Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on February 20, 2019.
When you consider entering an inpatient drug treatment program, you probably have plenty of questions running through your mind. What should you pack? How will your care team treat you? Will you have a roommate? Then, you ask the most important question — how long will you stay? The answer depends on the client and program, but we can give you an idea.
At Diamond House Detox, we treat every client as an individual with unique needs. That means everyone who enters our program has an individualized treatment plan that considers the person — not the diagnosis. Most of our clients stay for a period between one week and one month. During intake, we will work together to discover the right treatment length.
The length of stay for an inpatient substance abuse treatment program depends on a variety of factors:
While inpatient care ends after a period, recovery never stops for someone trying to overcome substance abuse. As a chronic disease, addiction will always impact a person's life to some degree. It changes the mind and body in ways that go beyond the treatment period. Also, many cases of substance abuse have underlying causes that have lifelong effects. Mental illness, trauma and life circumstances can all change the path to recovery.
Once you leave inpatient treatment, you have an entire life of healing ahead of you. Committed treatment services like Diamond House will follow up with you and assist you on your post-inpatient recovery.
Becoming sober involves an ongoing process. Some clients can complete one inpatient program and stay in the maintenance phase of recovery. Meanwhile, others need to go through multiple programs before they can get by with outpatient treatment. Relapse happens to many people trying to get better, and it doesn't make them weak or a moral failure. It means that they have a different path to recovery and specific needs along the way.
Diamond House Detox provides inpatient treatment in a warm, home-like setting. We want you to feel loved and accepted during your time with us, and our team will follow up with you after we part ways. Call us at (888) 205-9455 or contact a representative online to begin the journey to recovery. Call today for same day admittance at (800) 205-6107.