How much Time Should Recovery Take?

It’s time to recover.
Substance abuse, drug addiction and alcohol treatment programs seem to run for different lengths of time, and the lack of uniformity is something that individuals struggle with when choosing a recovery treatment program.

There can be some many other differences, focuses and resources available in different programs, that this one empirical number is an easy thing to latch onto, and may be interpreted to present objective evidence that recovery can be attained in the amount of time the facility recommends for initial treatment.  For people who are looking for recovery programs for drug or alcohol addiction, either for themselves or for others, there are some myths which should be debunked, including the idea that any amount of time in recovery is ideal for any addict.  In fact, the complicated and cross-hatched recovery treatment methodologies needed to adequately attend to the patient’s mental, emotional and physical health during recovery mean almost nothing is universally true in recovery from substance abuse, except that every patient, and every road to recovery are completely unique.

The staff who offer treatment resources to addicts through professional drug and alcohol treatment facilities are people who have the immense amount of training needed to help people in addiction recovery.  They are medical, psychological, nutritional and other educated professionals, and they all have an immense amount of patience and respect for people undertaking the journey to sobriety.  Some of the professionals who choose to work in recovery therapy are in recovery themselves, embracing each opportunity to bring a patient or client closer to the sober life they know is possible.  Some have been impacted by the addiction of others in their lives, including parents or other loved ones, and hope to spare the family of the addicts as much pain as possible and bring reconciliation and respect back to damaged relationships. And some professionals who serve in recovery treatment and drug addiction recovery facilities are simply great resources who are dedicated to providing non-judgmental and supportive care to everyone involved in recovery.

A patient who is frightened by the prospect of a never-ending recovery process, may be reacting to the idea that a recovery facility benefits financially from the length of the patient’s treatment.  This is generally untrue, and even in situations when it does occur, the recovery facility actually benefits more from a lengthy and healthy recovery than it does from a perpetual treatment.  After all, it is the recovery facility with the best reputation among people in the community and medical professionals that will continue to see patients and help people to recover from drug or alcohol addiction.

Typically, an in-patient recovery program will run between 30 to 60 days, with some programs adding an option for a transitional, Sober Living phase to the end of the program.  This can run another month or 45 days.  However, once detox (or medical recovery) and recovery have finished, there is still a lot of Aftercare that a facility or treatment program will provide its graduates.  This ensures that the patient has continuing access to the resources needed to maintain sobriety.


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