Mentally, you commit to getting sober long before you physically do. In fact, most addicts begin to mentally prepare themselves for recovery weeks or even months before they actually give up the substance that has been pulling them down for so long. This is because addiction is both a mental and a physical health condition that takes preparation on all levels in order to heal.

If you or someone you care about is struggling with an addiction to drugs or alcohol and needs help, Washington inpatient rehab centers provide you with the support, medical care and behavioral therapy that will guide the way to recovery and healing. Call our helpline at 1-800-552-0697 today to be connected with a rehabilitation specialist that can assist you in finding and choosing the best program for your needs.

Do I Really Need Inpatient Rehab?

The first, and most common question to arise when considering treatment is whether or not professional help or inpatient rehab is really necessary. Washington inpatient rehab centers provide the safest, most effective treatment options for individuals that are heavily addicted to drugs or alcohol. But this doesn’t mean that only those with the worst addictions need this level of care.

Inpatient rehab is essential if:

  • You lack support from friends or family at home, or if you have been using drugs or alcohol with your friends or family.
  • You have tried to quit using drugs or alcohol on your own but have been unsuccessful.
  • You have been to outpatient rehab or to an inpatient rehab program before and you have since relapsed.
  • You struggle with symptoms of withdrawal that make it seem impossible to quit.

If you’re not sure whether inpatient rehab is the right choice for you, call our helpline toll-free at 1-800-552-0697 today to be connected with a rehabilitation specialist that can help you better understand your treatment and recovery options.

How Long Will Washington Inpatient Rehab Take?

The next major question that arises when considering professional treatment is “how long will treatment take?” Sadly, there is no cut-and-dry answer to this question because every case of addiction, every case of recovery and every person is different. Some may find lasting sobriety after 30-days of inpatient rehab. Others find that it takes 6 months or longer in residential treatment in order to get sober.

Generally speaking, Washington inpatient rehab centers provide the following treatment lengths that can be further tailored to individual patient needs:

  • 30-day rehab programs.
  • 60-day rehab programs.
  • 90-day rehab programs.
  • 120-day or longer rehab programs.

According to NIDA, it takes 90-days to break a habit or to start a habit. So if you view addiction as a habit, and you look at recovery as a new habit, you can expect it to take at least 90-days to learn how to start living a life of recovery. For some, this takes a bit longer and for others it may not take quite this long. Most fall somewhere in between.

Can’t I Just Quit on My Own?

If you think you can just quit on your own, think again. Addiction is a disease characterized by chronic relapse—this means that you are almost guaranteed to relapse, and it’s likely to happen repeatedly. While you can try to quit on your own, some substances will cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms if you attempt to quit abruptly or without medical care. For this reason, and for many others, we do not recommend that you try quitting alone or on your own.

For help overcoming addiction call 1-800-552-0697 today. We will connect you with inpatient rehab centers in Washington that can guide your recovery efforts so that you can live a drug and alcohol-free life.