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How long does drug rehab typically last?
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Dr. Vasu Brown
Wound care
7 doctors agree
In brief: 4day program
We have hospital based 4day rehab.
It takes a long time changing lifestyle 12 step program suggest one year recovery.

In brief: 4day program
We have hospital based 4day rehab.
It takes a long time changing lifestyle 12 step program suggest one year recovery.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Dr. Vasu Brown
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Dr. Susana Duncan
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: One to three months
In patient rehabilitation typically lasts four weeks.
If the treatment is for a relapse or chronic relapsing then a longer stay will be recommended. Overall, however, rehabilitation for addiction is a life long commitment.

In brief: One to three months
In patient rehabilitation typically lasts four weeks.
If the treatment is for a relapse or chronic relapsing then a longer stay will be recommended. Overall, however, rehabilitation for addiction is a life long commitment.
Dr. Susana Duncan
Dr. Susana Duncan
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Varies, longer best
Brief detox (control severe withdrawals) may be 1-5 days in a hospital.
Minimum for real rehab work (addressing reasons for addiction & learning to deal with life without drugs) is 30 days in semi-controlled setting (residential treatment). People with many relapses or other mental health issues often benefit from longer programs, up to 1 yr. Ongoing support like 12-step program can be lifelong.

In brief: Varies, longer best
Brief detox (control severe withdrawals) may be 1-5 days in a hospital.
Minimum for real rehab work (addressing reasons for addiction & learning to deal with life without drugs) is 30 days in semi-controlled setting (residential treatment). People with many relapses or other mental health issues often benefit from longer programs, up to 1 yr. Ongoing support like 12-step program can be lifelong.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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