Different Types Of Rehab Facilities

different types of rehab

Once you or a loved one has accepted the need for help in getting clean and the decision has been made to enter rehab, the next step is understanding the different types of rehab facilities out there. Each person suffering from addiction is using drugs and alcohol along a continuum which means that what helps one user get sober may not be a good, or even necessary, solution for another.

In other words, things like the severity of substance abuse, the amount of damage to the body and mind as well as many other factors play a role in what type of facility someone will go into.

Creating a plan with the highest chance of success includes understanding the rehab landscape and Addiction Treatment Solutions can help you do this. 

What Are the Different Types of Rehab Facilities?

Rehab facilities come in many shapes and sizes so to speak in terms of what they can do and/or specialize in. 


Perhaps the scariest and most viscerally intense part of the process, getting your body free of the substance you’re addicted to is paramount for moving forward in recovery. You quite literally can’t make progress without detoxing.

After being admitted, even if currently under the influence (and it’s ok to show up like that), you’ll provide your medical history and detox professionals will work to ascertain your level of drug and alcohol use. The process of detox involves close supervision and observation to mitigate the withdrawal symptoms as best as possible.

Detox is most often immediately followed by more treatment.

Residential Inpatient

This is most likely the type of facility most folks picture when they think of rehab. Residential inpatient facilities require that you live there to help avoid distractions and temptation to be able to focus all your attention on treatment. It’s immersive.

This generally comes directly after detox is complete and is where the “real work” starts. You’ll be under the care and guidance of addiction specialists and the staff of the facility throughout. 

Your particular program is catered to your needs and will include things like group and individual therapy. Additionally, depending on the facility, you may have alternative and holistic therapies available like yoga and art therapy.

The average length of time spent is 1 to 3 months.


The next in line after detox and residential inpatient are outpatient facilities. After you’ve completed your live-in treatment, outpatient programs carry you yet further towards full independence.

You’re back to living on your own but will come back to the facility for continued treatment. It may start as many visits per week and taper off as you get more comfortable in your new routine.

Outpatient treatment is usually accompanied by support groups like a 12-step program.

Sober Living

Instead of transitioning back into what could be an unhealthy and toxic environment, sober living homes are a great option to look at instead. The idea here is to share a home with people who are also in the recovery process, ones that genuinely understand your plight.

It’s moving right into a network of support that goes both ways and helps stave off and prevent relapse.

Choosing the Right One for You

Making the right call is entirely dependent on your situation and what you need to succeed. Different types of rehabs vary in what they focus on and some are better suited to meet your requirements than others. Like with anything important in life, doing the research will lead you to the promised land.

Getting Help With Addiction

Luckily, you don’t have to do that research on your own. Addiction may be an insular problem that works to isolate you from those who care about you but finding treatment doesn’t have to be a solo mission too. We understand that there are a lot of options out there and sifting through all the literature can feel overwhelming. At Addiction Treatment Solutions, we’re here to help you see clearly through that fog and find the facility that works best for you. 

Get in touch with us today to learn more about each type of facility.

Drug Addiction Intervention

drug addiction intervention

Drug addiction is a disease that knows no bounds. The slow drip of devastation it causes works not only to destroy the user but it chips at the soul of those who love that person dearly.

Imagine the scenario; you’ve brought a new life into the world. You’re a parent holding them while they cried. Nurtured them for years. Got them on their own two feet and made sure to pick them up whenever they fell down. Bought new clothes when they grew out of old ones. Drove them to school and picked them up. Watched their successes and comforted them in defeat.

Then, as if overnight, something changes. They’re acting differently. More distant. Colder. The behavior becomes more and more erratic. They’ve veered far, dangerously far, off the course you’d hoped they’d follow. There are mood swings. Missed events. The ceaseless chase for their drug of choice replacing anything else they previously cared about.

Just like that you’ve changed from parent to spectator. You’ve become an innocent bystander, watching the structure of this person you’ve created tear itself apart.

You can be anyone, not just a parent; friend, brother, aunt, colleague, etc. the helplessness you feel as drugs consume your loved one is very acute and very real.

What can you do? Turn to Addiction Treatment Solutions of course! 

What Is A Drug Addiction Intervention?

You can intervene.

It’s possible to take some control back and help.

The Association of Intervention Specialists defines intervention rather simply, they call it an opportunity to interrupt a person’s destructive life patterns. In a nutshell, that’s absolutely what’s happening. The “interruption” comes in the form of a planned event with family, friends and a licensed counselor that is run by a professional interventionist.

It is as serious as it gets in terms of creating a memorable and profound event for the addict, where the ultimatums will carry the most weight. The idea is for family and friends to shine a light or, perhaps better put, hold a mirror to help expose the depths of their addiction and the havoc it’s causing in their own life.

The truth of the matter is, sometimes people need a push in the right direction and an intervention can accomplish just that.

When Is an Intervention Needed?

Unfortunately, there’s not a hard and fast answer to this. Everyone is unique and each addiction has its own unique set of circumstances and motivations.

By the time you’re considering an intervention, it likely means you’ve already come across a substantial number of red flags in the drug use habits and conduct your loved one is exhibiting. You’ve likely noticed their behavior shift dramatically. That their brain doesn’t seem to work the way it used to. Their appearance has maybe changed drastically by now. Maybe you’ve had conversations with other friends and family already.

All these things are signs that you’re probably reaching the point of seriously considering the next step and setting the stage for an intervention.

How to Do an Intervention

Once you’ve made the call to move forward, working out how to do an intervention is the next step. The Mayo Clinic outlines the important steps in staging an intervention:

  1. Make a plan
  2. Gather information
  3. Form the intervention team
  4. Decide on specific consequences
  5. Hold the intervention
  6. Follow up

Hearing from those closest to them about the damage their drug use is doing not only to themselves but to those around them could prove to be the revelatory experience an addict needs. Coupling that with cut and dry consequences for not accepting help and an intervention may just be what finally gets them into treatment.

If it’s something you’re considering, know that it’s worth it, the success rate of interventions is the 80-90% range.


Addiction Treatment Solutions Can Help

At Addiction Treatment Solutions, we understand the nuances of addiction. We also understand that it can be particularly difficult to get someone addiction treatment help. Get in touch with us today at Addiction Treatment Solutions and we can help connect you with the right intervention specialist to learn if it’s right for your loved one and to guide you through the process if so.