eventually recover. That 2020 study also showed that adults who recovered from a substance use problem credited receiving addiction treatment as the thing that helped them the most. One researcher said this “goes against our cultural perception that people never get better.”
It’s important to understand that recover rates are not the same for all people. While some people may be able to find lasting recovery after a short time in addiction treatment others may struggle to stay sober. Many people will experience a relapse and return to substance use several times before finally breaking free from the cycle of addiction.
Landmark Recovery staff will ask patients to take part in a 12 Step program or a similarly structured meeting. In a 12 Step meeting, there is typically no set structure or topic to follow and patients are able to voluntarily give voice to their thoughts. This can involve storytelling, feedback on activities, advice for other patients, questions about treatment, and more. These meetings provide a safe and structured environment for patients to unwind, process the day’s learning, and share with their peers. The 12 step meetings we offer are for individuals in treatment, but we also offer 12 step meetings available to the community. AA meetings, both in treatment and community, are also offered.