Short-Term Addiction Treatment

There’s no right or wrong way to achieve lasting recovery. Instead, there are a variety of recovery resources available, and each is designed to address a very particular set of circumstances and recovery needs. Much like inpatient care provides patients with a safe and drug-free environment in which to get sober, short-term care is meant to offer patients a more brief period of intensified treatment. At Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California, our short-term addiction treatment program might be the perfect way to jumpstart your recovery.

What is Short-Term Addiction Treatment?

When we hear the term “recovery,” we often make associations with clinical addiction treatment, particularly inpatient treatment; however, there are actually a number of different forms of treatment. Some of these programs are considered outpatient care, meaning that the patient lives at home while commuting to the treatment center on designated days, and others are inpatient care, providing patients with temporary residential accommodations for the duration of treatment. But there are other differences, too.
Short-term addiction treatment refers to a form of rehabilitative care that’s shorter in duration. More often than not, short-term care lasts for up to four weeks, or 28 days. Beyond being notable for a more condensed format compared to other forms of addiction treatment, there’s actually quite a bit of variation in terms of what can comprise a short-term addiction treatment program.
It tends to be less common, but short-term care is sometimes available as inpatient treatment. In effect, a short-term inpatient program would mean that the patient is provided with residential accommodations while completing a one-month program. But the more common occurrence is a short-term outpatient program, which foregoes the residential accommodations since patients in outpatient care either live at home or perhaps in some type of transitional living facility.
At Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California, our short-term addiction treatment allows patients to receive many of the high-quality treatments that are offered in our other programs, but in a more condensed format. Specifically, our short-term program has a foundation of psychotherapy and one-on-one counseling with a variety of possible group therapies and even some alternative and complementary treatments.

Benefits of Short-Term Treatment for Addiction

Since short-term addiction treatment can be either inpatient or outpatient, there’s a lot of adaptability when it comes to making sure that a patient receives the care that’s best for him or her. One of the most common uses for short-term treatment is as a sort of initial crash-course for recovery before proceeding to a longer-term residential program. In such instances, the short-term addiction treatment program is a two-week period of inpatient care that helps an individual become more acclimated to the prospect of sobriety. Similarly, a period of initial short-term inpatient treatment can be used as a form of detoxification.
Although studies have shown that longer-term treatment programs yield the highest chances of lasting success in recovery, not every individual is in a situation where long-term treatment is the best choice. For some, the time commitment required for long-term care is simply not feasible, whether it’s due to familial obligations or due to a demanding career. With a short-term treatment program, many individuals are able to take a leave of absence from home or work for a two- to four-week period, making short-term treatment much more viable than long-term care.

What to Expect From Short-Term Addiction Treatment in Pasadena, California

At Pasadena Recovery Center in Pasadena, California, our short-term addiction treatment program offers many of the same high-quality treatments that are available in our other programs, but on a more condensed timeline. Prior to beginning treatment, a patient can expect to complete an initial assessment and consultation, during which time we work with the patient to determine which treatments and therapies would best address his or her recovery objectives. Typically, this equates to a foundation of psychotherapy and counseling, several types of psychoeducational and interpersonal process groups, and possibly some holistic and complementary treatments.
What a patient gains from short-term treatment is highly dependent on how the short-term treatment is used; in other words, is the short-term care a precursor to an extended treatment program or a follow-up to a longer program?
Through the treatment process, the individual will benefit from the full support of our experienced staff. This will include the recovery professionals who are implementing the treatments and therapies as well as a variety of other staff members, from intake specialists to medical technicians of numerous others. The ultimate goal is to provide a level of support that will help patients to achieve lasting, sustainable sobriety. In fact, our staff members are personally invested in the success of each one of our patients.

Short-Term Addiction Treatment at Pasadena Recovery Center

Every person who suffers from a substance abuse problem has his or her own unique circumstances that lead to the addiction. Likewise, every individual who suffers from addiction has unique recovery needs. At Pasadena Recovery Center, it’s our goal to ensure each individual suffering from addiction has access to the high-quality addiction treatment program that can best help him or her to achieve lasting sobriety. Our short-term addiction treatment program is just one of several such programs, one that was specially designed in such a way that patients could achieve maximum benefit in the shortest possible timeframe.
Of course, Pasadena Recovery Center, located in Pasadena, California, offers a host of other programs, too. If you’d like to learn more about one of our other programs or to inquire about the short-term addiction treatment we offer, call Pasadena Recovery Center at 866-663-3030. Whether it’s day or night, our team is always available to take your call, so don’t wait another day to begin your healing journey.

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