Residential Housing Options
Did you know that about one in three families has a loved one dealing with addiction? Whether it’s to a prescription opioid, a street drug like heroin, or even alcohol, many people are battling addiction today. For many, their recovery journey starts with residential detox and then transitions to one of several residential housing options available to them before they even think about outpatient services. Addiction is a complex illness, and treatment sometimes works best in a more structured environment. If you are looking to get out of your current environment, Gaudenzia serves clients from all over the east coast.
What is Residential Housing?
When someone says residential housing, what may pop into your mind is a locked building with an institutionalized feel. Modern residential treatment programs are not what most people might think. Some of these programs are found in houses, and not hospital-like facilities.
As the name suggests, residential housing is a live-in program. That can mean many things. It might refer to an inpatient treatment program where those with SUD live together while they undergo treatment. In most cases, they have access to a private or semi-private room. They eat with others in their treatment family and do activities together, such as exercising or having fun. They participate in both individual therapy and groups. Join others from Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and DC in a residential community of healing.
Residents have live-in situations for every stage of their recovery, including:
- Intensive treatment
- Sober living for relapse prevention
In the U.S., substance use disorder and mental health conditions play a significant role in homelessness. The National Alliance to End Homelessness reports on any given night; an estimated 600,000 people sleep on the streets. Residential housing options can mean giving them a chance to feel better and have a home.
Residential services typically start with a detox treatment program. From there, the next step is a residential program for intensive treatment. Some opt to skip the traditional residential care and choose intensive outpatient services but stay in a sober living or residential recovery program. There are residential treatment programs that cater to specific populations, like the homeless, women with children, or those who have chronic medical conditions.
What are the Different Residential Housing Options?
They will vary from one treatment program to another. At Gaudenzia, with close to over 100 facilities in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and Washington D.C., there are several different kinds of residential housing options.
- Detox residential programs
- Inpatient residential service
- Halfway houses
- Partial Hospitalization
- Housing programs for women with children
- Housing programs for pregnant
- Women only housing programs
- Mental health services
- Co-occurring programs
- Temporary housing
- Permanent housing
Some of these options would provide a choice of residential or outpatient treatment programs. Even those undergoing outpatient treatment have housing options, though, such as a recovery community or sober living environment.
Detox Residential Treatment
Detox is the first stage of recovery treatment for most. Certain drugs like opioids and alcohol cause physical dependence, meaning they change the way the brain releases certain chemicals such as endorphins.
Endorphins make people feel good. Over time, the brain starts only to release these endorphins when that person uses a drug or drinks alcohol. When they stop, the brain’s chemistry becomes unbalanced, which can lead to some unpleasant and potentially life-threatening side effects.
Residential detox creates a safe environment for detoxification from a drug or alcohol. People undergoing this treatment can get comfort care and medical support that makes the process easier. Once clean, they can move on to intensive therapy to prevent further drug use.
Residential Treatment Program
Mental Health Services and Co-occurring Programs
Some experts estimate that one in four people with a substance use disorder has an underlying mental health condition like depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder. They often begin using a drug or drinking alcohol to self-medicate and control an illness they might understand fully.
A residential program for mental health services or co-occurring disorders allows you to get mental health treatment at a mental health treatment center if necessary. For those with co-occurring issues, it’s better to deal with both of them at the same time to decrease the risk of relapse.
Contact Gaudenzia Today
A good number of them require residential housing to get the help they need. There are many different kinds of residential housing, though. The trick is to work with a treatment program that can help you determine which one is right for your needs.
If you are someone you love needs a residential treatment program serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and DC, give Gaudenzia a call at 833.647.0719. We offer a variety of residential housing options and know we can help.