Before entering mental health or substance use disorder treatment, it’s helpful to have a firm grasp of what to expect. From the duration of treatment to daily or weekly schedules, understanding how it works helps to alleviate fears.
There are several different types of treatment programs available, and each will have a different timeline. Each client will receive an individualized treatment plan suited to their unique needs, and this plan will determine the duration of treatment.
In general, the treatment timelines fall into one of these four categories:
The timeline will depend on the severity of your concerns, how committed to the recovery journey one is, and whether it’s necessary to work around work, school, or family obligations. However, most treatment plans fall in the middle at 60 or 90 days. Extended treatment programs include sober living homes and halfway houses.