Entering into drug or alcohol rehab, the goal is always to achieve lifelong sobriety. A common question is how long the rehab itself takes—and unfortunately, there’s no easy or straightforward answer to this query. The duration of time you spend in rehab is influenced by a number of factors—the type and severity of addiction, the type of program you’re in, and the presence of any co-occurring disorders, to name just a few examples.

Different Types of Programs

For example, some individuals will be best served by residential treatment—which typically lasts at least 30 days, sometimes as many as 90. But the residential approach isn’t for everyone, and some individuals will fare better in a partial hospitalization or outpatient program; the timeframe here can vary.

No matter which addiction rehab program you choose, there tend to be three basic components. The process always begins with detox, in which your body and mind are purified of all those harmful toxins; this process may take a couple of days, perhaps as long as couple of weeks. From there comes treatment itself—which, again, may be 30-90 days, in some cases a little longer. Finally, there’s aftercare—support groups or transitional living classes that you take once you finish your rehab program.

Longer is Usually Better

At Seacliff, we help our clients find a program that meets their needs, including flexible programs that accommodate school and work responsibilities. With that said, it’s important to note that spending longer in addiction rehab is usually better; studies show that those who remain in rehab for longer tend to have better, more long-lasting results

We’d love to talk to you more about the program that’s best for your needs—and to help you take the first step toward lifelong sobriety. Reach out to Seacliff Recovery to learn more!

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