60–90 Day Drug & Alcohol Rehab in New Jersey

Starting addiction treatment is one of the most important choices someone may make in their lifetime. Many find that treatment is more effective when it is performed over longer lengths of time.1

This page will discuss how long-term rehab works, how effective it is, and how to get admitted and pay for it.

How Does a 60+ Day Rehab Program Work?

Though there are many approaches to rehabilitation that have proven successful, effective addiction treatment varies depending on the patient’s unique needs.1 It’s crucial that upon admission to a treatment facility, patients are evaluated by medical professionals who will then outline a path to recovery. This often involves detox, followed by rehab, and continued support in aftercare.2

While detox is often a critical first step for many people to get sober, the recovery journey usually requires repairing thought and behavioral patterns. This is primarily done through various forms of psychotherapy.

For some—especially those with severe dependence on opioids or alcohol—medication is available and may be prescribed to ease cravings and eliminate or minimize withdrawal symptoms. Medications might also be used during supportive care or to treat co-occurring mental disorders.

Our drug and alcohol rehab in New Jersey offers many different levels of rehab care and varying durations of stay.

What to Expect in a 60-Day Inpatient Rehab Program

Upon arrival at our addiction treatment facility in NJ, staff evaluates each patient to determine whether medical detox or psychiatric stabilization is necessary, and how it should be performed.

Evaluation includes:

  • Testing to determine which substances are present in the patient’s blood and their concentration levels.
  • Screening for co-occurring mental health disorders and comorbid medical conditions.
  • Learning the about the patient’s social situation, which is essential in creating an effective blueprint for rehabilitation.

The purpose of medical drug and alcohol detox is to allow patients to go through withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible. The Sunrise House staff  monitor patients around-the-clock so that they can respond to emergencies or administer medication as needed.

Detoxification typically lasts between 4 to 7 days but may last longer depending on the patient’s needs.

Once a patient has safely gone through withdrawal, they move onto the rehabilitation stage. Research shows that detox alone is rarely successful in helping someone sustain long-term recovery.1, 2 Comprehensive rehab programs often involve a combination of behavioral therapies and medication-assisted treatment (MAT).

Common forms of addiction therapy include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
  • Family counseling.
  • Mutual help groups, such as 12-Step meetings.
  • Group therapy.

Woman meditating, sitting cross-legged and closing her eyesMany facilities like Sunrise House offer alternative therapies like mindfulness and meditation. These forms of therapies do not replace the evidence-based forms of treatment listed above, but many patients find them helpful when used in conjunction with other treatment modalities.

Not all patients require medication during addiction treatment; however, some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms from certain substances (like benzodiazepines and alcohol) can be dangerous, and medication can help reduce the risk of complications.2 Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)—such as buprenorphine or methadone—are commonly administered over the course of an extended period of time. These drugs mitigate the more serious effects of opioid withdrawal without eliciting a “high” like heroin or painkillers in opioid-dependent patients.3

Following a stay in 60- or 90-day rehab, patients often benefit from enrolling in some form of aftercare. Common forms of aftercare include:

  • Outpatient treatment.
  • Counseling.
  • Mutual help groups, such as 12-Step programs.

Before exiting a 2–3-month long rehab program, patients at Sunrise House meet individually with a case manager who will help them outline a plan for leaving the program. Former patients are also given access to the Recovery App, which tracks rehab milestones, helps patients remain connected to their peers, facilitates sharing of wellness tips, and more.

Additionally, Sunrise House hosts weekly alumni meetings and seasonal events, and outreach staff members check in with patients on recovery achievements (e.g., 30, 60, and 90 days of sobriety).

Is 60–90 Days of Rehab Effective for Treating Addiction?

A number of factors influence the course of effective addiction treatment, and treatment varies depending on a person’s characteristics, as well as the drug and severity of addiction. Research shows that to significantly reduce or stop compulsive drug or alcohol use, most people need at least 3 months of treatment and longer durations of time spent in treatment are more likely to yield successful results.1

It’s worth noting that treatment doesn’t necessarily end following 60- or 90-day rehab, and former patients are encouraged to take part in various aftercare, or continuing care, programs. If you are only able to complete a short-term inpatient rehab program, we recommend extending your treatment with month-long outpatient programs.

Benefits of a 60- to 90-Day Addiction Rehab Program

Successful outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length. Sunrise House and other American Addiction Centers (AAC) facilities are confident 90 days is sufficient to help people achieve lasting sobriety.

 Patients that complete 90 consecutive days of treatment in an AAC facility (inpatient, outpatient, or a combination) qualify for the 90-day brand promise. This promise guarantees that if a patient relapses, they’re able to return for a complimentary 30-day rehabilitation at any AAC facility.

Does Insurance Cover 60+ Days of Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

In New Jersey, most insurance plans cover treatment for addiction and other mental health disorders to some degree. Due to federal parity laws, the amount of coverage for these services must be equal to the insurance coverage provided for medical and surgical procedures by the same plan.5

To ensure maximum coverage, it’s crucial to find a rehabilitation facility within the insurer’s care network. In-network facilities contract directly with the insurer, ensuring lower costs that are passed onto the customer.6

While one’s health insurance likely covers addiction treatment, the extent of coverage for all services depends on the details of each policy, and it is common for patients to have to pay some out-of-pocket-costs.

If someone doesn’t have insurance, or if their insurance coverage is insufficient to make treatment affordable, there are still other ways to pay for rehab worth considering (e.g., personal loans, financing options, government-funded rehab). Addiction treatment can be expensive, but the price pales in comparison to the cost and damage inflicted by continued substance use.

Getting Admitted to Rehab & Starting Treatment

The first step to getting admitted to Sunrise House Treatment Center for long- or short-term rehab is to check your insurance coverage. You can verify your benefits by completing our confidential or by calling an admissions navigator at .

Admissions navigators are standing by 24/7 and can provide more detailed information about your insurance coverage and the care provided at Sunrise House. They will also assist you in gathering everything you need to start treatment, including help with obtaining preauthorization from your insurer.

Recovery is hard work, but it is one of the most rewarding things you can do to improve your own life and the lives of the people you love. Fill out the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant form below to check whether residential treatment in NJ at Sunrise House is covered by your insurer—and begin your journey today.

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