What’s Residential Treatment?

Residential and inpatient treatment are basically the same thing. Technically, inpatient includes 24-hour monitoring in a hospital environment. With residential treatment, there is 24-hour monitoring, but it is held in more comfortable, home-like surroundings. However, these days the terms are used interchangeably. 

Approaches to treatment and individual programs continue to change and diversify so that they no longer fit into traditional drug treatment classifications. Still, most start with detox and follow general formats.

Residential treatment provides 24-hour care while engaging in therapy to address the challenges of:

  • Substance abuse
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Alcoholism
  • Co-occurring mental conditions

The intensive services offered by inpatient drug rehabs require that individuals live in the treatment facility for the duration of their therapy. At our residential treatment center in Texas, we provide safe, effective, evidence-based care for people who have been seriously affected by the negative consequences related to addiction issues.

While living at an inpatient center, the patient lives in secure, substance-free surroundings, away from the distractions, temptations, and triggers of the outside world, In this environment, they can address behavioral, emotional, and mental health with guidance and collaboration of licensed mental health professionals.


Often considered the first phase of treatment, detoxification is the process by which the body clears itself of drugs. During this phase, it is helpful to have medical management of the symptoms of withdrawal that occur when drug use is stopped. Depending on the substance used, withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening at worst and uncomfortable enough to derail the detox process at best.

Medically Managed Withdrawal

Because of the unpleasant and possibly fatal side effects of withdrawal, detox is often managed with medications given by a physician in a residential or outpatient setting. This is why it is referred to as “medically managed withdrawal.” There are medications available to help in withdrawal from:

  • Alcohol
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Opioids
  • Barbiturates

But detox alone doesn’t address the psychological, social, and behavioral issues commonly linked to addiction. Due to this, it won’t typically bring about the continuing behavioral changes that are necessary for recovery. For this reason, detox should be followed by further professional assessment and entry into an addiction program.

What’s the Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient?

In an outpatient program, the individual continues to live at home after detox. Outpatient programs include several levels of care:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Outpatient Program (OP)

The difference between these programs is the amount of time spent at the treatment facility. These programs are good for people who have a solid support system at home. Outpatient programs can also be used as step-down levels of care after completing a residential program.

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Fully Individualized Addiction Treatment

Every person’s experience of addiction is different. Genetic predispositions, past trauma, mental illness, and other issues can combine to create a substance use disorder. In order to truly recover, each of these contributing factors must be addressed. 

At BRC Recovery, our residential treatment center in Austin, our trained clinicians help clients to recover from the following:

Gender-Specific Concerns

We offer separate tracks for men and women. Many people are hesitant to open up about issues in the presence of the opposite sex. Sometimes, their trauma or addiction is related to circumstances caused by them.

Co-occurring Disorders

It’s very common for people to use substances to relieve symptoms of mental conditions. When a person has a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder it is known as a dual diagnosis. This requires that both conditions be treated at the same time and, preferably, by the same treatment team.


Trauma is one of the risk factors in almost all substance abuse. Research has found a strong tie between exposure to traumatic events and substance use disorder. And on the other hand, people with substance use disorders are also more likely to experience traumatic events. This puts many people into the cycle of traumatic experiences and a higher risk for substance abuse.

Chronic Relapse

Relapse is common among chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, and hypertension. Likewise, it happens at the same rate in the chronic disease of addiction. Boredom and isolation are the main causes of relapse in early recovery. An undiagnosed mental condition can also contribute to relapsing. A continuing treatment program can help prevent relapse.

Career-Related Stress

Careers like those that are categorized as first responders and law enforcement often deal with a great deal of stress that can lead to substance abuse.  Besides the trauma that many first-responders have to witness, the stress that is part of the job can be a major cause of substance abuse and relapse after completing a program.

A Program for the Treatment-Resistant

The culture in BRC Recovery’s Family of Programs is unique in the addiction recovery space. It’s a warm, supportive, community-driven environment that can help you not only get sober but also plan for and live the life you’ve always wanted.

At BRC Recovery, we specialize in treating chronic relapsers, dual diagnosis clients, and individuals who appear to be treatment-resistant. Each client is assigned a recovery manager and counselor upon admission who works with them one-on-one, helping them stay focused, dedicated, and inspired.

12-Step Programs

We know that addiction does not occur in a vacuum. The problems associated with it require additional support to resolve. In our experience, the most positive, permanent outcomes for those struggling with substance use disorders occur when they participate in a combination of 12-step programming and evidence-based clinical services. Our staff is experts in the addiction treatment space, and they have extensive understandings of the traumas, mental health concerns, and societal factors that must be addressed in order to ensure success.

The longer a person is in a structured recovery program, the greater chance they have of staying sober. Our Primary Treatment Program lays a sturdy foundation for a lasting recovery so that when our clients leave, they’re able to experience real freedom from the things that hinder their happiness.

Three-Phase Program

Our three-phase program is spread out over a 15-month period:

  • 90-day Primary Treatment Program
  • 90-day Transitional Living Program
  • 12-month Aftercare Monitoring Program

The program is fully customizable based on a client’s needs. For example, he or she can stay in the Primary Treatment Program for a more extended period if it’s imperative to their recovery. A U.S. national treatment evaluation project, the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcomes Study (DATOS) found that longer lengths of treatment were associated with better outcomes at follow-up.

The project showed that patients receiving 3 months or more of treatment in long-term residential and outpatient treatment showed substantially better outcomes relating to lower rates of illicit drug use and improvements in several other areas of behavioral functioning (for example, employment and criminality) at the 12-month follow-up to as compared to patients with treatment durations of less than 3 months.

A Holistic Approach

Real healing and transformation occur only via a total spiritual awakening. Using a holistic approach that comprises a combination of evidence-based clinical services and practices that nurture the mind, body, spirit connection, we help our clients recover inside and out.

Holistic treatment refers to a school of thought that is meant to address an individual as a whole person rather than as someone who is sick, has psychological issues, or as being separated into different parts. Holistic therapy attempts to address the individual in terms of their mind, spirit, and body–the entire person.

  • Clinical services. Clients participate in individual and group counseling, 12-Step support groups, and specialized intensive clinical workshops that address trauma, relationship patterns, and codependency.
  • Health and self-care. We set clients up for a total spiritual transformation that encompasses mind, body, and spirit. Clients improve that connection through meditation, yoga, and nutrition, and cooking classes.
  • Life skills. Clients learn about accountability, goal setting, financial responsibility, and interpersonal communication.
  • Dual diagnosis treatment. Individuals who are experiencing co-occurring mental illnesses, such as mood disorders or personality disorders, receive proven psychological treatment from our clinical team.
  • Fitness. Physical activity improves awareness and self-esteem. Clients train with certified personal trainers 5 days a week.

An Inpatient Drug Rehab in Austin, Texas

If you are in need of addiction treatment for yourself or someone you care about, BRC Recovery is designed to help you every step of the way. From detox to sober living and our independent graduate apartments, we have your best interests and successful recovery in mind. You may not realize it now, but you can be successful in meeting your goals and living a fulfilling life. 

If you don’t live in Texas, BRC could still be an option for you.  Studies show that for some people, getting far away from the area associated with their drug use can be more beneficial to their recovery. Don’t wait anymore. Real change is possible. Contact us today.

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Experience Permanent Recovery

If you’ve reached a point where you aren’t sure recovery is possible, BRC Recovery can assure you that it absolutely is. We’ve treated former chronic relapsers who are living proof that permanent, lasting sobriety is 100% achievable.

If you or someone you love is ready to recover once and for all, contact us at 1-866-461-1759 for more information about our recovery services.