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It’s natural to have questions about drug rehab. One of the most common questions is how long the process takes. Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer to this question; the length of your recovery will depend on a number of factors—the nature of your addiction, the program you choose, any co-occurring issues that are diagnosed, and more.

A number of drug and alcohol rehabs offer 30-day programs, while others extend for 60 or even 90 days. Even this can be somewhat unreliable as an estimate, though; if you want a clearer sense of how long recovery will take, it’s best to call us at Experience Recovery to arrange a consultation.

Addiction Recovery is Multi-Faceted

One thing to note is that addiction recovery happens in various stages.

  • First, there is detox; in the detox process, your body is rid of all those harmful chemicals. The detox process usually takes a few days, a couple of weeks at the most.
  • From there, you might engage in inpatient or outpatient care; this just depends on your medical needs, as well as your school or work responsibilities. This is the part that can last anywhere from 30 to 90 days, roughly speaking.
  • Ultimately, recovery is a life-long process, and aftercare is critical. Once you leave your residential or outpatient program, you may then go into a sober living or transitional program. In other cases, you may return home to your “normal life,” but regular therapy sessions and support groups will continue.

Flexible Options are Available at Experience Recovery

You may desire addiction recovery, but feel unsure about the time commitment—perhaps because of your obligations to school or work. It’s critical for us to note, first and foremost, that your recovery is the most important thing; it can literally be a matter of life and death.

Additionally, we are happy to note that there are flexible options at Experience Recovery in Santa Ana. Our Executive Rehab program, made for business leaders, is meant to be quick and discreet. And partial hospitalization or outpatient programs can help accommodate your busy schedule.

Don’t Scrimp on Recovery

A final note: Studies have shown time and time again that addiction treatment works, and that long-time recovery is possible. With that said, these same studies find that the people who spend the most time in rehab tend to have the best outcomes.

We encourage our clients to talk with us about the options available, and never to rush through rehab; it’s something worth a real time commitment, because the result can be a lifetime of freedom and sobriety.

Seek Help from Experience Recovery in Santa Ana

If you’re ready to devote your time to recovery—to building a better, happier, healthier life for yourself—our team is standing by. Contact Experience Recovery in California today, and ask us about the different programs we can offer. There’s no time like now to pursue lifelong freedom from drug addiction!