Learn What to Expect from Rehab Programs

Even if you want to leave addiction, a first-time rehab experience can be scary. Knowing what happens in rehab, on the other hand, might set your mind at ease.


Here are some of the most distinctive aspects of rehab programs to help you prepare for the experience.


Staff members will frequently begin by having you complete an intake interview to learn more about you. This is a critical phase in the rehabilitation process since this information will be used to begin tailoring your treatment plan.

The average stay in drug and alcohol rehabilitation is 28-30 days, 60 days, or 90 days. While treatment for any length of time is a step in the right direction, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) recommends that people stay in treatment for at least 90 days.


Following the initial assessment, you will begin the detoxification process. Detoxification is the process of eliminating drugs or alcohol from your body after long periods of misuse. Though this might be a challenging process for some, it is critical to cleanse your body of these narcotics so that you are physically and emotionally prepared for the work that awaits you in recovery.


Everyone’s detox experience is unique. This procedure can take anywhere from three to fourteen days, depending on the type of substance consumed, how much you ingest, and how long you’ve been using it.

If you abruptly quit taking a substance with a high potential for addiction (such as heroin, morphine, benzodiazepines, or alcohol), you may experience unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. In many cases, medicine will be administered to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms caused by these substances.