30-Day Inpatient Rehab

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Content Written By:

Susana Spiegel

Medically Reviewed by:

Dr. Patricia Sullivan, MD MPH



Why Choose 30-Day Treatment

A key aspect of recovery is deciding to begin the process. However, there’s a lot of factors to consider before deciding the length of your rehab journey. Depending on each individual’s situation, the recommended treatment program lengths usually vary.

Even though a 30-day inpatient rehab treatment program doesn’t seem like a lot of time, it can substantially impact a patient’s recovery and in a positive way.

Depending upon the substance, the idea is to detox and then develop the life skills to keep themselves abstinent after treatment is done. A strong and strategic aftercare plan can help increase the chances of success in a treatment program.

A 30-day rehab would work best for you if you cannot spend prolonged amounts of time in treatment due to personal responsibilities such as work or family. This length of the program contains the same treatments and therapies as the more extended treatment stays, but they’re condensed.

Another key factor in deciding is whether you choose an inpatient or outpatient program. When you commit to inpatient, you’ll live in the facility and have access to round-the-clock care. This means you’ll be there seven days a week, and any outside responsibilities you have will temporarily be put on hold- or handled by family and friends you trust.

Outpatient care, on the other hand, means you’ll attend treatment multiple times per week (anywhere from three to seven days weekly), and you’ll go home at the end of the day. Outpatient is best for people with work or family responsibilities they cannot put into the hands of others.

A 30-day treatment plan may be the best for you in your current situation. For others who struggle with a prolonged and dangerous addiction, more extended options may best. You can also consider other treatment lengths available to you.

What Happens in 30-day Inpatient Rehab?

What occurs in a 30-day program depends primarily on the rehab center you decide to trust with your recovery. A good treatment center will always use evidence-based treatments and therapies. Inpatient 30-day treatment is short-term drug and alcohol treatment. Usually, you will reside at the rehab center for 30 days until the treatment is complete. You’ll go through detox and receive medical attention. After the worst of your withdrawal symptoms have passed, you’ll begin more intensive groups, treatments, and therapies.

One evidence-based therapy that drug and alcohol treatment centers employ is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT has proven effective at treating the underlying causes of your addiction. When you participate in CBT, you’ll delve into the unhealthy thoughts and patterns that led to your addiction. This is just one example of many evidence-based treatments that are available at inpatient treatment centers.

A 30-day treatment plan helps you develop techniques to keep you safe from relapse. Because this is a condensed program with a much shorter period, you will spend more extended periods of your day involved in treatment. You’ll figure out what your triggers are, how to avoid them, and what to do when you find yourself confronted with them.

If you are unable to commit to 30-day inpatient rehab, you may want to consider outpatient programs that offer many of the same services as inpatient rehab. The main difference is that you go home at the end of the day in outpatient. Outpatient care puts more responsibility on the patient because you’re responsible for showing up every day. For many patients, this is not the best option but it works for some.

If you are considering a 30-day program, be honest with yourself and an admissions specialist about your needs. After being admitted and speaking with a therapist, you’ll have a better idea of the best course of recovery to take.

30 Day Treatment Aftercare

Aftercare is vital after your initial time in treatment. It is the strategic plan that you put into place with your therapist. Critical aspects and unique challenges of your recovery are taken into consideration when building this plan. In the process, you can decide what type of therapy to participate in after treatment and the frequency with which you will go. Aftercare programs consist of continued individual therapy, group therapy, and step-by-step programs like 12 step programs.

A critical part of aftercare that you might not realize at the start of your treatment is the network of recovery support you’ll find. It’s surprising, but a large portion of Americans are in recovery, approximately 23 million as of 2018.

Group therapy can be an integral part of recovery programs, and you’ll find that you can rely on your peers. It’s immensely beneficial to have people around you committed to their recovery. It will give you the much-needed motivation and inspiration to keep going.

How do I pay for 30-day Inpatient Rehab?

Private Insurance

There are three main options to pay for a 30-day rehab stay. The first and most convenient is through private insurance. Insurance companies usually cover some level of recovery treatment. Health insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and United Healthcare Community have plans covering 30-day treatment plans.

Medicaid and Medicare

You may be covered under your state Medicaid or Medicare plan. Medicaid plans vary from state to state. For example, in Arizona, the Medicaid or Medicare program is known as AHCCCS. Medicaid and Medicare will cover necessary drug and alcohol treatment as long as you are eligible and active. They may also cover other costs related to rehab, including transportation.

If you do not have insurance or have low or no income, you will likely be eligible for Medicare or Medicaid. Many rehabs actually enroll for you upon admission. Contact us for more details.

What if I have no Insurance?

Consider Low-Cost Cash Pay Options 

Finally, if there are no other options available, most treatment centers will work with you. Many offer payment plans so they can break how much you pay into smaller, manageable chunks. A center may also provide a sliding fee scale. This means that a center will adjust how much you owe based on how much you have. Regardless of how you can get your treatment paid for, it’s worth it and will save you time, heartache, and money in the future.

Is 30-Day Treatment Effective?

It’s possible to condense treatment in a tight 30-day package, but the question is… is it effective to do so?

There are a variety of factors that go into whether a recovery program is successful. Ultimately, the success rate of a program increases with its length. This is especially true with severe addictions. However, there are many reasons why a 30-day program could work for you. 30-day rehab center stays may not seem like a lot of time, but for the right person, it’s a part jumpstart to recovery.

Those who are apprehensive about an inpatient rehab program are more likely to commit to shorter treatment stays like 30-days. Even spending one month in an addiction treatment center is better than no time treatment. During this time, patients learn coping skills, how to identify dysfunctional patterns and tools to obtain. Patients are also given a closer look at themselves and an opportunity to reflect on who they are. Being able to get back in touch with oneself during treatment can be a powerful and transformative experience.

Many patients have found long-term recovery success with shorter 30-day rehab stays. When you’re deciding what to do, having a specialist provide you with information can be invaluable. Please get in touch with an admissions specialist to discuss your options for a 30-day inpatient rehab program at 1 (888) 906-0952


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Find the Right 30-Day Treatment Center

The first obstacle to overcome when it comes to recovery is admitting that you need help. The second is finding the right treatment. There are so many options out there with so many branching decisions you have to make; it often feels like more effort than it’s worth. However, this isn’t true. Getting clean and reclaiming control over your life will be difficult, but there is a massive network of people ready and eager to support you through this journey.

The most important thing to keep in mind is that you deserve the program perfect for you. When considering different treatments, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Even more so, don’t hesitate to say no when it doesn’t sound like it will work for you. You should know the ins and outs of the program before you begin anything.

This is, of course, complicated, but we can help you. We have a team of dedicated addiction specialists standing by to talk you through every aspect of your recovery. Call us today to get started. Addiction is a destructive force, but you don’t have to let it wreak havoc on you for one single day longer.