What to Expect from a 90-Day Inpatient Drug or Alcohol Rehab Program


Some drug and alcohol addictions are severe, involving highly addictive and powerful substances and/or a long period of abuse. People experiencing this level of addiction may need to explore 90-day rehab programs when they are ready to recover. These three-month programs provide a high level of around-the-clock care to assist patients with physiological and psychological dependency issues. Spending this length of time in rehab can give patients an opportunity to explore the depths of their addiction and learn methods of coping with life without resorting to drugs or alcohol.

When embarking on 90-day rehab programs, the treatment begins with intake. During this phase, a counselor conducts an interview to learn each patient’s medical history and details about their addiction. After asking questions, the treatment team formulates the best course of action to address each individual’s issues. The counselor presents this individualized treatment plan to the patient, also explaining all program rules so the patient understands the process.

Many patients begin rehabilitation with a medically assisted detox phase. During this treatment, patients withdraw from the substances they have abused. Depending on the substance, detox may involve medications that lessen symptoms and make the process more comfortable. Our team supervises the detox process carefully to ensure that patients remain safe.

After completion of detox, patients are ready to move on to the therapy and counseling phase. During this phase of a rehab program, therapy involves individual sessions that tackle the underlying issues and behaviors connected with the addiction. Counselors teach patients new techniques they can use when they feel stressed or overwhelmed that can replace old coping methods that involved drugs or alcohol. Patients also participate in group therapy, which helps our clients learn from each other and support each other. Rehab also involves family therapy to enable patients and their loved ones to explore the past and look toward a future that involves recovery without relapse. Families can learn strategies for supporting an addict without falling into common situations that could inadvertently enable the addict or the addiction.

As patients perform the hard work of rehab, the end of the inpatient treatment will approach. At this point, counselors work to prepare patients for a new life outside of rehab that does not include drugs and alcohol. Outpatient treatment is an important component of recovery, so patients usually continue to see a counselor for therapy sessions. Continuing to attend group therapy is also beneficial for patients. Sobriety involves a lifelong commitment, with patients often continuing with support methods such as therapy or group meetings well into the future.

At White Sands Treatment Center, we offer a high-quality and cost-effective rehabilitation program designed to meet the needs of each patient. Our customized treatment is personalized to address every patient’s individual addiction issues. Our dual-diagnosis approach is ideal for patients battling a drug or alcohol addiction alongside other mental health issues. Call us today to speak with a member of our professional team. Alternatively, you can fill out the form on our website and a member of our team will reach out to you to help you find the best solution.