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Why You Should Stay 90 Days in Treatment

One of the top questions asked by people before entering treatment is, “How long will I need to be there?” While the answer can vary from person to person, many studies show that it’s best to stay 90 days in treatment. At 90 days, you will have the best chance at successful, long-term recovery.

Why Should I Stay 90 Days?

Length of stay in treatment is one of the strongest indicators of success. According to Bridging the Gap between Practice and Research: Forging Partnerships with Community-Based Drug and Alcohol Treatment, several studies have suggested that “outpatient treatments of less than 90 days are more likely to result in early return to drug use and generally poorer response than treatments of longer duration.”

When people stay in treatment longer or attend more treatment sessions, the post-treatment outcome will be greater. Studies specifically show that staying less than 90 days can result in a poorer response and early return to drug use.

What Happens When I Stay 90 Days?

Ninety days is the “sweet spot” for finding the greatest success after treatment. It also happens to be the best time frame for getting the most out of treatment while you’re in it.

A lot can happen in 90 days, including changes that help you release drug chemicals from your body. When you stay 90 days, this can also help you re-write patterns of addiction that live in your mind.

First Comes Detox

Most 90-day programs will require you to complete detox before beginning actual treatment. Detox alone is not actually considered treatment, but it’s a necessary first step for those who are dependent on dangerous substances like fentanyl or alcohol.

After detox, full treatment starts. This is where a 90-day residential program comes in. Even though the actual substances have left your system through the detox process, your body still needs ample rest and rehabilitation.

Physical Changes

While many people struggle with addiction, they’re unable to give their bodies the care and attention they need. When you stay 90 days in treatment, you will have the time to focus on your body and put it first.

Quality treatment, like the programs at The Guest House, will ensure your body receives proper nutrients through healthy meals, along with fresh fruit and vegetables. You will also have the chance to participate in exercise and other body-focused therapies.

Don’t be hard on yourself if you’ve neglected your body for some time. Forming a new relationship with yourself and your body is all part of your treatment journey.

Mental Changes

A 90-day treatment program will provide you with psychological resources as well as physical support. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Number 24, psychological treatment models focus on an individual’s “maladaptive motivational learning or emotional dysfunction as the primary cause of substance abuse.

Mental health professionals will lead you through various therapies to help you reprogram your mind’s negative thinking patterns and heal your relationship with yourself. Ninety-day programs usually include group therapy as well. This allows you to find support among peers who understand your struggles.

Other Benefits

When you stay 90 days in a treatment program, there are plenty of additional benefits to help you along your journey. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a 90-day stay in a therapeutic community has been linked to “lower rates of re-incarceration” for those with legal issues.

SAMHSA’s TIP 24 notes that people with longer stays in residential treatment usually have “markedly improved functioning in terms of reduced criminal activity and drug consumption.” They even have improved rates of employment and more success in school.

Stay 90 Days at The Guest House

At The Guest House, our treatment program was created on the principle that self-destructive behaviors, like addiction and mental health disorders, often form as a result of trauma in your life. Our 90-day program utilizes a holistic and comprehensive method to help you not only overcome addiction but also heal your mind, body, and soul.

90-Day Residential Program

Our residential treatment is a 90-day program that is also flexible to accommodate individuals with different needs. At The Guest House, we recognize that 90 days can lead to greater success in treatment, and our program includes a wide variety of therapies customized for each individual.

We offer a specialized blend of innovative and cutting-edge therapies that help heal the mind and body from the lasting effects of trauma and addiction. Our beautiful 52-acre estate also provides solace and a peaceful backdrop during your 90-day stay.

Daily Schedule

Our residential program is structured to help you transition into a world without substances. Having a daily schedule helps to limit the exposure to temptations and triggers, while around-the-clock care ensures your safety every minute of the day.

During your 90-day stay, you will find daily programming like individual therapy, group therapy, and psychiatric care if needed. Our talk therapy programs will help you process trauma and get to the root of your addiction so you can finally feel free.

Holistic Therapies

At The Guest House, we operate on the principle that highly customizable treatment plans provide the greatest benefit for our clients. Here, you will find diverse opportunities for treatment and a wide variety of holistic programming to incorporate into your day.

Our highly-trained staff leads practices like meditation, yoga, and conscious connected breathwork to help heal your mind, body, and soul. We also offer therapies for active clients, like outdoor adventure therapy and equine therapy.

Our clinical therapies include somatic movement, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and brain mapping. You may also choose more creative therapies like art in healing, cinema therapy, or even psychodrama. No matter what your journey looks like, you will find purpose and deep meaning in your 90-day stay at The Guest House.

Several studies have shown that 90 days is the most beneficial amount of time for addiction treatment. This longer time frame allows you to heal both your mind and your body, giving you the greatest chance for success after treatment. At The Guest House, our 90-day residential treatment program includes cutting-edge therapies and innovative modalities to help you heal your relationship with yourself as you prepare for a new life without substances. We offer a wide variety of programming, including highly customizable and individualized treatment plans that meet your needs best. No matter what your journey may look like, there is something for you at The Guest House. For more information, give us a call today at (855) 483-7800.