A hospital inpatient center will provide treatment for a short period of time, and it will not always be as comprehensive as other forms of addiction and substance abuse rehabilitation. The primary focus is to help stabilize an addict's health, and ensure they are physically doing well and can get a handle on their medical condition. The average length of stay for any patient is transferred out of a hospital inpatient unit is about one week or less. Again, this is to help stabilize a patient's health, which may have gotten worse because of their addiction. In the absolute worst-case scenario if an addict is going through a very tough time either physically, or mentally, they can seek out help from a hospital inpatient unit. This could be a case of an addict having a mental or psychotic break caused by their drug and or alcohol abuse. The other circumstance may be they are required to become physically stabilized prior to entering into a drug rehabilitation center. A hospital inpatient center is a brief stop, but does provide some essential services for clients requiring more medical care when needed.
It is important to understand that some health insurance carriers will not cover this form of treatment within a hospital setting. The treatment services will not necessarily be free and charges will apply depending on which hospital a patient is going to and what the hospital policies are. This type of inpatient treatment is normally a last resort if an addict is so far gone and cannot stabilize their health prior to drug rehabilitation. Within the United States, hospital stays can end up being quite costly, and unless there is no other option but an emergency, this option will have to be looked at. In some cases, a family doctor or medical professional of some type may request the addict to attend a hospital inpatient setting, as their medical conditions must be monitored when they go through any initial withdrawal. Each circumstance will be different from one another, but these options are available for those people who require them.
Hospital inpatient drug rehab is exactly as it sounds, this particular form of treatment is set up in a hospital, within a specialized unit to help treat addicts. These types of facilities are best for addicts whom over the years have developed some chronic illness, or acute physical problems and will require medical supervision to help them through a detox or some type of rehabilitation process. This can be the case for an alcoholic, who has developed some major health problems, and will require a very safe and controlled environment when they go through an alcohol withdrawal. Withdrawals from alcohol can be quite risky, especially if the user drinks every day all day, and has become so physically dependent that they cannot stop drinking. When this occurs, they will be prone to a variety of threatening withdrawal symptoms, some of which can be life threatening. Hospital inpatient can also help addicts who are struggling with opiate addiction, and require some medically supervised help because of some pre-existing medical condition.