Short-Term Inpatient Rehab Program


When attending a rehab program, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Some individuals are best suited for a short-term program based on their needs, whereas others require detoxification, followed by long-term treatment.

While focusing on short-term residential programs, this approach provides a more intensive, yet relatively brief treatment. In many cases, these programs are based on a modified 12-step approach. However, each facility offers their own unique programs. Although short-term inpatient rehab programs were originally developed to treat alcohol, during the cocaine epidemic in the 1980s, many treatment centers began treating other substance use disorders as well.

Since addiction is often a web of personal struggles that need to be collectively addressed, and each individual case is unique in terms of family and work responsibilities, the program you choose matters. If you have been considering a short-term inpatient rehab program, here's what you need to know.

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What Is a Short-Term Inpatient Rehab Program?


On average, short-term inpatient rehab lasts between 28 and 30 days, compared to a long-term rehab program, which is often 90 days or more. It also differs from outpatient rehab, in that an inpatient program will require you to stay at a hospital or treatment facility. Also referred to as residential treatment, inpatient rehab is an effective option for people with severe problems with drugs and/or alcohol. It is particularly beneficial among those who require dual-diagnosis treatment.

Both short- and long-term treatment programs are designed to assist with the detoxification process, offering 24-hour care. While taking part in an inpatient program, treatment is highly structure, focusing on all aspects of one's addiction.

Although a short-term inpatient rehab program is typically 30 days, that does not mean that once the program ends, a client is left to fend for themselves. Once they complete their program, they will typically begin a less intensive program so that they can stay on track. During one's initial stay, they will participate in both individual and group therapy sessions. These sessions provide insight into their addiction, which is an integral step. From there, one's program is adjusted to better meet their ongoing needs.
For years there was a movement towards longer-term treatment options, ranging anywhere from 3 to 6 months or up to a year, and while these forms of treatment are tremendously helpful for individuals who find it difficult to stay sober, we have found that for some a 30 day stay in treatment is all that is required for them to make a start towards their recovery.

This is not to say that after 30 days the individual who attends our Short Term Rehab in Utah is left to fend for themselves, but rather after 30 days in inpatient treatment, they are moved down to one of our less intensive programs, so that they can begin to integrate back into society, by getting a job, finding a place to live, and creating a social network outside of the treatment facility.

During an individual’s stay at our Short Term Rehab in Utah, they will participate in individual and group therapy sessions, where they will begin to explore what factors caused them to continue in their addiction, or possibly what factors led to the onset of their addiction. Understanding these aspects are integral for recovery to take shape, as our clients need to be able to recognize the thoughts that occur preceding their usage so that they can avoid giving into these destructive thought processes.

Usually, during short-term rehab, like our Short Term Rehab in Utah, an individual is introduced to the tenets of the 12 Steps and are also introduced to outside 12 Step meetings. We have found that this introduction to the recovery community is one of the most important aspects of our Short Term Rehab in Utah, as it allows our clients to become comfortable with the idea of recovery even after they have completed our program.

Benefits of Short-Term Inpatient Rehab


Based on the benefits discussed below, short-term rehab continues to be one of the most popular forms of treatment. Although each individual is unique in terms of their needs, 30 days is often the perfect amount of time to detox one's body of drugs and alcohol, clear the mind, and begin one's journey towards long-term recovery.

While the available research shows how beneficial long-term treatment is, particularly among those who have struggled to remain sober in the past, for some, 30 days is all that's required to start the healing process. This type of program can also help you identify the reasons why you abuse substances so that you can address any underlying triggers.

Among those who seek a full recovery, short-term inpatient rehab offers the following benefits:


  • An intense focus on the recovery process
  • Often this option is more affordable, compared to long-term programs (there is also a higher probability that these programs are covered by your insurance program)
  • Less time-consuming for those who cannot be away from home for more than 30 days

  • Depending on the situation, short-term inpatient rehab is less disruptive to one's personal life

  • Can kick-start recovery with greater momentum, setting one up for the outpatient continuation of treatment

  • Establishing a support system for lasting recovery



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Is 30-Day Inpatient Treatment Right for Me?


There is no simple answer to this question, as everyone's situation differs. However, if you are currently reluctant to enter a long-term rehab program, even though you're struggling with addiction and/or your mental health, then a short-term program maybe your best option. This option can help you physically rid drugs and alcohol from your system, putting you in the right mind frame to continue your road to recovery. During your stay, you may also meet individuals who will continue to support your efforts. For many, this can make all the difference.

During your 30-day stay, you can set goals that will help you reduce your risk of relapse. If you do not think you're ready to leave treatment after 30 days, you will have already built a solid foundation in terms of a supportive team and the type of environment needed to help you continue towards long-term sobriety. Whether that means starting an intensive outpatient program or extending your inpatient treatment plan, you need to take the first step.

Short-Term Treatment at Pinnacle Recovery


If you are seeking a short-term treatment center for you or a loved one, Pinnacle Recovery in Utah can help. We will help you better understand whether or not our short-term inpatient rehab program is right for you, developing a treatment plan that is ideal for you and your ongoing needs.

When you first arrive, you will be assigned a case manager. This approach allows a caring professional to get to know you and your unique needs. Following this process, your case manager will create a customized plan for the duration of your stay, in addition to an aftercare plan. Once again, this may change throughout the course of your recovery. We will help you adapt based on your changing needs, whatever they may be. In some cases, clients enter a treatment program that focuses on childhood trauma, whereas others need help breaking free from their physical dependence on drugs before they address anything related to their mental health.

We offer an evidence-based approach, offering a wide spectrum of treatment options. From individual therapy to group therapy, nutrition support to CBT, we believe in quality, individualized care. Throughout your 30-day treatment program, you will gain access to the highest quality care, offered in the form of specialized therapy and counseling. As you approach completion, you and our team at Pinnacle will develop an aftercare plan. This will serve as your new lifestyle guide.

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