90 Days in Recovery is Better than 30 Days
“While the traditional 30-day treatment model is an appropriate level of care for many patients, we are finding that a longer length of stay allows the patient to focus on recovery, along with a myriad of other psychological issues.” says Dr. Johanna O’Flaherty, Vice President of Treatment Services at The Betty Ford Center.
Dr. O’Flaherty references extensive research funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) that concludes, “For most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about three months in treatment.” The NIDA researchers referred to well-organized 90-day programs as “the gold standard” in recovery.
Benchmark Recovery Center a “Gold Standard”
This data shows what we at the Benchmark Recovery Center have been saying all along. Our 90-day program can be called the “gold standard” of treatment because we offer a longer length of time for our residents to undergo detox, go through more of the 12 steps, and fully be set on a path toward recovery.
“A person can still get and stay sober by going to AA meetings, or going the outpatient treatment route,” says John Southworth, one the country’s leading interventionists. “But the data states definitively that a significant length of time – 90 days, 120 days – spent in a formal, credible program gives an alcoholic or addict the best chance of lifetime sobriety.”