60-Day & Long-Term Addiction Treatment

Spending 60 or more days in rehab is an excellent way to set a foundation for addiction recovery that you can build on over time. A long-term rehab program can look very different among patients. We’ll help you understand what treatment options you’ll have when you commit to spending two or more months in addiction treatment and what to expect in a long-term rehab program.

What Is a 60-day Addiction Treatment Program?

Addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. The efficacy of certain treatment plans will vary between individuals.1 For example, some people may need a 60-day inpatient rehab stay, while long-term rehab (90 days or more) in an outpatient setting may be ideal for others.2 Often, a long-term rehab program will incorporate a combination of both: the patient may begin treatment in an inpatient setting and “step down” to an outpatient program.

The goal of any rehab program, whether short-term or long-term, is not only to help someone stop misusing drugs or alcohol, but to help them learn the skills necessary to remain in recovery. At the core of most programs is the use of evidence-based therapies. These therapies help patients learn to recognize their unhealthy thinking patterns and develop new ways of handling stressors and triggers.1

What Happens in a 60-Day Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program?

Addiction treatment often begins with detox. Medical detox enables patients experiencing withdrawal to do so in a safe and medically supervised environment. Staff monitor patients throughout the process, responding to emergencies or administering medication as needed.3

While it’s vital to withdraw safely from any substances of dependence, detox is only the first step in what would ideally be a longer course of addiction treatment. Research shows that detox without continued treatment in an inpatient or outpatient setting is unlikely to be successful in preventing relapse further down the line, which is why rehabilitation is necessary.1,3

During the rehabilitation phase, patients participate in various types of therapy to develop skills they will practice long after treatment ends. Therapies often used in addiction treatment include:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT helps patients form positive coping strategies when situations arise that potentially lead them to drink or use drugs.4
  • Family therapy. Involving family members in behavioral therapy can improve outcomes for those dealing with addiction and co-occurring disorders.5
  • Group therapy. Therapy performed in a group setting has many benefits, including reducing isolation and helping patients see how their peers deal with similar issues.6
  • Motivational enhancement therapy (MET). This form of treatment helps patients become invested in their own recovery and create a plan for positive change.7
  • Contingency management (CM). This therapy type works by providing incentives for reaching recovery goals (e.g., negative drug tests, reaching recovery milestones). Research shows CM is effective in helping patients stay in treatment and maintaining their sobriety.8

In rehab, some patients may also begin the use of FDA-approved medications (currently available for opioid and alcohol addiction).1,9 These medications may be utilized by patients during and after treatment, for as long as necessary (months, years, or a lifetime).9

How Much Does 60+ Days in Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cost?

Doctor discussing rehab with patient

The cost of long-term addiction treatment depends on many factors, including:

  • The level(s) of care (detox, inpatient, or outpatient).
  • The treatment facility.
  • Insurance coverage.
  • Medications used.
  • The duration of treatment.

Due to federal mandates like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA), many insurance plans now provide coverage for addiction treatment.10,11 That said, the level of coverage varies between individual policies.

With many insurance plans, a deductible will have to be paid before coverage begins.12 After the deductible is paid, out-of-pocket costs may include a co-insurance percentage or copayments until the yearly out-of-pocket maximum is reached.13-15

When using health insurance to cover addiction treatment, it’s important to go through a facility that is within the insurer’s care network. Potential patients can find out whether their coverage is accepted at AdCare Treatment Centers by completing the confidential .

AdCare is in-network with many major insurers, including:

For people struggling with addiction that do not have insurance or whose plans don’t cover a significant portion of the cost, many treatment centers, like AdCare facilities, offer financing options to make addiction treatment costs more manageable. For questions, call .

Get Admitted to Rehab Today

If you or a loved one is dealing with substance abuse, the prospect of starting addiction treatment can scary. Staff at AdCare Treatment Centers can ease your fears by explaining what to expect during rehabilitation.

If you’re unsure whether your insurer covers rehab at AdCare, fill out the form below. You’ll need:

  • Your email address.
  • The name of the insurance company.
  • Your policy number.

Call to speak with an admissions navigator. There you can learn more about addiction treatment at AdCare. There are two inpatient AdCare facilities, one rehab center near Boston, Massachusetts, and one Rhode Island addiction treatment center. AdCare also offers outpatient treatment and has sister facilities across the United States as well. Call us today so an admissions navigator can assist you through the admissions process and work with your insurer to get your treatment covered.

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