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Note from the Website's Author:
My name is Mac and I am semiretired after 30+ years of professional experience in the field of alcohol and drug rehabilitation and prevention. I have personal experience as well in dealing with addiction and finding a long term drug rehab center because of a close family member’s long struggle with addiction. Successful recovery did not happen until my family member did a long term drug treatment program.
Mac's experience includes governmental supervision and funding of rehabilitation centers, consulting for organizational and personal licensing and accreditation of rehab facilities and its staff, on-site surveys of over 150 drug rehab centers. When you call or write into our site, a professional counselor with a Master's Degree and 30+ years experience will respond.
He has seen what works and what does not and are here to help substance abusers and their families find the long term drug rehab center that has the best chance of success.
It is very aggravating to go to treatment and fail and there are things you can do to almost eliminate that possibility.
There are many very fine treatment programs all over the Unites States, but there are also drug and alcohol treatment centers that have very low success rate. It is important as a family member or a substance abuser to do your research.
Based on our experience, we will help you. We do not refer to programs that use substitute drugs beyond what is needed for withdrawal and detox. We also will not refer to long term drug rehab centers that are known for putting people on psychiatric drugs. We work to find long term drug and alcohol treatment centers where the substance abuser will come out able to have a successful life without the crutch of any kind of drugs.
It is my opinion that someone with a drug problem can recover without having to be on other drugs. It takes a lot of work which not all treatment centers are willing to do. When substitute drugs or psychiatric drugs are given to a substance abuser, they do not have a chance to truly come back to their natural personality and their lives may not be as successful as they could be.
Why a Long term Drug Rehab Center?
It is well known that 30-day programs are NOT effective. I have reviewed over 100 30-day programs, on site, and none had a success rate over 20%. There are so many things in addict's life that need "fixing", that it would be impossible to accomplish this task in less than a 90 day treatment program. Therefore, it is better to look for a long term substance abuse treatment facility, even though it is the first time the person is seeking treatment.
If you are surfing the web to find information about appropriate long term alcohol and drug treatment programs, then you can save yourself a lot of time and confusion by calling and talking to someone who knows the types of treatment programs and what each does.
When you have finally decided on treatment for yourself or a loved one, finding the right treatment that will work is your next task.
Based on a short assessment, we will refer you to an effective long term drug rehab center that addresses ALL of the issues that have been proven to cause and continue one's alcohol or drug addiction. We don't believe that anyone should have to suffer from relapse and the disappointments that brings, when you can take the time to do a long term drug rehab program that will end your cravings and psychological disabilities that can only be addressed in a treatment program of 90 days or more.
In the pages of this web-site I will do what I can to provide useful information about types of treatment and helpful information about resources in the field.
Definition of terms:
"Long-term drug rehab"is a term that has historically been used for alcohol and drug rehab programs that are 90 days or more. This includes detox and treatment. However today, a treatment program that is longer than 30 days will call itself long-term.
Many centers are now calling themselves "Long Term Drug Rehab" when they are not doing any more clinical work than most short-term centers. If you are looking at a 12-step based program, it is very difficult to find a program that will take the patients through the 5th step. Most will stop at the 3rd because they believe that you can't ask a patient to examine their past until they have a year or more sobriety. This means that the person leaves treatment without confronting or dealing with their transgressions and everything they have done that they feel guilty about.
If a patient leaves a treatment program before they have confronted their past, they are very unlikely to do so outside of the residential treatment setting, which is leaving them with many unhandled problems that will continue to re-stimulate them to crave drugs to handle the pain of their past transgressions. You can be assured that if a patient "graduates" from a treatment program and cannot face the majority of the issues that caused him to use drugs or the issues he created while on drugs, then he will quickly resort to actions that have gotten him comfortably through life, which is the use of drugs rather than using his interpersonal skills to deal with life successfully.
So even programs that are long term based on time, may not address all the aspects of addiction and leave the person with unhandled issues.
"Short-term" alcohol and drug rehab are traditionally 28 to 30-day residential rehab programs. Again, this includes detox and treatment. There are very few people that have been addicted to alcohol and other drugs that report that short term treatment was sufficient to meet their needs.
If you understand the short article above on why it is important to have treatment that is long enough to handle this dysfunctional issues that cause anxiety and cravings to use alcohol and other drugs to handle these uneasy felling, then you can certainly see how these types of changes can't be made in 30-days or less.
Open Ended Programs are treatment programs that do not have a set time of treatment but based it in each person’s individual needs.
The time that is required for someone to make the life changes needed to give up an alcohol and/or drug addiction is different for everyone. Some people have been able to keep their lives together while they have been using and, therefore, they don't have as much remedial work to reclaim a successful life, but others have been doing drugs for most of their lives and the ONLY ways that they know how to survive is via alcohol and other drugs. These individuals my require six months or more treatment to learn the behaviors and skills necessary to be successful and not depend on alcohol and other drugs.
Don't find out which program you needed after the fact and after your budget is decimated by choosing the wrong treatment center!
It is difficult to navigate through the "treatment finding" or procurement process. It is BEST to call our counselors and let us help you with this process. 1-888-781-7060.
Types Of Long Term Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centers
Faith Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment Programs
Many of the long term drug rehab centers are faith based. They are often low cost and funded through churches and donations. These programs normally requires that the person has Christian faith and is willing to attend prayers and bible studies. Faith based long term drug and alcohol treatment programs (when they are free or low cost) often require that the participant do some kind of work to contribute to the running of the center. This type of treatment can be very beneficial because it usually is long and the idea is that faith can help someone stay clean. Probably the most well known faith based program is Teen Challenge. Teen Challenge has programs now for both adult women and men and they have one or more program in almost every state
The Biophysical Programs fit under the category of “open ended” drug and alcohol treatment programs. They are always long term drug rehab centers as they are an average of 4 – 6 months. Because this type of program is not based on any group therapy or the 12 steps and everyone goes through the program at their own pace there is no set number of days, weeks or months that someone stays in treatment. All the Biophysical Programs that I know of are non-profit organizations. They are fee for service as they do not have funding, but generally lower per months than many other private long term drug rehab centers.
Therapeutic Community Programs
In Therapeutic Community programs the substance abusers generally work and contribute to the center. Many Therapeutic Community Programs have small businesses that they run. These programs are almost always long term drug rehab centers. The substance abuser goes through different steps and eventually gets to the point where they work in one of those businesses. Most therapeutic treatment centers are low cost or free as they make their money through donations and through the work of the clients. It can be restaurants, moving companies. Most well know therapeutic communities are Delancey Street with five fairly large programs across the United States. Phoenix House is another big chain of therapeutic community programs. Many of these types of programs are one year or more – even up to three years.
This is a new kid on the block and has many different varieties. Some call themselves holistic and yet prescribe drugs such as Suboxone, anti depressants and anti-anxiety medications. Holistic programs usually have some kind of natural supplements that they use. These types of programs are sometimes done in long term drug rehab centers, but also often are just short term. They often have access to massages, yoga, acupuncture and other services. It is most often blended with the use of the 12-step program and some individual counseling. It is wise to really check out what the treatment is in programs that call themselves holistic as you can have many different treatment methods. Biophysical programs were, to my knowledge, the first ones to be holistic and drug free, and now others are calling themselves holistic when they may or may not be.
There are other types of treatment that are long term but these are the main ones and the majority of what you will find as you search for long term treatment solutions. However, many of these programs do not identify themselves publicly under a certain category because they are wanting to get your attention long enough to sell their form of treatment. Having these categories can lead to the public eliminating them before they have a chance to sell their goods.
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A note of importance to our regular readers and dear friends and supporters:
Most of this site was written by his wife, the other leader in the long-term-drug-rehab. com company and website. It should also be mentioned that his wife was in the alcohol and drug rehab field as long as he has been. This is a woman that has never been ill of any consequence, but in February, 2014, she began having symptoms of gull bladder problems with abdominal swelling. On March 01, 2014, Mac, her husband, drove through a snow storm to take her to an ER one hundred miles from the little town in which they were living. It was discovered that she had Stage III ovarian cancer and because she was so healthy in every other way, it took eight months before she lost her battle to this horrible disease that many call the silent killer and that would certainly fit in her case.
Naturally, Mac is devastated but, as a past Medical Social Worker, he is dedicated to helping others identify the problems that can occur with our "modern" medical coverage. His wife would still be recovering if it weren't for major mistakes from the surgeon and others.
Mac appeals to you to contact him if you or a loved one is in any serious medical condition so that he can help raise your awareness of the pitfalls in taking medical advice without the proper knowledge and items to be aware of while making decisions that can end your life. Those who knew Mac and his wife over the 25 years that they were together, know how dedicated both of them were in finding the best programs for those addicted and, in her memory, Mac has refused to retire, but to continue to provide this valuable service which was one of the request of his wife before she passed on October 29, 2014. Mac feels that his wife is still in charge of this website and is adding what can't be done on earth to help bring the love and dedication that she had for those with addiction problems to finding solutions through this site. We all loved her dearly and she will be missed by so many that owe their lives to her work in drug rehabilitation!
Mac feels as though he has been given another realm of knowledge that can be of great use in his continual efforts to help others do well in life. Certainly he knows the alcohol and other drug rehab field, but he can also help you in your medical management should the circumstances arise that you need that type of counseling. Mainly, Mac is a rare resource that cares about others and takes the time to find solutions for the pain that is keeping others from doing well or holding back families from thriving. Take the time to talk to Mac and you will be happy that you did.
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