Substance abuse 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, the first several days or weeks may be focused on 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 from 18 days to a one-year drug rehab program. Patients likely need more time to shed old, detrimental habits and form new, productive ones.
When an individual enters a long-term inpatient rehab center, they gain a support network of trained therapists, counselors, medical professionals, and 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 make 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 along the way.
Beachway offers customized therapy plans that are tailored to each individual’s needs. Using a multi-therapy approach to our care, each patient can simultaneously address the root causes of their substance abuse and begin the healing process.