The Classic 30-Day Treatment Program

Most people think that going to rehab for 30 days will take care of an addiction issue. It’s not true. In fact, it’s only the beginning. People may think this because they see celebrities going into residential treatment for 30 days.

One of two things usually happens next; they either go on their merry way, relapse and go back to residential treatment again, or they continue their treatment on a non-residential basis. That’s because long term drug rehab has been proven to be the most effective. It’s why addiction is treated in stages over a much longer period of time than 30 days. That’s just the residential stage.

Treatment usually begins with some form of detox for several days. Detox can be done either in a dedicated detox center, a hospital in severe cases, or at a residential treatment center in less severe cases. Following detox comes the typical 30 days of residential treatment. After the residential stage of treatment comes either a partial hospitalization program (PHP) or an intensive outpatient program (IOP), both of which are conducted on an outpatient basis, usually at an office location.

Very often, while attending these programs, the patient resides in a sober living home to provide some continuity of structure following residential care. After IOP many recovering addicts continue to attend outpatient sessions on a schedule created by their therapist or treatment center.

So, as you see, there is a lot more to addiction treatment than long term inpatient drug rehab.

Why Long Term Drug Rehab

The thing to remember is that addiction is a chronic illness. It’s not just going to be cured and you’re done with it. Recovery is an ongoing process.

It may get easier, but it is a life-long issue, just like other chronic issues, like asthma or diabetes. You may not need medication, like with asthma or diabetes, but you’ll need to monitor yourself, stay involved with others in recovery, go to meetings or therapy sessions. Sooner or later, long term drug rehab becomes long term recovery. It means you’ve changed your life in positive ways, become a new person, started living up to your potential and found your place and meaning in life.

Many times people in recovery discover that getting their focus off themselves and turning it outward, to others, gives their life the meaning they’ve been looking for.

Get Started Today

If you want to begin the process of changing your life, of dealing with your addiction once and for all, call us and let’s get started. “Long-term” treatment may sound like a huge commitment, but it actually goes by pretty quickly.

Once you do it, you’ll reboot your life, begin to find happiness and wonder why on earth you waited so long to do it. Call us today and let’s find the treatment program that will work best for you, your circumstances, your budget or insurance plan.

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