Rehab Program Duration

Any time someone enters into rehab, one of the most common questions revolves around how long the rehab process will take. The duration of comprehensive behavioral health is dependent on a variety of factors involving the status of each person living with addiction. Recovery program durations may provide different levels of care, and depending on what the person living with addiction’s needs are, should determine long- or short-term care. 

Addiction recovery programs can last from 30, 60, to 90 days or longer. The recovery program and duration of stay should be based on the client’s physical and mental health status, plus the severity of his addiction, and history of relapses. 

The rehab facility will give the person considering rehab a physical and psychological examination and assessment so that they can decide what is the best course of action. Our clients with co-occurring mental disorders, or multiple relapses, may require a longer stay at the rehab facility.

The duration of stay also depends on the severity of the addiction, with severe addictions staying 90 days1 or longer at the rehab facility. Some people with mild addictions can often progress well with a 30-day stay and then begin treatment as an outpatient. Many rehab facilities, such as Garden Recovery, have various program options to help anyone suffering from addiction find a route that is affordable and helpful for their specific situation.

Benefits of 30, 60, 90 Day Rehabs

One of the most common rehab lengths is the 30-day rehab program. A 30-day rehab program usually includes an initial medically supervised detox, before other treatments begin. 

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration2, short-term rehab programs account for 9.6 percent of rehab admissions nationwide. Our clients stay at the rehab facility and receive 24/7 intensive care with evidence-based treatment programs that may include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral counseling
  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Aftercare program

A 60-day rehab program is also a suitable treatment option. This program might provide a medically supervised detox process, plus a wide range of therapies that may include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral counseling
  • Contingency management
  • Family therapy
  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Aftercare program

The 60-day, or 2-month program requires a commitment from the individual to complete the program. The program focuses on understanding addiction and acquiring relapse prevention tools, so that the person living with addiction is equipped to maintain his sobriety once he leaves the facility. 

Peer support groups and counseling give people the opportunity to share information, offer advice, provide support, and begin to develop new friendships. 

A 90-day rehab is designed to treat men and women with severe addictions, and other problems like co-occurring mental disorders, and multiple relapses. Long-term rehab provides a variety of evidence-based treatments that may include:

  • Individual and group counseling
  • Relapse prevention techniques
  • Cognitive behavioral counseling
  • Contingency management
  • Family therapy
  • Motivational enhancement therapy
  • Medication-assisted therapy
  • Alternative therapies
  • Aftercare program

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse3 (NIDA), a 90-day treatment rehab program or longer, is considered the most effective treatment option for addiction. Our clients receive 24/7 intensive care in a structured and nurturing environment that prepares them to overcome their addiction and maintain sobriety. The aftercare program is designed to provide support to the person living with addiction after he has completed his 90-day stay at the rehab facility. 

Cost of Rehab

Some people do not seek treatment for drug or alcohol addiction because of worry regarding the cost of rehab facilities. Rehab costs vary and are determined by the type of program, the length of the programs, location, amenities, alternative therapies, etc. Health insurance carriers typically cover a portion of rehab treatment costs, and programs such as Medicaid and Tricare (for Veterans) are additional options. 

For those without health insurance who cannot afford to pay for treatment, there may be some low-cost rehab facilities in their State that charge sliding-scale or income-based fees.

What Happens After Rehab?

What happens after rehab depends on the person in recovery. During any stay at a rehab facility, the person in recovery is protected from any outside influences and temptations. This protection ends once they leave the rehab facility and begin to resume life. 

During rehab, the person living with addiction learned how to develop relapse prevention techniques that he could use to protect himself from falling back into addiction. Some of the causes of relapse include:

  • Cravings
  • Triggers
  • Temptations
  • Sadness, depression
  • HALT = hungry, angry, lonely, tired
  • Toxic people 
  • Stress

The recovering person must begin to use their relapse prevention techniques to guard themself from a relapse. The person should also attend a support group meeting or aftercare program, plus counseling, to provide themself with the care and support they need to continue leading a sober life. 

They should outline realistic goals for themself, and not try to outpace themself. The recovering person should also develop new friendships with sober people who support their recovery and provide them with a social outlet. Avoiding drug users, and places where they went to get high in the past, must also be enforced. 

Other things that will help the person in recovery include trying new and fun activities, enjoying sports or exercise, hobbies, taking classes, vacationing and sightseeing, getting a pet, etc. 

Sober Friendly Attractions near New York City

Schedules for people enrolled in rehab are typically busy, in order to keep the person engaged and focused on recovery. But even with busy schedules, private relaxation/free time is given throughout the recovery experience. While staying at Garden Heights Recovery Center you will be able to visit New York City and enjoy some attractions that the City offers during your free time, such as:

With so many amazing attractions and events to enjoy from a new place of sobriety and clarity, attending rehab in New York at Garden Heights Recovery might be the ideal option for you. Learn more about our inpatient and outpatient living with addiction recovery programs, their cost, and different program lengths by calling Garden Heights at 855-924-1990.

Citations

Citations:

  1. https://www.drugabuse.gov
  2. https://www.help.org/
  3. https://www.drugabuse.gov