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How long will I be in rehab for?

March 9, 2018

The length of a rehabilitation varies from patient to patient, depending on the nature of their addiction and other circumstances affecting them, such as co-occurring conditions.

Most facilities offer 30-day rehab programmes, but many patients benefit from 60 or 90-day programmes. Sometimes long-term residential rehabilitation is necessary to provide patients with a steady path to recovery.

Research has found that rehab programmes that last three months or longer offer better rates of sobriety in the long term. This is because they tend to allow more time for patients to work on the root cause of the addiction, and to practice sober living in a low-risk environment.

Professionals in the rehab facility will determine an appropriate treatment length based on a range of factors, such as:

– Addiction history
– Severity of addiction
– Substances used
– Co-occurring mental health problems
– Co-occurring physical health problems
– Co-occurring behavioural health problems
– Social, cultural, and spiritual needs of the participant


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