Ideally yes, but every addiction is different and unique to the individual. Residential short-term rehab programs treat all types of drug and alcohol problems. Whether this is illicit street drugs or opioid pain medication, the program is only as successful as the willingness of the addict. However, it is still important to go through some type of addiction assessment to ensure if the residential short term program is the proper fit. For example, severe alcoholism or a dangerous case of opioid addiction would benefit more from residential long-term rehab. Casual drug use problems or recreational drug abuse would require residential short-term treatment.
The first few days of the program are taken up by detox and the management of withdrawal symptoms. This does tend to leave limited time for therapy and counseling services. Some addicts do completely overcome his or her addiction to short-term treatment. They will also tend to have a sufficient aftercare program set up. This would be a detailed discharge plan, for what will happen next when drug treatment is complete. Having this in place increases the success, and the addict's ability to maintain his or her sobriety. The ideal scene would be short-term treatment is effective for everybody. However, this is not the case, and an addict should ensure the treatment center they enter is right for them.