30-Day Drug and Alcohol Rehab Programs

People have differing needs when it comes to addiction treatment; the setting, duration, and the combination of treatments will vary between patients.1 Any form of treatment is a positive step forward for anyone struggling with a substance use disorder. This page will specifically go over what a 30-day addiction treatment program may involve.

What Does a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program Entail?

patient speaking to doctor about her alcohol withdrawal symptomsAddiction treatment typically moves through 3 main phases:

  1. Detoxification — Medical detox allows patients to withdraw from substances safely and comfortably but does little to help them achieve lasting sobriety.2
  2. Rehabilitation — In rehab, patients build the skills needed to avoid relapse long after they complete treatment.3
  3. Aftercare — Continuing care helps patients maintain focus, and form a positive, sober network.4

A 30-day addiction treatment program will typically consist of the first 2 phases, while effective programs like those offered at AdCare can also help plan for and facilitate someone’s entry into one or more forms of rehab aftercare. If you choose a short-term rehab program, this may involve detox only. In longer, 2-3 month rehab programs, you will likely move through all levels of rehab.

Medical Detox During a Month-Long Treatment Program

At the start of medical detox, each patient is evaluated to learn important information about:

  • Their social situation and home environment.
  • Which substances they have been using and to what extent.
  • Current mental and physical health conditions as well as their medical history.

This information will help medical staff stabilize the patient during detox as well as prepare them for entry into a rehab program. Patients withdrawing from prescription opioids and illicit opioids can often benefit from medication during withdrawal.5 The initial evaluation can also help staff create an individualized treatment plan for the patient’s 30 days in treatment.

Inpatient Rehab During a Month-Long Treatment Program

After detox, patients may move on to the rehabilitation phase. Here, patients can benefit from several types of evidence-based therapy. Treatment medications may also be used as an adjunct to therapy in patients with an addiction to opioids or alcohol or to manage symptoms of co-occurring mental health disorders.Common forms of evidence-based therapies for addiction include the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) helps patients identify self-destructive thinking, behaviors, and emotional patterns and create more positive ways of coping.7
  • Motivational interviewing addresses personal ambivalence that prevents a patient from achieving their recovery goals. It utilizes a patient’s own goals and motivation to effect change.8

Family therapy focuses on the negative behavioral patterns of the family to improve interpersonal relationships and increase the healthy functioning of the unit as a whole.9

Through therapy, patients can boost their self-esteem, learn to recognize triggers that can lead them to drink or use drugs, and increase their motivation to stay sober. Therapy can also help patients operate more comfortably once back in their home environment, as well as help to manage symptoms of co-occurring mental health conditions that may contribute to their addiction.10

Following treatment, many individuals benefit from continuing care, such as a stay in a sober living facility, participating in regular individual therapy sessions, or joining a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or SMART Recovery.11

Does Health Insurance Cover 30-Day Rehab Programs?

Yes, most insurance plans in the New England area are subject to federal mandates that require equal coverage for mental health and substance use issues that they do for medical and surgical treatments.12 The extent of coverage will depend on the individual plan and whether the treatment center is within the insurer’s network. There will likely be some out-of-pocket costs incurred, such as an annual deductible, copayments, or a co-insurance percentage.13

When a facility is in-network with an insurer, it means the treatment center and insurance company contract together to provide service at a lower cost. AdCare contracts with many major insurers in and around the New England area, including:

You can verify your own insurance benefits and check your coverage by completing our confidential .

For potential patients and families that find treatment too expensive with or without insurance, there are several other ways to pay for rehab that make costs more manageable. For example, some facilities like AdCare offer flexible financing and other payment options.

Getting Admitted to Rehab for a 30-Day Program

If you are struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD), it’s not too late to get help. Addiction treatment can change your life.

AdCare facilities, located in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, offer a variety of rehab programs, including:

Your duration of treatment (short-term rehab or long-term treatment) and setting depends on your individual needs. Some patients begin with a 30-day program and elect to lengthen their program by “stepping down” into a less intensive form of care (inpatient to outpatient, for example) or by “stepping up” into a more intensive program for extra support.

If you’re ready for help, we’re here to help you. Confirm your insurance coverage by filling out and submitting the confidential form below or call an admissions navigator at . Admissions navigators can answer your questions about the treatment provided at AdCare and help you answer any questions about the rehab admissions process, insurance coverage, or what to expect when you come to AdCare.

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