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What Is Inpatient Drug Rehab Treatment?

Inpatient drug rehabilitation for women involves clients residing at a specific facility on a full-time basis. A women entering this type of rehabilitation becomes a resident of the program and receives specific care and support 24 hours per day. They live in an assigned room, eat meals at the facility, and go to structured therapy sessions several times per day. There are often other scheduled activities, such as art therapy or fitness sessions, although these vary greatly, depending on the offerings of specific facilities and the overall length of stay. The primary focus of inpatient drug rehab is to remove women from their original environments, which could trigger substance abuse or could give them repeated opportunities to abuse drugs. Once they are out of those environments, their focus can turn fully to recovery.

How Do I Know if I Need Inpatient Rehab for Substance Abuse?

There are many reasons to choose inpatient rehabilitation for women, such as:

  • The person previously attended outpatient drug rehabilitation, which did not work.

  • The individual has co-occurring disorders or has abused multiple substances simultaneously.

  • The women's living situation makes it difficult to stay away from substances. For example, they may live with other addicts or in a generally unsupportive environment.

  • Outpatient treatment is less accessible to the individual than inpatient treatment.

  • The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends remaining in a drug rehabilitation program, either inpatient or outpatient, for at least 90 days. While most insurance companies only cover one month of inpatient treatment, clients usually receive long-term follow-up care once they exit the inpatient program regardless of how long they have stayed. Many women also transition from inpatient treatment into less intensive outpatient treatment, resulting in total treatment time that exceeds 90 days.

What to Look for in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Program for women in PA, NY or NJ

  • Licenses and credentials: State licenses and credentials awarded by a governing body are all measures of the quality of a specific drug or alcohol treatment program. It is important to confirm these for both outpatient and inpatient programs, although inpatient facilities typically require more state-specific licenses.While each state varies in details, most inpatient rehabilitation facilities will only receive a license to operate if they have followed the full approval process. Typical steps in this process include the following:

  1. Complete and submit the application, alerting the state government to the program’s intention to open a facility. This leads to an inspection and a temporary license to complete the program.

  2. Submit financial information to determine what type of business the rehabilitation program is, usually a for-profit or nonprofit venture.

  3. File applications for food service permits and occupancy certificates.

  4. Receive a fire inspection.

  5. Receive a business license to operate in the specific state. This is especially important if the company is an out-of-state or multi-state business.

  6. Submit a list of clinical staff, with their contact information and credentials.

Inpatient rehabilitation programs for women that receive a state license to operate agree to consistent inspections over the course of the year. These inspections ensure facility safety and cleanliness.

It is also important for these groups to have licensed therapists and professionals on staff. If the inpatient treatment facility does not feature information on their website or in brochures about staff members, contact them directly to ask questions.

How to Find a Rehab Center Near Me in PA, NJ, or NY?

A facility is a good fit if it meets the needs of the person struggling with addiction. This doesn’t just mean addressing the addiction; it means incorporating the entire person, and all their interests and needs, into the overall treatment plan.

What makes a program “the best” is subjective, depending on what a particular client needs and taking their situation into account. Specifics like whether insurance will partially cover the cost of care and distance from one’s home environment and family also need to be taken into account. Ultimately, prospective clients and their families need to weigh the pros and cons of a given facility to determine which option is the best choice for them. Here at Gods Mountain, we are supportive of our female guests through their recovery process.

It is no longer possible to simply continue previous practices with respect to the management of chronic pain. The associated risks of opioid diversion, overdose, and addiction demand change. Although there are no simple solutions, we recommend three practice and policy changes that can reduce abuse-related risks and improve the treatment of chronic pain in northeast PA and throughout the US. Opioid rehab is on the rise and we are looking at the root causes of opioid abuse to find answers.


The extended prescription of opioids (>8 weeks) for the treatment of chronic pain has questionable benefits for individual patients and presents substantial public health risks. The risks of overdose and addiction from this prescribing practice — both among patients with chronic pain and the public at large — increase with higher doses (>100 MME), longer duration of prescribing, and perhaps the use of long-acting opioids. Despite these facts, a Medicaid study showed that more than 50% of opioid prescriptions were for doses higher than 90 MME and for periods of more than 6 months. Better results can be obtained by using the most contemporary guidelines for pain management.


Very few medical schools offer adequate training in pain management, and still, fewer offer even one course in addiction. The result is that even experienced clinicians are unsure about how to deal with fundamental and omnipresent clinical issues in their practices. Many motivated, well-intentioned physicians do not know whether to prescribe opioids for pain management and, if so, which ones and for how long. Still fewer understand the pharmacologic or clinical relationships among tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction. This education is particularly critical for primary care practitioners, who prescribe more than 70% of opioid analgesics.


At a recent workshop at the National Institutes of Health on the role of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain, attendants recommended several areas of research that are needed for improved clinical practice guidelines. These areas included how to differentiate the unique properties of acute and chronic pain and how to describe the process by which acute pain transitions into chronic pain. Discovery-oriented research was also recommended to identify new, potent nonopioid analgesics and other pain-treatment strategies. Access to biomarkers of pain and analgesia that take advantage of neuroimaging technologies or genetic analyses would accelerate the development of new medications and allow for more personalized clinical interventions for pain management.

If you are struggling with opioid abuse, then let us help. Contact us today for a FREE Evaluation.

Hallucinogen Abuse in Teens & Adults

Perhaps the most widely known hallucinogen is LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), a synthetic psychedelic that was first produced in the late 1930s, and which was popularized during the 1960s. But LSD is not the only hallucinogen, nor is it the only drug with hallucinogenic properties to be regularly abused.

It is manufactured from lysergic acid, which is found in ergot, a fungus that grows on rye and other grains.

Hallucinogens are primarily abused for their ability to alter the user’s perceptions or consciousness.

The 2008 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) revealed the following about the abuse of hallucinogens in the United States:

About 36 million Americans aged 12 or older (or 14.4 percent of that demographic group) have tried a hallucinogen at least once in their lifetimes

About 3.7 million (1.5% of the population) reported having used hallucinogens in the 12 month prior to completing the survey.

About 1.1 million (0.4 percent) reported hallucinogen use in the previous 30 days

Hallucinogen abuse can lead to significant health problems. According to data collected by the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) in 2006, LSD was involved in 4,002 visits to emergency rooms. PCP was involved in 21,960 visits, and miscellaneous hallucinogens were a factor in 3,898 visits.

Hallucinogen Addiction in PA, NJ & NY

Hallucinogens do not produce the physical dependence that drugs such as alcohol and heroin do. But the ability of hallucinogens to impair a user’s cognitive abilities, and to lead to a desire for continued use, means that ending one’s hallucinogen abuse isn’t simply a matter of deciding to quit.

When trying to quit using hallucinogens or dissociative drug, users may experience symptoms such as memory loss and depression, which may last for as long as a year after stopping use of the drug.

With the risk of long-term cognitive impairments, psychosis, and paranoia, hallucinogen abuse can make it difficult for users to make wise decisions regarding their drug use.

Hallucinogen Treatment in Waymart PA

Treatment for hallucinogen abuse or addiction may include outpatient therapy, participation in a 12-Step support group, partial hospitalization, or residential treatment. Gods Mountain Recovery Center is the ideal place for women to recover from hallucinogen addiction and hallucinogen abuse. Contact us today for a FREE consultation!


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