90 Day Alcohol And Drug Rehab Centers
The 90 day rehab is also called a long-term residential program or Therapeutic Community. This type of program provides inpatient care for 90 days or more in an approved facility. The modalities of treatment with 90 day rehabs vary but some of the primary programs use detox, behavioral therapy, biophysical and holistic treatment, traditional care, and relapse prevention. Aftercare options are also common with 90 days rehab.
Studies from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) have shown that while shorter programs (30-60 days in length or less) can be effective for some; they were not long enough to truly resolve substance abuse problems for long term, severe, or heavily addicted users. As time went on and treatment admissions increased, even some ‘new users’ were not able to achieve the results they wanted with shorter-term treatment. As a result, many new 90 day rehabs emerged.
Today the 90 day rehab is considered to be one of the contributing principles that determine whether treatment is effective. In a researched based guide by NIDA called Principles of Drug Addiction Treatment, it is reported that those struggling with substance abuse need 3 months or more in a rehab facility to achieve the best results.” And, that spending this amount of time in treatment will “significantly reduce or stop their drug use.”
When To Choose A 90 Day Rehab
For some 90-day rehab programs can seem like a huge commitment. The idea of leaving home, family, a job, or other ties to the environment may seem like a big sacrifice for the user and/or his loved ones. With that said, there are situations that require longer-term treatment like that offered through these types of facilities. These include:
- Any severe drug addiction. This can include crack cocaine, cocaine, heroin, heavy prescription abuse, methamphetamine, and even drugs like ecstasy, alcohol, and marijuana. With marijuana if the individual is a daily user or is smoking large amounts of the drug, it is strongly suggested that they enter a program lasting 90 days or more.
- Anyone who has been using drugs for an extended amount of time. Some experts suggest that someone who has been struggling with a substance abuse problem for more than 6 months to a year who cannot stop using, despite attempts, is a good candidate for a 90 day rehab.
- An individual who has tried shorter term programs and failed. For anyone who has experienced this first-hand, failing at rehab can be a difficult and frustrating process. However, the problem could be as simple as the fact that the treatment just was not long enough to produce the desired result or that it was not the right type of program to fit basic needs.
- Someone who has had major problems due to their abuse issues. This could be things like getting arrested, committing crimes because of addiction, suffering from an overdose, or other medical problem because of drug use.
Why Choose 90 Day
For the vast majority of people who are addicted, choosing the ‘right’ rehab can be a life or death situation. Finding a program with the highest level of care that allows the users to be in a drug free environment for a the longest period of time is often the ‘safest bet.’ The United States Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Delinquency and Justice Prevention in a May 2001 Fact Sheet reports that substance abuse is the number one public health problem in the United States. With that said, the facts remain that only a small percentage of those abusing drugs will actually get treatment. If you have a loved one that is willing to receive rehabilitation for their substance abuse problem, the best decision you can make is to invest in a program that delivers long-term treatment and gets results like 90 day rehab program do.