Research has been done that looks at the length of time people receive treatment. There are varying degrees of treatment times, depending on the individual. Many choose to attend 30, 60, or 90-day programs. Those who attend the 30-day programs can be successful if their addiction is less severe. For those with more severe addiction, long-term, chronic issues, and mental health disorders that are co-occurring, then those people often struggle in treatment programs with less than 90 days. There are many pros and cons to consider in all program length types. Find out why 90 days can be helpful for a loved one.
When people choose to focus on recovery, they often spend the first few weeks, even up to a month, detoxing. Their body is getting rid of all toxins in the body. After that, some may need additional time to transition and focus. Many people are distracted by what is going on and have to adjust to rehab, so they are not focusing fully on the immersive rehab experience until later in their program. Some other pros can include:
There are some unique challenges and disadvantages to attending rehab for 90 plus days. This can include some of the following:
There is no way to know how the treatment will be for any given person. Everyone responds differently to a treatment. Long-term treatment is often great for those with long-term addiction, those who have a history of treatment and relapse, or those who have severe drug or alcohol addiction. A longer rehab may mean more time and money, but it can be an investment into the person’s life, versus not finding healing for that individual. The goal is to sacrifice now to meet rehab goals and move forward with healing from addiction. If nothing else, it means going somewhere safe and finding hope for things to get better, for the sake of everyone who may be impacted by the addiction.
The Last Resort provides a safe, supportive environment for men in a retreat-like setting. We believe nature is healing and is a way to provide space to be vulnerable in rehab. Find out why we are the premier place to go for rehab and heal from addiction. Call us to find out more: 512-750-6750.