Both 90-day rehab programs and 6-month rehab programs are considered to be long-term rehabilitation programs, so they are both recommended for those struggling with a serious addiction for an extended period of time. Both programs will begin with medical detoxification, and after this has been completed, your loved one will obtain the counseling that he or she needs in order to learn how to live a drug- or alcohol-free life.

Long-term programs are recommended when a person has been to a rehab center in the past but did not successfully end his or her relationship with drugs or alcohol. These are people who may need a longer program, but you may not know whether or not the 90-day program or the 6-month program would be best. After reading this article, you will be able to make a decision and start your loved one on the road to sobriety today.

90-Day Rehab Programs

Candidates for a 90-day drug rehab program include the following:

  • Someone who began a life of crime to support his drug habit.
  • Someone who was in a short-term rehab program and failed to become free of the drugs or alcohol.
  • Someone who has been using drugs or drinking alcohol for at least a year and hasn’t been able to quit.
  • Someone addicted to serious drugs, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, crack cocaine, heroin, alcohol or prescription drugs.

When your loved one arrives at the rehab center, he or she will be introduced to the medical detoxification program. He or she will be monitored closely by the doctors and nurses while this is going on. Withdrawal can be difficult for most people to endure, but the staff will ensure that your loved one is comfortable during the entire process. After detoxification is over, your loved one will be ready to begin the therapy that will make it possible for him or her to live without drugs or alcohol.


The rest of the time that your loved one spends in a 90-day rehab program will be engaged in substance abuse therapy. Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Some rehab centers offer patients the option of attending holistic therapy sessions that include yoga, music therapy, aromatherapy, meditation, and mindful practices. Some programs may even use a religious approach to therapy.

After your loved one has completed all of his therapy sessions, he will not be thrown back into society without any preparation. At this point, your loved one will be introduced to aftercare programs. The aftercare program continues to provide counseling for your loved one, but it also offers support for an extended period of time. Your loved one will not be considered to be “cured” of his drug or alcohol addiction, so the rehab center will remain a positive force in his life after he leaves the building.

6-Month Rehabilitation Treatment

Rehab programs that last six months are right for people experiencing health problems because of their drug abuse. The addiction may have caused them to fail to take proper care of themselves, so they are facing brain damage, liver disease, vitamin deficiencies, and memory issues. Also, if your loved one has attended a 90-day drug rehab program, it will be worth it to try one that lasts six months. Sometimes, the reason that the shorter program didn’t work was that it didn’t last long enough.

Many people diagnosed with a substance abuse disorder have also been diagnosed with a mental health disorder. If your loved one fits this description, a shorter term rehab program that has been designed to treat a dual diagnosis patient is not necessarily enough. Your loved one may need a program that lasts six months to finally have control of her mental illness and her substance abuse problem.


Some rehab centers are extremely luxurious, but they will also be very costly. Other rehab facilities do not offer anything of comfort and are less expensive, and they will provide your loved one with what he or she needs to live a sober life. Some insurance plans will pay for drug rehabilitation, but if the rehab center that you choose does not take your insurance, you may be able to obtain a scholarship for your loved one.

If your loved one is ready to end her addiction to drugs or alcohol and start living again, contact us at 833-762-3739. We are here to help you get your loved one the help that he or she needs.

Published On: March 13, 2019 / Categories: Fort Wayne, Heroin, Indiana, Outpatient /

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