Drug Recovery to Show more Effects if completed in 30 days or more

A group of researchers from Southern California has presented a report that says that if the patients of drug addiction are offered drug rehab treatment for 30 days or more, the chances of success are higher. The report claims post-treatment care as imperative for effectiveness and also claimed it to be a booster for recovery.

A researcher claiming the same said, “There is a continuity of care that should be followed once initial treatment is completed.”

Substance abuse is a grave issue in America that affects approximately 20–40 million Americans every year. This also affects the American economy widely as criminal justice expenses, lost productivity and health-related costs estimate $200 billion on annual basis.

The study, as published in Scientific Research claims that more than 55 percent people who availed the treatment for 30 days or more are treated successfully and show no addiction signs after one year. The percentage of success increases as the number of days for treatment goes beyond 30. The more days an addict spends under clinical addiction treatment plan the higher are his/her chances to recover from the addiction.

The test was done on a group of 72 people out of which 32 were males and 40 females. The average of the individuals in the group was 30 years. Each one of these participants was treated for different types of substance dependencies including dependency to opioids, benzodiazepines, amphetamines and alcohol.

As the program was over, the patients were offered a follow-up program for a period of 12 months. During the follow-up each patient was offered aftercare, they were constantly asked about their experience with drugs, the efficacy of the program and ensure that they maintain compliance with the aftercare program.

Though there was no significant difference of gender and age on the result of the program, the data revealed a rather new story. The data of the research revealed that out of a total of 53 participants, who volunteered for the 30-day rehab program followed by a 12-month aftercare plan, 29 people successfully showed the signs of sobriety. This counts 54.7 percent of the total participants.

There was another group of 19 patients who were offered a rehab program for more than 30 days out of which 16 patients, 84.2 percent participants showed positive signs of recovery over a course of 1 year.

The lead author, and assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the University of California, Dr. Akikur Mohammad says that this can be a valuable conclusion as many governments funded and private insurance agencies offer a compensation for a period of 30 days during Malibu recovery treatment.

In another study conducted by researchers from Brandeis University, it was found that the engagement time of any treatment is a useful measure to find out the efficacy of the program and the standard of quality and care that is required for 100 percent success. This can eventually lower the number of admission in Malibu recovery every year.