How long does rehab really take? We understand that this is a concern when considering drug addiction, alcohol addiction, or trauma treatment. Many people want to expedite their path to recovery, but effective treatment can’t be rushed.
Why? Because you’re not just addressing one issue, but also the many underlying factors that have contributed to developing this disorder. If you don’t take the time to get to the root causes of a substance use or mental health disorder, you put yourself at greater risk of relapse. For these reasons, it’s best to arrive at treatment without a set departure date in mind. Instead, focus on the work at hand and ask yourself throughout the process, “when am I ready to leave?”