30- Day Rehab Basics
A 30-day inpatient addiction treatment program provides the individual with the opportunity to safely detox from the substance of abuse, and then access various therapies over the final three week program to learn new coping strategies for managing stress, anger, grief and loss, trauma effects, anxiety, and frustration. In many cases, these emotional sources are what fuel the abuse of drugs and alcohol, so learning how to better manage these stressors can help the individual live a life of sobriety.
The 30-day rehab program involves residing at the treatment center for the duration, with 24-hour support available. Addiction experts at the rehab will include doctoral and masters level psychologists, psychiatrists, addiction counselors, and adjunct therapists for yoga classes or art therapy, for instance. Some rehabs also have a medical doctor on staff.
The initial goal is to detox and stabilize the client so they will be mentally alert for entering meaningfully into the therapies over the upcoming weeks. The rehab environment is highly structured to create a predictable, stable space for healing and personal growth. Most rehabs also offer recreational diversions to help balance the program.
What to Expect in a Typical 30-Day Rehab
Upon intake and admission into the program, the client will most likely need to complete a detox period before entering treatment. Detox and withdrawal symptoms vary depending on the substance of abuse, the history of substance abuse, and the amount of the substance usually consumed. Detox programs are usually monitored closely by trained medical detox personnel who will provide interventions and treatments as withdrawal symptoms emerge.
Following detox the client will embark on an array of therapeutic activities, including: