The length of stay at an addiction treatment facility can vary from place to place. Some treatment programs are two weeks or even thirty days long.
To some, this may appear to be an adequate amount of time to complete a treatment plan and get back into day-to-day life. For some people, this length of stay will be appropriate. For others, however, fourteen or thirty days in treatment is not enough to solidify their recovery.
At Alina Lodge, we don’t use a “one-size-fits-all” approach to addiction treatment. We want to design a treatment plan that has the correct length of stay that meets the needs of each of our students. Often, this means enrolling our students in a long-term residential treatment program.
If you or a loved one is considering enrolling in a long-term treatment program at an addiction treatment facility, contact the Alina Lodge team today to see why our long-term treatment program sets our students up for success and not failure.
What Is Long-Term Treatment?
Long-term treatment at Alina Lodge refers to the length of stay that it takes for our students to make significant progress in their recovery. Our long-term treatment program reinforces our belief that the recovery process should be tailored for each specific student instead of a “cookie-cutter” strategy.
People in treatment programs at other addiction facilities may know their “end date,” which is the day they will leave. The problem with this is that people may not be ready to leave treatment by their end date but are put back on the street anyway because their time is up. This process can be problematic, to say the least.
Conversely, the Alina Lodge team’s focus will always be equipping our students with the tools to remain free from drugs and alcohol, no matter how long it takes. We genuinely believe that you wouldn’t want to build a house on a shaky foundation, so why would you leave a treatment program before feeling confident in your recovery process?
What Is It Like in Long-Term Treatment?
Alina Lodge’s long-term treatment program is designed to give our students the strongest chance for long-lasting sobriety possible. However, some may ask why does our long-term treatment require such a substantial length of stay?
Simply put, the Alina Lodge team understands that it takes time to be able to:
- Heal the changes that addiction has made to brain chemistry and the nervous system
- Develop new mental habits and establish new routines
- Practice new life skills
- Heal family relationships
- Understand and implement the 12-step programs and principles
What Are the Benefits of Long-Term Treatment
Long-term treatment can be more effective for some people who are going through the recovery process. In fact, our years of experience in this field has led us to believe that the longer someone stays in recovery, the more successful they will be once they leave our facility.
Some of the many benefits of long-term treatment include:
- A drug and alcohol-free environment for an extended period of time
- Time to break the cycle of relapse and dependence
- Time for the body to heal physically
- Structured daily schedule
- Supervision and support
- Sober peers and accountability
Perhaps most importantly, long-term treatment is more cost-efficient than other programs. This is because long-term treatment makes it less likely for people to return to treatment repeatedly, which is quite expensive.
Learn More About Long-Term Treatment at Alina Lodge Today
The Alina Lodge team wants all of their students to be free of drugs and alcohol for years after they leave our facility. Often, the key to long-lasting sobriety is the length of stay in treatment.
If you or a loved one would like more information about Alina Lodge’s long-term treatment program, contact us now by either calling 833.685.1700 or completing our secure online form.