Is Short-Term Drug Rehab Effective?

Is Short-Term Drug Rehab Effective?

May 29, 2018 By Paul Spanjar 0 comments

How long does drug rehab take?”. This is one of the most common questions we are asked when people enquire about our residential rehab. But the length of time needed to overcome an addiction can vary depending on the individual. Before you are seduced by the temptation of a 5 or 7-day drug detox, read our thoughts on why a longer-term solution may be more effective. 

The benefits of short -term drug rehab

Short-term drug rehab programmes usually last between 2 – 4 weeks. They normally include a safe drug detox programme in a safe and controlled environment. The rest of the time will be spent in a residential rehab with a drug programme, including counselling with a group or on an individual basis. The limited time is attractive for those who don’t want to take too much time away from work or their family. Short-term drug rehab is also an appealing option for those who want to limit their budget on rehab. 

Does short -term drug rehab work?

Although short-term drug rehab might be the most suitable option for one person, it is not the best for everyone. 4 weeks is often not enough time to comes to terms with their drug addiction and develop the necessary life skills to move forward in their recovery.

Addicts who receive drug addiction treatment for under 30 days will not often fully address the issues underlying their addiction. If a patient returns to their daily life after this point, they are at a much higher risk of a relapse. However, short-term drug rehab may be a good way to ease into longer treatment. Many of our patients at our private rehab choose to continue their treatment after 4 weeks to understand their addiction better and increase their chance of long-term recovery. 

Benefits of long-term drug rehab

Drug rehab is more effective the sooner you seek professional treatment. Long-term substance abusers may need longer to un-do the triggers and habits of drug addiction. Our full-length drug programme is 12 weeks. This gives patients a good amount of time to work through their addiction through a range of therapies, including drug addiction counselling, group therapy, family therapy, self-esteem work, stress and anger management and more.

If you would like to learn more about our drug rehab in Bournemouth, including our rehab costs, please contact our trained addiction counsellors on 0800 955 0945 and find out how we can help.

Why Us:

The Providence Projects has been successfully delivering alcohol and drug rehab for over 20 years. The highly skilled counselling team and a proven and innovative treatment programme combine to ensure that all of our clients have the best possible chance of recovery.

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Our Model:

Steve Spiegel and Dr Turnbull agreed a mission when opening The Providence Projects in 1996 and our mission has remained the same; to provide effective and affordable addiction treatment in order to help men, women and families begin the process of recovery.

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If you are the person with the problem, or if you are the friend or family member and you want to speak confidentially or find out about the detox and rehab packages, please call us today and speak to one of our highly skilled addiction specialists on 0800 9550945.

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