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How one’s journey to sobriety looks will differ between patients, but one thing in common is a professional rehab center. Facilities such as ours at America’s Rehab Campus are able to tailor treatment to whatever needs a situation may have. One of these variables is treatment time, and it can drastically change between individuals.

Rehab Is Only Part of the Equation

The reason rehab is such an important part of successfully achieving sobriety is that it helps get you through the most challenging parts of ending substance abuse. In order to become sober, your body must be able to go through detoxification, or detox.

When this occurs, your brain and body will go through withdrawal symptoms as it no longer has an outside substance to take into account. Professional rehab will provide medication and medical supervision during this period to alleviate symptoms such as:

  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fever
  • Tremors and seizures

For some centers, rehab only refers to the actual addiction treatment provided with detox taking place elsewhere. By keeping both steps under one roof, the same staff can be with you through the entire process. Once detox is complete, the treatment program can begin and the initial length of rehab is determined.

There Are Multiple Types of Treatment

Thanks to advancements in mental health research and medically-assisted treatment, or MAT, the level of treatment you can receive has never been more flexible. Both the intensity and length of time spent in treatment can be changed as progress is made.

Before starting treatment at America’s Rehab Campus, you’ll work directly with one of our recovery specialists to build your sobriety roadmap. Any friends or family that are close to you can also be part of these initial consultations as it helps create an informed support group back home.

Being open and honest during treatment is important as future steps will be based on how you’re doing. The initial decision will be whether to go with inpatient or outpatient treatment, determined by the severity of addiction and home environment.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient programs allow you to remain at the rehab facility for the duration of treatment. These are ideal for those who require constant medical supervision and support. For some this is due to long-term and heavy substance abuse that creates life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. Others may need to escape a toxic or substance abusing household in order to focus on their own sobriety.

Outpatient Treatment

For less severe cases of addiction or substance abuse, outpatient treatment is a less intense alternative. Those who enter an outpatient program can typically retain their work, school or family responsibilities while attending treatment sessions based around their schedule.

How Long Treatment Can Last

Now that we’ve covered the two main treatment programs, the potential difference in program times will make more sense. Outpatient programs can last from a few weeks up to one month. Inpatient programs tend to be much longer and typically range from two to six months.

There are even sober living homes that provide extended programs of a year or more. Creating a home environment of a group striving for the same goal boosts motivation and morale substantially. It also aids in showcasing that a life without substance abuse can be even better.

Rehab will always consist of therapy sessions, both individual and group. Individual therapy is used to help uncover the root causes of addiction while group sessions offer new insights and ways to tackle your goals.

Start Your Path to Sobriety With ARC

Offering both detox and addiction treatment at one campus, ARC is committed the the long-term success of each and every one of our patients. Support doesn’t stop once treatment is over. ARC alumni have access to a vast network of mental health professionals who specialize in addiction recovery.

Rehab at ARC creates lifelong connections and support networks to help maintain sobriety. We strongly encourage anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one to reach out to ARC today for a confidential consultation. It’s never too late or too early to begin, so please don’t hesitate to call.