Substance abuse disorder is a disease that can be treated. Millions of people have successfully overcome this illness, and so can you. For the best outcome, it’s recommended that you participate in a treatment program that is at least 90 days. There are shorter programs available, but the longer you are in a rehab and recovery program, the more benefits you can receive.
What Should You Expect During a 90-Day Treatment Program?
A 90-day rehab program is designed to help you develop positive habits that can be carried on for years. The reason why a 90-day minimum is set is that in the same way that it took time for you to form the habit of using drugs and alcohol, it takes time to develop habits that help you break free from those addictions. Long-term rehabilitation programs give you this time and allow you to heal in a safe, stable environment.
Behavioral therapies are a standard part of care during rehab. The therapy is designed to help you modify self-destructive patterns. Maladaptive thoughts can cause you to participate in negative behaviors, including substance use. Through therapy, you will be shown how to identify the cause of your substance use, and you will be taught coping mechanisms for complex emotions, stress, and other challenges that don’t involve escaping through drugs or alcohol. Some people use alcohol consumption to dull intense emotions or as a form of self-medication.
They could be using it to treat stress or other mental health issues. Proof of this is the high prevalence of co-occurring disorders. This is where a person has a mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, etc., and a substance use disorder. During a 90-day rehabilitation program, you will be taught how to navigate these complicated and interconnected emotional concerns. The focus will be on treating co-occurring disorders that may be present to help you make sobriety a permanent part of your life.
Coping Skills to Minimize the Chances of Relapse
In 40% to 60% of people who try to break free from addiction, addiction relapse is seen. A 90-day rehab program focuses on relapse prevention. By using counseling and therapy sessions, you will be taught how to improve your communication abilities. At the same time, you will be helped to identify triggers that could cause you to relapse in the future. The coping skills you will learn and hone during these 90 days will serve as tools to minimize future relapse chances.
Family therapy can help identify dysfunction within relationships. Family relationships are complicated, so longer-term rehab programs will give you enough time to address some of these concerns. The key is to improve the family dynamic. Positive familial influences are a critical factor in recovery. Children, partners, spouses, and parents might be involved at some level of therapy and counseling. The goal is to ensure that everyone within the family works together and communicates cohesively.
Life Skills and Workshops
workshops, life skills, and educational programs are important aspects of 90-day rehabilitation programs. These can help you better understand addiction as a disease. They can also teach you some marketable skills that you can use to transition back into society and the workplace. Some 90-day programs include parenting, anger management, and classes that teach you to navigate legal difficulties linked to alcohol use.
Connecting with Support Groups
You will be connected with support groups during the 90 days you are in rehab. These support groups are made up of other individuals who have successfully faced the same challenges you are facing. Their experience and success can be an essential part of your recovery. Support groups allow you to vent your frustrations in a supportive peer circle of individuals working towards the same goals.
Give Your Mind and Body the Time Needed to Heal
Addiction is a disease where mind-altering substances impact the brain’s circuitry and chemistry. Naturally occurring messengers in the brain are disrupted using drugs and alcohol. This includes parts of the brain that help control the body’s movement, decision-making, mood, motivation, and impulse control. It takes time for exposure to alcohol and drugs to change your brain’s wiring. In the same way, it takes time for your brain and body to heal and return to being able to function normally without drugs and alcohol. Are you looking for a place to help you safely go through this healing process? If so, we can serve as an invaluable resource for you. Contact us today at 833-846-5669 to learn more.