According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, residential long-term treatment has a 70% sobriety success rate. The institute reports that any program of at least 90 days or more is needed to give an addicted person enough time to recover. Many addicts find the length of time they stayed sober, was proportional to the length of time they spent in treatment. For example, after detox, most addicts relapse immediately, or within days. After a 30-day program, relapses can occur within a matter of days or weeks. And even after a 90-day program, some addicts will relapse within months. Statistically and from a therapeutic point of view, residential long-term treatment provides the best results.
The length of time you spend at a residential program forces you to ask if there is more you can do once treatment is done. This could be some type of aftercare treatment or a sober living community. Some former addicts continue with counseling or maintain a connection with a support group. If 90 or even 120 days of inpatient care is not enough, you must consider further recovery time. Residential long-term treatment will help overcome addiction. The longer you remain sober, the easier it becomes to maintain that sobriety.