How Alcohol Rehab Centers Improve Your Life in 90 Days or Less
Recovery doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of time and effort to effect change in your life. But, for many people, that spells disaster. People who need quick and easy results often abandon treatment or relapse early in the process. In order to remain motivated, it is important to take stock of the changes you are making and a lot of them happen within 90 days after you enter an alcohol rehab center.
Alcohol remains the substance most cited by people entering treatment. In 2008, for example, 23.1 percent of the admissions to publicly funded rehab were for alcohol addiction, and an additional 18.3 percent were for alcohol addiction as well as addiction to another substance. Alcohol addiction is incredibly difficult to conquer without assistance from a treatment program.
Although alcoholism is a disease that a person deals with for their entire life, it is completely possible to effect a rather large amount of change in just 90 days and that can be built upon for the remainder of your life. When you look back after three months have passed, you will be so proud of yourself.
Although few people choose long-term rehab as their first choice, it is an option that will be discussed in this post along with other tools you can use in 90 days or less to create change.
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What Is Long-Term Rehab?
It can be disheartening to accept that there isn’t a single, magical rehab option that works for everyone. We all want a magical solution to turn to. The reality is that you have to find a combination of approaches and methodologies that connect with you as a person and with your addiction.
However, the National Institute on Drug Abuse does assert that treatment of fewer than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, so you do know that most people achieve and maintain positive outcomes as the result of long-term treatment.
Rehabs that last for 90 days or more are considered long-term and they include all of the elements you would find in a short-term rehab, but the added length allows for more intensive work to be achieved.
What Are the Benefits of Long-Term Rehab?
If you enter treatment for 90 days, you will see a number of improvements in your life.
The longer you are in rehab, the longer you have to resolve the underlying issues that contribute to your alcohol abuse. In rehab of any length, you will undergo behavioral therapy. In fact, you will probably participate in:
Each of these will have a different set of goals and approaches. Together, you should begin to understand why you drink the way that you do and how you can change your thinking and your behavior. Obviously, the longer you get to participate in therapy, the deeper it can go.
In addition, you will spend your entire 90 day stay in a drug and alcohol free environment, which will protect you from relapse. It also allows you to adjust to life without substance use, which will cause you to develop coping mechanisms and strategies. Lastly, it eliminates a lot of the triggers and environmental cues that trigger your drinking.
What If I Can’t Attend Long-Term Rehab?
Short-term rehab has become the more popular option and it obviously can help you make some substantial changes in under 90 days. You will of course undergo detox, ridding your body of drugs and alcohol and that is certainly a start. In addition, after detox, you will still enjoy therapy, thus enabling you to make more changes.
Because you will be finished after a month, if you are in short-term care, you have to find ways to keep making changes. Continued therapy and support group participation are recommended. Many rehab centers invite former participants to participate in these activities at the rehab center,
If you choose to join a group like Alcoholics Anonymous, you will be encouraged to attend 30 meetings in 30 days. That will definitely cement some substantial changes. Just think, 30 days of rehab and 30 days of AA can be completed in just 2 months. That’s next to no time.
To learn more life changing benefits of rehab, call 800-481-6320Who Answers?. The sooner you get started, the sooner you will be living a healthier life and one that you finally have control over.