Treatment Programs

Inpatient Treatment

At a Glance

Note: Although there are licensure differences between residential and inpatient programs, we use these terms interchangeably throughout our website because they are clinically similar. For detailed descriptions of our state levels of care and accreditations, visit Caron's licensures page.

What is Inpatient Addiction Treatment?

Inpatient substance use disorder treatment programs (also called Inpatient drug rehab and inpatient alcohol rehab) are intensive, rehabilitation-focused, and residential. The treatment approaches taken and level of care offered in residential rehab programs can vary, but almost all of them include different types of therapy, medical care, and other support services. Designed to help people with serious and complex addictions through the recovery process, residential treatment programs require patients to stay full-time at a particular rehabilitation and treatment facility, sometimes for as long as six months. During that time, patients address their substance use disorder and any co-occurring behavioral health challenges or dual diagnoses with emotional, social, psychological, and medical support from trained addiction staff.

The Benefits of Inpatient Treatment

Both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs offer different benefits and serve different types of patients with different types of needs. Alcohol inpatient and inpatient drug treatment programs generally offer the following benefits:

  • Residential treatment programs provide safety and aim to keep patients as comfortable as possible during detox and withdrawal.
  • Inpatient alcohol treatment drug rehab centers have a higher success rate than outpatient programs.
  • Inpatient rehabilitation programs provide 24-hour support.
  • Inpatient addiction treatment programs operate outside of the stressors of daily life and work, so patients can really focus.
  • The community bonds formed between patients in alcohol inpatient and inpatient drug treatment programs can also be very beneficial in recovery.
  • Inpatient treatment facilities also often provide help and resources, such as aftercare or a sober living house, to reduce stress when it’s time to transition back into “normal” life.

Types of Addiction Best Treated With Inpatient Care

Inpatient drug rehabilitation facilities serve best those patients who are struggling to manage symptoms and cravings in outpatient care, have made efforts at rehabilitation before and been unsuccessful, or who have complex addictions. Inpatient drug and alcohol rehab may also be the best choice for patients who need Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for opioid addiction. While some outpatient programs include medication-assisted therapy, for many patients in need of Medication-Assisted Treatment — especially if they’re undergoing medical detox for alcohol or benzodiazepines — a residential program is ideal.

Caron’s Treatment Centers

Caron operates treatment facilities in Pennsylvania and Florida, utilizing comprehensive and personalized solutions proven to meet patients’ needs and their families’ needs. Caron's treatment options include medical supervision for withdrawal symptoms, group therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, substance abuse treatment combined with treatment for underlying mental health conditions, family therapy, and other evidence-based approaches to treatment and care.

While some may categorize Caron’s facilities as inpatient, it is important to note that there are differences in the licensing of our facilities across states.

Caron Pennsylvania is state licensed for inpatient non-hospital short-term detoxification services; inpatient non-hospital residential and rehabilitation services; and partial hospitalization services.

Caron Florida is licensed for Detoxification and Residential Level 2 for its Older Adult and Ocean Drive residential programs at The Keele Center. It is also licensed for day/night with community housing and day/night programs, intensive outpatient, outpatient treatment, and aftercare services for its Renaissance and Ocean Drive programs. Essentially, patients attend treatment programs in the clinical offices and at the end of the day, they are transported to their temporary living residence. Treatment and housing are not under the same roof.

Caron Pennsylvania

  • Located in Wernersville, Pennsylvania, Caron Pennsylvania offers world-class compassionate residential treatment programs for young adults, men, and women, including treatment services and leading evidence-based care. Additionally, we have signature programs that provide sophisticated, specialized care for people who desire an elevated level of care such as older adults and professionals, all of which incorporate family therapy and programming.
  • Caron is the first treatment center to have a core group of clinicians certified as LGBTQIA+ affirmative and informed by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) for the LGBTQIA+ track in Pennsylvania.

Caron Florida

  • In Delray Beach, Caron Florida's Keele Center is the front door for every patient admitted to Caron Florida. This 100,000-sq.-ft. medical center has an onsite, fully staffed detox as well as residential programs and amenities.
  • In Boca Raton, Caron Florida's Renaissance Program offers longer-term and intensive treatment programs for behavioral and mental health needs, substance use disorder, and more. Signature programs at Renaissance provide specialized services for professionals. Caron Renaissance also integrates family treatment into programming through a combination of services to heal the patient and the family.
  • Also in Boca Raton, Caron Florida's Ocean Drive Program offers discrete, personalized, and sophisticated care in a luxury setting for individuals of affluence and influence, including professionals and business leaders, as well as their families.

Inpatient rehabilitation is intensive, a residential treatment designed to treat serious addiction.

We offer inpatient treatment at Caron, PA (Wernersville, PA) and Caron Renaissance (Boca Raton, FL)

Treatment stays may last up to six months but can also be shorter, depending on the needs of the patient.


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