Recovery is a lifelong process. For many clients, extended residential rehab treatment provides the time and space to work on mental and emotional health, grow confident in coping skills, and develop a strong sober community.
It may be helpful to think of treatment as a continuum since your needs will be different at each recovery stage. After completing a short-term rehab program, clients could transition into extended residential treatment facilities for the next phase of recovery.
Lotus Recovery Centers offers extended residential treatment in Comfort, West Virginia. Learn more about our treatment options by connecting with our team at 833.922.1615 today.
How Long Does Extended Residential Rehab Treatment Last?
Many experts agree that for addiction treatment to be as effective as possible, a client should stay in treatment for at least 90 days, and preferably longer.
Any residential treatment that lasts longer than 90 days (or three months) is considered “long-term.” Extended residential rehab programs usually last anywhere from four to 12 months, or up to a year.
The exact timeline varies depending on each client’s situation and care plan. In general, the longer you spend in treatment, the more likely you are to sustain sobriety and self-sufficiency afterward.
During the first few months of treatment, clients go through the initial stages of detox and adjust to sobriety. Repeated substance use can affect the brain, and it takes time for the brain to “rewire” and for the individual to become physically and mentally stable.
After 90 days, clients will be better prepared to take on the challenging work of lifelong recovery. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, extended programs are associated with better outcomes.
Goals of Extended Residential Rehab
It’s normal for recovery to be an uncertain and confusing time, even after the early stages. An extended residential rehab facility provides many benefits, including:
- Daily structure and a schedule
- 24-hour access to medical care
- Intensive individual and group therapy, including 12-step programs
- Medication management, if medication is part of your treatment
- A safe environment to process emotions and trauma
- A supportive community of people in recovery
In counseling sessions, clients learn relapse prevention techniques and coping strategies, building a “toolkit” for success after they leave the program. Clients with co-occurring mental health diagnoses receive professional treatment targeted to their needs, which may include taking time to find a medication that works.
Extended residential rehab allows clients to develop constructive relationships with others in a substance-free environment. Group therapy sessions help clients learn from, and remain accountable to, one another.
Support doesn’t end after clients leave the facility. Follow-up and aftercare programs connect clients to essential resources, including employment and housing. Community recovery groups provide a network of mutual support that continues throughout clients’ lives.
Who Can Benefit From an Extended Residential Treatment Facility?
If any of these circumstances apply to you or a loved one, extended residential treatment may be a good option.
- You’ve experienced multiple relapses
- You completed a short-term program and would like more support
- You’ve struggled with addiction for several years
- You have a dual diagnosis, such as depression or anxiety
Residential treatment is a big step, but for many clients, it offers the best chance at lasting recovery.
Lotus Recovery Centers Offer Options and Hope
We offer extended residential rehab treatment in West Virginia. Our center provides safe, structured environments where clients can focus on their health and well-being. Both medication-assisted treatment and abstinence-based treatment are available.
Lotus Recovery Centers’ staff members work with community centers, healthcare experts, and outreach programs to connect clients to all the resources they’ll need, even after they’ve completed the program.
Don’t let cost be a barrier to treatment. We accept Medicaid and private insurance, and we’ll work with you to make treatment affordable. Contact 833.922.1615 to learn how extended residential rehab can set you up for a lifetime of success.