30-Day Inpatient Rehabs
Are you having a difficult time convincing your loved one to attend a rehab facility for their drug or alcohol addiction? A 30-day inpatient rehab might be the answer. Some inpatient facilities offer either a 28- or 30-day inpatient rehab program. If you find yourself in a situation where a friend or family member is resistant to attending rehab or even refuses to recognize they have a problem, a 30-day inpatient rehab might be a great place to start. A 30-day facility is a short stay program, which might appeal to a patient in denial.
Once a patient is checked into a 30-day facility, it will at least allow them time to get sober and benefit from therapy. Once an individual has sobered up and is thinking more clearly, after 28 or 30 days have gone by, they may even wish to seek more help for their addiction. A 30-day program might be attractive for those reluctant to change because it allows the individual an opportunity to get sober and stay clean in a shorter amount of time.
Is A 30-Day Inpatient Rehab Right For Me?
Some facilities will offer 28- or 30-day inpatient rehab programs. Not all 30-day programs are the same, though. Some programs will require patients to be in a lock down mode, where they are committed to stay at the facility (and may not be allowed visitors) until the program is completed. Other programs allow patients and their families to come and go at will.
In this treatment option, you will be living at the facility for 30 days. During your stay, you will be involved with individual and group therapy sessions, and possibly 12-step meetings. Not all facilities offer 12-step programs and some programs offer non-12-step programs. 12-step programs look at your addiction as the problem and do not address underlying issues. A non-12-step program recognizes that other underlying problems could be causing your addiction. This type of program not only addresses your addiction but wants to treat your physical, emotional, and psychological problems as well. A counselor or doctor may be able to determine whether a 12-step or a non-12-step program facility is best for you.
During your time at the facility, you will also be surrounded by other individuals struggling from their drug or alcohol addictions. By making new connections, you won’t feel as lonely. It’s always nice to feel that someone else understands what you are going through, even if in a small way. Remembering that you are not alone in your journey can really help.
If you aren’t sure whether this is the right option for you, look at your situation. A 30-day program might be just the right fit for you or a loved one that is not convinced they need help. A 28- or 30-day program may be easier to convince a struggling individual to attend instead of a 90-day or longer program. Convincing an individual to attend a program is a great first step.
An Affordable Program Option
Not everyone is able to afford all of the treatment options out there. If price is an important factor in choosing a facility, a 30-day program may be your best option. Many times, 30-day programs are cheaper than longer-term facilities simply because you are staying for a shorter amount of time. Paying for food, room and board, along with therapy and possibly other treatments will cost less for a 30-day program than for a 60- or 90-day facility. And, because the patient will have a shorter stay, many insurance companies will cover the entire 30-day program.
What To Expect In A 30-Day Program
Not only will you consider the cost of treatment, you may also want to consider other factors as well. The best 30-day programs should have qualified staff members that are trained to help with your specific addiction. You need to attend a facility with at least one qualified doctor and at least one psychologist. Look for facilities with licensed and knowledgeable staff. Friendly staff is also an important factor.
Another thing you should consider is the success rate of the facility. What do other patients or current patients say about the program? Were they successful? How many patients are successful after completing the program? See if you can check the facility’s website for patient reviews or comments. Researching this beforehand will help ensure you find your best fit. Visit the location and talk to the staff if possible too, before deciding on a facility.
Lastly, another important thing to consider when looking into a 30-day program is aftercare. Sometimes after completing a 30-day program, a patient will want to enter a longer treatment facility. Other times, patients will want to connect with a therapist or attend meetings or outpatient programs to help keep them on track. The 30-day program you attend should offer or at least be able to suggest great options for after treatment. After treatment is just as important because it will help individuals stay sober and can offer assistance when they feel tempted or vulnerable. You should not consider programs that are clueless or careless about aftercare. You don’t want to leave a facility and just float freely in the wind without a plan. That’s a disaster just waiting to happen. Find a place that will offer or suggest great after care programs to keep you accountable and successful.
A New Beginning
If you have just decided to enter a 30-day program, that’s great! Take this time to focus on your recovery. Allowing yourself time to sober up will clear your mind. You will be thinking more clearly and after recovery you will be able to figure out the next best steps. If you are still considering whether a 30-day treatment program is right for you, contact us at InpatientDrugRehab.org. Today is a new day and the start to a bright future. Don’t wait. Reach out to us now.