One of the most effective methods for dealing with substance abuse issues is inpatient rehab. This affords the patient an environment that is most conducive to recovery, within the presence of medical personnel for whenever there is a need for medical assistance, and in a location that is safe and secure.
For the duration of the treatment, patients reside within the inpatient rehabilitation facility. Depending on the severity of the dependence and on any other contingent factors, the typical duration could be anywhere from 30 days to 12 months. The severity of the dependence could also determine if short-term treatment will suffice or if there is a need for long-term treatment.