Day 31 and Beyond: What’s Next?
While the foundation of substance abuse treatment is a 30-day program, we, as do many treatment professionals, acknowledge the considerable research* that shows a direct relationship between the length of stay in treatment and the rate of sobriety one year after treatment. Rather than employing a one size fits all treatment plan, we acknowledge the extraordinary uniqueness of each woman’s mind, body, spirit – and accompanying needs.
Our goal as a treatment team is to assess each individual participant to determine which length of stay would be required to obtain and sustain lasting successful recovery post treatment. Avery Lane has created multiple long-term programs to support each participant and their individualized needs for recovery and freedom from addition. These programs including our 30, 60, and 90-day Primary Care Program and our Exclusive Intensive Outpatient Program.
Additional Primary Care Treatment
As each woman’s 30 days in our inviting and supportive care unfold, careful clinical and medical observation and continuous evaluation inform a recommendation for day 31 and beyond. Participants desiring and/or requiring additional time in treatment may be advised to stay on with us for an additional 30 or 60 days of our Primary Care Program to continue addressing underlying core issues, practice newly learned healthy coping skills, and continue medical assessments and stabilization. Within each time extension, more is offered within our program to facilitate continued growth and strength in early recovery.
Step-Down into Intensive Outpatient
If after completing our Primary Care Program a participant is deemed to be on solid physical and emotional footing and ready for a less intensive level of treatment, we will recommend that she “step down” to our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) or a similar type program in their home location.
While in Intensive Outpatient care, each participant will resume her home and work life and responsibilities while remaining an engaged member of our Avery Lane community and benefiting from regular appointments with our licensed clinicians and medical team. Learn more about our Intensive Outpatient Program here.
Length of stay research:
R. L. Hubbard, S. G. Craddock, P. M. Flynn, J. Anderson, and R. M. Etheridge, “Overview of 1-year follow-up outcomes in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS),” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 261–278, 1997.
D. D. Simpson, G. W. Joe, and B. S. Brown, “Treatment retention and follow-up outcomes in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS),” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 294–307, 1997.
D. D. Simpson, G. W. Joe, K. M. Broome, M. L. Hiller, K. Knight, and G. A. Rowan-Szal, “Program diversity and treatment retention rates in the Drug Abuse Treatment Outcome Study (DATOS),” Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 279–293, 1997.