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Long-Term Rehab and Treatment for Addiction

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Medically Reviewed By: Diana Vo, LMFT

November 21, 2022 (Originally Published)

April 29, 2024 (Last Updated)

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While some people find short stints in rehab are enough for the treatment of mild substance use disorders, others with more severe addictions find long-term rehab is the most effective springboard for recovery.

All the best rehab centers will offer an array of time-limited treatment programs, including:

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At Renaissance Recovery, treatment length will vary for each individual based on their specific situation. We offer personalized treatment plans that often consist of dual diagnosis treatment, medication-assisted treatment, and more to ensure that each individual gets the help they need based on their background and situation.

To learn more about our treatment programs and our long-term rehab offerings, give our admissions team a call today and get a better understanding of how we can help you.

What Does Long-Term Rehab Mean?

With long-term rehab, you’ll get more than a baseline level of care in the form of detox and rehab. A treatment team can help you to manage chronic health conditions triggered by alcohol or drug abuse. You will also have time to work on crucial life skills that may have suffered due to your substance abuse.

While many people find shorter spells in rehab of up to 30 days provide a firm foundation for ongoing recovery, others need more protracted therapy and rehabilitation. Rehab lasting for 3-6 months or more is usually classified as long-term rehab.

During this time, clients will go through many phases of the addiction treatment process, which can include:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient rehab
  • Partial hospitalization
  • IOP
  • Outpatient Rehab
  • Sober living and more

Most long-term rehab programs will start with residential treatment where you live in the treatment center and will transition to outpatient programming where you will either live at a sober living home or at home while continuing the recovery process.

Long-term rehab generally delivers these goals:

  • Offering around-the-clock support and structure in recovery.
  • Encouraging self-sufficiency.
  • Providing a safe and sober environment where you can practice implementing new coping skills.
  • Delivering vocational development programs and connecting you with the community.
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What You Should Expect at a Long-Term Rehab Facility

Regardless of the length of your long-term rehab program, everything starts with a comprehensive assessment and evaluation. This will form the basis of your individualized treatment plan.

Whatever variation you find among long-term rehab programs, they will all offer access to the same array of therapies, including:

  • Psychotherapy: Talk therapies help you change negative thoughts and behaviors by using healthy coping strategies. CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) are the most common forms of psychotherapy for treating addiction and mental health disorders.
  • Medication-assisted treatment: FDA-approved medications work well for treating alcohol use disorder and opioid use disorder, making detox and withdrawal less intense and reducing the risk of relapse.
  • Family support and therapy: Start repairing relationships damaged by your substance abuse with the help of an experienced coordinator.
  • Holistic therapies: Evidence-based addiction treatment at a longer rehab is often supplemented by a variety of holistic treatment from mindfulness to meditation.
  • Counseling: Both individual and group counseling is effective for tackling the psychological aspect of alcoholism and drug addiction.
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Renaissance Recovery’s Long-Term Rehab

Here at Renaissance Recovery, we offer a variety of personalized long-term rehab to suit your needs. No two addictions are alike, so you will get treatment in line with your needs.

We specialize in the outpatient treatment of both alcohol use disorder and substance use disorder, but work with other programs in Southern California and Florida to ensure that clients get help for all levels of care.

We can also help you if you’re struggling with a mental health condition like depression or anxiety. Our dual-diagnosis treatment program is ideal for anyone with a co-occurring addiction and mental health condition.

Take the first vital step on that journey by calling admissions today at 866.330.9449.



At Renaissance Recovery our goal is to provide evidence-based treatment to as many individuals as possible. Give us a call today to verify your insurance coverage or to learn more about paying for addiction treatment.

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