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Treatment Duration

The longer the patient stays in treatment the more success they can expect

Treatment Duration

Almost half of the patients that were admitted over a 12-month period, completed 42 days of inpatient treatment.

  • 10-day Medical Detox program 3%
  • Relapse Program 12%
  • 28 Day program (4 weeks) 20%
  • 6 Weeks 38%
  • 12 Week (3 Months – Phase I of Recovery) 10%
  • 6 Month (Phase II of Recovery) 10%
  • 9-12 Month program (Phase III of Recovery) 7%

Patients that opted for 4 weeks or less was based on financial constraints or medical aid limitation. Individuals progress through drug addiction treatment at various rates, so there is no pre-determined length of treatment. However, research has shown unequivocally that good outcomes are contingent on adequate treatment length.

Generally, for inpatient or outpatient treatment, participation for less than 90 days is of limited effectiveness, and treatment lasting significantly longer is recommended for maintaining positive outcomes.

Due to programme changes and standards for treatment success we have matched our programme duration to maximise the time we have for each patient. We no longer work with a 4-week treatment programme. The longer the patient stays in treatment the more success they can expect. Longer programmes allow for further intense individual work with the patient.

Inpatient means that the patient will live on the premises for the time periods applicable to our programs. We offer:

  1. 10-day Medical Detox program
  2. Relapse Program
  3. 28 Day program
  4. 6 Week
  5. 12 Week (3 Months – Phase I of Recovery)
  6. 6 Month (Phase II of Recovery)
  7. 9-12 Month program (Phase III of Recovery)