Extended Addiction Treatment Program Focused on Saving Lives
Maryland Recovery offers an extended care program to help recovering addicts get accustomed to being substance-free and make several strides toward building a new life. Our program model provides recovery housing in the Bel Air, Maryland area (for those who don’t live nearby), and patients receive partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient services at our local treatment center for up to 90 days.
Differences Between Long-Term and Short-Term Addiction Treatment Programs
Traditional rehab for drug and alcohol addiction comes in the form of a 28-day or 30-day program. Programs typically include medically supervised detox, therapy and education on addiction and sobriety.
Extended addiction treatment programs — 90 days or longer — are becoming more popular due to evidence-based studies showing relapse to be less likely the longer the patient is in formal rehab.
Shorter programs are often less expensive, but long-term programs are better able to help people address the deep-seated roots of addiction in order to achieve long-term sobriety and avoidance of relapse. Therefore, a longer program could end up being more cost effective if it eliminates the patient’s need for return trips to rehab.
Extended Addiction Treatment FAQs
Learn more about the advantages of long-term rehab and about Maryland Recovery’s extended care program specifically by browsing through the following frequently asked questions (with our answers):
What Are the Success Rates for Long-Term Care?
The standard rehabilitation facility offering 30-day programs may succeed in the detoxification phase, but it does not allow enough time for mental, emotional and spiritual detoxification. In a long-term care program, the underlying reasons for the addiction can be unearthed, resulting in more clarity and insight for the patient.
A longer time period allows for more individualized treatment plans, practice of relapse prevention techniques and planning for aftercare. Each of these steps can be taken at the patient’s own pace.
Rates of relapse for 90-day programs are less than 50 percent of the relapse rates among those who went to 30-day programs. As you can see, the chances of recovery success are greatly improved in a long-term care program.
What Should I Expect During an Extended Addiction Treatment Program?
At Maryland Recovery, we offer recovery housing to give each patient stability and a substance-free environment during this extended time in rehab.
Our programs allow patients to keep one foot in rehab and one foot in everyday life. For example, our intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization program (PHP) formats allow people in recovery to hold down a job or continue their education while still in treatment. We encourage patients to stay in the area to complete treatment — and away from their former problematic environments – which is why recovery housing is encouraged.
Many individuals that struggle with drug and alcohol abuse have a co-occurring mental health issue. Our PHP addresses the dual diagnosis of addiction and mental health while offering psychiatric monitoring 7 days a week and therapy 5 to 6 hours a day.
Some of our patients come to us directly after having completed detox and/or an inpatient program elsewhere, but most are new to rehab. We have the resources to take them through each of the distinct phases of the rehab process.
Every treatment plan at Maryland Recovery is customized and structured to each individual patient’s needs.
Why Is 90-Day Long-Term Rehab Necessary to Reduce One’s Relapse Risk?
The National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) reports that addicts show the most significant improvement about three months into treatment. Additionally, NIDA asserts that 90-day programs should be the new gold standard for successful treatment for substance use disorders.
Every person is different and there is no magic number of days that cures everyone the same. However, recovery experts and statistics do insist that programs 90 days or longer are considerably more successful in helping patients maintain sobriety and see a lower risk of relapse.
Longer time in rehab equates to more practice time on relapse-avoidance skills and other helpful coping strategies.
Is Family Treatment Involved?
Alcohol and drug abuse not only affects the user, but also the family. A strong treatment program will include the family members as part of therapy. The recovery housing format of our program allows for ample access to and communication with one’s family during the entire treatment process.
The person struggling with addiction needs the support of his or her family, and the family members often need therapy themselves to deal with the difficulties they’ve experienced because of the loved one’s addiction.
Spouses, partners, parents and children develop methods of behavior to deal with or control the dysfunctional environment they have had to live in because of addiction within the family. To regain health and order in the home and family, family members of the addict must learn how to help themselves and their loved one.
Maryland Recovery solicits the input of family members throughout the entire treatment process, and we also have services to address the emotional needs of family members specifically.
Getting Help with Long-Term Rehabilitation
Maryland Recovery is in the business of saving lives from the grips of addiction. If you or a loved one needs to hit the reset button on life, contact us immediately!
Our admissions counselors are standing by to answer all of your questions. Call us at (877) 762-3766 or review our admissions process now. We’re ready to discuss extended care options as soon as you are.
"Maryland Recovery gave me the tools and counseling to accept my past and forge a new future for myself. Life today has a hope and brightness to it that had not experienced before. I got a job and an apartment with the help of Maryland Recovery. I am able to be part of my family’s life again."
— Robert M
"I am certain that this program helped save my life. I was provided with an opportunity to learn how to live a sober life. I learned to be responsible and accountable for my behavior. When practicing the principles of the program and remaining willing to grow on this journey, I experience a freedom I never knew, but always wanted."
— Morgan S
"The only things that I knew when I arrived at Maryland Recovery (MR) was that I was broken: spiritually, emotionally, and physically broken and that my way of doing things had gotten me there. The people at MR understood who I was better than I did. They assured me that I was not alone, with that came a glimpse of hope and some relief."
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