Length of Stay
Length of stay at Austin Recovery is determined by the client, the family and the counselor as part of the individualized treatment plan. Length of stay is not usually measured in time or days, but in progress toward living a life without drugs and alcohol.
Addiction is a disease of the brain and it takes time for the brain to heal – to reduce the cravings – and for clients to learn new behaviors and skills to prevent a future relapse. Time also gives clients a chance to reassess the role of unhealthy relationships and behaviors in their addiction. Time gives clients a chance to choose differently – people, places, things, ways to spend time – and replace them with healthier behaviors leading to a life of sobriety, freedom and growth. Time also gives families a chance to begin their own recovery and heal from the impact of addiction.
The National Institute of Drug Abuse believes that “…for most patients, the threshold of significant improvement is reached at about three months of treatment.” Austin Recovery offers a reduced rate to make this option available. If you have been in treatment before and relapsed or if you don’t have a good support system in your community or if you are depressed (as many people are in early sobriety) or if you have difficulty handling the everyday stress of life, we recommend you consider a stay of 90 days or more.
At Austin Recovery, we have worked hard to bring together a treatment team and a curriculum to help you make the necessary changes to recover from alcohol and other drug dependency. You complete the cycle by giving your commitment and your time. We will do everything in our power to help you achieve your goal of a new life in recovery.
If you're ready to make a change, call now to speak to one of our Admission Specialists at (800) 373-2081 or (512) 697-8600. Admissions calls are answered 7 days a week. We will be happy to discuss length of stay considerations for your particular situation. If you prefer, feel free to complete the Contact Us form and we will respond during regular business hours.
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