The Benefits of Long-Term Residential Care

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The Benefits of Long-Term Residential Care

Mental health disorders affect as many as 57.8 million (one in five) adults living in the U.S. The reality of mental health concerns lives all around us. Without proper treatment, conditions like anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder (SUD), can escalate. Among the many treatment options available, residential care or inpatient treatment provides an abundance of benefits that make it a top choice for moderate to severe mental health disorders or concerns such as SUD.

Understanding Residential Care

Residential care, or inpatient treatment, through Avalon Malibu, encompasses many treatment modalities that are delivered in a comfortable home-like environment. It is distinguished by full-time, 24-hour care. Participants become residents of the facility and are provided with top-quality treatment on well-structured schedules as well as healthy and holistic recovery-related activities.

Facilities under the Avalon Malibu umbrella preserve a 2:1 staff-to-resident ratio with individual personal engagement. Residents receive daily fully customized treatment that plays a significant role in the recovery process. In addition to fundamental treatment modalities like therapy and medication, camaraderie is another key element that residential care provides. Simply knowing you aren’t alone goes a long way in the recovery process.

Who Can Benefit From Residential Care?

Residential care is often essential in order to achieve a successful recovery for a variety of mental health disorders as well as concerns such as SUD. Being able to focus solely on healing and recovery is an invaluable benefit that these programs provide. Below we will discuss just some of the many disorders that residential care can address.

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is among the most common mental health conditions globally. There are multiple variations of anxiety, and severity levels can vary from case to case. In severe cases, the use of residential care is likely necessary for healing. Panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and trauma recovery are just some of the mental health concerns that can benefit from these programs.


Depression is the leading mental health disorder worldwide. There are multiple forms of depression that all have distinct qualities setting them apart from one another. Despite their differences, a deep, persistent sadness can be found throughout every form. When severe, the intensity of depression can be debilitating, resulting in the need for a personalized residential treatment plan.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is one of the many mood disorders that can disrupt daily life. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) currently has three conditions under the bipolar umbrella. These are bipolar I, bipolar II, and cyclothymic disorder.

The common theme that can be found in all variations is the effect they have on a person’s moods and emotions. People with bipolar disorder experience extreme highs and extreme lows. When the disruption of any mood disorder becomes too extreme, a residential program can help you to take back control of your life.

Substance Abuse and SUD

Untreated mental health disorders like the ones previously discussed can often lead to the of substances for self-medication. This is often done with alcohol, illicit “street drugs” like heroin or meth, as well as prescription drugs. These are usually stimulants, sedatives, and painkillers.

While some people can use recreational drugs and never become addicted, developing SUD is a serious risk that isn’t to be taken lightly. This disorder alters the chemical makeup of a person’s brain affecting their normal behavior entirely. This perpetuates a complete lack of control regarding the use of these substances.

In residential care or rehabilitation at the Cottage House, participants receive holistic and top-quality treatment for their minds, body, and spirit. They will enjoy a peaceful and supportive environment where they can focus on their healing and recovery journey. Developing healthy habits and engaging in their community, all while feeling loved and supported, are key elements that the Cottage House brings to every client.

When to Reach Out

The most important thing to remember is that treatment for any mental health concern is available. Residential care has been proven to be highly effective in the recovery of various disorders as well as substance-related concerns. Whether you are facing severe anxiety, depression, SUD, or another disorder, you don’t have to walk this path alone.

The path to recovery may seem intimidating, but you deserve a life that is free of mental health concerns. A life that is full of joy, love, and laughter. Avalon Malibu’s residential care is the first step in regaining control of your life. Much like on an airplane where you put your oxygen mask on first, you can’t be the person you need to be for others before helping yourself.

Why not start today and go all in? Take a leap of faith and give yourself the chance at recovery that you deserve.

At Avalon Malibu, we believe that no one should have to face addiction alone. Everyone deserves someone they can lean on when things are hard. We can be that for you. It takes a tremendous amount of courage to seek treatment, so you should be very proud of this accomplishment. You deserve the best out of life, and this step you are taking is the first step to giving yourself and your loved ones a better life. Regardless of where you stand on your path to recovery, it’s never too late to break free from addiction. Substance-free living gives you the freedom you need and allows you to love life again. Call us today at (844) 857-5992 to get started.

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