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What Is Short-Term Rehab?
Realizing you need help for addiction is complex, and trying to figure out how you will take the time, do the work, and pay for rehabilitation can make it harder to take steps to get the proper help. Short-term addiction treatment programs are a good option for Orlando residents who cannot take months off their lives to participate in more extended rehab stays.
Inpatient rehab can last anywhere from 30 days to 90 days and even longer. Short-term rehab lasts only about 28 to 30 days and, just like long-term rehab, provides hands-on monitoring and treatment. It also offers varying levels of inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, or inpatient hospital treatment.
Patients in short-term addiction treatment programs will receive the same care from staff as those in longer-term rehab, and they will go through the same initial assessment and may receive a medically managed detox. Short-term rehab provides a supportive environment and gives enough time to manage addiction while planning a healthier future. Patients will benefit from the support of those also battling addiction and minimize feelings of isolation.
Who Can Benefit From Short-Term Rehab?
The length of rehab usually depends on the severity of addiction and the type of addiction. People with milder forms of addiction would benefit the most from short-term addiction treatment programs. Milder forms of addiction include those who have not been abusing substances long-term or are not controlling their lives as severely. It is also a good choice for those who feel too much pressure entering a 60 to a 90-day treatment program. Because short-term rehab is more intense, providing the same number of therapies in a shorter time frame, it is a good option for those with lower motivation to follow through with a longer program through its completion to prevent relapse.
Pros and Cons of Short-Term Rehab
Short-term addiction treatment programs can provide the focus and treatment needed for someone’s addiction without being away from home, work, or school for the long term. It is also more cost-efficient, and individuals receive the same therapies such as group therapy, individual therapy, 12-step meetings, medication, and meal plans. Some people are also more likely to complete the program because it is shorter.
The major disadvantage is that it may not be long enough to care for some addictions. Those who cannot take more time off to go to treatment or afford it may opt for short-term treatment, and it may not be enough to treat the underlying causes of addiction, such as trauma. The individual may then easily relapse and feel that treatment was ineffective for them.
Treatments Available in Short-Term Rehab
Patients will typically go through detox when entering short-term rehab, which also varies in length depending on the severity of their addiction. Again, short-term rehab is not very different from long-term rehab, except for the length of time and intensity to include almost the same types of therapies. Types of treatment vary on the facility but can consist of:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- 12-step group meetings
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Meal plans
- Yoga, meditation, and other holistic therapies
How Much Does Short-Term Rehab Cost?
Rehab costs will vary from facility to facility, but you can generally expect short-term inpatient rehab to cost between $5,000 to $20,000, which is more cost-effective than long-term rehab. Short-term outpatient rehab will be even more cost-effective. Most health insurances will pay for various forms of substance abuse treatment and rehabs, but individuals can also apply for grants and scholarships that will pay for their treatment. There is also the option to apply for Medicaid and Medicare.
Short-Term Rehab for Orlando Residents at Legacy Healing Center
If you or someone you love could benefit from short-term addiction treatment programs, Legacy Healing Center offers varying levels of comprehensive care for addiction near the Orlando area. We aim to heal the whole person, body, mind, and spirit. We provide the same hands-on care and monitoring whether you choose short-term inpatient residential care, outpatient treatment, or partial hospitalization program. No matter the length or level you decide is best for you, Legacy Healing Center will be there every step of the way, including in the long run with our alumni program. If you are ready to start your recovery program or just need more information about our short-term drug rehab for Orlando residents, please give us a call at 888.534.2295 today.