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Long-Term Drug Rehab

In 2006, over 23 million people needed drug treatment. Of these 23 million, 11 percent opted to receive treatment from a specialty facility. Specialty rehab facilities can include holistic and alternative medicine-based treatment, gender-specific programs or even age-specific treatment. The most common form of specialty treatment, however, is residential rehab, as it offers you a long-term solution to handling drug or alcohol addiction. Before you agree to residential treatment, it’s important to understand more about it.

What Is Long-Term Drug Rehab?

Long-Term Drug RehabThe name “long-term rehab” refers to the length of time you’ll be in treatment. Most long-term drug rehab programs last a minimum of 30 days and can extend as long as necessary. One of the benefits of long-term rehab is that it’s an all-encompassing treatment program, consisting of supervised drug detox and extensive group and individual therapy. You begin by treating the physical aspects of your addiction and continue by treating any emotional byproducts of addiction.

Long-term rehab is also sometimes referred to as residential rehab because of the fact that you live in the facility throughout treatment. The type of facility determines the type of amenities you have, but the goal of any care center is the same — to help you through your addiction in any way possible.

What Is Treated at Long-Term Rehab?

Long-term rehab may not be the answer for everyone. If you have a serious addiction to prescription painkillers, alcohol or methamphetamine, you will commonly be referred to residential rehab since these addictions benefit the most from supervised detox. Long-term rehab is also considered the best choice for anyone suffering from a mental disorder like depression or schizophrenia as well as an addiction because the staff is able to balance your medications and help you through any issues.

Residential treatment is also considered appropriate for anyone who has attempted multiple times to rehabilitate themselves or participated in other programs without success. This treatment offers a balance of medical and emotional help that may be different enough from previous attempts to have good results.

Types of Long-Term Rehab

As mentioned, long-term rehab is offered in many ways. Some long-term programs have accommodations that rival luxury spas. Others offer non-medicinal alternative treatments. Holistic rehab allows you to practice yoga and engage in spiritual healing instead of administering pharmaceuticals. This change may be exactly what you need if you’ve been unable to let go of your addiction with other treatments.

No matter what form of long-term rehab you choose, we’re here to help you discuss it. Contact us any time of day or night if you want more information.