30-Day Addiction Treatment
Choosing what type of treatment program you want to enroll in can feel daunting and scary. You face several choices that lead to the ultimate choice of where to receive treatment. For example, you will choose whether you want to enroll in inpatient treatment, residential treatment, or outpatient treatment. Also, you will need to decide if you will enroll in a program that is more medically-based or more holistically based. Another choice you will need to make includes whether you seek out a special interest program. Length is also a factor, therefore consider if 30 days of treatment will benefit you or if a longer program is necessary.
Special interest programs could be treatment targeted to young adults, survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, or members of the LGBTQ+ community. Once you have made all of those decisions, you will need to decide how long your treatment will be. Some treatments are longer than a year. Others last only a month. Most commonly, rehab centers will offer 30, 60, and 90-day programs. We want to help those in the Ohio area find the treatment program that will work for them.
What are 30-Day Treatment Programs?
Often, 30-day treatment is the shortest option for treatment. Those who enroll in short-term treatment experience many benefits. For instance, short-term treatment provides the fastest and most intensive option for addiction treatment. Further, 30-day programs allow for the shortest time away from family and loved ones. They are most effective for people who have mild to moderate addictions. Further, 30-day programs are more cost-effective than longer treatment programs are. Although the time allotted in these treatment programs seems to be obvious, 30-day programs can be a catch-all term for short-term treatment. Therefore, 30-day programs can actually last anywhere between 20 days and 30 days long.
There are several types of 30-day addiction treatment programs. Specifically, there are inpatient, outpatient, and residential types of treatment. At an inpatient treatment center, patients live and receive treatment at the same facility. Hospitals, clinics, and other medical treatment centers offer this type of treatment. At an outpatient treatment center, however, patients live at home and attend the center during the day. Finally, at a residential treatment center, patients receive treatment in one location and live with other patients at a different location. All of these types of care centers offer 30-day treatment programs. If you want to learn more about your 30-day treatment options, please call 614-502-6247 today.
How Effective are 30-Day Treatment Programs?
Effectiveness of short-term treatment programs largely depends on patients’ circumstances in general. However, researchers have conducted studies to determine the effectiveness in general. For instance, a study published by the US National Library of Medicine sought to measure the neuropsychological recovery in patients of short-term programs. Those who suffer from substance use disorder often have cognitive impairments when they enter treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cognitive impairment “is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.”
During the study, researchers gave 167 people 15 neurological tests after they had been in treatment for six weeks. The study found that patients’ memory improved moderately. However, executive function, verbal ability, and information processing speed only showed a small level of improvement. Finally, the study found that those who relapsed between their treatment and their follow-up or had other medical problems were less likely to show recovery. Ultimately, the study found that although recovery can happen after six weeks of treatment, memory seems to be the only cognitive function significantly impacted.
As far as relapse rates go, addiction experts believe that the longer the treatment, the less likely relapse is. Therefore, 30-day treatment programs are most effective for those who have mild to moderate addictions. Currently, between 40% and 60% of people relapse after they receive treatment. Despite a person’s number of relapses or where they are on their journey, treatment can help. Determining if 30-day treatment is right for you depends on the severity of your addiction.
What Happens During 30-Day Treatment?
Now that you understand more about 30-day programs and why they’re effective, you may wonder what happens during a 30-day program. Although each program is unique, there is a basic structure to 30-day programs.
The 30-day treatment program will start with the patient meeting with a recovery specialist. This is where all the information surrounding the patient’s addiction, medical history, and mental health history will be discussed and evaluated. This is the first step in the process because it will determine how the individualized treatment plan will be organized and developed.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Next after the assessment, the specialist and the patient will talk about the development of the individualized treatment plan. The specialist uses the information he or she learned from the patient’s medical, mental, and addiction history to tailor a plan that is right for the patient. The patient learns what to expect during the 30-day program when he or she creates the treatment plan.
Third, the patient goes through the detox process. The purpose of detox is to allow the patient’s body to safely withdraw from harmful substances. There are two types of detox that 30-day programs commonly use: medical detox and social detox. During medical detox, recovery specialists give patients medicine that can ease their withdrawal symptoms. However, during social detox, recovery specialists monitor patients throughout their withdrawal period. Although they do not receive medical support, they do receive social support from the supervising staff.
Fourth, patients receive counseling. The type of counseling patients receive depends on their individualized treatment plans. Some common types of therapy include psychotherapy, group therapy, and behavior therapy. Each of these therapies focuses on a different aspect of healing and overcoming addiction. For example, psychotherapy examines the thoughts and emotions behind addiction. Additionally, group therapy allows patients to develop empathy for others in the same situation. Group therapy also gives patients a place to feel heard and understood. Finally, behavior therapy focuses on changing specific behaviors that lead to addiction.
Personalized Aftercare Plan
An aftercare plan is also designed with a recovery specialist. When this part is done depends on the facility. Sometimes it is accomplished in the beginning with everything else and sometimes the aftercare plan is designed once you have been undergoing treatment for a while. Regardless, aftercare plans provide guidance for patients who are transitioning out of a 30-day program and back into their lives. Further, these plans offer support. Plans can include making an appointment with a therapist outside of the program, connecting patients with 12-step programs in their area, and offering guidance on joining support groups. Not only do these plans provide support, but they also provide a space for patients to set goals. Patients can create goals about where they will spend their free time and how their relationships with loved ones will change. Also, they will make a plan for what to do when they feel tempted to fall back into addiction. These plans are designed to give the patient the tools they need in order to continue succeeding in their recovery once they are discharged from treatment.
Complete the 30-Day Program
It is crucial that patients complete all 30 days of the program. Even if improvement is being seen two weeks in, it is important to see the process through. Once one has completed the program they will be discharged from the treatment. They will then have to make an effort to follow their aftercare plan while they are on their own.
Find the Right 30-Day Treatment for You
Ohio is home to 483 addiction treatment centers. Several of these centers offer 30-day treatment. Further, 46 of these have short-term residential treatment. Although it can feel overwhelming or even impossible to decide which program is best, we can help. As you search for the right treatment program, make sure to look for three things. First, look for evidence-based treatment programs. Second, look for a treatment program with excellent staff credentials. Third, look for a center that has high-quality aftercare.
For assistance locating a rehabilitation facility, for any concerns regarding substance abuse in general, or for advice, Recovery Treatment recovery experts are available 24 hours a day at 614-502-6247. Call now to discuss traveling from Columbus, OH for addiction treatment.
First, seek out evidence-based treatment programs. These types of programs rely on researched treatment methods, which will yield better results. Although many rehabs claim to be scientifically backed, not all of them will truly rely on the best practices. Start out by searching peer-reviewed journals for the most effective methods of addiction treatment. Then, search for treatment centers in your area that match.
Excellent Staff Credentials
Second, look for a rehab with excellent staff credentials. This means that at all times, at least one registered nurse, physician, or nurse practitioner is present. This way, you can trust that your care is in the best, most qualified hands.
Third, a center that offers high-quality aftercare is vital. As stated above, between 40% and 60% of people fall into relapse after they end their treatment. Quality aftercare can make all the difference. When someone has support groups, therapy, and a sponsor, they are less likely to relapse. Most often, the best-quality aftercare is found through rehabs that are close to home, since they have the means to connect you to local services.