30-Day Addiction Treatment

The decision to start addiction treatment is one of the bravest and most important choices someone may make in their lifetime. Starting rehab might seem overwhelming or frightening, but life in recovery is a rewarding, fulfilling experience.

This page will give a brief overview on 30-day rehab programs, including the types of treatment involved, payment information, and the admissions process.

What Is a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program?

Addiction treatment is often conducted in 3 phases: detox, rehab, and aftercare. A 30-day addiction treatment program focuses on helping patients withdraw from substances as safely and comfortably as possible before teaching them the skills to maintain sobriety through various methods of behavioral therapy.1

Upon admission to a month-long rehab program, medical staff evaluates each patient to determine:2

  • Which substances are present in the patient’s system and their concentration levels.
  • The patient’s general mental and physical health condition.
  • The patient’s current living environment and social situation.

Medical detox allows staff to monitor and supervise patients during the acute withdrawal phase. Depending on the patient’s substance of choice and severity of their dependency, medication may be administered to ease symptoms and cravings.2 Detox typically lasts 4–7 days, but sometimes longer depending on the patient’s needs.

Detox is a necessary step for many patients, but detox alone is rarely sufficient for a people with a substance use disorder to sustain long-term abstinence. Most patients will benefit from rehabilitation treatment, in which patients learn to recognize and break unhealthy thought and behavior patterns, as well as learn new ways of coping that don’t include drugs or alcohol. These skills help to prevent relapse after completing rehab treatment.1, 2

Research shows treatment is more successful when patients remain engaged in treatment that’s conducted over an adequate time period. The appropriate duration of time may be different from one individual to the next and depends on the individual’s characteristics, drug(s) used, and severity of addiction.1

In general, research suggests that most people with a substance use disorder will benefit most from at least a 3-month addiction treatment program.1 That’s why it is crucial for patients to remain engaged in continuing care following 30-day or other short-term addiction treatment programs. Case managers at 30-day or short-term inpatient rehab centers will work with patients to craft an aftercare plan that supports sobriety maintenance and relapse prevention.

What Types of Treatment Are Used in 30-Day Rehab Programs?

A group of people sitting in a circle, encouraging and listening to each other during group therapy.The type of addiction treatment varies depending on each patient’s individual needs, as well as the drugs they use and the severity of their addiction.1 Once an individual is admitted to a treatment center like Sunrise House, an addiction specialist will use the information ascertained during the patient’s evaluation to outline a combination of treatments that will put them on the path to recovery. It’s common for this path to be re-evaluated and adjusted as the patient progresses through treatment.1

While there is no one-size-fits-all solution for addiction treatment, a variety of evidence-based treatments have proven successful. Treatment generally involves a combination of behavioral therapies and, if needed, medications.1 Common behavioral therapies used to treat addiction during 30-day rehab include, but are not limited to:3

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Individual and group therapy.
  • Mutual help programs like SMART Recovery or 12-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous.
  • Family therapy.

Therapies for addiction treatment are designed to motivate patients to participate in treatment, help patients recognize and avoid the triggers that lead to substance use, build the skills needed to form and maintain positive interpersonal relationships, and raise self-esteem and motivation.3–5

Alternative therapies, like yoga, mindfulness, or music and art therapy, are sometimes used to support treatment.

What Happens After 30 Days of Addiction Treatment?

Aftercare, sometimes called “continuing care,” is important to help many people sustain long-term recovery. Research shows that engaging in continuing care increases the likelihood for success in maintaining lasting sobriety.

Case managers at Sunrise House meet with patients near the end of their 30-day inpatient rehab program to discuss next steps and the readjustment process as they return to “real life.”

Sunrise House has a robust aftercare addiction treatment program. Case managers check in with former patients at recovery milestones (i.e., 30 days, 60 days, 90 days) and the facility hosts weekly 12-Step-style mutual support meetings and seasonal sober events.

Former patients may also use the Alumni App, which tracks progress and keeps program graduates connected with their peers in recovery, among other useful features.

Does Health Insurance Cover 30 Days of Rehab in New Jersey?

Quality addiction treatment has become much more accessible in recent years due to federal mandates like the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).7, 8 In New Jersey, most plans provide insurance coverage for addiction treatment and rehab; however, the extent of this coverage varies greatly between policies.

Most insurance plans allow patients to pay lower out-of-pocket costs when they opt for treatment facilities that are within the insurer’s network.9 With many plans, choosing a facility outside the network will result in little to no coverage at all.

Sunrise House accepts coverage from many major insurers throughout New Jersey and the northeast, including:

While coverage varies, health insurance may be used to cover the following types of addiction treatment in New Jersey:10

  • Inpatient rehab.
  • Outpatient addiction treatment.
  • Counseling and therapy.
  • Sober living.
  • And more.

Check whether your health insurance covers addiction treatment at our New Jersey rehab center by completing this confidential and quickly verifying your benefits.

Get Admitted to a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program

The first step in getting admitted to a 30-day stay in rehab at Sunrise House Treatment Center is to call . These conversations are confidential, and our admissions navigators can  answer any questions regarding insurance coverage and care provided at Sunrise House.

If you have health insurance, you can find out within minutes if 30-day inpatient rehab programs in New Jersey are covered by your insurer. Simply fill out the online form below. All you need is your:

  • Email address.
  • Insurer’s name.
  • Policy number.

Even without health insurance, there are numerous ways to pay for rehab. Addiction treatment is an investment in your – or your loved one’s – health and happiness. We believe everyone who needs it should be able to access treatment. We are here to help you figure out your options.

If you or a loved one is struggling with addiction, it’s not too late to get help. Reach out to us and start your journey to recovery today. You can start checking your options online via our confidential form below.