One thing that keeps many addicts from seeking recovery in a rehab center is the fear and worry over how long they’ll have to stay in the program. The truth of the matter is that the length of a rehab program will vary according to a few factors, which can include:
- The types of programs offered by the rehab center
- The program that’s best for you
- What’s covered by your insurance
Different rehab centers offer different programs. Some rehab centers have short-term programs that last two weeks, and other rehab centers offer long-term programs that can last up to six months. Long-term, inpatient programs of six months or longer can be difficult to complete but provide a strong foundation for staying clean. If you’re considering a short term program of two weeks or less, you must take a close look at the reasons why you’re considering such a short program. If you’re in a short-term rehab program, make sure you have a strong aftercare program and a strong support group for the best chances of staying clean after you leave the treatment center.
Choosing the right program for you is crucial to your success in getting clean and sober. While all addictions are difficult, some are more severe than others, and it’s essential to keep in mind that your treatment will be different from others. Not everyone is the same when it comes to treating alcohol and drug addictions. Since we’re all different, treatments will be different, if only slightly, for everyone. The most important thing to keep in mind is that if you have been using drugs or drinking for a very long time, a longer program is probably the best idea.
How Much Time in Rehab is Best for you?
Knowing just how much time you should spend in a drug and alcohol rehab program is not an easy choice to make. Typically, the longer your stay in rehab, the better your chances of staying sober. However, no amount of time in any rehab center will matter if you don’t put in the work. The program only works if you work it. To get clean and sober and reclaim your life from addiction, you have to be willing to do whatever it takes. While short and long term programs are available, most rehab centers focus on the following programs:
- 30-day programs
- 60-day programs
- 90-day programs
If you are new to treatment, and this is your first time getting professional help to get clean and sober, most rehab facilities will recommend a 90-day program to give you the best chances of success. Whether it’s a 30-day program or a six-month program, you have to find one that will work best for you and your circumstances. If you’re employed, how much time you can spend away from your job will play a significant role in the type of program you should choose. However, it would be best if you never let your job or career interfere with getting clean and sober. If you can’t stay away from drugs or alcohol, you will most likely end up losing your job anyway. Addiction doesn’t take any prisoners and will cost you everything if you don’t get help.
30-day rehab programs offer a good start on your journey toward sobriety, but it’s crucial to take full advantage of the program and acquire as many tools of sobriety as you can. Most residential programs consist of three phases or parts: detox, treatment, and aftercare. Every aspect of the recovery process is important, but a good aftercare program is crucial to staying clean after leaving the treatment facility. Another thing to keep in mind during longer stays in rehabs is that many addicts often feel they’re ready to take on their addictions after only a few shorts weeks of sobriety. However, research shows that addicts in longer-term recovery programs have better outcomes. Like everything else in life, what you put into your recovery is what you’re going to get out of it. If reclaiming your life is what you want the most, then you’ll make the most out of any program and follow the advice of your counselors, sponsors, and peers in recovery.
Your best chance at overcoming a drug or alcohol addiction depends on getting the professional help you need. The journey to a clean and sober life is never easy, but it’s much easier when you have the right support. If your ready to get started on your journey to a life free from drugs and alcohol, call us at 833-364-0736 today. Our counselors are here 24/7 to help you.