3 thoughts on “How Long Is ‘Long-Term’ Drug Rehab?

  • June 5, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Nice to see the idea – though I bet is is difficult for some to accept.

    Rumor was that insurance started the 28 day model of care. Wouldn’t it be nice if they wanted to keep repeated treatment relapses down by supporting the chronic nature of this disease – instead of treating the acute nature of it? -Tom Peltz

  • June 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    It is good to see a solid article like this one. The 90 day “gold standard” seems to show similar impressions to past SAMHSA research called “MATCH” that longer interventions found better outcomes. Where I live much improvement is being seen with an organization called Prospect House that provides a 90 day Inpatient type rehabilitation program with up to 18 month halfway house environment. This seems especially good with chronic relapsers and cocaine and opioid addicts. In other countries such as Germany it seems they’re standard is inpatient treatment at much longer term than 90 days, I think more like 9 months.
    I also found their experience consistent with mine in terms of co-existing disorders that take time to present in the treatment process but can have bad consequences if not addressed in a comprehensive treatment effort.
    Overall nice article.

  • October 26, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    looking for long term program for some one depression and drug problem. they need hep.


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