At New Bridge Foundation®, our long-term residential rehab (START) is able to help clients overcome their addictions. The severity of addiction varies dramatically from person to person. START is an ideal choice for those who require intensive treatment due to struggling with chronic substance abuse and relapse.

Addiction can be a chronic, relapsing disease. At New Bridge Foundation®. our long-term residential rehab program and other treatment programs can help prevent a return to use, allowing clients to thrive in recovery. For more information about our addiction treatment programs in Berkeley, CA, call New Bridge Foundation® today at 866.772.8491 or use our secure online form.

The Duration of Long-Term Residential Rehab (START)
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Typically, a short-term recovery program lasts around 30 days. In contrast, our long-term residential rehab program (START) usually lasts between three to six months. The longer duration allows clients to build and strengthen their recovery. It also helps build healthy habits and routines that become an integral part of daily coping mechanisms.

The Benefits of START

START is an excellent option providing 24/7 support while teaching clients how to abstain from drugs and alcohol. Many past clients report going on to live happy, productive lives, as evidenced by our clients’ testimonials. The clients in our long-term residential program have the benefit of time as they learn which behaviors have gotten in the way of success. They can then learn how to change these behaviors to ensure a lasting recovery and successful future.

Attending long-term residential rehab programs like the one at New Bridge Foundation® has several advantages. For clients who have tried to address their substance use problems in short-term outpatient programs or on their own but have relapsed, programs like this one are often the right choice. Among the many benefits of long-term residential rehab are:

  • Long-term residential treatment generally involves more in-depth therapy programs than other kinds of treatment.
  • In a long-term residential rehab program, the client comes into contact with others in similar circumstances and with similar recovery goals. This can lead to a strong support network, which can be a significant component of long-term recovery, making relapse less likely.
  • In a long-term residential program, clients reside in our facility. Consequently, they remove themselves from the pressures and triggers that can get in the way of healing. Residential rehab allows clients a safe place to focus on recovery.
  • A long-term residential rehab program provides clients with a structured, disciplined approach to rehabilitation and recovery.

These are only a few of the benefits of long-term residential rehab, but for some, they are essential steps on the road to recovery.

Treating Co-Occurring Disorders in a Long-Term Rehab Program

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction and has co-occurring mental health disorders, long-term residential treatment may be the best option. The most common mental health issues that people suffer from in addition to addiction include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Personality disorders
  • Suicidal ideation

The team at New Bridge Foundation® can treat the addiction while addressing any underlying mental health disorders. Experts recommend addressing addiction and mental health disorders simultaneously as treating only one of these conditions often leads to the other growing worse, ultimately resulting in relapse.

The long-term care at New Bridge Foundation® gives our clients the tools they need to lead happy, productive lives free of addiction. If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, please get in touch with us today to learn more about our long-term residential rehab program.

Treatment Methods to Achieve Lasting Recovery in Long-Term Residential Rehab

START, our long-term residential program, offers a variety of evidence-based treatment methods. Services provided include but are not limited to:

  • Psychological evaluation
  • Individual counseling
  • Group counseling and education
  • Family education and support 
  • Relapse prevention
  • 12-step support and 12-step alternatives
  • Stress reduction

  • Vocational preparation and job readiness
  • Co-occurring disorder services
  • Exercise program
  • Health and wellness education
  • Discharge planning
  • Free aftercare for life

Clients who successfully complete the START program may be eligible for sober satellite housing.

Learn More About Our Long-Term Residential Treatment Program Today

Addiction is never something to be taken lightly. If you or someone you care about is struggling with substance use problems, it is vital to find the proper treatment. Thinking through and researching your many treatment options is highly beneficial. Weighing the benefits of long-term residential treatment and finding a program that tailors the treatment plan to your specific needs is paramount to ongoing success, especially if you have tried to achieve recovery in the past but continued to relapse. If you do this, you will have an excellent chance of achieving genuine, long-term sobriety.

Dealing with the responsibilities of everyday life when you are attempting to get sober can feel challenging. Long-term residential rehab programs like the one at New Bridge Foundation® offer the structure, care, and support that you need to free yourself from drugs and alcohol. Reach out to New Bridge Foundation® online or call us at 866.772.8491 for more information on START and our additional addiction treatment programs today.