Many residential treatment programs for drug rehab last a minimum of 30 days and up to 90 days. However, the exact amount of time a person will need to recover from addiction will vary from person to person. Some individuals might need to stay beyond three months, which is where long-term drug rehab can help. 

What is Long-Term Rehab for Drug Abuse?

Long-term rehab for substance abuse refers to addiction treatment that lasts longer than the traditional 30 to 90-day period. Also known as extended addiction treatment care, it often lasts for more than three months and up to a year (or even longer if needed) and contains varying levels of care. 

Long-term rehab treatment will typically begin with a medical detox followed by a residential treatment program. A residential treatment program involves living on-site at the addiction treatment facility and actively participating in a variety of therapies that range from individual therapy sessions to group sessions. Therapy works to help individuals identify their triggers for use, explore past trauma, and address any co-occurring mental health conditions that could be contributing to the addiction cycle. 

It also often includes a form of life skills training to help teach individuals specific skills they can use to help them cope emotionally. From stress management to nutrition and exercise routines, all of these things can be beneficial for individuals in a long-term drug rehab center program to overcome their addiction and maintain sobriety. 

Individuals often begin their long-term treatment in a residential program for several weeks or months and then continue to an outpatient program.

Benefits of Long-Term Drug Rehab

The benefits of a long-term treatment program are similar to those of any addiction treatment program, with a few key additional benefits: 

  • Typically begins with a residential treatment program that provides 24/7 support
  • Helps you understand what causes your drug or alcohol use
  • Provides individualized treatment plans tailored to meet your needs and goals
  • Access evidence-based therapies through individual, group, and family therapy sessions, helping you identify and address the underlying causes of addiction
  • Access to 12-step meetings and other community-based support groups
  • Holistic therapies are often provided, such as yoga, art therapy, and meditation help build resilience and improve your overall well-being
  • Medical supervision
  • Mental health services for co-occurring disorders
  • Teaching you how to cope with life’s stressors in healthy ways
  • Building strong relationships with other individuals in a long-term program

Additionally, long-term rehab centers make it possible for you to practice your coping skills for extended periods before completing an addiction treatment program. You can also move at your own pace with treatment and therapies, enabling you to receive the most benefit possible from them.

Do I Need Inpatient Rehab?

It can be difficult to know if inpatient rehab is the right fit for your needs. Below are some specific symptoms and behaviors that could indicate you have a drug addiction and could benefit from substance abuse treatment via an inpatient program:

  • Lack of control over the drug
  • Intensive cravings, often interfering with daily tasks
  • Obsessive thoughts about the drug
  • Skipping work 
  • Avoiding daily responsibilities
  • Loss of interest in things that once brought you joy
  • Damaged relationships due to drug use
  • Withdrawal symptoms

The above are just a few of the signs and symptoms you might experience if you need help with drug or alcohol addiction.

Do I Need Long-Term Rehab?

If the above-mentioned behaviors apply to you and you begin an inpatient program, you might find yourself wondering how long the program will last and if you would benefit from long term treatment programs. Addiction specialists will help determine the best length of addiction treatment for your needs, but a few key signs that you might need a long-term rehab program can include the below: 

Chronically Relapsing

If you relapse frequently, or have completed a drug rehab program and have relapsed, you will probably benefit from a treatment program that is longer than 90 days. 

Severe Addiction

The severity of your drug addiction can also play a role in the length of treatment. For example, if your drug use is significant in both intensity (amount used) and frequency of use, that could require a longer treatment program. 

Co-Occurring Mental Health Disorders

If you have a co-occurring mental health disorder, including conditions such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, or others in combination with your drug addiction, you might require a longer rehab program. 

Physical Health Issues

If you have some health complications due to your history of drug use, you could most likely benefit from a long-term rehab program that can provide the necessary medical care to get you healthy.

Will Insurance Cover Long-Term Drug Rehab?

Yes, it’s very possible that insurance will cover a portion of your long-term drug rehab program. You can either contact your health insurance provider to determine the level of care provided under your policy or verify your insurance and speak with a member of our team.

Get Addiction Treatment Today

Ready to start the path to healing and recovering from addiction? Our team at Gloria Rehab is here to help you live a happy, healthy life. Each of our evidence-based therapies and programs provides patients with a unique and individualized approach to care in a supportive, compassionate environment. We’re also available to answer any questions you might have related to our treatment programs, treatment for mental disorders, and paying for rehab.

Contact us today to begin the treatment process.