Long Term Treatment Programs

The Benefits from Long-Term Drug and Alcohol Rehab

Long Term Treatment Programs

What are the Benefits of Long Term Treatment Programs?

When you’ve made the decision to start a life of recovery, you are often faced with a number of decisions. One of the first things you should think of is the duration of your treatment. While shorter treatment programs tend to address the nature of addiction itself, it may not be a long enough period to address any underlying issues that may be encouraging or causing addiction.

Long term treatment programs provide extended quality of care, allowing both the client and counselor to dig deeper into core issues that initiated the addiction, or still continue to encourage the chemical dependency.

Many people who would ordinarily need a longer term treatment period, but opt to enter shorter rehabilitation program may encounter issues once treatment is completed. Many studies seem to indicate that individuals have higher relapse rates when in treatment for shorter periods of time, particularly with individuals with family or co-occurring mental illness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Long Term Treatment can usually last around 120-180 days and sometimes longer, depending on how the patient is reacting to treatment.

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Legally treatment centers are obligated to keep all information about patients recovery private and secure. We understand that your path to recover is your business and no one else's. Exclusive facilities are also available that are equipped with private rooms for added privacy while clients go through the recovery process.
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Considerations For Long Term Treatment Programs

W When considering the need for a long term treatment program, there are different elements that you would want to take into account. Shorter term treatment programs may be done more quickly, but they generally seem to exclusively deal with more surface issues (such as gain education as to the nature of addiction). On the other hand, long term treatment programs take additional time to examine underlying issues behind addiction.

Therapy Options in Long Term Treatment

When in long term treatment, there will be different kinds of therapy you would be able to choose from.  Since you will be in treatment for a longer period of time, the modality you choose will be vital for your recovery. An effective long term treatment program, in combination with an effective therapy, you provide you with a solid foundation of a life free from drugs and alcohol.

Co-Occurring Disorders and Long Term Treatment

According to studies, more than half of all individuals in treatment for substance abuse disorders have an underlying mental illness. Even if many of these never knew they had a mental disorder, many of the symptoms of these disorders can create a drive or necessity to use drugs or alcohol to medicate the effects. For example:

  • Many individuals suffer from anxiety disorders may be more inclined to abuse depressants (such as alcohol, barbiturates, tranquilizers or other sedatives) or opiates.
  • Someone afflicted with symptoms of depressions may be more inclined to use stimulants (like cocaine, ecstasy, or methamphetamine).
  • People with symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) may be more inclined to use depressant to counteract bouts of anxiety and stress.
  • People with Bipolar Disorder may use either stimulants or depressant depending on what mood they are experiencing (as they commonly shift between mania and depression).
  • People with symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (or ADHD) may use either depressant or stimulant to calm themselves down (as stimulants have a similar effects as depressants when administered by an individual with ADHD).

Individuals with these disorders not only have a greater propensity for substance abuse, but they also may experience more barriers in the treatment process. They may have additional trouble with adhering to treatment plans, and remaining abstinent after treatment has been completed. Long term treatment allows a client and clinicians to take time to address any of the underlying conditions, and create a comprehensive plan that result in a higher chance for a successful treatment outcome.

Family Involvement in Long Term Treatment

Addiction is frequently referred to as a family disease. When addiction enters into a household, everyone is effected. An addicted family member may often cause tension within the family and create disrupted the family’s structure, even if wasn’t the addict’s intention. Just as addiction effect the family, a successful treatment program must include all family members to ensure a successful recovery. However, this process generally takes more time and effort to address, so a long term treatment program would be highly recommended for family involvement.


Travelling for Long Term Treatment

When weighing the merits of travelling to a different location to receive treatment on a long term basis, there are some factors you may want to consider. When entering treatment for this duration, it will likely be more specialized care for you. Many of the treatment centers that would likely accommodate for your specific needs, would likely be out of your hometown, maybe even your state. With treatment that is so detailed and intensive, you owe it to yourself to get the best care possible.

Insurance Accepted Long Term Treatment

Did you know that you can possibly have your entire treatment paid for? Depending on the level of coverage that you have, you may be able to have part of, or all of your treatment paid for. If you have private insurance, several treatment centers may provide coverage for long term treatment. Also, depending on the laws in your state, or other federal standards, you can receive funding to assist in the treatment process. Call us at (866) 578-7471 and we can help you find out your coverage.