Although long term rehabs are rarely the first form of therapy chosen by a person struggling with substance abuse, statistics clearly show the longer the stay at an inpatient facility, the greater the prognosis for long term recovery. If you or a loved one need help now give us a call and speak with a therapist who can help today by calling 888-345-7505.
Typically the decision to undergo a long term rehab stay follows other, different types of attempts at recovery. The first attempt may be simply to attend 12 step meetings. If unsuccessful, a stay at a detox facility followed by a short term rehab, usually 28-30 days, is attempted. A lack of success at shorter term facilities is then the motivator that leads to long term inpatient rehabilitation.
There seem to be different factors in determining the method of treatment needed for each individual. Some factors include, length of time abusing substances, amount of substances being abused and the number of unsuccessful attempts at recovery in the past. The commitment made to a long term inpatient drug rehab has been shown to be an integral first step to successful recovery. The decision to put forth this much time and effort starts one on a solid footing.
Long Term Rehab Centers for Addicts and Alcoholics
Substance abuse is widely seen as a symptom to a much greater underlying issue or issues. A stay at a long term rehab can offer the patient more time to identify these issues that have hindered his attempts at recovery in the past. Long term inpatient rehabilitation is often necessary for a long term substance abuser. It has, more than likely, become nearly impossible for this individual to imagine living a life without drugs or alcohol.
Thirty days clean and sober is a good start for some, but for the individual who has abused substances for years, even decades, thirty days may not be sufficient to offer hope of a happy life without drugs or alcohol. Spending up to two years at an inpatient facility can also be valuable to an individual as he attempts to re-integrate into society.
Many facilities will aid attempts to find employment. Long term rehabs can also be valuable as the individual develops and rekindles relationships with peers and family members.
Work and relationship difficulties often cause stress that the newly sober person is ill equipped to deal with. Deeply ingrained addictions are not easily overcome. The long term rehabilitation concept offers the addict the most important resource for his recovery, time.
Time for self awareness, time for in depth therapy, time to find employment without stress, time to rebuild relationships, these are benefits of long term treatment unavailable through a 28-30 day program. The personal accountability one must adhere to at a long term rehab will be extremely useful as the individual attempts to live a structured, responsible life required for recovery. Contact us today or call 888-345-7505 for more information!