Why Longer Term Treatment Works

couplereunitedThe length of a rehabilitation program for alcohol or drug abuse can sometimes be just as important as the type of treatment being given. Unfortunately the insurance industry has had a part in dictating the length of residential care often by limiting the number of days covered to just 30.

While there is no set amount of time for treatment that is recommended, it is widely recognized in clinical and governmental institutions that longer-term programs are viewed as being more effective for the clients. Generally, anything over a month is considered to be long-term residential treatment.

People abusing drugs or alcohol have usually been doing so for years before they finally reach the point of receiving treatment, therefore it often takes much more than a couple weeks or a month to reverse what damage has been done.

Our program Gulf Breeze Recovery is tailored to the needs of each individual in a longer-term setting and has a specialized aftercare life plan component to help people along in their continued transition toward permanent recovery.

According to a report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shorter-term programs may typically have a higher retention rate, but we have found that when the program is more individualized and engages the participant then the retenton rate increases significantly as well.

If you have a loved one in need of help for a substance abuse problem, contact Gulf Breeze Recovery today for more information about our innovative non-12 step drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Learn what makes our facility successful and help them get started today.

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