Residential treatment is meant for those who are suffering from a severe, long-term addiction, or for those who may be struggling with sobriety. The average stay for residential treatment programs varies from 30 to 90 days depending on the individual.
While most residents often leave after 30 days, some may need a longer stay in a structured and drug free environment to continue healing.
No one wants to spend more time than necessary in addiction treatment, but not getting the help you need the first time around often leads to relapse. It has been shown that the longer the stay is in addiction treatment, the more likely the recovery will be a successful one.
You or your loved one may need to stay beyond 30 days in a residential drug or alcohol rehab center if you are still showing signs of drug seeking behavior once your 30 days are up. At that time, spending more time in an environment that is supportive and drug free can help aid in the healing process. You may find that you have some outstanding clinical issues that require more time in residential treatment to resolve them, particularly if you have no access to a therapist or psychiatrist when you return home.
If you believe that a residential treatment program may help you or a loved one, please call us at Bhavana for more information regarding our treatment programs. We can help you decide the program and time you may need to reach your goal of a successful, lifelong recovery.