Anyone who has experienced substance abuse or seen a loved one suffer from it knows all too well that a short stint in a 30-day drug rehab program often is not enough. The path to a successful recovery from substance abuse can be a rocky one that requires time, perseverance, and support.

According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, a rehabilitation period of 90 days or longer is typically needed to allow enough time for a patient to recover fully. While many patients may resist going into a long term addiction treatment center, the longer they stay at a rehab center, the higher the chances of successful recovery.

Benefits of Longer-Term Programs

Substance abuse is a complicated issue that involves several factors, including emotional issues and triggers, social situations, personal relationships, and daily habits. The main benefit of long-term rehab centers is the gift of time. In some 30-day rehab programs, your first several days or weeks may be used up in the detoxification stage, leaving little time to break old harmful habits and form new ones.

A 2009 study performed by researchers at University College London, UK, showed that it takes most people an average of 66 days to form a new habit and stick with it. However, individual times varied anywhere from 18 days to a one-year drug rehab program. If you are someone who has wrestled with drug or alcohol problems for years, you’ll likely need more time to shed old, detrimental habits and form new, productive ones.

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When an individual enters a long-term inpatient rehab center, they gain a support network of trained therapists, counselors, and medical professionals, as well as support from other patients. Together, the people at a facility create a healthy, positive environment to heal and grow as an individual. Being away from home can help create distance from old, emotional triggers that contributed to substance abuse, as well as from the people that may have encouraged or triggered past behavior.

Long term centers provide a person with the time to examine their life, mend broken relationships, and re-integrate successfully into society by offering support as they reintegrate back into society.

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I felt welcomed when I arrived at Beachway Therapy Center. I was greeted really well with open arms. I felt comfortable being there and I was able to get really close to the staff and get to know them really well. The facility was good. It was all up-to-date. They have given me the stepping stone, the push-start I needed in my recovery. They set me up for success, and they showed me the right path and what to do. It was a life-changing experience.
Michael, Alpharetta, GA
Beachway Therapy Center was fast, welcoming and friendly. Their orientation was nice and, right away, aesthetically pleasing. Their reps were not only accommodating, but they really wanted to understand my needs and how they can better suit me. So the interactions were very personal. It felt very much not a cookie-cutter type of environment and they really cared about it being a comprehensive experience. It was fantastic.
Will, Detorit, MI

Who Should Attend a Long Term Rehab Center?

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The length of treatment varies greatly depending on an individual’s needs. It can take anywhere from 90 days up to two years; however, most treatments last between 6 to 12 months. Not everyone is suited for a stay at a long term inpatient drug rehab center. Here are some guidelines that will help determine whether an individual might benefit from a long term program:

  • They have severe substance addictions.
  • They are one of the 5 types of alcoholics.
  • They have suffered from substance or alcohol problems for many years.
  • They have already attended one or more detox and/or short-term rehab programs with little success.
  • They have experienced many relapses following treatment.
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How we approach Substance Abuse Treatment:

  • Individual Therapy

  • Group Theapy

  • Family Therapy

  • Relapse Education

  • Neurofeedback Therapy

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What Happens During Long Term Treatment?

Long Term rehab programs are usually broken into phases from which an individual may progress.  Typically, the first phase is Detox; this phase involves ridding the body of toxic substances safely and under medical professionals’ guidance.  The next step is Residential; this is where a patient can participate in various therapy groups while still under 24-hour care.  After the residential treatment phase, patients will step down to outpatient levels of care; this is where they will begin to experience more independence while participating in group and individual therapy.

Addiction is a disease. Every patient is presented with an individualized treatment plan. We aim to address the deep-seated emotional and mental health issues that often accompany this disease.

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Activities to Promote Recovery

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A major benefit of attending a longer-term treatment program is that you can begin to learn how to enjoy life without substances. Some healthy activities that we include in our program are:

Create art guided by a trained therapist to gain self-awareness, heal from trauma and increase personal development.

The Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) and The Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) work with our patients to heal through therapeutic riding. Working with animals can help with trust, communication, and leadership skills.

Music is known to help people relax, and reduce pain and anxiety levels. This is done through a variety of techniques such as  song writing, lyric analysis, performances and musical improvisation.

A dramatic production or play is created spontaneously to provide a platform for expression, self-awareness and group healing.

A Christian treatment program is available to those who want to recover within a spiritual group and faith-based therapy sessions.

Detoxification can be a painful or uncomfortable process which is why Beachway offers services such as massage, acupuncture, chiropractic sessions and yoga.  These therapies help to regulate anxiety in a healthy manner.

Participate in deep sea fishing excursions that will help build lasting friendships in a fun and exciting environment.

Ongoing Aftercare Treatment

We know that re-adjusting to life after rehab can be difficult. Once you have completed your stint in long term rehab, you are not left on your own — Beachway works with you to develop a strong support network of family, friends and peers. An ongoing outpatient treatment program helps you maintain and live a substance-free life by providing both individual and group therapy sessions.

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Why Choose Beachway?

Our inpatient treatment facility is located in sunny Florida, close to ocean surf and sand. We are proud to be Joint Commission Accredited (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), which evaluates rehab clinics based on delivering industry-standard care and an ongoing commitment to improvement.

Beachway is also a member of The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and is an A+ member of the Better Business Bureau (BBB).in

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Raising Standards for Rehabilitation

Beachway is focused on providing the highest standard of substance abuse treatment. Our commitment to delivering quality and meeting rigorous standards is acknowledged by a Joint Commission independent review.

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Will My Insurance Cover Rehab Costs?

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We understand that money may be a roadblock to getting long term treatment. At Beachway, all major insurance carriers are accepted. We are one of the most affordable centers in the United States. All costs are upfront – there are no hidden costs here. We offer several payment plants to help you. To see if your health insurance covers rehab, click here. For more information on the best 30 day long term rehab in Florida, contact us or call 877-284-0353 and speak to someone on our addiction helpline today.

Content Written By Elizabeth OssipLCSW, CAP, ICADC


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