If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, the best option is to seek professional help. Addiction can wreak havoc on someone’s life, disrupting relationships, responsibilities, and routines. Efforts made to cut down or quit may be unsuccessful. A rehab center is designed to help clients begin and maintain recovery from drugs and alcohol. Specialists are trained to complete assessments, give a substance use disorder (SUD) diagnosis, and create individualized treatment plans geared to assist individuals in overcoming their addictions. Part of this process entails assisting clients in determining level of care including whether or not they can benefit from a short-term addiction treatment program. If you are looking for a short-term residential rehab in Berkeley, CA contact New Bridge Foundation® today by calling 866.772.8491 or reaching out to our team online.
What Is the Difference Between Long-Term and Short-Term Addiction Treatment?
The difference is simple: long-term rehab lasts 90 days or more, while short-term addiction treatment typically lasts 28-30 days, although some individuals may participate for longer.
Long-term rehab programs are considered ideal for individuals who have attempted short-term rehab in the past but have been unable to maintain sobriety or for those individuals who have a history of chronic relapse. Some individuals simply need the benefit of time to be able to successfully achieve sobriety.
Other individuals may not require a longer stay or they may not have the ability to participate in long-term treatment which can require months away from work and family. For these individuals, short-term addiction treatment is an excellent option. It is important to keep in mind that a 28-30-day rehab is not necessarily less intensive than long-term rehab and can lead to equally successful outcomes. Short-term addiction treatment can be comprised of residential care (including detox if necessary), outpatient services, or both. Clients may begin their recovery journey by participating in detoxification or residential treatment before transferring to our outpatient program.
Short-term addiction treatment programs typically provide individual and group counseling, health and wellness activities, individualized treatment planning, as well as discharge planning. A comprehensive continuing care plan might involve recommendations for attendance in our weekly aftercare groups, participation in a self-help group like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), or ongoing psychotherapy.
What Can You Expect from a 30-Day Rehab Program?
Short-term addiction treatment programs are typically 28-30-days although they can be longer. As mentioned earlier, these programs can be any of the following:
- Detoxification rehab programs, which assist individuals in ridding their bodies of substances under medical supervision and support.
- Residential rehab programs, which involves 24/7 support and may be located in a more home-like setting versus a hospital.
- Outpatient rehab programs, which can involve support and guidance for overcoming addiction while allowing clients to keep living at home during the course of treatment.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) does recommend up to 90 days of combined treatment, which may include both residential and outpatient services.
When Should You Consider a Short-Term Addiction Treatment Program?
If you or someone you care about is struggling with addiction, it may help to remember that each case of addiction is different and different people need different things. For many, a short-term addiction treatment program is an excellent option. As previously discussed many short-term programs also provide outpatient care, so 30-day rehab options are not, in fact, limited to just 30 days of care.
If you’re looking for intensive treatment in a short amount of time, a short-term addiction treatment program may be ideal. Whether you participate in inpatient or outpatient services, you will be provided with high quality care that can assist you in beginning your recovery journey.
Ready to Learn More About New Bridge Foundation®’s 30-Day Rehab Program?
If you’re searching for an affordable short-term addiction treatment program in Berkeley, CA, contact New Bridge Foundation® today. At New Bridge Foundation®, we have more than 50 years or experience helping people overcome their addictions. We were also recently ranked one of America’s “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” for the third year in a row (2020, 2021, 2022) in a survey conducted by Statista in cooperation with Newsweek. Call 866.772.8491 or reach out to our team online.