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Guide on Long-Term Rehab for Drugs and Alcohol

Last updated on: Monday, 20 May 2024
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When looking for long-term drug rehab in the U.S., it is important to find a reputable center that you can trust. This may not be easy if you are unfamiliar with looking for treatment, but getting help is possible. To help DRS has compiled a list of resources to help you make the most informed decision.

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List of Long-Term Inpatient Drug Rehabs

Here is access to our entire long-term inpatient drug rehabilitation database. Please select a state . If you need help locating the right treatment for you, do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists.


Type of Treatment

 What is Long-Term Inpatient Drug Rehab?

Long-term inpatient drug rehab is any program that provides residential services for an extended period of time. Services may include a detox program, counseling, therapy, and aftercare support. The client lives at the facility for the duration of their treatment.

Why is Long Term Treatment Effective

  • Long-term residential treatment programs are for people who need intensive levels of addiction treatment.
  • The high-intensity treatment is a good option for people experiencing chronic relapses.
  • The therapeutic benefit of long-term drug rehab is access to transformative therapies and a wide range of modalities of therapy and counseling.
  • The sessions allow more time to develop sober living skills and recovery principles.
  • It is also expected to help the patient with employment training and transitional housing.
  • Relapse prevention is also crucial, and long-term programs help develop relapse prevention skills and coping skills.

Questions to Ask Regarding Long-Term Rehabs

What is the average length of stay?

What are ALL the services included?

Are there any hidden or additional fees?

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Tips When Looking for Long-Term Drug and Alcohol Rehab

  • Consult our directory for long-term inpatient drug rehab we have found available in your state or call or contact us using our call back.
  • Contact your local Medicaid office or health insurance provider; find out what long-term treatment options are covered by your health insurance plan.
  • Contact more than one long-term program in your state; if there is a waitlist, place a name on it. Ask about the admission process. Also, ask about payment options and what insurance they accept.
  • Consider long-term programs outside of the area your loved one resides in. Yet, do not rule any option out if something is available and needed quickly.
  • If time permits, list your top three long-term inpatient options that fit your finances and provide your loved one the required treatment. Ideally, select the option that fits best with their individual needs, based on a prior drug assessment if one was completed, for example.
  • Begin the admission process as soon as possible.

Common Terminology Surrounding Long-Term Drug Rehab

High-Intensity Treatment
refers to treatment providing therapy sessions for 45 to 60 minutes two to three times per day for five to six days per week. Most long-term drug rehabilitation programs offer extensive services providing as much as possible with the time the addict has in treatment.
Therapeutic Community
area common form of long-term residential drug rehab emerged in the 1950s out of a self-help recovery movement. These communities encourage peer support and holding everyone accountable for each others actions and success.
Sober Living Skills
are the skills and abilities that someone gains during treatment. For example, this includes practicing self-care, planning and cooking nutritious meals, setting and achieving personal goals, managing finances, and building healthy relationships.
substance use disorders require individualized treatment that addresses the symptoms and underlying causes of addiction. Therapy is the process used to discover this, and there are different modalities of therapy available at any long-term drug rehab center.
Evidence-Based Approaches
are programs using treatment methods based on empirically-based interventions that have been proven to work.




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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.



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Dr. Rohit S. Adi is certified in addiction medicine, through examination, by the American Board of Addiction Medicine. While in Louisiana, he worked as an emergency-room physician at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center in Lafayette, Louisiana, but then transferred to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he works to this day. Holding numerous positions throughout his medical career, Dr. Adi has seen the devastating effects caused by drugs and alcohol. Having the ability to do something about the problem, he co-founded a holistic drug rehabilitation center in Louisiana, where he serves as the facility’s Medical Director.