man meeting with intake specialist at inpatient rehab programIf you or someone you know is dealing with addiction, you may be wondering what forms of help are available. A quick Google search reveals inpatient rehab programs, outpatient programs, medically assisted detox and treatment programs, and more. These options can quickly become overwhelming. We’re here to help clear up any confusion. If you’re living in or near the Tampa, FL, area, an inpatient medical detox program in Tampa, FL, may be right for you.

If you are looking to learn the difference between the various sorts of rehab programs, from inpatient drug rehab to outpatient services, keep reading.

In the past year, nearly 5 million people started drinking alcohol, and almost 2 million people began misusing prescription medication, according to SAMHSA.

The best option for people who are struggling to break free of a severe addiction is to enroll in an inpatient rehab program, such as the one at BoardPrep in Tampa, FL. Don’t you think your addiction has taken over your life long enough? If so, contact us today and enroll in our detox and inpatient rehab programs.

We treat a variety of addictions, such as:

  • Alcohol addiction
  • Heroin addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Opioid addiction
  • Meth addiction

How Do I Know if I Need an Inpatient Rehab Program? 

If you’re considering going to a rehab treatment, there’s a good chance that you have an addiction. However, how long you’ve had your addiction and how severe it is can determine what level of rehab you may want to choose. Most medical professionals follow the criteria set forth by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, otherwise known as DSM.

The DSM offers 11 criteria to rate how severe a person’s addiction is. They are as follows: 

  • Have you developed withdrawal symptoms that don’t go away until you take more of the drug or alcohol?
  • Do you have to take more of the substance to get the desired result?
  • Do you continue to use the drug or alcohol, even if you have a mental or physical issue that the substance negatively affects? 
  • Have you used the substance repeatedly, even if it puts you in danger?
  • Have you given up significant social, recreational, or professional activities to use drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you continue to use drugs or alcohol, even if it causes relationship problems?
  • Have your work, home, or school performances suffered due to drugs or alcohol?
  • Do you have cravings or urges to use drugs or alcohol?
  • Have you spent a lot of time attaining, using, or recuperating from drug or alcohol use? 
  • Do you want to cut down or stop using drugs or alcohol, but you’ve failed?
  •  Do you take more drugs or alcohol or use substances for a longer time than you meant to? 

If you said yes to only two or three of these criteria, you probably have a mild disorder. However, if you answered yes to four or five criteria, you have a moderate disorder, and saying yes to six or more of these questions means you have a severe addiction. Even if you only have a mild addiction, you should get treatment, as it is challenging to quit using drugs or alcohol on your own. A moderate or severe addiction will most likely require treatment from an inpatient rehab program.

What Is Similar Between an Inpatient Rehab Program and Outpatient?

An inpatient rehab program and an outpatient rehab program are going to involve many of the same treatment protocols. These vary from provider to provider but can include medical detox programs, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), group therapy and support (AA-style meetings), and many other forms of treatment and counseling (even including things like pet therapy and art therapy in some cases). We provide this variety because healing addiction means more than only healing the body; we must address the mind and soul as well. Some of the BoardPrep Recovery Center’s programs are CBT, DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), family, and holistic addiction therapy services in Tampa, FL.

During your course of treatment, you’ll interact with both inpatient rehab program participants as well as outpatient. Until you head home after you finish your treatments, you may not even know who is in which group.

What Makes an Inpatient Rehab Program Different from Outpatient?

As you might guess from the name, the most significant difference between an inpatient rehab program and an outpatient one is that in an inpatient rehab program, clients do not return to their own homes when they have completed therapy and counseling sessions for the day. Instead, they stay in a rehab facility 24/7 for the length of their rehab.

The advantage of this form of care is the increased accountability that comes with it. Clients are in a sober, utterly accountable environment at all times during their stay, which dramatically reduces the risk of relapse during treatment.

Many clients and their families have a mental picture of what inpatient care looks like that is not accurate. In some states, inpatient care looks a lot like hospitalization. Patients are not allowed to leave the care facility in any way, and it can feel almost like a prison. That’s not the way that we operate, nor is it the norm in the state of Florida.

In our inpatient programs, clients return to a private home when they finish their day, just not their own homes. We maintain several gender-separate homes as a part of our program. These homes are discreet, meaning there’s nothing about them that from the outside says, “This is a rehab house.” At the same time, our staff monitor the houses. Clients have the freedom to relax in a comfortable yet safe and sober environment. Some people call this model the Florida Model. Learn about the Tampa, FL intensive outpatient program.

Why Choose an Inpatient Rehab Program?

An inpatient rehab program has a variety of benefits. As we mentioned above, you don’t return home at the end of the day. This situation is ideal for people whose home lives are not suited for recovery. If your family or friends that you live with habitually use drugs or alcohol, an inpatient rehab program is more suited to your needs.

Additionally, our staff monitors your recovery both during the day and at night. This practice gives you the accountability you may need to stay sober. They will also encourage you throughout the process, which is ideal for persons who may feel uncomfortable with the idea of entering recovery in the first place.

Speaking of encouragement, the people surrounding you in an inpatient rehab program are going through the same trials and struggles you are going through. Therefore, you will always have a shoulder to lean on and other people to support you through the recovery process. The friendships you make during your rehab program may last for the rest of your life.

What Features Do the Homes Offer?

Our clients love the comforts of the private homes we maintain as a part of our program.

Check out this list of amenities and features:

  • Private, discreet, dedicated gender-specific homes
  • Exclusive admission policy
  • Confidential locations
  • Well furnished
  • Private rooms available
  • Monitored and safe, buddy system implementation
  • Active, engaging recovery-focused activities that tap into the power of the group
  • Close to the grocery store, gym, and the “best 12-step meetings in Tampa.”
  • Very close to the area’s best medical care
  • Facilitated recovery-support activities in the community
  • 5 minutes from Tampa International Airport

Other Programs at BoardPrep Recovery Center

If you’re looking for rehab care of any kind in the Tampa, Florida, area, BoardPrep Recovery Center is the right choice. We offer a solid, effective inpatient rehab program, among other offerings. Some of our other offerings include these:

In addition to these excellent services, we also provide dual diagnosis treatment for clients who suffer from both mental illnesses and addiction. Whether your addiction feeds your mental illness or your mental illness feeds your addiction, it is critical to treat both mental illness and addiction simultaneously for the best chances of success.

Choose BoardPrep Today

Whether you have struggled with addiction for a few weeks or many years, it is a hard road to walk. However, you can break through and overcome your addiction to walk into a new life in recovery. Don’t wait. You deserve to be in recovery. Call BoardPrep at 866.796.4720 now to begin your journey on the road to recovery. Your brand new, addiction-free life is only a phone call away.