60-Day Drug Rehab Programs
60-day drug programs offer a variety of intensive medical and behavioral therapies designed to help people recover from substance abuse issues. There are many 28-to-30-day rehab programs, as well as many 90-to-180-day rehab programs available for substance abuse treatment. For those who are looking for a duration of treatment that is somewhere between these two ranges, 60-day drug rehab programs offer a solution by providing a compromise between a shorter and longer stay in substance abuse treatment.
What is a 60-Day Drug Rehab Program?
A 60-day drug rehab program will require you to stay overnight in a treatment center for around 60 days, or two months. Meals are typically provided by the treatment center, and friends and loved ones may visit during visiting hours. It is possible that a stay longer than 60 days is needed.
Substance abuse treatment can mirror the complexities of humans themselves – and that’s on purpose.1 Treatment options for substance abuse must be as intricate to promote long-term recovery and help someone sustain their sobriety. The treatment methods used during a 60-day drug rehab program stay are not the same in all treatment centers.1 Treatment methods are typically selected based on a person’s specific circumstances and needs, but typically include a combination of medication, individual therapy, family therapy, and group therapy.1 60-day drug rehab programs may also include 12-step programs as another treatment method option. There are differences across 60-day drug rehab programs, but all offer intensive treatment to assist people with substance abuse challenges.
What Happens During a 60-Day Drug Treatment Program?
During a 60-day drug treatment stay, you will complete an intake assessment, which will collect demographic information, drug use history, and other information.1 You may take part in one or a combination of the following during a 60-day drug rehab stay:1
- Detoxification – A team consisting of medical and behavioral health staff continually monitors you during the detoxification process. Medications are provided to lessen unpleasant withdrawals and to help with any medical needs that arise.
- Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) – MAT includes the use of medications to help reduce unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and cravings beyond the detoxification period. Such medications include Methadone, Buprenorphine, Naltrexone, Topamax, Acamprosate, and Disulfiram. The medication prescribed depends on many factors, including the substance abused, how long it was used, and how much was used.
- Individual therapy – Individual therapy may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to uncover and change unhealthy thinking patterns, as well as contingency management therapy, which provides rewards for positive change.
- Group therapy – Therapy provided in a group setting where the group is the healing platform instead of the person and therapist.
- Family therapy – Therapy designed to uncover issues within the family related to substance abuse. The goal is to promote healing within the family, which will allow the family to be a support network for the person in treatment.
- After–care planning – After-care planning typically begins on the first day of treatment. This process involves the patient, staff, and possibly family members discussing the best way to plan ahead for continued sobriety. After-care planning may involve referrals to community resources such as physicians, community behavioral health centers, case management, and other sources.
How Much Does a 60-Day Rehab Program Cost?
The cost of drug rehab can vary depending on several factors, including the state it’s located in and the amenities offered. In the U.S., private and state-funded insurance plans are required to provide behavioral health coverage.3 Most 60-day drug rehab programs in the U.S. accept both private and state-funded insurance. Medicaid and free rehab options are also available. This means that you may only have to pay a small amount for treatment. However, even with insurance, your treatment may come with a cost, which you should take into account when choosing a program.
While the cost for 60-day drug rehab treatment may be an unexpected challenge, the cost of not receiving treatment may be greater. Substance abuse costs the U.S. over $600 billion annually and is a major public health crisis. Substance abuse treatment has shown to reduce these costs significantly.1 Ultimately, the cost of treatment is much less expensive than the costs of not receiving treatment.1 On an individual level, as substance use costs money, can lead to costly legal trouble, and can impact employment opportunities, treatment may be seen as an investment in your future.
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How Do I Find 60-Day Rehab Programs Near Me?
AAC offers a variety of drug rehab programs. Since each person has different needs, AAC provides individualized drug rehab programs that vary in length of stay and treatment interventions used. AAC’s various nationwide treatment centers offer the following:
- Outpatient treatment.
- Residential treatment centers (varying stays from days, weeks, 30-days, 60-days 90-days, 180-days, etc. depending on a person’s needs).
- Medical detox.
- Partial hospitalization programming.
- Individual and group therapy.
Regardless of the treatment selected, most AAC programs include after-care planning and support to help people readjust after treatment. After a 60-day stay, AAC also offers the option for people to continue their treatment on an outpatient basis. Outpatient services are flexible to accommodate work, family, and life schedules. These services may help people transition back to home life after treatment.
How Do I Know I Need 60-Day Rehab?
Substance-related disorders are classified in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. This means that only a physician can determine if you have a substance-related disorder and if a 60-day drug rehab program is right for you. However, some signs may help you to determine if rehab treatment is needed for you or your loved one. Some of those signs are:4
- Being preoccupied with thinking about using drugs/alcohol frequently.
- Cravings to use drugs/alcohol more frequently.
- Needing to use more drugs/alcohol to get high.
- Feeling sick or being irritable and moody when you do not use drugs/alcohol.
- Requiring the use of more drugs/alcohol to feel the effects.
- Spending a lot of time on getting more drugs/alcohol.
- Financial issues due to drug/alcohol use.
- Family issues due to drug/alcohol use.
- Loss of job due to drug/alcohol use.
- Poor grades in school because of missing classes or skipping assignments due to alcohol/drug use.
Deciding to enter into a 60-day drug rehab program is a personal decision. If you have a family physician, they can help you make a decision. You may also call American Addiction Centers to speak with a treatment specialist today.
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If you’re still unsure of whether you may have a substance abuse problem, take our free, 5-minute substance abuse self-assessment below. The evaluation consists of 11 yes or no questions that are intended to be used as an informational tool to assess the severity and probability of a substance use disorder. The test is free, confidential, and no personal information is needed to receive the result.
How Do I Choose the Best 60-Day Rehab Program?
Choosing the best 60-day drug rehab program typically begins with a full assessment by a physician. A physician can help you determine if a 60-day drug rehab program is appropriate and which 60-day drug rehab program will be best. You may also want to consider where you want to go to receive services. For example, some people may choose to stay close to home while others may want to go somewhere far from home. Another consideration is if you have a co-occurring disorder such as depression, anxiety, or post-traumatic stress disorder. If you do, you will want to choose a program that can help you with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders.
Regardless of where you choose to receive treatment, the center should follow evidence-based treatment principles to ensure high-quality care. These principles include:1
- An understanding that substance abuse is a complex process that has long-term effects on both behavior and brain functioning.
- People are unique. Treatment for substance abuse should be just as individualized.
- Substance abuse treatment should focus not only on the use of substances but all of the person’s needs.
- Individual, family, and group therapy should be part of substance abuse treatment.
- Substance abuse treatment should offer medication in addition to therapy.
- A person’s treatment plan and service plan should be frequently reviewed and modified to reflect the person’s progress and current needs.
- Medical detoxification is the first step in substance abuse treatment. Additional treatment should follow to promote long-term recovery.
- Substance abuse treatment should include testing for HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases. Testing should include counseling to lower risks for contracting infectious disease and referrals to resources for the treatment of infectious disease as needed.
Success Rates & Statistics for 60-Day Rehabs
The success of a 60-day drug rehab program varies from person-to-person but may be dependent on several factors. Some of these factors include:
- A person’s willingness to take part in the treatment and to change.
- Quality of the treatment methods used and the overall quality of care provided at the chosen treatment center.
- The strength of the person’s support network.
- The presence of mental health or physical health issues.
- Adherence to their after-care plan recommendations.
- Length of time the person has been abstinent.
The success rates of substance abuse treatment have been widely researched. Some of the results of these studies are: 5,6
- Opioid abuse was reduced by roughly 90% after MAT in an inpatient treatment center.
- About 1/3 of people completing an inpatient treatment program for alcohol use remained abstinent at the one-year mark.
- There were large decreases in cocaine use 1 year after treatment.
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- National Institute of Health. (2018). Principles of drug addiction treatment: A research-based guide (Third Edition).
- Petry, N. (2011). Contingency management: what it is and why psychiatrists should want to use it. The Psychiatrist, 35(5), 1 – 3.
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- American Psychiatric Association. (2005). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Fifth Edition). Substance-related disorders (pp. 483 – 585). American Psychiatric Association Press, Washington; DC.
- Miller, W., Walters, S., & Bennett, M. (2001). How effective is alcoholism treatment in the United States? Journal of the Study of Alcoholism, 62(2), 1 – 9.
- Simpson, D., Joe, G., Broome, K. (2002). A national 5-year follow-up of treatment outcomes for cocaine dependence. Archives of General Psychiatry, 59(6), 1- 6.