60+ Day Addiction Treatment: Inpatient & Outpatient Rehab in FL

Research shows that most people who struggle with addiction respond best to treatment when it is practiced over a period of 90 days or more. This allows enough time for patients to get the detailed care they need to address the underlying issues connected to their substance use disorder. The ideal setting for long-term addiction treatment will depend on someone’s individual needs.1

This page will discuss what someone can expect in long-term rehab.

What to Expect in a 60-90 Day Addiction Treatment Program

Often with long-term rehab, patients will begin with a short-term detox program before transferring to rehabilitation. Depending on the severity of the patient’s dependence, detox usually lasts 5-10 days. In medical detox, staff monitor patients and administer medications to ease withdrawal symptoms if needed. When someone is admitted to detox, they’ll be given an evaluation to determine:

  • Which substances the patient has been misusing.
  • If the patient has any pre-existing health conditions.
  • Whether the patient has any co-occurring disorders.

This information will help ensure that a patient detoxes safely and as comfortably as possible. It will also be used to determine the therapeutic techniques used in rehabilitation.3

While detox is important and sometimes necessary to prevent serious physical complications, it is through continued treatment and rehabilitation where patients develop the skills needed to remain in recovery over long periods of time.1 Rehab uses a combination of psychoeducation, therapy, and peer support to help patients regain self-esteem and motivation, as well as learn how to recognize and avoid the things that lead them to misuse substances.

It is common for people in long-term rehab, or even 30-day rehab programs, to move through multiple types of addiction treatment. At Recovery First, these include:

  • Inpatient addiction treatment – Sometimes called residential treatment, this form of rehab allows patients to live at the facility and participate in all-day programming.
  • Partial hospitalization – This is a form of outpatient treatment in which patients engage in treatment for a minimum of 5 days a week for 5 hours at a time.
  • Intensive outpatient – Patients in Recovery First’s intensive outpatient program in Florida participate in therapy for 3 days per week in 3-hour visits.

Each level of care uses many of the same therapies, though residential patients can also benefit from the alternative therapies and recreational activities offered such as art and music therapy, writing and recovery, mindfulness, and more. Evidence-based addiction treatments include, but are not limited to:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) – Patients learn to identify and change negative behaviors and develop new coping skills.4
  • Motivational interviewing. – Patients address their ambivalence about getting treated for their substance use disorder. Motivational interviewing principles are provided to help foster change and increase a patient’s desire for recovery.5
  • Treamtent medications – Specific medications can be included into a patient’s overall treatment plan to help improve upon their recovery. 6

Following formal treatment, people in recovery often benefit from aftercare. The alumni program at Recovery First is robust, ensuring former patients can stay connected to their peers through the recovery app, meetings, and sober events. Additionally, case managers will help facilitate entry into aftercare programs like sober living, peer support groups, and community programs as patients transition from long-term rehab back to life outside treatment.

Is Long-Term Rehab Effective for Treating Addiction?

Drug and alcohol treatment is a highly individualized process, and therefore the success of different forms of treatment will vary. Whatever type of treatment is chosen, staying in some form of care for an adequate time period is of vital importance.  Research shows that for most people, 90 or more days of treatment is necessary to reduce their substance use significantly.1

While it may not be possible for many people to stay at an inpatient facility for 90 days or longer, long-term treatment may still be attainable through outpatient treatment, which allows for more flexible scheduling. Often, patients start with residential care and finish with outpatient counseling. Recovery First offers a 90-day brand promise, which means that anyone that spends 90 consecutive days in treatment at any level of care qualifies for a complementary additional 30 days at an AAC facility should they relapse.

Will Health Insurance Cover 60+ Days in Drug & Alcohol Rehab?

Most insurers are required by law to cover addiction treatment.7 However, the extent of this coverage varies depending on the plan itself. The first step in using insurance to pay for rehab is finding a facility that is in the relevant insurer’s network. In-network facilities contract directly with the insurer to provide treatment at lower costs.8 In many cases, insurers will only provide coverage for treatment at in-network facilities.

Recovery First provides a confidential that makes verifying insurance coverage quick and easy. Additionally, admissions navigators are available 24/7 at to help answer any questions, including those related to insurance for rehab in FL.

If someone lacks insurance, or the out-of-pocket costs are still too high with insurance, there are ways to pay for rehab that make fees more manageable. For example, facilities like Recovery First offer financing options.

Getting Admitted to a Long-Term Addiction Rehab Program

If you are struggling with addiction, you can turn your life around through treatment at Recovery First. To start the rehab admissions process, contact an admissions navigator at . Admissions navigators will be able to provide additional guidance on what to expect in addiction treatment and can help you obtain preauthorization from your insurer if necessary.

To begin the process and check your benefits now, you can use the online form below and receive email results about what your plan will cover in just minutes.






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