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Long-term residential treatment, which at Beach House is defined as 60 days or more of inpatient rehab, is the best treatment option for anyone who wants to find lasting freedom from drugs or alcohol. Here’s why:
- The addiction triggers and cues to use are often so powerful that white knuckling sobriety on one’s own rarely achieves a successful recovery. (In fact, rates of relapse are highest during the first weeks and months after quitting drugs or alcohol.)
- Levels of the “feel good” neurotransmitter dopamine are very low during the first weeks after a detox from drugs or alcohol, and can cause symptoms that mimic a co-occurring mental disorder, or “dual diagnosis,” such as anxiety or depression. An extended period of abstinence in a supportive sober living environment ensures that clients can be medically monitored, evaluated and in some cases treated for a confirmed dual diagnosis.
Learn more about our Dual Diagnosis Program and why treating a dual diagnosis is critical to successful recovery.
There is evidence to support a minimum of 35 days in treatment as the gold standard for detox and achieving recovery. ” – Medical Director Dr. Meera Joseph, MD
- Research shows that long-term residential treatment produces the best recovery outcomes, and that after one year of successful abstinence with the help of long-term rehab services, the rates of relapse drop dramatically. At Beach House, we’ve found the same to be true.
Learn more about our treatment outcomes and how they outperform those from other residential treatment programs in Florida and nationwide.
Here is what to expect from our long-term inpatient rehab program:
- Medically supervised inpatient treatment for a minimum of 60 days
- Medication-Assisted Treatment for drug or alcohol cravings, where appropriate
- 7:1 client-therapist ratio (well below industry standards at 11:1)
- State-of-the-art, brand-new facility in beautiful Juno Beach, Florida, located near miles of quiet beach preserve
- Caring and experienced medical and clinical professionals
- Evidence-based clinical interventions
- 12-step recovery groups
- The option of family therapy through our Family Program
- Renowned high safety standard including 24/7, one-on-one medical monitoring for clients who need it
The therapists and group facilitators did an amazing job in keeping me engaged while educating me on my disease and helping me process its emotional and behavioral components. The medical staff, especially nursing, made sure all of my medical needs were met on a daily basis.” – Michelle
What Is Long-Term Residential Treatment?
Long-term residential treatment consists of a minimum of 60 days of inpatient rehab for drugs or alcohol. Inpatient rehab is a program of drug or alcohol treatment that treats the underlying roots of addiction with a comprehensive and personalized plan of care that consists of:
- Medically supervised detox from one or more substances
- Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) where appropriate to curb drug or alcohol cravings and ease the transition into abstinence and recovery
- Evidence-based behavioral therapies that address addiction triggers such as stress, trauma and/or an underlying mental condition like anxiety or depression, providing clients with healthy coping skills and effective tools for relapse prevention
Today, preventing and treating addiction means understanding clients’ personal needs along with a complex set of clinical considerations. Abstinence-based treatment, medically-assisted treatment and adverse childhood experiences must be understood and incorporated into treatment plans, when appropriate, to address the root causes of addiction and generate lasting recovery.” – Chief Clinical Officer Anna Ciulla, LMHC, RD, LD
During long-term drug or alcohol rehab, clients receive 24/7 medical and clinical care, seven days a week, starting with a medically supervised detox. During this time, they also live at our new, state-of-the-art facility. Here, within a warm and supportive, family-like environment, located near miles of quiet beach preserve in the charming coastal town of Juno Beach, Florida, they immerse themselves in an intensive, daily routine of various group and individual therapies. Guided by caring and experienced medical and clinical professionals, clients learn new life skills and therapeutic coping tools, develop systems of support, such as 12-step recovery groups, and discover the ingredients of a healthy recovery lifestyle— all as part of the Beach House pledge: people, purpose and passion.
Long-Term Residential Rehab at Beach House – What Sets It Apart
Long-term residential rehab at Beach House is characterized by a number of unique features that help to explain why our treatment outcomes consistently outperform the industry average:
- An emphasis on the strength of the client-therapist relationship (also known as “therapeutic alliance”)
I’ve personally witnessed what the research also shows: that a strong therapeutic alliance substantially improves clinical outcomes, by boosting client engagement and retention during treatment.” – Chief Clinical Officer Anna Ciulla, LMHC, RD, LD
- An especially low client-therapist ratio
- Medication-Assisted Treatment that relieves cravings for certain substances, such as alcohol or opiates
- An OTP-certified, on-site pharmacy
- Our track record in the community as a trusted Florida provider known for its high safety standards
- Our facility and location
Learn more about the above features and their distinctive benefits.
What to Expect from a Long-Term Rehab Program
The main goal of long-term inpatient rehab is to provide clients with the various recovery supports they will need—and which Beach House offers in the form of a highly individualized plan of medically and clinically integrated care—in order to achieve long-term freedom from one or more substances. Clients at this level of care therefore can expect to receive ongoing monitoring by our medical team (as needed) for any post-detox occurrence of post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). They also can expect to participate daily in group and individual therapy with therapists who are credentialed in evidence-based clinical interventions for substance use disorders.
Explore in greater detail these and other so-called best practices, and how they can help you find freedom from drugs or alcohol.
What Are the Benefits of Long-Term Treatment vs. Short-Term Treatment?
There is wide consensus among researchers that long-term treatment accords with better recovery outcomes. On the other hand, short-term treatment—in the form of a brief hospitalization for detox from alcohol or drugs—does little to protect clients from relapse.
The first 28 days of recovery are a time when the client is experiencing acute withdrawal followed by post-acute withdrawal syndrome. This is also the time when relationships are being established and re-established with their primary therapist and close loved ones. It is after the initial detox period that the underlying issues can be addressed that may have led to or worsened substance abuse and held the client back from achieving their recovery goals.” – Medical Director Dr. Meera Joseph, MD
As a comprehensive approach that addresses the roots of an addiction, not just withdrawal symptoms, long-term treatment in a safe, supportive and sober living environment helps clients develop healthy behavioral coping skills and effective tools for preventing relapse.
What is the Cost of Long-Term Treatment?
We understand that the cost of long-term inpatient treatment is an important consideration, so we strive to make our residential treatment options as affordable as possible. Beach House accepts all major insurance carriers, which are now required by law to provide full or partial reimbursement for substance abuse treatment, depending on the plan. We also work with clients to develop flexible financing options that will accommodate their budget.
Get more details regarding pricing and insurance coverage for long-term rehab. For more information and advice regarding how to pay for inpatient rehab and why it’s a worthwhile investment, check out these articles:
- How to Find Addiction Treatment if You Don’t Have Health Insurance
- How to Prepare Financially Before Entering Treatment
- What Are the Cost Benefits of Going to Rehab?