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February 21, 2024

What Is a 60-Day Inpatient Rehab?

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A 60-day inpatient rehab is an addiction recovery program where clients receive treatment for addiction and/or mental health for 60 consecutive days. 

This type of program offers a safe, therapy-focused setting where individuals participate in intensive therapy such as group and individual counseling, medication-assisted treatment, aftercare support, & more.

The purpose of 60-day inpatient rehab is to provide a supportive, controlled environment where individuals can work on their recovery, address the root causes of their addiction, and learn the tools needed to cope with life outside of using substances.

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Overview of 60-Day Rehab Programs

60-day drug rehab or 60-day alcohol rehab means that you’ll stay at a treatment center for about two months. The center provides meals, and you can have visits from friends and family during specified hours. Sometimes, staying longer than 60 days might be necessary.

Substance abuse treatment is typically customized to address the unique needs that each individual faces when overcoming substance abuse. Treatment protocols are recommended by a clinical counselor following an assessment to support long-term recovery and help individuals maintain their sobriety.

The specific methods used in a 60-day drug rehab program also differ between treatment centers. They’re typically chosen based on an individual’s unique situation and needs, often combining medications, one-on-one therapy, family therapy, and group therapy. Some 60-day drug rehab programs also include 12-step programs as another treatment option – more on this below.

While these programs may vary, they all provide intensive treatment to assist people dealing with substance abuse challenges.

What Treatments Does a 60-Day Rehab Offer?

60-day rehab programs begin with an intake assessment, which collects details about your background, drug use history, and other important information. During your stay, you may engage in one or more of the following treatments:


    • Medically supervised detox: A team of medical and behavioral health experts will closely monitor you throughout the detox process. Medications will be provided to ease discomfort during withdrawal and address any medical concerns.

    • MAT (medication-assisted treatment): MAT involves using FDA-approved medications to reduce withdrawal symptoms and cravings that may persist beyond detox. These medications may include methadone, buprenorphine, naltrexone, acamprosate, or disulfiram, depending on various factors such as the substance abused and the duration and amount of use.

    • Individual therapy: Individual therapy, which may include CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and CM (contingency management), aims to identify and change unhealthy thought patterns and offers rewards for positive changes.

    • Group therapy: Group therapy involves therapeutic sessions within a group setting, where the group dynamic fosters healing alongside the therapist.

    • Family therapy: This therapy targets family-related issues linked to substance abuse, with the goal of promoting healing within the family unit, making it a valuable support network for the individual in treatment.

    • After-care planning: After-care planning begins early in the treatment process and involves discussions among the patient, staff, and possibly family members. It focuses on preparing for continued sobriety and may include referrals to community resources like physicians, behavioral health centers, case management, and other supportive services.

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Why Is Inpatient Rehab Important?

Inpatient rehab plays a central role in addiction treatment for many reasons. Firstly, it provides a structured and controlled environment that minimizes exposure to triggers and substances of abuse, reducing the risk of relapse during the early stages of recovery. The controlled setting allows individuals to focus entirely on their treatment without the distractions and temptations of the outside world intervening.

Beyond this, inpatient rehab offers 24/7 supervision and support from trained medical and mental health professionals. This high level of care ensures that any medical or psychological issues that may arise during detox or treatment are promptly addressed, enhancing safety and well-being.

Inpatient programs often offer a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including individual counseling, group therapy, family therapy, and specialized treatment approaches like CBT and CM. This comprehensive approach addresses the diverse needs of individuals, helping them gain a deeper understanding of their addiction and acquire essential coping skills.

Additionally, the communal aspect of inpatient rehab engenders a sense of belonging and support among peers who are facing similar challenges. This camaraderie can be immensely beneficial in recovery, as individuals draw inspiration and motivation from one another, creating a strong support network that can extend beyond treatment.

Inpatient rehab also provides a break from the daily stresses and responsibilities that may have contributed to substance abuse. It offers a time for reflection, personal growth, and the development of healthier habits and routines. Ultimately, inpatient rehab is an essential step in the recovery journey, offering a secure and structured environment where individuals can begin their path to lasting sobriety.

Ensuring a Successful 60-Day Rehab Stay

The success rate of 60-day rehab centers is influenced by various factors, and rehabilitation outcomes are not solely determined by the duration of treatment alone. Instead, success in overcoming addiction often depends on a combination of factors, including the individual’s commitment, the appropriateness of the treatment program, and the support system in place.

When it comes to addiction recovery, it’s widely recognized that different levels of treatment, including detoxification, inpatient, outpatient, and aftercare, can complement each other to achieve the most successful outcomes. A 60-day rehab program, while providing valuable time for intensive therapy and skill-building, is just one part of a comprehensive continuum of care.

The success of a 60-day rehab program can be significantly enhanced when it is seamlessly integrated into a broader treatment plan. For instance, beginning with detoxification to safely manage withdrawal symptoms, followed by a 60-day inpatient program that offers intensive therapy and support, and then transitioning to outpatient care and aftercare can provide a more holistic approach to recovery. It can also maximize the chances of long-term recovery.

Beyond this, ongoing participation in support groups, therapy, and community resources after the completion of 60-day drug rehab programs can help in maintaining long-term sobriety. Building a robust support network, both within and outside of treatment, can be a key determinant of success.

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Get World-Class Inpatient Rehab at Gratitude Lodge

If you or someone that you care about needs inpatient treatment for mental health or addiction, reach out to Gratitude Lodge. Our welcoming and inclusive rehabs in Long Beach and Newport Beach, CA, offer an immersive and distraction-free environment for initiating recovery from drug addiction or alcoholism.

During a supervised detox at our beachside facilities, you can access medications to streamline withdrawal and minimize cravings. After addressing physical dependence, you can move into ongoing inpatient treatment where you can tackle the psychological side of addiction.

All treatment programs at Gratitude Lodge offer a personalized combination of treatments like:

  • Individual therapy sessions
  • Group counseling
  • Skills-building workshops
  • Holistic therapy (meditation, yoga, art therapy)
  • Adventure therapy (group hikes, beach days, etc)
  • Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Family therapy
  • Aftercare & vocational support
  • & more

Call 800-994-2184 today and begin your recovery in Southern California tomorrow.

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Our holistic therapy treatments offer a full-scope approach to recovery, addressing your mind, body, and emotions as part of a comprehensive treatment plan. This therapy is designed to help address underlying issues and integrate alternative therapies to promote overall health and well-being.
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An essential part of your treatment experience, we offer individual (CBT and DBT talk therapy) and group addiction treatment counseling to help you explore and address the emotional component of addiction, providing you with the tools, self-awareness, and empowerment you need to maintain recovery.
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Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Medication-Assisted Treatment provides you with FDA-approved medications to help ease the symptoms of withdrawal while you’re in treatment. This makes the detox process easier and safer, as well as increasing the chances of a successful recovery.
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Sober living provides a supportive and substance-free living environment for your ongoing recovery. We partner with a number of upscale and carefully vetted sober living homes that are available to our clients after inpatient alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
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Once detox and inpatient are complete, we provide an easy transition to outpatient care through our hand-selected partners. This program offers a more flexible approach, allowing you to ease back in to daily life while still receiving frequent & effective care.
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