We have written several posts that provide detail information about various programs that can support you and your child as you navigate through this difficult process. Here are some various types of recovery programs. We have also linked to various blogs that might provide more beneficial information about the differences between the program types.

Types of Recovery Programs

Long-Term Residential Treatment

Long-Term-Residential-ProgramsLong-term Residential Treatment programs provide care 24 hours a day, generally in non-hospital settings. They typically have planned stays of 6 to 12 months.


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 Short-Term Residential Treatment

These programs provide intensive but relatively brief treatment based on a modified 12-step approach. They typically consist of a 3- to 6-week hospital-based inpatient treatment phase, followed by extended outpatient therapy and participation in a self-help group, such as AA.


So, What is a 12-Step Program

Outpatient Treatment Programs

These programs vary in the types and intensity of services offered. Such treatment costs less than residential or inpatient treatment and often is more suitable for people with jobs, school commitments, or extensive social supports.

Group Counseling

grouptherapyblackandwhiteGroup counseling capitalizes on the social reinforcement offered by peer discussion and to help promote drug-free lifestyles.


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Wilderness Programs

questionstoaskchildblog.young adults in wilderness tentWilderness programs use wilderness expeditions for the purpose of therapeutic intervention. A range of programing exists, and the philosophy behind it is to use “experiential” outdoor education to create positive outcomes in the areas of self-concept and self-esteem, along with improved social behaviors in areas such as trust and mutual support.

For more information, check out our our blog post “Recovery Programs: Which One is Right for You”