30 day rehabilitation treatment programs include outpatient (peer support groups, private therapy) or inpatient (residential programs). Both durations vary, with the determining factor being the recovery of the patient. If you’re considering seeking treatment, a 30-day treatment facility may be the place to begin.
Why 30 Days of Addiction Treatment?
There’s no magic number as to the appropriate number of days. Again, all that matters is how an individual progresses in recovery. A 30 day rehabilitation program offers three advantages:
- The time period is a little less daunting, and it’s easier to be motivated to try a 30-day program than it is a longer one
- A good program is adaptable, and if the patient isn’t ready for release after the 30 days, it’s quite easy to make adjustments so the client can stay longer
- Insurance programs pay for this treatment (although the amount depends on the specific insurance policy).
5 Factors to Consider In a Treatment Program:
Staff credentials: Who is providing the treatment? MDs., PhDs., individuals with lesser qualifications? A successful center or clinic will not hide the qualifications of its staff, nor will they talk around them. You should feel free to ask any questions about anyone on staff, including dieticians and other support staff.
Programs offered: Is the facility broad or specific in their treatment program offerings? Do they meet your specific needs? Are they a medically-based, behavior therapy-based or both? Inpatient or outpatient? Are there age or gender specific programs? Can the family be included as part of the program? You’ll want all of this information.
Success rates: What’s the rate of relapse? No one can claim 100%, so be skeptical of those that do. Many do, however, have outstanding success rates. Compare the success rates of different centers, and understand the methods they employ to prevent their patients from returning to their destructive ways.
Relapse prevention and continuing care: Do they provide post-rehab follow-up? Regularly scheduled follow-up treatment? Inpatient or outpatient support? Are sober escorts available? Do they provide referrals to sober living homes? Medical treatment? Behavior Modification? Ask specific questions, and receive definite answers.
Costs: The facility should be able to provide you with specific information about costs based on the information you provide and your financial resources. If you have insurance that covers alcohol and substance abuse, they will also be able to answer specifics about that. Be sure to find out if costs also include post-release care and treatment.
If you move forward with a more deliberate sense of purpose, you’ll be more equipped to find a rehabilitation facility that meets all your requirements and provides treatment successful for all involved. At The Way Out Recovery, we have the resources to match you programs that meet your needs and increase the probability of recovery.