Why the majority of inpatient rehabs are still only a month long is a mystery to me when it has been clearly documented time and again that long-term drug rehab programs are much more successful. Sure, there are some cases where a shorter program may be fine, but addiction doesn’t happen overnight and it is very difficult to handle in a month or less.
More than a decade ago I attended a long-term rehabilitation center and not only did it help me save my life, but it also helped me find a new purpose to help others overcome addiction. I went to a program that was over 90 days and individually-paced, so that some people finished in 3 months, others in 4 or 5 months or longer. Thankfully there are promising signs that more facilities are offering long-term treatment options