What Happens If You Get Caught With Drugs in Inpatient Treatment?

When a person has finally taken the proper steps and entered an inpatient treatment program for their addiction, they are making an effort to change for the better. The environment of an inpatient program is to support their emotional, physical, and mental needs wholeheartedly. In addition, an inpatient program often follows medically supervised detox, which means the person is now clean and sober and is especially vulnerable.

At the inpatient level of care, the patients must be treated with absolute empathy while providing them the programs and tools to encourage them to stay on the road to recovery. Inpatient programs offer daily one-on-one counseling, behavioral therapy, group therapy, and other personalized treatment formats for their particular addiction and mental health requirements.

Inpatient treatment provides emotional, mental, and physiological solutions to help people overcome their addiction for good. 

Why Does Inpatient Treatment Work?

In the last two decades, remarkable progress has been made on what treatment programs work. For many years, treatment programs were seen as ineffective, but since then, new research has been based on addiction and alcoholism are diseases of the brain. The new methods that address addiction resulting from a brain disorder are now working.

Evidence-based addiction treatment is now the gold standard for helping addicts and alcoholics attain solid recovery. Behavioral therapy methods and medication-assisted treatment are evidence-based treatment types that work. In our personalized treatment programs, Aria Florida provides behavioral therapy methods and pharmacotherapy as medication-assisted treatment.

Drug Use Related Expectations of Patients in Inpatient Treatment

A professional inpatient treatment program does ask the patients not to bring drugs or alcohol into the program. The first concern is the possibility of accidental overdose, harming other patients’ physical well-being, and negatively affecting other newly recovering individuals’ outlook on their own recovery. The general expectations that patients are asked to comply with concerning substances inside the treatment center include:

  • Not using drugs or alcohol
  • To not bring in drugs or alcohol
  • Not taking other patients medications
  • Taking your own medication as prescribed

How is Relapse Handled at Inpatient?

At Aria Florida, we make as many attempts as possible to help our patients return quickly if a relapse does occur and they leave. We have gone to drug neighborhoods to pick someone up and offered them immediate access to detox if they relapse. If a patient has been using while inside the inpatient program, they are not kicked out, they are helped. Addiction is a struggle, and very few people can get 100 %  onboard on their first try. We offer many chances for their success.

If a person cannot stop using, we offer other solutions such as accountability that they agree to and further support avenues to help them. Many people do relapse and return to treatment and still make it. Each person is given as many chances to recover as they need. Addiction is a powerful disorder, and each person’s recovery is an individual experience that takes time.

Relapse begins in the person’s mind long before they use the drug or drink. Recovery is a process characterized by relapses. (NIH)

What If You Get Caught With Drugs in Inpatient Treatment?

The worst thing that can happen when someone is caught with drugs inside the program is they will be asked to start over. Some treatment centers are less sympathetic and may ask the individual to leave for a set period before returning. But, again, the environment for inpatient treatment is about drug addiction. Expecting former drug users not to bring drugs in or use them is not realistic.

The protocols are to keep everyone safe at all times. If a person is threatening the recovery and physical health because of their drugs in the program, then arrangements are made that still keep the needs of the person who is struggling first.

What Are The Statistics on Relapse?

The National Institutes of Health examine relapse rates and confirm how typical it is for a newly recovering addict or alcoholic to return to their addiction soon after quitting. The solution is to keep trying.

It has long been known that addictive disorders are chronic and relapsing in nature. Recent estimates from clinical treatment studies suggest that more than two-thirds of individuals relapse within weeks to months of initiating treatment. For 1-year outcomes across alcohol, nicotine, weight, and illicit drug abuse, studies show that more than 85% of individuals relapse and return to drug use within one year of treatment. (NIH)

Why Relapse Prevention at Aria Florida is Essential?

Aria Florida knows that the likelihood of relapse is real and dangerous. We provide relapse prevention groups that teach fundamental skills to prevent and identify relapse signs. Recovery is hard, but after a personalized treatment program that includes valuable relapse prevention skills and awareness, our patients stay clean and sober long term. Call now for immediate help entering a personalized inpatient treatment program that will save you. We are here to support you for the long term. Call now to begin.