What Are the Advantages of Long-Term Drug Rehab?

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Created On: Saturday, 12, October 2019
Modified On: Friday, 18, October 2019

Residential long-term treatment means time for a person to move through detox, into therapy, physical healing, and aftercare treatment. It is not about rushing someone through treatment, because this is a more comprehensive approach. More time is spent dealing with cravings and other issues that cause a relapse. The counseling process delves deep into the person's past, to locate the triggers and reasons why. More than one therapy method is applied, and programs are often tailored to the needs of the addict. The advantage of long-term residential treatment is addressing the reality that addiction takes time to treat. Addicts can spend years abusing drugs and alcohol, and it takes time to rebuild a life again.  

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Residential long-term treatment provides opportunities for addicts to find suitable aftercare treatment. They are often more connected with sober living homes, and recovery communities. There are especially good opportunities for women with children. This includes family counseling and providing assistance to care for the children while parents go through treatment. Addicts benefit from the many different life-skills learned, while starting down a new path. The time is taken to find new work, go back to school, and develop a solid discharge plan. The life-skills learned in treatment benefit the addict when they finish the program. It focusses on developing solid coping strategies and getting healthy. It will help restore relationships with family and friends. While you develop lasting relationships with those in recovery, building a support network.