90 Day Rehabilitation

The 90 day rehabilitation treatment program is one of the most effective methods for drug and alcohol addiction recovery. Though it’s not necessarily three months in length exactly, it’s used to designate programs longer than thirty days, and it may be open-ended or indefinite in the length of stay and more customized to fit the patient’s needs.

Stages of 90 Day Rehabilitation Treatment:

Detoxification and addiction treatment

Detox and abstinence are significant parts of any rehabilitation. Under medical supervision, patients’ bodies are purged of the abused substances in a hospital or at the treatment facility with qualified medical personnel on staff. After detox, additional assessment is conducted to create a complete socio-psychological profile and to identify any co-occurring conditions that exist and must be addressed. Once all conditions are identified, a treatment program is developed. The parameters of therapy depend on the defining philosophies of the facility.

Identifying and incorporating personal responsibilities

This stage should be seamless seque from the first stage, and the patient’s participation in the therapy begins to pay off. An understanding of the personal and social conditions that contributed to substance abuse and addiction are analyzed, and tools are provided to assist in coping and to help reorganize the individual’s life to control conditions that could trigger a relapse.


This usually begins after 45-60 days and involves applying the techniques learned in the first two stages. The individual begins planning for employment, identifying necessary support groups and establishing contact with those involved in the aftercare program. This stage is the most open-ended, and may go well beyond the nominal 90-day period.

When seeking a 90 day rehabilitation program, look for one that’s flexible in its therapy and provides a range of environmental options (single gender, age specific, substance specific, etc). The more diverse the offerings the better the chances that a treatment facility will be able to provide assistance tailored to the individual.