30-Day Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment Options

Starting addiction treatment is a significant step toward lasting recovery but knowing what to expect can make the journey a little less intimidating. A substance use disorder is considered a chronic, but treatable, disease.  This means that during treatment, the focus is not only on ending the cycle of compulsive substance misuse but also to regain the ability to function, in all areas of life, in a healthy way.

This page will walk you through what to expect from a 30-day rehab program at our inpatient and outpatient rehab facilities in Mississippi and what happens after addiction treatment.

What Is a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program?

A 30-day drug rehab program is a relatively short-term substance abuse treatment program that may involve treatment in one or more settings and/or levels of care including:

  • Detox
  • Inpatient rehab.
  • Outpatient treatment.

As mentioned, many patients entering a 30-day program for substance use disorders will first complete a period of supervised withdrawal management. Our short-term medical detox program helps patients manage this process and prepares them for continuing treatment. 2 During this process, medical professionals monitor patients during withdrawal, manage symptoms with medication if necessary, and immediately respond to any complications or medical emergencies.2 It is important to note, detox is just the beginning of the recovery process for many people and is often followed by either inpatient or outpatient rehab treatment to help patients achieve long-term success. 4

Inpatient Rehab During A 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program

An inpatient treatment program is where a patient lives onsite at our Mississippi inpatient rehab facility to participate in intensive treatment programming each day. Patients are given a daily schedule to create a stable foundation and instill a sense of structure as they begin learning new skills and forming positive relationships.

Our inpatient drug and alcohol rehab programs in Mississippi consist of:

  • Individual and group addiction therapy to help address the reasons for substance use and treat co-occurring mental health disorders.
  • Drug education classes.
  • Skills training to prepare patients for life after treatment.
  • Free time for reflection.

It is common for visitors to be allowed to visit at some point after starting a 30-day inpatient rehab programs. Studies have found the support of friends and family to be an important factor in long-term recovery.5 Loved ones are often encouraged to participate in family therapy for addiction treatment during a patient’s month-long drug and alcohol rehab program.

Outpatient Rehab During A 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program

Outpatient rehab is a form of addiction treatment that does not require overnight stays at a residential facility or hospital. For those of whom outpatient is an appropriate level of care, it affords some additional flexibility—allowing individuals to live at home and participate in intensive therapeutic programs throughout the week. Each outpatient program will have different time commitments, with some levels of care approximating the intensity of treatment and range of program services shared by inpatient or residential counterpart programs. 4

Our outpatient addiction treatment program in Mississippi offers medical detox, addiction therapy services, relapse prevention peer-support groups, and aftercare programs.

Is 30 Days of Rehab Enough to Treat Addiction?

While 30 days is a common program duration, whether 30 days is a sufficient treatment length will depend on the type and degree of the individual’s problems and needs.3 The timeline may be adjusted depending on the individual’s progress and recommendations from staff. For example, a patient may request a month-long rehab program but could end up staying for a 2-3 month combined inpatient and outpatient rehab program if they feel they need more support.

Making the decision to enter treatment, no matter the length of stay, is a meaningful step toward recovery. Whether that 30-day timeframe is sufficient depends on the patient’s needs; everyone’s path to recovery is different, including the necessary length of time needed for treatment.3

At Oxford, all patients (regardless of time in treatment) are encouraged to follow up their program with aftercare to keep their motivation for and focus on recovery. Beginning soon after treatment starts, case managers work with each patient to create an individualized rehab aftercare plan.

How Much Does a 30-Day Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cost?

Costs of a 30-day drug or alcohol rehab program vary depending on the level of addiction treatment needed and the facility. The staff at our 30-day addiction treatment programs in Mississippi believe everyone should be able to have access to treatment; we help our patients maximize their insurance coverage for addiction treatment services and also provide options for alternate ways to pay for rehab when costs are a concern.

Does Health Insurance Cover 30 Days of Inpatient Addiction Treatment?

Many health insurance plans cover at least a portion of substance use disorder treatment costs due to requirements set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).6,7 This applies to most health insurance plans in the state of Mississippi and surrounding regions. However, coverage varies by insurance provider and type of addiction treatment.

Getting addiction treatment with an in-network provider may significantly reduce the cost of treatment. You can verify your insurance by submitting the confidential verification of benefits form below.

Get Admitted to a 30-Day Inpatient Drug or Alcohol Rehab Program

Our Mississippi addiction treatment facility has admissions navigators available 24/7 to help walk you or your loved one through the rehab admissions process. When you get in touch with us, we will answer your questions about treatment and help you understand which level(s) of care (for example, detox, inpatient, or outpatient) may best suit you when you spend 30 days in treatment at Oxford.

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