Patient Requirements for Residential Treatment
The Ridge is a substance use disorder treatment facility that provides supervision around the clock for those in recovery. This means clients spend weeks and even months together with us and their peers, working toward sobriety. In order to provide a positive atmosphere for recovery, there are certain guidelines we must implement. Please note that our rules are designed to create a successful recovery experience for all our clients, which is why we require adherence.
All patients must follow our patient handbook, which details guidelines for all of our levels of care at The Ridge. Most of the guidelines are established and governed by ODADAS (Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services). The rehab treatment program is regimented and focused to provide the best chance of long-term recovery.
How to be Successful During Treatment
To be successful in the program, we ask clients to follow our guidelines and be open to and accepting of advice from our staff. Clients who embrace the programming and are dedicated to rehab are much more likely to achieve sobriety and maintain that sobriety once they return home.
Keys to success in recovery include:
Follow the rules. This does not mean clients lose their individuality or become robots. Certain rules and regulations were designed to keep clients safe, maintain order, and create an atmosphere conducive to healing for everyone. Be yourself, but live within the rules that have been established.
Respect staff and peers. There are times when clients don’t understand why things are done a certain way, or they may question the decisions of treatment staff. Keep in mind that the professional staff members at a residential rehab facility have years of experience and they have everyone’s best interest at heart. Likewise, other clients are going through similar struggles, but each person is different and everyone should be treated with respect.
Keep an open mind. Clients might be surprised at tasks they are asked to do or topics they might be asked to talk about. Participate openly in therapy sessions and support groups, and be willing to open up with others so you can enjoy all the benefits of residential rehab.
Don’t rush. Most people want to get through recovery as quickly as possible so they can get back to life. The best way to success, however, is to take your time and stay in rehab as long as clinically recommended to establish a foundation for sobriety. Results are sometimes slow to develop and difficult to see, but by sticking with the program, actively participating in sessions, and putting into practice what you’ve learned, you will find yourself enjoying sobriety that will last.