There is no specific length of time that addiction recovery takes. In all reality, recovery is a lifelong process. Each stage of recovery can take varying lengths from one individual to the next. There are a lot of factors that will affect the length of time for these stages such as frequency of use, type of substance the person used and much more. 

If you are ready to dive into recovery, make the call to us here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center today. We can get you going with the first steps into recovery and help you later in your recovery, too. 

The Detox Process 

There are a lot of people who have an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs that fear the detox process. The truth is there are numerous withdrawal symptoms that can be dangerous and tough to get through. However, that is why we and many other professionals recommend going through the detox process in a professional rehab facility. That way, you can be closely monitored and helped throughout this process. Attending a program such as the one here at Harmony Oaks can make things more comfortable for you while going through the detox process, as well. 

When talking about the length of time the detox process takes, it can vary a lot depending on which withdrawal symptoms someone has, how long they were abusing drugs, which substances they were abusing, their age and some other factors. With this being said, the average medical detox program will last around 4 days. In most cases, the acute withdrawal symptoms will be disappearing in this timeframe, too. 

Getting Inpatient Addiction Treatment 

Professional alcohol and drug detox programs do take a few days to a couple of weeks. However, when someone is done with the detox process, they would really benefit from attending a treatment/recovery program, as well. This will help them to develop the recovery lifestyle they need to have a better chance of staying clean and sober. 

If you are wondering – how long does addiction recovery take during inpatient addiction treatment, the answer can vary depending on the program you enter into. It is important to remember that during inpatient addiction treatment you are getting 24/7 care from a team of addiction recovery and medical professionals. You are getting the highest level of care, too. 

There are different inpatient addiction treatment programs you can enroll into such as:

  • 30-day treatment programs
  • 60-day treatment programs
  • 90-day treatment programs
  • Longer-term treatment programs (usually over 120 days)

In most of these treatment programs, you will have similar recovery services and structures to daily routines. The primary difference is how much time you are going to spend in the program. As the end of the treatment program nears, our Harmony Oaks Recovery Center team will start helping you to prepare for your aftercare plan. This will include relapse prevention tools, community resources, addiction recovery meeting information and much more. 

We want you to succeed in addiction recovery even after you leave our treatment center.

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Getting Outpatient Addiction Recovery Treatment 

There are some people who can’t attend an inpatient addiction treatment program for one reason or another. They may have job, personal, family or other responsibilities they need to tend to. No matter what the reason might be, if you can’t or don’t want to attend an inpatient treatment program, there are other options available to you, such as outpatient addiction recovery treatment. 

There are those who attend an inpatient treatment program and then step down into an outpatient rehab program. Others may attend medical detox and then head straight into this type of treatment. You can work with our Harmony Oaks professional treatment team to find the right combination of treatments for your case.

It is important to note that outpatient treatment is a lower level of care than with inpatient treatment, so these programs will probably take longer than the timeframes noted above for residential treatment. As your addiction recovery needs change, you can move further through the treatment process and possibly attend treatment less and less, until it isn’t needed any longer.

When it comes to the length of time that outpatient addiction treatment lasts, again, the timeframe can vary greatly. However, the majority of people will attend outpatient treatment for at least 90 days. Some people will attend this type of treatment for a couple of years. It really depends on numerous things including:

  • Which services you need
  • How long you attend therapy
  • How many obstacles you need to overcome
  • Whether you struggle with a co-occurring disorder (mental health disorder and addiction at the same time)
  • Past trauma
  • Current support outside of the treatment program

These are just a few of the factors that may come into play when trying to determine how long your outpatient addiction recovery treatment program will last. 

Aftercare and Recovery Planning

As noted above, addiction recovery is a lifelong process. Even when someone relapses, that doesn’t mean their recovery is over. There are so many different stages throughout the recovery process. If you have made it through detox and a treatment program, aftercare is the next stage of your recovery. The purpose of aftercare planning is to develop short and long-term recovery plans. The goals of these plans should be to maintain sobriety long-term, manage triggers, manage medical and mental health conditions, get the support you need and find your true self again.

When it comes to your aftercare planning, we know that you can succeed. You will do it on your own timeframe, but with the right aftercare plan, recovery goals and relapse prevention skills, you can develop the recovering lifestyle that you want and need. 

Get Started in Addiction Recovery Today

If you are in an addictive lifestyle right now and you are ready to start your recovery, our Harmony Oaks Recovery team is here to help you. If you have already gone through a medical detox program and want to enter an inpatient or outpatient treatment program, we can help you with that, as well. If you are looking for any sort of addiction recovery services, reach out to us to see how we can assist you. Our goal is to make sure nobody has to struggle with addiction on their own. 
Contact us, here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center, to get started in addiction recovery today.

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