Why 30 Days?
I guess you are asking yourself why should I go to a rehabilitation center for 30 days. Seems like a long time! There is no magic number to the amount of time one should be in a drug treatment center, however much research has been conduct on the average time period one needs to recuperate from drug abuse. Some may need more time then others. All that really matters is how an individual progresses through their recovery. Not the amount of time it will take for this to happen.
A 30 day outpatient treatment is much less daunting then a 90 day treatment program. Someone is more likely to go to a 30 day treatment program. Once they have complete 30 days they can decide if they need additional treatment in order to successful recover. A good treatment program is adaptable and if the patient is not ready to be released after the initial 30 days then it is easy to make an adjustment. Below are some factors to concerned before committing to any one facility.
Treatment Programs Offered: Some facility only offer or are only licensed in a few treatment programs. Some tailor more towards one specific type of drug abuse while others can be licensed in many.
Relapse Prevention & Aftercare: Does the facility offer post-rehab follow-ups? Medical treatment? Do they provide referrals to sober living homes?
Staff, Licensing, Credentials: Keep in mind a good treatment facility will not hide the qualifications or its staff. Ask who will be providing the treatment? PhD’s MDs? You should feel comfortable asking them questions and they should as well when being asked!
Treatment can be difficult. The first step is always going to be the toughest. If you or a loved one is addicted to drugs it is important to contact a professional immediately.