Benefits of Long Term Residential Treatment

We Level Up Florida can help with inpatient primary mental health therapy. Depending on the extent of secondary behavioral disorders such as addiction we can first help assess your condition and thereafter guide you to suitable treatment options.

We do not offer PHP, IOP, or outpatient level of care at this time. Programs, services, and treatments vary. We Level Up FL is a primary mental health center offering co-occurring treatments. We treat the entirety of behavioral health disorders including their secondary corresponding illnesses to improve long-term recovery outcomes.

Addiction is a chronic condition that cannot be overcome by simply discontinuing the use of drugs or alcohol. It is a condition that benefits from focused, evidence-based professional care and treatment. People with deep-rooted emotional, behavioral, or psychiatric issues that need help may benefit from long-term residential treatment. That is to say, members at a treatment facility are under care and supervision 24/7.

Long-term alcohol and drug treatment programs may take 120 to 180 days or longer. It can help treat chronic alcohol or drug addiction by providing intensive and structured treatments. Moreover, it can help the addicted person sustain abstinence and reclaim their everyday life after the rehabilitation stay.

According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information [1], longer treatment episodes produce better results than shorter ones. Thus, the benefits of treatment programs, on the whole, outweigh their costs.

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The most widely-known residential treatment model is the therapeutic community (TC). TC’s focus on the “resocialization” of the individual and use the program’s entire community as active components of treatment. Many TCs offer comprehensive services, which can include employment training and other support services onsite.

The Benefits of Long Term Addiction Treatment Include:

  • A collaborative environment where trained therapists, psychiatrists, nurses, residential staff, and others meet regularly to discuss each client’s individual needs. This allows clients to receive specialized care tailored to their unique situations and conditions.
  • A supportive structure helps client’s manage daily life tasks such as taking medication, practicing good self-care, etc.
  • Individual, family, and group therapy sessions foster growth and understanding and promote healing.
  • Breaking the cycle of relapse and dependence.
  • Drug and alcohol-free environment
  • Clients are able to learn personal responsibility as they see how their actions impact others around them.
  • Client’s learn to support one another and form healing relationships.
  • They are encouraged to adopt positive values that give them a framework for healthy living and overall quality of life.
  • Assistance connecting with formal aftercare and community self-help groups after rehab.

Many long term residential treatment programs also provide resources and help for the transition back home, as this can be overwhelming. Transition resources may include in-home visits, outpatient therapy, or coaching. However, transition support will vary from program to program.

Long term residential treatment can be a haven of personal growth, healing, and lasting change for residents who are committed to learning healthy coping and management skills for their challenges.

Who Should Utilize Long Term Treatment Rehab?

Different treatment programs work for different people. For example, long term inpatient treatment tends to be a good option for those who have struggled with addiction for long periods of time and have not been able to maintain sobriety after the completion of other treatment programs.

Long term programs may also benefit those suffering from a dual diagnosis, such as alcoholism and bipolar disorder. Such programs provide more time to confront and work through these numerous factors.

Addiction recovery is a lifelong journey. Especially when so many are prone to relapse. If a drug or alcohol dependency has ruined their life, they should turn to long term treatment centers. Half a year of time is nothing in comparison to a lifetime of a substance use disorder.

Individuals Who Identify with the Following Scenarios Should Strongly Consider Long Term Residential Treatment:

  • Individuals suffering from years of substance dependency
  • People who have lost their job because of addiction
  • Parents who have had their children taken away due to their toxic lifestyle
  • Those who have already tried forms of short term therapy
  • People who have a co-occurring disorder (dual diagnosis)
  • Individuals who are surrounded by those with a substance dependency
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Long Term Residential Inpatient Treatment Process

Programs being offered in a long term residential treatment may also include:


Medically supported detox and withdrawal, if needed. However, detox is only the first stage of treatment. Without additional substance abuse treatment efforts, successful completion of detox rarely guarantees lasting recovery. 

In general, detox is a process of ridding the body of unwanted substances. Long-term alcohol treatment may not need medicine to avoid unbearable withdrawal symptoms. This can depend on the severity but is needed to do this in a residential alcohol rehab center.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Clients learn how to utilize CBT techniques to modify their attitudes toward drug use. CBT works by helping clients identify situations that put them at high risk for relapse and help them to develop and utilize relapse prevention strategies.

Contingency Management

Contingency management is about encouraging positive behaviors, such as maintaining sobriety or participating in assigned tasks. This can involve providing tangible incentives as a reward for drug-free urine samples, such as getting movie passes, food items, vouchers, or personal items.

Motivational interviewing

Motivational interviewing is another technique that is used to increase an individual’s motivation to change and encourage the client to continue treatment and abstain from drug or alcohol use. It is a non-confrontational and nonjudgmental approach that helps individuals learn about what is causing ambivalence to change, and helps them to resolve this.

Find the Help You Need

We Level Up FL is a primary inpatient center offering. We treat the entirety of behavioral health disorders including their secondary corresponding illnesses to improve long-term recovery outcomes.

Inpatient medical detox and residential primary addiction treatment may be available at our affiliated facility at Level Up West Palm Beach Rehab. For some primary behavioral health treatment clients, medical detox and or addiction rehab may be required first.  If you have a co-occurring severe substance abuse diagnosis, please contact us prior to beginning inpatient mental health therapy. Treatment services may vary. Please call us to learn which treatment options are most suited for your individual needs.


[1] NCBI –