When someone is seeking treatment for a mental illness like depression or PTSD, there are several different options available to them. The main choice is whether to attend an outpatient program where they will be able to remain at home or residential treatment which will require them to stay at a center. In many cases, this choice depends entirely on the individual’s circumstances and whether they are in a position to be absent from work or caregiving responsibilities at home.
The length of time it takes to complete a mental health treatment program depends entirely on the individual. There is no one size fits all approach to treating mental illnesses and so it makes sense that everyone has different needs. That said many people benefit from a 60-day program because it immerses them in a healing environment for a sufficiently long enough period to allow them to heal naturally.
Overcoming mental illness is not an overnight process and much can be achieved by the more intensive level of therapy and counseling offered in a 60-day program. It is important that each patient learns how to deal with their condition on a daily basis before they return home and for many 60-days is sufficient. Much of the treatment focus is on behavioral, holistic and medical therapies which are generally used in combination in a personalized program.
Mental illnesses are long-term conditions that generally require continued treatment for many years after leaving a program. It is important that a treatment program encourages and motivates change as this is necessary to fully overcome mental health issues. Ultimately, it is important to remember that there is treatment available that can allow people to live a happy and fulfilling life in the future. The first step is to reach out for help.
60-Day Rehab is a Good Compromise Between Life and Recovery
A 60-day stay in recovery could be the ideal time span. Firstly, you will be evaluated and assessed, and a personalized treatment plan will be developed taking into consideration your physical, mental, emotional, and if applicable spiritual health. As specialists, we recognize that addiction is usually a symptom of some underlying issues and as well as quitting using a substance or alcohol you will need to address these in order to stay clean and sober.
A 60-day treatment allows time to recover physically as well as work through the causes of your addiction and begin to build a new life without drugs or alcohol. A large part of the long-term treatment will involve counseling and time will be given to look into living circumstances, medical issues, and other social considerations. Sessions will take place learning to address these, setting you up properly for your new life.
Staying for 60 days means that the things learned in the first month can be practiced and you have time to adjust to a stable and sober routine in the nurturing environment of a recovery center. You have time to work on the underlying causes of substance misuse and time to heal. You can reinforce techniques of relapse prevention and plan for sober living explore the possibility of new healthy hobbies and pastimes and develop a proper plan for follow-up care including support group attendance and doctor appointments, should they be required.
The longer you stay in a sober environment, the better your perspective changes on addiction. Being away from distraction you get to focus on making behavioral changes and learning techniques to help thinking patterns. You can practice recovery skills, and refusal skills and prepare for potential relapse situations. You can build up a support network and boost your chances of staying sober.
CASA Recovery offers mental health treatment in Southern California from the tranquil environment of our center in Orange County. If you or a loved one is dealing with a mental health condition, we can offer you the therapy you need to achieve long-term recovery from your illness. CASA Recovery’s personalized treatment plans help you reach your recovery goals. Find out more by contacting us in confidence today.