Benefits of Long-Term Rehab

Published by John Gillen | Last updated: 21st February 2022

The duration of your rehabilitation depends on many factors, most of all the severity of your addiction, how long you have been addicted to a certain substance and any mental health problems you may suffer from.

Many addicts seeking drug or alcohol addiction treatment at Cassiobury Court find it difficult to decide how long their treatment programme should last for.

We offer treatment programmes ranging from ten up to forty-two days in duration. Typically, many of our clients elect to stay in our care for twenty-eight days.

Experience has proven this amount of time to be far superior over shorter rehab programmes we offer, for reasons we discuss below. Some treatment providers may recommend a five-day detox in order to secure your business.

However, at Cassiobury Court, we feel this practice is immoral and positively dangerous for the health of the client. Short-term fixes simply do not work. Many years of drug or alcohol abuse cannot be corrected in such a short period of time. The only exception to this rule is NAD+ IV therapy.


The Woes of Short Treatment

Many clients elect to undergo short-term treatment in order to save time and money. But if this treatment is unsuccessful (as it often is) you will have simply wasted your time, money, and efforts and you will have returned back to where you began.

You will now need to incur additional expenditure on treatment. The experience of relapse and the feeling of failure often pushes addicts to the brink of destruction. Often short-term treatment is worse than simply doing nothing about your condition at all.

With a failed attempt, it can leave you feeling disheartened to try again which then makes it even more difficult to remotivate yourself to embark on another rehabilitation programme. You’re much better off starting on the best foot and joining a private long-term rehab like ours.


The Timeline of Rehabilitation

When you attend Cassiobury Court, depending upon your substance of choice, you must typically undergo detoxification. An alcohol detox programme takes around seven to ten days to complete. Patients suffering from long-term alcoholism may require even more time in order to fully detox.

Patients addicted to opiates such as heroin and methadone require much longer in order to fully detox. An opiate detox requires clients to attend our centre for around three weeks at the bare minimum.

Once your detox is complete, you will feel far healthier. Many of our clients feel ‘ready to return home’. However, this new breath of life can be very damaging if the client returns home without receiving ample treatment for the psychological component of drug or alcohol addiction.

Typically, the first stage of treatment is a drug or alcohol detoxification which is the process of gradually removing the substance from your system in a safe and controlled way. It’s so important to undergo a detox in a secure environment where you’re supervised by a team of medical professionals.

This ensures that any withdrawal symptoms which are likely to arise, are managed in the best way possible to reduce the discomfort. Our team can administer prescribed medication to ease the symptoms if needed.

These withdrawal symptoms can range from mild nausea, dizziness, and headaches to more severe symptoms such as seizures, insomnia, and delirium tremens (the DT’s). We strongly advise against attempting a detox at home alone, it can be extremely dangerous, even fatal if it’s not managed properly.

Once you’ve completed your detox, you can move onto your psychological and well-being therapies. These therapy programmes require time to complete. This is because therapy involves a process of self-discovery, healing and knowledge acquisition that typically must be absorbed over several weeks.

Although your long-term rehab programme will be completely personalised to suit your needs, we do have a number of therapies which we commonly recommend as they’ve proven to be so highly effective. These could include cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, relapse prevention, or counselling.

In addition to these psychological therapies, we also ensure that everyone receives therapies which focus on improving on their well-being such as, mindfulness, yoga, relaxation and sleep management, low level laser therapy, art therapy, fitness therapy, and nutritional supplement therapy. This holistic approach is one of the many fantastic benefits of rehab.

Unlike many other illnesses, there exists no ‘antidote’ to addiction. The only real ‘cure’ for addiction is willpower coupled with the right amount of therapy.

When you choose to attend our rehabilitation centre for twenty-eight days you gain ample time to heal both from a mental and physical point of view. Patients who commit around four weeks to therapy sessions generally gain a better chance of staying in recovery compared to clients who merely undergo a ‘detox’.


The Benefits of Long-Term Rehab

There are a number of exceptional benefits when it comes to undergoing long-term rehab, some of these include:

  • Additional time to resolve emotional causes of addiction
  • Greater opportunities for ‘family therapy’
  • Treatment isn’t dominated by detox
  • Lower risk of relapse compared to short-term treatment
  • Additional time for new healthier habits to form
  • Additional time to break the cycle of addictive behaviours
  • Additional time to adjust to a sober lifestyle


Contact Cassiobury Court for your Free Assessment

Please contact Cassiobury Court today for your FREE assessment. When you call you will be greeted by a qualified admissions counsellor who is able to run you through your various treatment options.

This is a great opportunity to ask as many questions as you like, we’re here to help you no matter what you decide to do.

If you decide to join our long-term rehab, we will invite you to undergo a pre-screening assessment where we review your physical and psychological health.

This process also gives us the chance to understand the nature of your addiction which in turn allows us to create the most suitable treatment programme for you.

You can call us on 01923 369 161 or text HELP to 83222. Alternatively, you can email us at or you can contact us via the website and a counsellor will call you shortly.

John Gillen

John Gillen - Author Last updated: 21st February 2022

John Gillen is a leading addiction treatment expert with over 15 years of experience providing evidence-based treatment methods for individuals throughout the UK. John also co-authors the book, The Secret Disease of Addiction, which delves into how the addictive mind works and what treatment techniques work best.