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How Long is an Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Inpatient drug rehab is an intensive program that involves temporarily living at a rehab facility. Here, you’ll receive multiple therapy sessions each week in a safe, controlled environment with no access to harmful substances. Each program is a little different, but it’s often the right choice for those struggling with a severe addiction, or who can’t recover on their own.

Because addiction affects everyone so differently, you must find the right program for you and your needs. Once you do, you’ll stay there as long as necessary. The length of these programs can range from 30 to 90 days, and sometimes longer.

On average, a stay at Lily Recovery lasts around 30-45 days, but it ultimately depends on the individual and their needs. Read on to learn more about inpatient drug rehab and how long a stay might last.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Overview

The intensive inpatient drug rehab program at Lily Recovery has lots to offer and we hope to help as many women as possible. We believe in recovery for not only the body but the mind and soul, as well. For this, we offer a wide range of therapies and activities to help you improve both your physical and mental health.

Our three main forms of therapy include:

  • Individual therapy. You will attend multiple individual sessions each week for the duration of your stay. These sessions are customized to you; we have many therapists and counselors who specialize in a variety of therapies. From popular treatments like CBT to trauma-informed therapy for those who need it.
  • Group therapy. These sessions are extremely valuable for many reasons. It helps you build a sense of belonging and community while learning about other’s perspectives. These sessions can give you a confidence boost while putting new tools in your own recovery arsenal.
  • Holistic activities. Lastly, we offer a variety of therapies and activities meant to boost your focus, motivation, mental health, energy, confidence, and inner well-being. These include yoga, meditation, journaling, nature walks, art therapy, and more.

Participating in all of these things regularly gives you the best chance at total healing and recovery.

We also strive to provide a consistent, structured schedule to help you stay focused and on track. During the week, each day will look mostly the same, with different therapy sessions throughout. Meal times are consistent and fresh-cooked food is served every day. On the weekend, we still have some activities planned out, but you do have a little more free time.

Inpatient Drug Rehab Length

Although the average stay is around a month or so, this isn’t a requirement. Some may find a shorter stay is effective, and others may need to stay much longer. It’s hard to determine exactly how long your treatment plan will be without discussing some of what’s going on first. Some people stay at inpatient drug rehab programs for several months.

Several factors contribute to the length of your stay:

Addiction Severity

While addiction is never easy or simple, the more severe and long-standing an addiction is, the harder it can be to overcome – especially on your own. Those with a severe level of addiction often require a longer stay.

Detox Period

Many times, a drug detox is needed before you can truly start recovering. Inpatient rehabs are the best place to be for this period as we can provide around-the-clock emotional, mental, and medical help and support. Detoxing alone or without medical attention is potentially dangerous. Long detox periods may also require a longer stay as you may not truly benefit from therapy and treatment until you’re through the detox period.

Progress During Treatment

Often, the length of time you need isn’t known right away. You may find yourself making quick progress once in the program and can leave it sooner. Or, you may find recovery to be a slow process for you, resulting in a longer stay. Either way, we closely monitor progress to ensure everyone gets what they need and doesn’t “graduate” too soon.

progress during treatment

Outpatient Treatment and Aftercare

Regardless of how long it takes, an intensive inpatient drug rehab program is rarely the end of the road. Especially if you’ve been in an inpatient program for an extended period, adjusting to life after can be difficult. This is why we encourage aftercare planning during your stay, and many patients transition into an outpatient program.

Outpatient treatment varies in intensity, but often includes several therapy sessions each week – both private and group. For some, this might mean two to three hours a day for three days a week, while others may be therapy for several hours five days a week. Either way, though, you’ll be living back at home and you’ll have much more access to the outside world.

Outpatient treatment is an excellent way to re-adjust to independence without losing your support system. Other important aftercare elements include:

  • Attending support groups
  • Creating goals and objectives for yourself
  • Attending our alumni program
  • Identifying and utilizing local resources as necessary, such as employment services, sober housing, etc.
  • Staying in touch with a sponsor and/or a close support network

Our team will work with you during your stay to craft the best aftercare plan for you and your circumstances. Leaving our inpatient program is only a step in your journey, and we’re committed to seeing you through to the end!

Start Your Inpatient Recovery Journey Today

The benefits of a good-quality inpatient drug rehab program are undeniable. Inpatient programs see a high rate of long-term success and permanent results. However, you must take the first step and acknowledge your addiction. Once you know you need and want help, you can quickly and easily self-refer to our program.

We accept all women, regardless of age or circumstance. We only take ten patients at one time, and our staff is entirely female. We believe this offers the best in comfort, safety, and privacy for those wishing to recover in peace. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at any time.