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Long Term Drug Rehab

A long-term drug rehab program usually lasts between three months to a year. Long-term drug rehab centers can be outpatient facilities or residential; however, most long-term rehab facilities provide inpatient residential services. These rehab programs are specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals who have more severe forms of addiction, coupled with psychological and social issues. If you or a friend is seeking a long-term rehab facility, we can help. Call our helpline at 1-888-968-9816 Who Answers? to discuss the best option for you. Our treatment specialists will help to find a treatment facility where you can enroll to get the best customized care to help you return to a life of sobriety.

Drug Addiction

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “drug addiction is a complex illness characterized by intense and, at times, uncontrollable drug craving, along with compulsive drug seeking and use that persist even in the face of devastating consequences.” Persons with substance abuse problems are usually dependent on the drug to the point where their brain functions deteriorate, and they develop problems with control, learning and memory. Drug addiction can negatively affect every area of a person’s life and may cause disruptions and problems in family, work and social relationships. The complexity of substance addiction and abuse is one of the main reasons why treatment is not one simple task but a combination of various treatment modalities. Long-term drug rehab centers are generally hospitable and are staffed with compassionate individuals who are committed to helping you overcome your addiction.

Statistics on Drug Abuse

Drug addiction is a real issue in the United States, and SAMHSA’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) has indicated that in 2010, approximately 22.6 million Americans aged 12 and older were current users of illicit drugs. This means they had used an illicit drug within one month prior to the interview being completed. These drugs included:

The survey also provided information that indicated that an approximate 131.3 million individuals in the same age group were regular drinkers of alcohol.

The survey further showed that approximately 23.1 million people in the 12 and over category were classified as needing help for their addiction in 2010. A total of 2.6 million people received the needed help at a drug rehab facility, while 20.5 million did not get any assistance at all. Seeking help for your addiction is nothing to be ashamed of. It is the first step to recovery that will help you lead a clean life, free from drug and alcohol abuse. So, do not hesitate; call us at 1-888-968-9816 Who Answers? to seek the help you need now. Whether you seek a private long-term drug or alcohol rehab center or an outpatient facility, we can help to find the most suitable and exclusive treatment center for you.

Treatment Modalities

One of the principal objectives of any long-term rehab program is to help the individual to develop a level of accountability. It has been statistically and scientifically proven that long-term addiction treatment can prevent relapses and aid in recovery from drug addiction. A typical 60 day drug rehabilitation program may utilize a combination of medical and behavior treatment types that are meant to cleanse both the body and the mind.


Medication is used in the treatment of withdrawal symptoms and specific treatment for certain drug abuse cases. Medically assisted withdrawal helps to decrease the severity of withdrawal symptoms during the detoxification period. In addition, medications are also used to aid in restoring certain brain functions that may have been decreased by persistent drug abuse and may also decrease the craving for the drug and prevent relapse in certain addictions. Some medications include:

  • Methadone, buprenorphine (heroin and morphine addiction)
  • Naltrexone (other opioid addictions)
  • Sprays, lozenges, gums, patch (nicotine replacement therapies for nicotine addiction)
  • Bupropion and varenicline (nicotine addiction)
  • Acamprosate and disulfiram (alcohol addiction)


Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral therapy in long-term drug rehabilitation centers is geared toward altering the individual’s perceptions and behaviors as they relate to drug use and lifestyle issues. Medical treatment alone is not as effective, and statistics have shown that people who use only medical detox are more likely to have instances of relapse. Some of the behavior therapy models, as indicated on the NIDA website, include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Multidimensional family therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Motivational incentives

Research carried out by researchers from the University of Chicago, Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University and NIDA has also shown the benefits of long-term drug rehab, indicating that users who received treatment at a long-term rehab facility were more likely to stay drug free.

Using this multidisciplinary approach allows the addicts to explore all areas that are affected by drug use and make attempts to change them. Finding the best program may be difficult if you decide to go at it alone; however, with help from us, the process can be made exponentially easier. So, pick up the phone and call us at 1-888-968-9816 Who Answers? now. Our treatment specialists will provide counseling and help to select the best long-term drug rehab center for you.