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Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Rehab

Long-Term Drug Treatment Means Long-Term Recovery

Learning to live a life in recovery takes time and a lot of help. That’s why long-term drug treatment programs were created. These programs can last up to 6 months or longer. and provides individuals with the time required to develop the skills, mindset, and lifestyle necessary for living sober. It’s often the best option to achieve a life of sobriety.

The length of a long-term drug treatment program helps to prevent relapse by breaking patterns of addiction through structured treatment. 

With some treatment programs, addicts are taught to live a life free from addiction through a gradual step-down process, easing them into a life post-treatment. Long-term drug treatment is especially helpful for a person experiencing chronic relapse or severe addiction.

We know that everyone progresses at their own pace during treatment. A long-term rehab facility gives addicts the time and freedom needed to recover. Plus, the longer someone receives the proper structure and support, the more likely they are to have a successful recovery. To have the best chance of a successful recovery, long-term rehab is the answer.

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What Is Long-Term Drug Rehab?

Long-term rehab is a treatment style that lasts from 90-180+ days. It typically consists of detox, addiction therapy, and outpatient services. These services will allow one to live on their own but still receive treatment and care. This results in the greatest chance of a person’s successful recovery. 

How Long is Long-Term Rehab?

 Long-term drug rehab lasts a minimum of 3 months and can be longer than 6 months. It depends on what the individual’s needs are, the facility they choose, and if the person chooses to continue treatment all the way through.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the optimal duration of addiction treatment programs is 90 days or more. The longer the stay, the better the outcome.

Who is Long-Term Rehab Good For?

A long-term rehab plan is best for anyone looking to maintain recovery and live a successful, sober life. There are some other factors that may make choosing long-term rehab an easier decision:

  • If you have relapsed many times before
  • If you feel that you didn’t complete short-term rehab
  • If you have been addicted to drugs or alcohol for a long time
  • If you are addicted to multiple drugs
  • If you have a dual diagnosis (addicted to drugs and have a mental health disorder)
  • If you are severely addicted
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What are the Stages of Long-Term Rehab?

In long-term rehab, the treatment typically begins with detoxification which can last between 5-10 days. During detox, the individual stops using substances of all kinds and is assisted with withdrawal management. Depending on which substance was being abused, individuals may get different types of treatment. Some may only need supportive supervision and care while others will need to undergo a medically assisted detox.

While some people think detox is the goal of rehab treatment, it is only the beginning. Without receiving further treatment, detox alone will rarely guarantee a lasting recovery and long-term sobriety. After detox, addicts will go through residential inpatient treatment, which lasts about 30 days. This is a short-term aspect of a long-term rehab program that allows addicts to begin their recovery journey in a safe place. 

The next step is partial care, where one does not need to live at the rehab facility but must check in 5 days a week to receive expert care and support to adjust to the outside world. 

Afterward, depending on the severity of the addiction one will be placed in a regular or intensive outpatient treatment program for the remainder of the long-term rehab program. This requires less time than partial care and prepares addicts to graduate from long-term rehab ready to live a successful and sober life.

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Why Do Long-Term Treatment Programs Work?

Our long-term rehab program in New Jersey works for several reasons. The recovery processes we put in place help individuals to become sober in an effective and natural way. Long-term treatment facilities have a goal to help addicts to become productive citizens. To achieve this goal, the facilities help addicts to regain their confidence, self-respect, and sense of responsibility.

Long-term programs emulate real communities. Once detoxification is complete, residents in recovery receive extra freedoms within their rehab centers. The whole point of long-term programs is to restore individuals to everyday life. This means they are well-prepared to return to their life outside of treatment once their rehab is complete.

Part of the treatment process involves attending counseling. An individual will receive one-on-one therapies and counseling as part of their treatment. This will help patients to get to the root cause of their addictions. It will also help them to identify their triggers and plan how to avoid them in the future. In addition to individual counseling, individuals will also receive group therapies. These will help to build up a sense of community. Those in a similar situation will be able to form a close network and support each other. Hopefully, these relationships will prove to be beneficial both during treatment and afterward. Since support is so important to recovery, group therapies are a vital element in rehab. Family therapies also form an essential basis to rehab. 

How Do Long-Term Treatment Programs Work?

The recovery processes during long-term rehab help individuals to become sober in an effective and natural way. Long-term treatment facilities have a goal to help addicts become productive citizens. To achieve this goal, the facilities help addicts to regain their confidence, self-respect, and sense of responsibility.

Long-term programs emulate real communities. Once detoxification is complete, residents in recovery receive extra freedoms within their rehab centers. The whole point of long-term programs is to restore individuals to everyday life. This means they are well-prepared to return to their life outside of treatment once their rehab is complete.

Part of the treatment process involves attending counseling. An individual will receive one-on-one therapies and counseling as part of their treatment. This will help patients to get to the root cause of their addictions. It will also help them to identify their triggers and plan how to avoid them in the future. 

Individuals will also receive group therapies to help to build up a sense of community. Those in a similar situation will be able to form a close network and support each other. Hopefully, these relationships will prove to be beneficial both during treatment and afterward. Since support is so important to recovery, group therapies are a vital element in rehab. 

Short-Term vs Long-Term Treatment

Short-term rehab is a program that typically doesn’t last longer than 3 months or 90 days. Where long-term drug treatment programs require that patients spend a minimum of 90 days receiving care and support. 

Short-term rehab can be helpful for those with a relatively new addiction and who have not had a history of relapse or a dual diagnosis. The patient will be able to detox, receive withdrawal symptom care, and go home after a short period of time. 

Long-term treatment is for those who have multiple addictions, a history of relapse, didn’t complete a short-term treatment program, have a dual diagnosis, or have a strong and long-lasting addiction. This program will also be able to address psychological issues for those who don’t have a dual diagnosis and provide coping skills. 

To ensure that the chance of relapse is less likely, a long-term rehab program is the best option. It’s a way to take your time through recovery to stay sober and get back on track with your life.  

Going Beyond Long-Term Treatment

Statistically, long-term treatment is the most successful approach to treating addiction. At SOBA New Jersey we do everything we can to help our clients overcome addiction and prepare for life outside of treatment. This includes setting up a support network, going to 12 step meetings, and securing a sponsor. When treatment ends and our clients graduate, we make sure they’re fully prepared for life after treatment. 

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