30-Day Addiction Treatment

A 30-day addiction treatment program can help people who are struggling with addiction and want to work toward recovery. Month-long rehab programs can be inpatient or outpatient and vary in intensity depending on the severity of your addiction as well as other factors. We’ll go over what you might expect in a 30-day substance abuse treatment program, what happens afterward, and how to get admitted.

What Does a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program Entail?

Because of the severity of withdrawal symptoms from certain substances, such as alcohol, benzodiazepines, or opioids, a 30-day treatment program often begins with medical detoxification.1,2,3  Post-detox, patients in 3-day, short-term rehab programs transition to inpatient and/or outpatient treatment:1

  • Inpatient rehab involves living at a facility to receive full days of intensive treatment and support to help you begin your recovery. Our rehab programs utilize structured daily schedules that are grounded in include individual and group therapy, drug education classes, and skills training. This structure can help you begin to move away from the chaotic life of active addiction and begin developing new tools you’ll need to build a life in recovery.
  • Outpatient rehab employs many of the same core treatment elements as inpatient rehab, such as groups and educational classes, however, outpatient programs involve fewer daily/weekly treatment hours and allow the patient to return home after completing their scheduled treatment. Outpatient rehab can be as effective and in some cases more effective than inpatient rehab, especially for people with a lot of social support at home.1

Therapy in individual and group settings is generally the core element at the heart of any 30-day rehab program. The use of evidence-based behavioral therapies can help you develop the tools you’ll need to stop using substances, avoid or manage triggers to use, and set (and reach) attainable goals.1,4

Medications may also be utilized in combination with therapy, and their use may extend far beyond completion of a 30-day program. Medications like methadone and acamprosate have been shown to help people recover from opioid and alcohol use disorders, and they may be used for months or even years to help sustain recovery.5

What Happens After a Month-Long Treatment Program?

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Early stages of recovery can be a challenging, vulnerable time. Having continued support as you reintegrate into your daily routines with family, friends, and work is vital.6

At Greenhouse Treatment Center, our case managers help all patients develop a plan for continued engagement in the recovery process after the initial treatment phase ends. This is called an aftercare plan, and it can look different for every patient. Based on your progress and your lifestyle, your plan may include such options as:

  • A transition into a lower level of care. For example, if you spent 30 days in an inpatient or residential program, your treatment team may advise that you “step down” into some form of outpatient addiction treatment for a 2-3 month rehab program.
  • A move into a sober living residence. Returning home after treatment may be difficult, especially if you have friends or loved ones who are still using. Sober living residences provide a safe, sober living space with others in recovery as you adjust to life after treatment.
  • Participation in community mutual-help meetings, such as 12-step groups like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or secular recovery groups such as SMART Recovery.
  • Involvement in alumni meetings, events, and celebrations. Staying connected to others in recovery and celebrating milestones with those on the same journey can keep you feeling positive and supported after treatment has ended.

What to Consider When Choosing a 30-Day Rehab

Many factors go into choosing a treatment facility. The type of addiction treatment offered is important to explore. For example, some people may need treatment for addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders (such as anxiety or depression). Some may also have unique needs and wish to enter a specialized program. Greenhouse Treatment Center offers co-occurring disorder treatment as well as numerous specialized programs tailored for specific populations ranging from veterans’ rehab to Christian rehab to treatment for those with serious chronic mental illness.

Getting Admitted to Rehab and Starting Treatment

You don’t have to navigate the rehab admissions process alone. Greenhouse staff will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your needs and review with you what to expect when you arrive at rehab.

You can call an admissions navigator with questions any time of day or night at .

Does Health Insurance Cover a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program?

Most insurance providers will offer coverage for substance abuse treatment in some capacity. While the Affordable Care Act helped to expand insurance coverage for addiction treatment, it is important to find out exactly what your individual plan or policy covers, as it can vary between providers.7

To verify what your particular insurance plan will cover, you can fill out . With just a few details such as your name, email and insurance plan, we can verify your coverage and send you an email with details in just minutes.

If you don’t have insurance, don’t despair. At Greenhouse, we believe no one should have to continue living in addiction due to fears over treatment costs. We offer ways to pay for rehab without insurance, such as loans and flexible financing. If you’re struggling or you want to inquire about help for a loved one, we’re here for you. Call us now to learn more at .




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