What Is Tampa Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Tampa Inpatient Drug Rehab at WhiteSands Treatment Can Help You Recover

When a person chooses to seek drug rehabilitation, one of the first choices they typically make is whether to enter an inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation program. Both options are offered at our drug rehab centers Tampa.

Inpatient rehab is when a person will stay at a drug treatment center. They will receive 24 hours a day, seven days a week support for their needs. Another name for this is residential drug treatment Tampa. Many people utilize inpatient rehab as an option for medical detox. However, some may choose to stay for additional weeks or months to receive further focused treatments for sobriety.

Outpatient rehab is when a person will come to drug rehab centers Tampa on a daily basis, but they do not stay at the facility. Some people choose this option as a continuation of treatment after an inpatient rehabilitation stay. Others have a very supportive family or friend structure and choose this option.

Benefits of Inpatient Rehab

No truly right or wrong answer exists as to which option a person should choose. However, research has shown some instances where Tampa inpatient drug rehab may be preferable. These include:

  • If a person has a co-occurring disorder. Also known as a dual diagnosis, a co-occurring disorder is when a person has both a mental illness (such as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorder) as well as a drug and/or alcohol problem. Those with a dual diagnosis are traditionally more treatment-resistant, which may make it more difficult for a person to overcome their addiction. Around-the-clock care is usually preferable for those with a co-occurring disorder.
  • If a person has a history of self-harm. Those who have a history of violence to themselves and/or others should seek residential drug treatment Tampa. Unfortunately, some of the side effects of withdrawal can include thoughts of self-harm. By having the support of medical personnel, a person can be kept safer than if they were at home alone.
  • Those who have gone through rehab before. If a person has relapsed after a period of sobriety, more intensive treatments through Tampa inpatient drug rehab can be beneficial. Relapse should never be viewed as a failure, but instead an opportunity for a person to identify areas of their sobriety that may have led to relapse.

Some people also may not have a safe and/or sober home to try and quit abusing drugs at. If this is the case, staying at a residential rehabilitation facility can be a new and safe start. The inpatient rehabilitation facility can usually then help a person identify safe housing options, such as sober living facilities.

What Services Are Offered at an Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility?

Inpatient drug rehabilitation stays can be 7 to 10 days for medical detox, or longer 30- or 90-day residential programs. A person may need to evaluate their individual care plan with the drug rehabilitation staff to evaluate their progress and determine the ideal length of stay. Those in a Tampa inpatient drug rehab will typically participate in counseling sessions, group therapies, and stress-relieving activities. However, inpatient rehabilitation is not a jam-packed day. Downtime is scheduled so a person can rest, heal, and experience stress relief free of the outside influences of daily life.

Drug rehabilitation treatment can be completed in both an inpatient and outpatient setting. What matters is the person, and their individual needs and support system when it comes to getting sober. If a person is uncertain of where to start, Tampa inpatient drug rehab professionals can help.

For more information about our drug rehab options at our facility, please call us 24-hour rehab center in Tampa at  (877) 855-3470


If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.

About the Author

is a proud alumni member of WhiteSands Treatment. After living a life of chaos, destruction and constant let downs, Mark was able to make a complete turnaround that sparked a new way of life. He is serious about his recovery along with helping others. At WhiteSands Treatment, we offer support to you in your homes or when you are out living in your daily lives.