How Long Does It Take to Finish Long-Term Drug Rehab?


Created On: Saturday, 12, October 2019
Modified On: Saturday, 12, October 2019

Long-term residential drug rehab would be classified as anything over a 30-day period. Some long-term treatment centers have a set duration for a client's stay. In other circumstances, some long-term programs are open-ended, but it is rare that it would take longer than one year. The average stay at a long-term treatment program is between 45 to 60 days. Private long-term centers have the capability to provide programs for up to 90 to 120 days. Yet, the client will pay a flat fee for a certain time-frame, and after that, they will pay per week or per day. Programs such as Teen Challenge for adolescents, provide services for up to one year. When determining what length of time is needed, the process starts with an addiction assessment.

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The assessment can be done at the treatment program or prior to rehabilitation. This evaluation helps determine the severity of the addiction, underlying problems, and medical conditions. Based on this information, it is easy to decide what length of time is needed for treatment. Addicts who struggle with chronic relapse and intense cravings would need long-term residential treatment. Many clients who attend long-term rehabilitation centers have been through outpatient or short-term treatment. Addiction often requires long periods of sobriety for addicts to make a full recovery. It is important to invest the time into your treatment and aftercare.