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Frequently asked questions

Can Family Visit Me in Residential Drug Treatment?
Answer: Family participation during treatment is strongly recommended as this kind of support can be beneficial to clients during the recovery process. Facilities generally have visitors’ hours where your family can come spend time with you. In addition to visitations, clients also have the option to call their family members at any time.


Addiction is a chronic and complex medical condition that is extremely difficult to overcome. But  finding the right treatment plan is a great first step. If you or your loved one has been searching for the right treatment plan to begin your road to recovery, know that there are a variety of options available to you to choose from.

Keep reading to learn more about residual drug treatment, what it is, and what you and your loved ones can expect regarding visiting during the process to recovery. 

What is residential drug treatment?

The complicated and extensive consequences of addiction affect each person individually but know that it is a treatable disorder just like any other medical condition. There are many treatments that can be effective and provide positive results for addiction. Residential treatment programs are one of these.

This kind of program is a long-term recovery process after a patient completes detox and reaches medical and mental stability. When choosing residential drug treatment, you have the option to choose between short and long-term treatment at different types of sober living homes and therapeutic communities.

Many patients find that the structured care given in these programs provides them with the safe place they need to help them recover effectively. Short-term treatments typically last between 3-6 weeks while long-term residential treatments last 6-12 months. But the exact amount of time that you spend in one of these programs can depend on your personal needs.

Can family visit me in residential drug treatment?

Removing your friends and family from your general routine and life can create a psychological hardship. While this may come as a challenge, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to see your family at all. And treatment can be made easier with group therapy and contact with the ones you love the most.

Family participation during treatment is strongly recommended as this kind of support can be beneficial to clients during the recovery process. Facilities generally have visitors’ hours where your family can come spend time with you. In addition to visitations, clients also have the option to call their family members at any time.

What happens during residential drug treatment?

A residential treatment program will provide a 24-hour supervision and structured care program to address all aspects of recovery within a safe non-hospital environment and over a longer period of time. With this treatment, your loved one will remain in the facility and typically does not return to home or work during the treatment.

These kinds of programs include psychological counseling, behavioral services, and co-occurring support for any additional mental health issues that may coincide with the patient’s addiction and is most suitable for people who have recurring substance abuse issues and co-occurring mental health conditions.

What are the alternatives to residential treatment?

Residential treatment programs can be too restrictive for some people. Because addiction is different for everyone, you or your loved one may opt for a different approach to recovery. Rest assured that our clinicians will take a whole-body approach in their assessment to determine the best treatment plan and proper level of care for you. You can be comfortable knowing that with this approach, your treatment program can evolve with you as your recovery process progresses.

Some alternatives to residential drug treatment will include inpatient, outpatient, or partial hospitalization programs.

Inpatient care should not be confused with residential drug treatment. While inpatient care can be an intensive approach, it takes place during a shorter period of time and is meant to provide stability during the early stages of addiction recovery. This program also occurs in a more controlled environment where patients stay in the facility and have access to 24-hour medical and emotional support.

Outpatient care is less intensive and will require patients to dedicate 10-15 hours a week to addiction education and abuse recovery. Because this does not come with full medical support, those choosing outpatient care may be at a higher chance of relapse.

Partial Hospitalization is a mental health treatment program that occurs for several hours each day, typically three to five days a week. In these programs, you may return home after scheduled treatment sessions.

Find the best residential drug treatment for your needs at Still Water Wellness

Only you can decide if residential drug treatment is right for you or your loved one. At Still Water Wellness, you can rely on our scientifically backed approach to providing the best care to all of our clients during this difficult time in their life. Contact us today to learn more about what treatment is best for you or your loved one. We hope to hear from you soon.