What Is Residential Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

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

Residential drug rehab is a treatment facility for addicts. Residential drug treatment centers often handle more severe or chronic cases of addiction. Inpatient programs typically provide clinical guidance, counseling, supervision, step-down programs, and various forms of therapy. Other in-house services include detox, nutritional components, and recreational activities. Anyone who attends a residential long-term program lives on-site. Long-term treatment means the program lasts more than 30 days. Long-term inpatient treatment can be 45 days, 60, days, 90 days, or upwards of a one year. Length of time needed is determined by assessing the severity of the addiction. An initial assessment will decide what length of treatment is recommended to the patient.

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Typically, long-term residential provides medical supervision through certain phases of the treatment. Medical professionals are needed to evaluate the client's current condition, especially prior to detox and after detox. Someone who attends a long-term inpatient program typically struggles with intense cravings and chronic relapse. It is also not uncommon for addicts to have been through other forms of treatment in the past. Whether this was an outpatient program or short-term treatment center. Addicts who attend long-term drug rehab need the length of time to treat all aspects of his or her addiction. Residential long-term treatment has the time to incorporate many things to help an addict. Generally, this is comprehensive planning, 24-hour monitoring, on-going review of treatment goals, and aftercare and discharge planning.