Extended Care for Maximum Healing
When a person becomes addicted to drugs or alcohol, there’s no telling the extent of damage their chemical dependency will cause in their lives. It’s common for addicts to have every aspect of their lives turned upside-down by addiction. This includes their physical health, quality of life and even their cognitive ability. Long-term treatment is generally reserved for drug and alcohol users whose lives have been torn apart by addiction, and who need in-depth ongoing help to get back on their feet. These programs can last anywhere from three months to a year and address the complex lifestyle issues that patients face during recovery.
What Happens in Long-Term Treatment?
Long-term drug and alcohol treatment starts with traditional detox and rehab. Rehabilitation includes counseling, behavior modification, group therapy, and supplemental therapies. Those requiring long-term treatment will usually first get help from an inpatient treatment facility. Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive inpatient treatment and works with patients to facilitate long-term care should their needs dictate an extended form of treatment.
After completing detox and rehab, patients in long-term treatment stay in supportive housing, usually provided by their treatment program.
Patients may receive assistance with a variety of clinical and lifestyle issues including:
- Legal issues (if applicable)
- Relapse prevention
- Life skills development
- Medication assistance
- Family reconnection
- Job placement
Patients staying in long-term treatment are monitored on an ongoing basis. They stay in the program based on their progress until their treatment providers feel as though they’re ready to graduate and live on their own.