Most addicts and alcoholics including myself never want to spend very long in drug treatment. That is the sickness of our disease; it tells us we don’t need help and if we start to feel better even in the slightest sense of the word we think we are cured. The addict and alcoholic never truly has a full understanding of their disease until they have gotten some significant clean time and even then the worst could happen and they could fall back into old patterns of thinking and end up relapsing. This is why if it is at all possible an addict or alcoholic should attend long term drug treatment. Staying 28 days just doesn’t cut it.
What is long term drug treatment?
Different treatment centers have different treatment models. At Palm Partners long term drug treatment follows a phase system that allows individuals to gain rewards and more freedom with success and completion in different aspects of treatment. Usually long term drug treatment at Palm Partners is a minimum 90 days. Their long term drug treatment program involves a level of care that is intense and all encompassing. Long term drug treatment includes traditional psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, yoga, exercise, nutritional counseling, massage, recreational opportunities, relapse prevention education and therapy and 12 step programs. And a whole lot more. Long term drug treatment was developed to enhance the client’s potential for staying sober.
What are the benefits of long term drug treatment?
Any drug rehab center that you go to, you are going to get many benefits the longer you stay. But at a place like Palm Partners there are some added bonuses that no other treatment center can match. Palm Partners knows the importance of the length of stay in rehab is so they offer a guarantee for sobriety. The guarantee simply states that if you stay at least 90 days in long term drug treatment, and then complete a year of coaching/counseling then you are guaranteed to stay sober and if you don’t; well your next trip to rehab is free. This is one of the only tangible benefits of long term drug treatment in the wide array drug and alcohol rehabs out there.
The Palm Partners Guarantee and benefit of long term drug treatment
1. Provided the individual has been in a Residential Treatment Facility for a full 90 days of residential care, and then is compliant with the Recovery Coaching Program for a full year after that, if such an individual relapses they may return for treatment at the same facility for a thirty day relapse prevention program free of charge.
2. A “relapse” means using alcohol, illicit drugs or non-prescribed medication. The “same facility” means the Palm Partners Treatment facility where the individual received initial care.
3. Palm Partners retains the right to refuse a second Residential treatment to an individual who was discharged for disruptive behavior, harm to other clients, or noncompliance with our Residential Procedures the first time. This is in order to ensure the safety and recovery of all clients.
4. Note that the above offer is exclusive of medication costs, and medical detoxification.
Benefits of long term drug treatment
Of course any and all drug treatment centers have benefits with a lengthier stay. Some other benefits of long term drug treatment are that it keeps you safe for a longer amount of time and allows you to learn more about yourself while also preparing yourself for going back to your life. Believe it or not while it may seem 30 days are sufficient (and it could be for some) you are still running a high risk of not staying sober. Thirty days is not a lot of time, even though for the addict and alcoholic it may feel like forever. The body, mind and spirit needs time to heal and the longer you allow that happen the better your chances of success and at achieving the ultimate goal of lifelong sobriety as well as happiness. Palm Partners offers the real benefits of staying 90 days by offering the guarantee also. Staying connected with the drug treatment center through coaching and counseling for a year after giving yourself 90 days to clear your mind and body is a great recipe for success and one the greatest if not most life changing benefits of long term drug treatment.
If you or someone you love is in need of long term drug treatment, please give us a call at 800-951-6135.