About Residential Care
While therapeutic approach differs from program to program, many residential care facilities utilize cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavior (DBT) techniques. Individuals in residential treatment will have the ability to talk during scheduled sessions on an as-needed basis. In a 12-step recovery model, experiential therapy guides the client in addressing past behaviors and negative situations while creating positive framework for the future.
Most residential treatment stays range from 30 to 90 days. As the client lives on-campus, they are encouraged to receive family visits on designated days, and to interact and form connections with their peers. The experience focuses wholly on recovery, and caters to those who are not yet able to live independently or in a sober living residence.
Residential treatment is best for those whose addiction or alcoholism is very progressed or for those who have a high rate of relapse. It is not uncommon for most clients seeking sobriety to start here. Offering safety and inclusivity, residential programs ensure that clients are ready for the next step.