Seeking Drug Abuse Treatment? Know What to Ask.
Appropriate time in treatment depends on the type and degree of a person’s problems and needs. Research tells us that most addicted people need at least 3 months in treatment to really reduce or stop their drug use and that longer treatment times result in better outcomes. The best programs will measure progress and suggest plans for maintaining recovery. Recovery from drug addiction is a long-term process that often requires several episodes of treatment and ongoing support from family or community.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) has produced a guide for those seeking drug abuse treatment. Know what to ask. To review this guide, visit NIDA.