Rehab is a time commitment. Let’s just get that out of the way at the beginning. Committing yourself to beating addictions in your life and getting through such upheaval is not something that happens quickly or in a vacuum, after all. But it may have you wondering: how long does rehab last?
There is no one size fits all answer to this, of course. Therapy and rehab can be highly individualistic, so that what can be a brief amount of time for some could take quite a long time for others.
Still, general program expectations do have a set time in which they attempt to make rehab work for each client, adjusting as needed at both physician’s suggestion and client request.
On average, rehab is expected to take about 90 days, or roughly three months. This can vary a bit — some programs track things weekly, suggesting between 8 to 12 weeks, and others can extend the expected length a bit to 100 days or so. But overall, 90 days is the standard answer for most clinical rehab programs.
A variety of things can change this, shortening or lengthening the process. Much can change depending on whether the rehab program is entirely on campus or done on an out-patient basis. Some programs track things less by a set amount of days and more by how many sessions one attends during those days — a week of rehab with only a single remote session attended hardly counts as a full week, does it?
There is much to be considered in how a client spends their time in rehab. Those who do rehab on an outpatient basis may not suspend their daily activities to the extent those who stay on campus do.
They might continue to work each day, doing their rehab sessions in the evenings, when they were most likely to indulge in the recreational activities that fed their addictions. Whereas those doing rehab on site may be busy throughout the day in various sessions and therapy activities, meaning they may do more in the same amount of time.
And while 90 days is generally seen as the industry average, there’s nothing saying rehab has to be completed in such a time. For some, 90 or even 100 days may not be enough to tackle the amount of issues stemming from addiction facing a client.
At Good Landing Recovery, that’s not a problem. Clients always have control over their own rehab journey. If they come to the end of the scheduled 90-day stay and feel they are not yet ready to face the world, they can choose to stay at Good Landing for up to two years.
Some clients just aren’t ready to end the rehab process just because the calendar says it’s time to go, and Good Landing supports that approach and works to help each client finish rehab in the amount of time they need and can set aside.
Rehab is not a short affair. Even those facing seemingly lightweight addictions can’t necessarily “kick the habit” in a matter of days. At Good Landing Recovery, clients are encouraged to take
the time they need to win out over their addictions and find solace in the program’s faith-based approach, whether that takes three months or 24.
Ultimately, it’s not about how long rehab lasts, but about how you use the time you can invest in your own health through rehab that makes a true difference.