Treatment Time Frames
Why Residential Rehab?
Reports and research have for a long time confirmed the effectiveness of residential treatment programmes like ours, indicating that Rehab is more effective than any other method of treatment and that a client’s length of stay is also a factor in succeeding – National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Our intensive residential treatment programme is equivalent to at least double the time spent elsewhere, and we make it easy for you to stay longer than originally planned if you wish, with reduced costs and any visa issues taken care of.
Treatment Time Frames
The length of primary treatment is between 4 weeks and 8 weeks depending on his motivation and ability to change. If you have a long detox then that maybe a factor. We are often busy and demand is you may have a short wait, but it is worth it if you want the best treatment. We also offer long term programs at our Second stage centre which can include learning teaching English as a foreign language to Thai children. The first months fee is $7500 US Dollars when you book your own flights, thereafter the price is reduced to $7000 for the second month. You will not need much personal spending money, a few dollars per week.
How long should you stay? – Residential programs often last between 28 days and a few months. However, clinical wisdom suggests the time required for permanent behaviour change is 90 days, even though 28 days is the most commonly offered programme globally due to child care, insurance company pay structures, costs, annual leave allowances, family commitments, business and education priorities. So what a client does after a residential programme is also an important part of their treatment process.
What about 28 days? – You can learn and experience a lot in 28 days, cleanse you body physically and get a healthy structure established if you work hard. It is a positive start away from the usual stressors and triggers in your life i.e. people, places and things. Also, being around other recovering people and a clean environment are extremely important for motivation.
What about Detox? – A quick Detox, known as the Acute phase, is unlikely to be a lasting answer, it is usually a quick fix like the using itself, or as we say “Flight to Health”. The user in the long term is like a rat that has become habituated by a scientist to choosing the drug or alcohol over eating and other healthy activities. The rat cannot control the neurological impulse to choose the substance - the same applies to those caught up in addiction.
What to consider? – With all this in your mind it is important to allow for up to 3 months initial rehabilitation, whether it’s in Hope Rehab or at home or somewhere else. Early feelings of stability can be positive. However, they are misleading, and leave one unprepared for inevitable difficulties. They are sometimes called the honeymoon period.
It is after things the initial adjustment period that you really begin to deal with underlying emotional and social conflicts - you do this by working a programme. Remember that stress causes cravings, so you should resolve issues and conflicts as soon as safely possible. You do this by accepting responsibility for past behaviour, and by facing and resolving the deepest anxieties, eventually making amends to yourself, to family, and to society. When conflicts are resolved, peace and serenity becomes possible.
Most addicts are not consciously aware of many of the conflicts from which they actually suffer. This is where residential treatment and the professionals can help.
What to expect? – The healing process comes from an internal shift and developing new neural pathways in your brain. After approximately 12 weeks, neurological pacification develops and the reoccurring compulsion or obsession to use the chemical can be relieved. This is accomplished through a neurological “Re-Wiring” by working a programme.
The Warehouse Effect: – This is one of the most successful elements of a long-term rehab programme. It refers to the idea that it takes around 90 days for a person to “Break a Habit” and in general, the idea works by “Warehousing” addicts in a safe place that provides therapies and education. This is why Alcoholics Anonymous has the historic slogan “90 Meetings in The First 90 Days”. According to NIDA research, those who complete 90 consecutive days of residential treatment are 35% more likely to maintain 5 years of unbroken recovery then people who do not.
Treatment Time Frames
Treatment Timeframes - one clients experience
Hello, I just have to share this with you Simon!!
"What a morning. I woke up in floods of tears reflecting on 90 days clean and sober today. I just had tears of joy pouring out of me. I literally cannot believe it. I didn't think it was possible. I found myself a sponsor. She is amazing! She's a hard ass who seems to know how to communicate with me so that I don't shut down. I'm excited to start step one with her. And I feel like I can't take any credit. I found myself thanking God. So hows this for cool: I accidentally read June 10 of the just for today book yesterday, so I decided to read June 9 today. And how perfect. My higher power did a magic little switcheroo on me!! It says, just for today I will acknowledge the miracle of my recovery and be grateful that I've found it. I got down on my knees for the first time this morning, since I begged god to help me before I went into rehab. And I prayed. I'm really overcome today. I couldn't have done any of this without you and everyone at Hope. I love you all so much. 90 days isn't a lot of time, but you know this has already been beyond my wildest dreams so I can't even imagine what the future holds. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. All in all, feeling good!! Hope you are all also well. Thank you for letting me share that with you!! K___ NZ"