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Washington based Inpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse

Inpatient drug rehab is the first step towards a life free of the addictions of drugs and alcohol. These individuals require specialized inpatient addiction treatment, where the expertise, care and experience of clinical rehab professionals will help guide them through the beginning of a successful recovery process. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, inpatient rehab and residential treatment has proven to be very effective in treatment for those with substance related co-occurring mental health disorders


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Our addiction treatment program at Hotel California by the Sea in Seattle, Bellevue and Kirkland, Washington, offers 24-hour services where patients slowly taper off addictive substances and begin to learn new strategies to help maintain sobriety. Inpatient residential treatment (RTC) is the next level of care once patients have completed initial drug and alcohol detox. Patients are still in a vulnerable state and with the help of clinical professionals, they will slowly begin therapeutic treatments addressing the emotional and psychological issues related to their substance addiction. 

What is Inpatient Residential Rehab? 

Are you looking to start your recovery journey? Inpatient residential drug treatment is the first step for patients in need of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Patients are initially admitted into a drug and alcohol detox program where detoxification from drugs and alcohol will be implemented in a safe environment and under the supervision of medical physicians. Once detox has been completed, patients will step down in level of care into residential rehab programming. 

During inpatient addiction treatment, patients will reside on the premises where they can be monitored and assessed daily. These patients are generally still very vulnerable to cravings and relapse. With the help and care of rehab clinicians such as medical physicians and psychiatrists, patients will begin residential drug treatments that consist of group and individual therapies. These therapies are meant to address underlying mental health issues that may be affecting a patient’s substance addiction. In some cases, patients may also need medication-assisted treatments to help with residual pain management from initial substance detox. 

While residing in an inpatient environment, clients will develop healthy habits, implement and practice coping techniques and slowly adjust to life without the physical and emotional dependency of drugs and alcohol. The safe and controlled environment allows patients to slowly transition away from substance cravings into a sober lifestyle. 

Admission into Inpatient programming in Washington

Once a patient is admitted into our inpatient alcohol rehab in the Seattle, Washington area, our clinical team of physicians and clinical professionals will give a full medical assessment. Together with physicians and rehab clinicians, patients will then collaborate on an effective and customized treatment plan that may consist of medication treatments, individual therapies and group counseling sessions. The initial patient screening process includes assessment of the following factors:

  • What substances were used and in what quantities 
  • The frequency of substance usage
  • The duration of substance usage
  • Any co-occurring mental health issues
  • Any other medical conditions aside from substance usage
  • Current living situation and environment
  • Social support 
  • Family support 
  • The willingness of the patient to complete recovery and treatment 

By addressing these important factors during initial patient screening, the clinical team will have a better understanding of how to best help each individual patient.

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Treatments Utilized In Inpatient Drug Rehab

There are a variety of treatment methods utilized within inpatient addiction treatment programs. Because they provide a stable environment for patients to safely detox and receive dual diagnosis treatments, residential rehab is an effective initial step towards long-term treatment and recovery. Some of the most effective methods for inpatient and residential rehab programs include: medical treatment, withdrawal management, and individual and group therapy. 

Medical Treatment and Medication Assisted Treatment 

Depending on the severity of the substance or alcohol addiction, patients in medical detox may experience extreme withdrawal symptoms and are given medication assisted treatment (MAT) to assist with pain management. In extreme cases of severe withdrawal symptoms, medication in appropriate doses is needed to ensure the safety and health of the patient. 

Oftentimes patients struggling with alcohol use disorder (AUD) are given medications such as naltrexone to assist in their alcohol detox. For patients in detox from substance use disorders (SUD), clonidine is a common medication used to help with withdrawal symptoms. 

The usage of specific and controlled doses of medication under the supervision of certified medical physicians can help vulnerable patients control their addiction cravings and prevent relapse. 

Withdrawal Management

Withdrawal Management (WM) is a treatment method in which medical and psychological tools are implemented in the care of patients experiencing drug and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. This method is used to help ease the discomforts both emotionally and physically. Typical symptoms of withdrawal include nausea, sweating, muscle pain as well as depression and anxiety. This treatment method is usually administered in residential inpatient environments where patients can be monitored 24/7 and assessed daily by the clinical team. MAT is a form of withdrawal management most commonly used to help keep patients safe during drug and alcohol detox. 

Individual, Family and Group Therapy 

Group, family and individual therapies are an effective treatment method and are implemented immediately after medical detox. In an inpatient and residential environment, therapies such as cognitive behavior therapy and EMDR, are designed to help identify any underlying issues that are related to a patient’s substance addiction. These underlying factors play an impactful role in the success or failure of a patient’s addiction recovery process. 

In some cases, group therapy is a great tool for patients struggling with feeling isolated and alone in their addiction. Group therapy allows link-minded peers to share experiences of success and failure, create a support network and hold each other accountable toward a successful recovery. 

Family therapy may also be an alternative option for those struggling with addiction caused by family trauma or toxic family relationships. Family therapy is designed to address the entire family unit. Addiction not only affects the one suffering from the disease, but their family and loved ones as well. At Hotel California by The Sea, our inpatient treatment programs offer family therapy as well as a monthly family programming session where patients and their family members are invited to talk about their issues related to substance addiction. 

Effective therapies used to help treat Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

Cognitive group and individual therapy has been proven to be very effective in treating patients with substance abuse related co-occurring mental health disorders. Many of those suffering from a substance use disorder or alcohol abuse, may harbor one or more mental health disorders. It is not always clear whether the substance abuse was a catalyst for the mental disorder. But because they exist alongside each other, they should also be treated together simultaneously. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy used to help patients redirect their negative thinking patterns into a more positive thought process. This method of treatment helps patient’s change the way they think about and associate emotions in relation to their substance addiction.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavioral therapy is used to help patients learn strategic coping techniques to manage negative emotions associated with their addiction. Patients are encouraged to practice mindfulness. Patients learn how to cope with distressing emotions and events that may be associated with their addiction. Patients implement newly learned coping skills to deal with the range of emotions related to their addiction. Patients practice recognizing how their harmful behaviors surrounding their addiction impacts relationships in their lives and how to turn them around. 

Group Therapy

Group therapy is a great way for patients to form a support system of link-minded peers who may understand their struggles with recovery. These group sessions allow patients to share, listen and offer support and encouragement to others who may be experiencing or may have experienced similar life situations in relation to their drug and alcohol addiction. 

Marriage and Family Counseling

Marriage and family counseling may be a treatment option for those struggling with their relationship with their loved ones. Drug and alcohol addiction often takes a heavy toll on intimate relationships where loved ones do not understand and do not know how they can help. Each patient’s family dynamic is unique and therefore rehab programs are meticulous in making sure each marriage and family counseling session is customized to the patient’s needs. Engaging in marriage and family therapy has been proven to help in the success rate of maintaining long-term sobriety. 


Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy focuses on strategically changing emotions, thoughts and behaviors related to the addiction. EMDR is commonly used to help treat patients who suffer from trauma related substance addiction and can be used to diagnose co-occurring mental health disorders. EMDR is a very effective tool to treat unresolved traumas and redirect the negative connotations of traumatic experiences.

Health and Fitness Groups

As with any recovery process, maintaining good physical health by participating in fitness and physical activities is important in the recovery of substance abuse. Improving your physical health, you will in turn improve your ability to maintain sobriety. By implementing other treatments such as exercising in addition to cognitive therapies, patients will receive a holistic treatment approach leading to a higher rate of success in recovery. 

Unique Benefits Of Inpatient Treatment At Hotel California By The Sea

By offering a safe and structured environment for individuals within inpatient drug rehab, various treatment methods such as medical supervision and group support yield higher rates of long term sobriety. At Hotel California by the Sea in the Seattle and Kirkland area, patients learn, develop and implement new skills in their daily life under the guidance of clinical professionals, while they are still in a vulnerable state. 

Comprehensive Treatment

Patients who enter into an inpatient rehab program are given a full medical assessment, psychiatric evaluation and a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. Every patient is unique so the one-size fits all approach does not apply. Inpatient alcohol rehab offers a full continuum of care where patients will be monitored regularly while they are still in a delicate stage of recovery. 

Professional Medical Supervision 

For patients within our residential treatment programs, the clinical team is available to make daily assessments and adjustments to treatment plans. In cases where detox withdrawal symptoms are so severe, physicians may elect for a medication assisted treatment method in order to help with pain management. Professional supervision is also beneficial for vulnerable patients who still suffer from cravings and are at risk of relapse.

Nutritional Support

Nutrition can play a major role in the recovery of a patient suffering from substance abuse. Oftentimes these individuals neglect their nutritional health when they skip meals and have no desire to eat due to intense drug cravings. A body with a lack of nutrition makes it harder to heal and more difficult to go through detox withdrawal. Inpatient and residential rehab treatment facilities offer patients the proper guidance in healthy and nutritional eating.

Community and Group Support

Group therapy is a great way for patients to find a supportive community of like-minded peers to help in their recovery from drug and alcohol addiction. Patients are also highly encouraged to seek out and participate in local addiction recovery support groups outside of inpatient programming. These support groups include 12 step programs and SMART support programs. 

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What are my options for paying for Rehab Treatment?

When searching for the right addiction recovery rehab that fits your unique needs, insurance coverage, out of pocket expenses and other fees can be an overwhelming process to handle. At our Hotel California by The Sea location in the Seattle, Washington area, our team of specialists will work with you to help you find the information you need regarding your insurance benefits. We accept most private insurance plans. If you are unsure of your policy’s coverage, reach out to us or fill our insurance verification form today

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Addiction treatment for alcohol use disorder is available and accessible. If you or a loved one feels overwhelmed by the task of finding the right treatment program option, any one of our admissions specialists are ready to help you in every step of the way. Our alcohol rehab center offers alcohol detox and a variety of other therapeutic treatments needed to help each individual suffering from alcohol abuse. Recovering from a substance use disorder such as alcoholism isn’t easy, but achieving and maintaining recovery is possible. 

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