Residential treatment can be beneficial to those who are suffering from a severe, long-term addiction, or for those who may be struggling with sobriety. The average stay for residential treatment programs can vary anywhere from 30-90 days depending on the individual. While many clients are often doing well enough after 30 days to leave, some may still require a longer stay in a structure and drug free environment to continue healing.
No one wants to spend more time than necessary in addiction treatment, but not getting the help that you need the first time around can only lead to another tour through a drug rehab facility when a relapse occurs. It has been proven that the longer the stay is in addiction treatment, the more likely the recovery will be a successful one.
Determining whether you or your loved one may need a long-term stay in a residential facility can be difficult. The criteria can vary for each person, but overall it comes down to several different things. If the person is still showing signs of drug seeking behavior once their 30 days are up, considering more time in an environment that is supportive and drug free can help aid in the healing process. Others may find that they have some outstanding clinical issues that require more time in addiction treatment to resolve them. Another problem that may require additional treatment time in a residential program is a relapse following a short-term stay in a treatment program.
If you believe that a residential treatment program may be beneficial to you or a loved one, please call us for more information regarding our treatment programs. We can help you determine the type of program and the length of time needed to reach the goal of a successful, lifelong recovery.