Like most medical conditions, substance use disorders (SUDs) range from mild to severe. When seeking a rehab program, it is essential to understand the types of programs available so that you can choose the one best suited to your needs. Typically, outpatient and short-term residential recovery programs work well for individuals who have not already participated in multiple short-term treatment episodes and have a solid support network. A long-term residential treatment program is ideal for individuals with severe or persistent addiction or a history of chronic relapse.
New Bridge Foundation® is the premier choice for addiction treatment in Northern California. With over 50 years of experience, we have been ranked as one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” for the past three years in a survey conducted by Statista in cooperation with Newsweek. Our long-term rehab program (START) addresses the needs of those who require intensive drug or alcohol addiction treatment. The longer duration of this program (90 to 180 days) allows clients to develop the routines and habits essential for lasting recovery. Call 866.772.8491 to learn more.
Why Choose Extended Residential Rehab Treatment?
Residential addiction treatment provides access to care 24/7 in a structured environment that supports recovery. The structure of residential rehab fosters the development of healthy habits and routines essential to establishing accountability, responsibility, and positive lifestyle changes.
Most residential treatment programs are short-term, lasting 28-30 days on average and up to 90 days at most. While any length of treatment is better than none, in many cases short-term rehab programs do not provide enough time for some individuals to recover or address their co-occurring mental health concerns, increasing the likelihood of relapse. Short-term rehab is best suited for individuals who:
- Have limited experience in participating in substance use disorder rehab programs
- Are reluctant to attend long-term care due to outside obligations
- Are on the brink of relapse and need to stabilize
- Have been to rehab before, experienced a brief relapse and need to get back on track
Conversely, a long-term rehab program typically lasts three to six months. Research indicates that most individuals struggling with addiction need at least three months in treatment to reduce or halt substance use significantly. The longer an individual remains in treatment, the better the outcomes and the more benefits they will experience.
An extended residential rehab treatment program allows clients to become fully immersed in the therapeutic milieu without the distractions of daily life, including access to drugs or alcohol. The extended amount of time in treatment allows clients to internalize recovery concepts for sustained sobriety. While everyone can benefit from long-term rehab, it can be critical for individuals who:
- Have severe, persistent, or chronic addiction
- Have not found successful recovery with short-term rehab
- Do not have a solid support network
- Suffer from chronic relapse
Addiction does not occur overnight, so it cannot be expected to be resolved quickly. Extended residential rehab treatment offers clients and their families the time and space required to begin to heal.
What Are the Benefits of Long-Term Rehab?
The primary benefit of long-term rehab is that it gives clients the benefit of time, enabling them to incorporate and solidify important behavioral changes and coping skills into their lives. These programs typically offer individual and group counseling, individualized treatment planning as well as discharge planning.
Long-term residential treatment involves in-depth counseling to help clients identify what they need to focus on and what needs to change to enable them to gain sobriety and remain sober. Other significant benefits include:
- More time in a safe environment away from people, places, and things that can trigger substance use
- Treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders
- Peer support and the development of a strong support network
- Reduced isolation and the development of a sense of belonging and community
- Structure and routine with clear boundaries and expectations
- Access to good nutrition and health & wellness programs
- Insight into the root causes of addictive behaviors
- Reduced risk of relapse
Clients can practice newly acquired skills through extended residential rehab treatment in a safe, and supportive environment. This level of treatment is often more beneficial for many than outpatient programs, especially for individuals with chronic addiction. Long-term rehab at New Bridge Foundation® typically lasts between three and six months. This longer treatment duration allows clients to build a solid foundation to strengthen their recovery.
Discover the Benefits of Long-Term Rehab at New Bridge Foundation®
At New Bridge Foundation®, our long-term residential rehab program (START) is ideal for clients who require intensive drug or alcohol addiction treatment, have had multiple relapses, or have otherwise been unable to overcome addiction. Through treatment planning catering to your unique needs, you will develop the tools needed to beat your addiction, and heal, and grow. Call 866.772.8491 to discover the benefits of long-term rehab at our affordable, award-winning treatment center in the San Francisco Bay Area.