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Can You Really Get Sober in 28 Days? Importance of Long Term Rehab Centers

Although it is possible to get sober in 28 days, you cannot completely cure addiction in 28 days. This is why long term rehab centers offer extended addiction programs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, time for treatment differs depending on several factors. It is important that the length of treatment match the addiction and the person.

Difference between Getting Sober and Recovering from Addiction

Many people do not recognize that there is a difference between getting sober and recovering from addiction. Addiction recovery is a lengthy process were achieving sobriety is usually just a matter of detoxing the body from the drug.

A detox can be accomplished in 28 days for most drugs. This process involves the physical aspects of withdrawal. Unfortunately, this is not all there is to addiction treatment. It is easy to return to the drug addiction even though you are technically sober. Just detoxing and becoming sober does not treat the cause of addiction.

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Long term rehab centers offer individual counseling.

Recovering from addiction is the process of treating both the cause of the addiction and the problems that the addiction causes. This takes quite a bit longer than just getting the drugs out of your system. Sometimes treating the cause of the addiction can take years.

What is Long Term Rehab?

Long term rehab is almost exactly what it sounds like. It is rehab that lasts until the addict is capable of living without the drugs on their own. Long term rehab usually consists of:

  • detox – this is where the drugs physically leave your system,
  • individual counseling – one on one therapy with a therapist to figure out the reasons for addiction and how to deal with the consequences of addiction.
  • group counseling – this is group therapy where you can share in the experiences of others and they can share in yours.
  • family counseling – learning how to deal with the problems that are created by the addiction with friends and family.
  • recovery – this is a continuation of all learning therapies. Sometimes recovery includes learning relaxation and preventative techniques.

All of these aspects combine to help a person make a more complete recovery.

Why is Long Term Treatment Important

Sobriety is an excellent start to recovery but it is not the end of it. Most people need to understand and deal with the causes of their addiction. They also need to learn to deal with the stressors in their life without turning to drugs. Long term treatment teaches you that.

Like anything it takes time to learn how to live without the addiction. Although in rare cases this can be accomplished in 28 days, most of the time it cannot. Long term treatment works well in addition to a 28 day program whether the 28 days is inpatient and long term treatment is outpatient or it is all outpatient.

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, a combination of treatments works best to avoid relapse. By combining a 28 day program with long term treatment you achieve the best results. If you have any questions about the length of treatment or long term programs call us at 800-481-6320Who Answers?.

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