What is Long-Term Residential Treatment?
Long-term residential treatment refers to an inpatient drug and/or alcohol rehab that spans 90 days or longer. With this type of treatment, clients are required to remain in a monitored setting with other individuals in recovery throughout the duration of their program. Typically, residential rehab takes place in a comfortable home-like setting, not in a hospital.
Treatments and daily schedules throughout long-term rehab programs are highly structured and often incorporate a number of treatment approaches and behavioral therapies. These involve personal reflection, addiction education, group and personal therapy sessions and even personal fitness. All of these components work together to address the whole person (not just the addiction) and help residents understand the scope of their addiction, as well as experience true, lasting recovery.
Benefits of Long-Term Drug & Alcohol Rehab
- Daily structure helps instill healthy habits. A structured treatment approach consists of activities that help residents recognize their own harmful thoughts and actions and learn how to replace them with more constructive behaviors and life skills.
- There is no set time limit on recovery. Just as addiction presents itself in various ways, rehabilitation of the mind and body will not be exactly the same for everyone. Long-term rehab provides time for each client to progress through the recovery process at their own pace.
- Treatment is highly personalized and comprehensive. Long-term treatment merges individualized counseling with group therapy and evidence-based treatments for a broad, comprehensive approach to addiction recovery. This is especially important for residents who are in need of a dual-diagnosis treatment plan to address psychological issues and substance abuse simultaneously.
- Clients have constant community support. Inpatient residential treatment provides a unique opportunity for consistent community support and accountability. Addiction specialists, therapeutic counselors, and medical staff all play a vital role in the recovery process and should all be actively involved in a client’s rehab program.
Determining Quality of Care
Finding high-quality treatment is essential to lasting recovery so the decision should not be considered lightly. If you are trying to determine if a facility is right for you, start by asking yourself the following questions:
- Is the staff qualified and experienced?
- Are the treatment options appropriate for my needs?
- Is my family involved and addressed during rehab?
- Do I feel safe and comfortable at the facility?
- What kind of recreational activities are available at the facility?
- Does the program offer any aftercare options, such as sober living or outpatient addiction treatment?
Paying for Treatment
Many residential drug treatment centers will accept insurance benefits to help offset the cost of treatment. Some will also provide low-cost payment plans and financing options for out-of-pocket expenses. Contact the residential center directly to get more information about paying for substance abuse rehab treatment and refer to your insurance policy for details on your coverage.