60+ Day Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Programs
If you are struggling with addiction, you may feel overwhelmed and unclear about how to start treatment and find the care you need. We’ll help you understand how the admissions process works and what a long-term 60+ day program will entail.
What to Expect in a Long-Term Addiction Treatment Program
At the start of your 60- to 90-day drug treatment stay, you will complete an initial assessment during the intake process. During this time, the treatment team will perform a medical evaluation to learn about your substance use history, medical issues, and other pertinent information.1
After this is completed, you and your provider will work together to create a care plan tailored to your needs that outlines the recommended level of rehab care, therapies, medications, and any other treatment details. While a long-term stay in rehab is recommended, some people may benefit from short-term addiction rehab or a month-long rehab program.
Finding the Right Level of Care in Long-Term Rehab
Determining the right level of care is contingent on factors such as your substance use history, ongoing medical issues or co-occurring mental health disorders, social situation, and your general physical health.1,2
While in a 60-90 day rehab program, you may go through some or all of the following levels of care:2,3
- Medical detox. Detox is the first stage of drug and alcohol treatment for many patients because withdrawal is often very taxing and sometimes dangerous. During acute withdrawal, patients are monitored by a team of medical staff and given medications to help ease symptoms and cravings.
- Residential or hospital inpatient rehab. Residential treatment typically takes place in an apartment- or home-like setting. Staff are available around-the-clock to provide care, treatment services, and clinical support. Inpatient programs provide a similar treatment setting with a slightly more intensive level of care for those with acute medical or psychiatric health issues who need 24/7 supervision. Inpatient and residential programs are often recommended for those with relatively more severe or complex problems, such as co-occurring mental health disorders.4
- Outpatient rehab. This level of care varies in the intensity and types of services offered and includes intensive outpatient programs (IOP), partial hospitalization programs (PHP), and others. At this stage of rehab, patients can live at home (or elsewhere, such as a sober residence) while traveling to a facility or other clinical setting for treatment.
Therapies in 60-Day Rehabs
Therapy and counseling are integral parts of most drug and alcohol rehabilitation programs.5 The following forms of addiction therapy are traditionally used during long-term rehab programs:2,6
- Individual therapy. This frequently includes evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and other modalities, depending on the patient’s needs. Individual therapy can help patients better understand their addictions and patterns of behavior and help them develop the coping strategies and tools to abstain from drug or alcohol misuse.
- Group therapy. Taking part in group therapy provides a platform of peer discussion and support to assist in the recovery process. This type of therapy is often used in conjunction with individual therapy.
- Family/Couples Therapy. During rehab, family therapy is designed to empower healing within the family system. Family therapy works to unveil issues that may be occurring with regard to substance misuse and give families the skills to create and maintain healthier dynamics.
Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) may also be used to help patients recover from opioid and alcohol use disorders. FDA-approved medications used in the treatment of alcohol and opioid addiction include methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, acamprosate, and disulfiram.7
Who Should Consider Long-Term Rehab for Drug & Alcohol Addiction?
Though people progress through addiction treatment at various rates, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) indicates that longer treatment durations may result in better outcomes.5
On the other hand, there may be circumstances when shorter treatment might be sought, such as when a patient cannot leave work or a child for an extended period. Insurance coverage may also place a limit on treatment duration. Regardless, the treatment team will discuss options based on the patient’s specific situation as well as their recommendations regarding the length of treatment.
Greenhouse Treatment Center understands the value of an extended care program and offers a 90-day brand promise to patients who do complete 90 or more days of treatment. Greenhouse patients who experience a relapse after completing 90 consecutive days of treatment may return to Greenhouse or a sister facility for free for 30 days.
Are There Specialized Programs in Long-Term Rehabs?
Many long-term rehabs offer specialized programs that cater to a person’s unique needs and backgrounds. Staff within specialized programs are experienced and trained to help specialized populations with sustaining their recovery. Such specialized programs at Greenhouse include:
- Veterans’ addiction rehab program.
- Christian addiction rehab program.
- Treatment for co-occurring serious mental illness.
- LGBTQ+ addiction treatment program.
What Happens After a Long-Term Stay in Rehab?
Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disorder that may continue to impact a person over their lifetime.9 Completing long-term rehab for substance use disorder is just the beginning, as maintaining recovery is a lifelong endeavor.
After a long-term stay in rehab, aftercare is a critical component of your recovery. Your aftercare plan, ideally made prior to completing your time in rehab, is an essential part of your transition back to your daily life. This may include counseling, ongoing participation with mutual-support groups (for example, AA/NA or SMART Recovery), outpatient services, or even a move into a recovery residence such as Greenhouse’s sober living facility in Arlington.10
Following your aftercare plan helps ensure that you continue to receive support, guidance, and develop relapse prevention techniques and other skills necessary to sustain your recovery.10
Get Started in a Long-Term Rehab Program
Once you decide to begin your recovery journey, you may start to feel intimidated or even scared. You will likely be considering several details, such as where to go for rehab, how much it will cost, how long you will stay, what to expect in addiction treatment, and more.
Understanding how the rehab admissions process works can put your mind at ease. AAC’s staff is available 24/7 to answer your questions at .
How to Pay for a 60-90 Day Stay in Rehab
Rehab costs may determine whether or not a person receives treatment. Fortunately, recent laws have expanded health insurance coverage for addiction treatment.11,12 The extent of coverage for addiction treatment will vary depending on the specific insurer and plan type.
Currently, Greenhouse is in-network with several health insurance providers, a few of which include:
You can check your coverage today by completing the confidential and free .
Greenhouse offers many other ways to pay for rehab without health insurance, including financing options, to help cover out-of-pocket costs.
If you or your loved one are ready to begin the journey to recovery, a long-term rehab program at Greenhouse Treatment Center can be your first step toward a better future.
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