Addiction recovery can be incredibly difficult to navigate, especially if you feel you’re navigating the journey by yourself. However, with the right tools knowledge, you can make the right decision for yourself. Or, if you’re searching for a treatment for a loved one, you will have the right tools to guide the person you love to the right program. Before you can choose the right option, however, you need to know what your options are. One excellent option for treatment is a 30-day intensive program.
If you are in Arizona, you have many options for treatment. There are 67 substance abuse treatment centers in Arizona. Of these centers, 25 of them offer short-term treatment options. Short-term treatment is often called 30-day treatment. However, this is a blanket statement which includes programs that are between 28 days and 35 days.
Is a 30-Day Program Right for Me?
Since these programs are so short, they are incredibly intense. Much of this has to do with the length of the detox process. To explain, the detox process is the process of the body removing harmful toxins and substances from the body. It is the vital first step of treatment. In short-term programs, the detox process is fast so that patients can move through and onto the deeper, psychosocial part of addiction treatment. Therefore, short-term treatment is best for those who have mild to moderate addictions. Those who have severe addictions can, unfortunately, be put in danger by such a fast detox process.
Length of treatment can greatly affect the type of experience you have. Some treatments are longer than a year. Others last only a month. Most commonly, rehab centers offer 30-day programs, 60-day programs, and 90-day programs. We want to help those in the Arizona area find the treatment program that is right for them. If you have any questions about the difference between these programs, please call us at 623-335-0909 today.
Effective 30-Day Addiction Treatment Programs
While many 30-day treatment programs seem similar, there is plenty of variety among 30-day programs. Mainly, the differences lie in the living situation of the patients during treatment. Other differences come from the type of clinic or center that treatment takes place in. Finally, another important difference comes from how many hours a day are devoted to intense treatment. For example, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment may sound like essentially the same program. In both programs, patients receive treatment during the day and sleep at home. However, partial hospitalization requires patients to receive treatment for 8 hours or more. However, outpatient programs only require patients to devote 2-4 hours per day on treatment.
Further, there are inpatient, outpatient, and residential types of treatment. At an inpatient treatment center, patients live and receive treatment at the same facility. Hospitals, clinics, and other medical treatment centers offer this type of treatment. At an outpatient treatment center, however, patients live at home and attend the center during the day. Finally, at a residential treatment center, patients receive treatment in one location and live with other patients at a different location. All of these types of care centers offer 30-day treatment programs. If you want to learn more about your 30-day treatment options, please call 614-502-6247 today.
Steps in a 30-Day Program
Finding an effective treatment program depends on your personal circumstances. However, studies have narrowed down a few elements that make treatment programs effective in general. For example, one study published by the US National Library of Medicine measured recovery for short-term patients. Those who suffer from substance use disorder often have cognitive impairments when they enter treatment. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cognitive impairment “is when a person has trouble remembering, learning new things, concentrating, or making decisions that affect their everyday life.”
During the study, researchers gave 167 people 15 neurological tests after they had been in treatment for six weeks. The study found that patients’ memory improved moderately. However, executive function, verbal ability, and information processing speed only showed a small level of improvement. Finally, the study found that those who relapsed between their treatment and their follow-up or had other medical problems were less likely to show recovery. Ultimately, the study found that although recovery can happen after six weeks of treatment, memory seems to be the only cognitive function significantly impacted.
Relapse is also something consider when thinking about whether to enroll in a short-term or long-term treatment program. Addiction experts believe that the longer the treatment, the less likely relapse is. Currently, between 40% and 60% of people relapse after they receive treatment. However, short treatment can be effective for people who have mild or moderate addictions. Despite a person’s number of relapses or where they are on their journey, treatment can help. Determining if 30-day treatment is right for you depends on the severity of your addiction.
What Happens During 30-Day Addiction Treatment?
Now that you know more about the details of 30-day treatment programs and who they’re right for, we’ll go over the steps of a 30-day program. Although each short-term treatment program is different, most of the programs have the following steps:
- creating a treatment plan
First, the 30-day program begins with an assessment. During an assessment, a recovery specialist examines the patient’s medical, substance abuse, and mental health history.
Individualized Treatment Plan
Second, the patient and a recovery specialist meet to create an individualized treatment plan. The specialist uses the information he or she learned from the assessment to tailor a plan that is right for the patient. The patient learns what to expect during the 30-day program when he or she creates the treatment plan.
Third, the patient goes through the detox process. The purpose of detox is to allow the patient’s body to safely withdraw from harmful substances. There are two types of detox that 30-day programs commonly use: medical detox and social detox. During medical detox, recovery specialists give patients medicine that can ease their withdrawal symptoms. However, during social detox, recovery specialists monitor patients throughout their withdrawal period. Although they do not receive medical support, they do receive social support from the supervising staff.
Fourth, patients receive counseling. The type of counseling patients receive depends on their individualized treatment plans. Some common types of therapy include psychotherapy, group therapy, and behavior therapy. Each of these therapies focuses on a different aspect of healing and overcoming addiction. For example, psychotherapy examines the thoughts and emotions behind addiction. Additionally, group therapy allows patients to develop empathy for others in the same situation. Group therapy also gives patients a place to feel heard and understood. Finally, behavior therapy focuses on changing specific behaviors that lead to addiction.
Personalized Aftercare Plan
Fifth, patients work with addiction recovery specialists to create a personalized aftercare plan. Aftercare plans provide guidance for patients who are transitioning out of a 30-day program and back into their lives. Further, these plans offer support. Plans can include making an appointment with a therapist outside of the program, connecting patients with 12-step programs in their area, and offering guidance on joining support groups. Not only do these plans provide support, but they also provide a space for patients to set goals. Patients can create goals about where they will spend their free time and how their relationships with loved ones will change. Also, they will make a plan for what to do when they feel tempted to fall back into addiction. Ultimately, aftercare plans provide a positive view of what patients should expect when they leave the 30-day program.
Complete the 30-Day Program
Once patients have completed their personalized aftercare plans, the program discharges them. From there, patients rely on their aftercare plans to guide them in making decisions.
Find the Right 30-Day Addiction Treatment for You
Arizona is home to 67 addiction treatment centers. 25 of these centers offer short-term treatment. Even though your journey to the right treatment center can feel daunting, you can find the right treatment center. We can help you find the best program. While each person’s path to recovery is their own, there are three things everyone ought to look for in a program.
First, look for evidence-based treatment programs. These types of programs rely on researched treatment methods, which will yield better results. Second, look for a treatment program with excellent staff credentials. This means that at all times, at least one registered nurse, physician, or nurse practitioner is present. Third, look for a center that has high-quality aftercare. When someone has support groups, therapy, and a sponsor, they are less likely to relapse. Following these three guideposts can help you choose the best center for yourself or for a loved one.
Call us Today
We believe that all addiction programs should be tailored to their patients. We want to help you find the right 30-day program that meets your needs. If you are in the Arizona area and have any questions about treatment, please give us a call at 614-502-6247.