What type of drug rehab program is the most effective is a common question for families looking for help for a loved one? Many facilities that people find on the internet can sound like an exotic vacation affordable to a select few in Hollywood and very successful business executives. Most of these programs send the wrong message that the amenities are more important than the program itself. The most important factor for any type of rehabilitation program is whether or not it works. Going to a local drug rehab that only offers 21, 28, or 30 days of treatment is not the avenue a person wants to travel if they are looking for the most effective type of drug rehab.
The highest success rates in drug and alcohol treatment are the longer termed programs. A long term drug rehab that takes anywhere from 4-6 months is usually adequate time for a person who is addicted to drugs and alcohol, allowing a proper detox, addressing the underlying issues, and then providing necessary life skills lessons so that the individual no longer relies on drugs and alcohol as a solution to their problem. Several long term programs also offer what is called biophysical treatment, which eliminates physical cravings for drugs and alcohol.
Not only is it important to find a long-term, inpatient facility but it is also important to change an addict’s environment. Staying too close to home can introduce many problems for the treatment facility and the family who sent their loved one to rehab. Changing a person’s environment is the first form of treatment. Not to mention when the addicted individual is having a bad day, it makes it easier for them to come home, knowing it’s only a short cab ride. When a person hits a rough spot on their program and they are far away from home, they are more likely to stay and work things out with a counselor. Finding a long term program that is out of state is, in most cases, a good first step in finding a drug rehab.