Residential Treatment for Addiction

Submitted by WHMHRB on Wed, 02/15/2023 - 12:32pm


Residential Treatment for Addiction

Residential treatment programs can be life-changing for people with addiction. The American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as "a treatable, chronic medical disease involving complex interactions among brain circuits, genetics, the environment, and an individual’s life experiences." Substance use disorder, which is an addiction to drugs or alcohol, affects over 20 million Americans over the age of 12. However, with comprehensive treatment and ongoing support, people dealing with substance use disorder can recover.


A residential treatment program is one form of treatment in which clients live in a controlled environment for a period of time, typically experiencing withdrawal, individual counseling, group support, and other forms of therapy. Residential treatment disrupts a person’s addiction cycle by changing their living situation and providing ongoing assistance to overcome the myriad factors that have contributed to their addiction. Research has shown that residential treatment programs have strong success rates (around 68%), with the highest rates being among those who completed the program in 3 to 6 months. Success rates are highest in residential programs that offer mental healthcare and continuing care services following discharge.


Our partner organization OneEighty offers residential treatment as an option for people struggling with substance use disorder. OneEighty offers separate facilities for men and women, both of which provide 24/7 support from professional counselors and Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistants. Their residential treatment lasts approximately 60 days and prepares individuals to move forward with their lives without substances and with a toolbox of resources to help them in their journey. OneEighty's program encourages the 12-step program, and uses that as a framework for therapeutic group support. Upon leaving residential treatment, clients are able to apply for transitional Recovery Housing if they need further support with sobriety, finding employment, or securing housing. They also receive peer recovery support and access to other community recovery resources.


For more information about OneEighty's residential treatment program or other services for people with addiction or substance use disorder, please visit their website or call (330) 464-1423.