Battling an addiction is often difficult, especially as temptations arise daily. Prior triggers can lead you back into the arms of drug and alcohol addiction, causing a relapse. An inpatient treatment program helps ensure that you maintain a healthy distance from the outside world so that you can begin recovery. Research shows that clients who enter and complete an inpatient treatment program significantly shrink their odds of having a relapse.
Inpatient treatment programs were originally created using the medical inpatient treatment model. Once it was proven the approach works, drug and alcohol treatment centers in the United States began to use it and found success.
As with most treatment programs, the length of stay depends on the individual and the severity of their addiction. However, most inpatient treatment programs offer either short-term or long-term stays. Short-term treatment lasts anywhere from 90 days to three months. Long-term treatment programs usually last from three months to six, with some exceptions lasting nearly a year.