When someone who has a mild to moderate addiction, 28 days in treatment might be enough to help them turn their life around. However, someone who has a severe addiction will likely need more time in treatment. Addiction affects everyone differently. Why people start to abuse substances varies from person to person. More importantly, the trauma, permanent molecular changes in the brain, and the physical and mental damages active addiction leaves on a person is worth more than 28 days of treatment.
A Better Today Recovery Services believes in personalized plans where the progress of the patient dictates what is needed. For example, one patient could walk into treatment motivated to get clean because they believe in a better life than heroin.
Or a patient could walk in thinking that drugs will always be a metaphorical black cloud over their head. We believe each patient should learn about the origin of their addiction and realize that this disease does not have to run their whole life. Honestly, it is really up to you and we think you should give yourself a chance.
We can recommend lengths of stay that would be comprehensive and effective, but the real deciding factor is your doctor and your therapist. While you may aim for a shorter length of stay, there are benefits to a longer period of stay. Like improved mental wellness and stability.
A longer program of treatment also allows time for patients to address aspects of their lives that may have contributed to the continuation of addiction. Explore potential mental disorders from or before active addiction. Now is the time to focus on mind, body, and soul healing.
In a 90-day treatment period, the patient is given the much-needed time to chemically re-adjust in an environment that decreases outside stressors. For a positive step in the right direction, individualized treatment plans focus on making the first couple weeks of treatment as stress-free and comfortable as possible to help encourage building a strong foundation in your recovery.
Comprehensive and quality treatment doesn’t just happen in 28 days. Now is the opportunity to start over and rid yourself of this negative mindset that you deserve a life of substance abuse and drug seeking behavior. Call today, and we can help you find an addiction treatment program that works for you.