Inpatient rehab also known as residential rehab, is a rehab where individuals have to check themselves into a 24/7 monitored environment.

This is to get the best support physically and emotionally to help someone become successful in overcoming their addiction. Often patients will stay at the rehab clinic.


This type of rehab is suitable for those with severe addiction problems. This way of treating the individual allows for around the clock care and support for the person. Compared with outpatient rehab there is a higher success rate.

The change in environment to the individual will have a big impact on their daily life and routine. By taking the individual out of their natural environment there is more chance of them becoming successful in recovery as they won’t be tempted or exposed to potential triggers around them.

Inpatient rehab is also a safer way to detox from a drug. This is due to the 24/7 support from medical professionals and carers. There is less of a risk to the individual withdrawing in a controlled environment which inpatient and residential rehab provides.

This might be a beneficial treatment for you if you have tried other types of treatment and it hasn’t worked for you.

It may also be an option for you if you are struggling to detox alone as there is 24/7 care and support offered in the residential rehab.

The individual will live in the rehab and be involved in a range of programmes and treatments. It is very similar to residential rehab.