You can expect an effective inpatient addiction treatment program to last up to 90 days. However, individuals actively working on their recovery continue, on average, another 6 to 12 months in outpatient treatment. Short-term inpatient rehabilitation usually lasts 28 to 30 days, several of those first days dedicated to detox. Addiction recovery facilities have different programs and it is helpful to understand their treatment approaches and programs so the treatment program that best suits one’s needs can be selected.
It is understandable that most individuals seeking recovery feel they can’t afford time away from work and family obligations, but taking the time to attend a well-structured comprehensive addiction treatment program is crucial to succeed in reshaping behaviors and establishing a new healthy, sober lifestyle. Many who need to attend long term 90-day inpatient treatment, find it easier to attend a 28-30 day rehab program and then scale it down to an outpatient program closer to home for another 30 to 60 days.
There are no two long-term rehab experiences that are exactly alike because every person enters rehabilitation with different underlying causes, including trauma and other common co-occurring mental health problems like depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. Good drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs utilize proven therapeutic strategies that have helped many individuals achieve results that last.
So, while one person might find success in addiction treatment in 30 days, another person may require a year or longer to utilize different programs, approaches, and steps to soundly transition into a healthy lifestyle.
Therapeutic rehabilitation through addiction treatment programs provides individuals in recovery the support and time needed to examine their lives thus providing the recovering individuals the tools to cope with life’s struggles, repair broken relationships and re-integrate the individual into society.
RECOVERY IS A LONG-TERM PROCESS AND A LIFELONG COMMITMENT.
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Dr. Balta is the Medical Director at FCR for more than 10 years. Dr. Balta is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine, Certified Psychoanalyst. As well, as having Psychiatric Training at The Albert Einstein School of Medicine Psychiatric Residency Program In New York City and Psychoanalytic Training at The William Alanson White Institute in New York City. While working in New York City, gained funding Grants for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders from SAMHSA , HRSA and the City of New York.