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Long-Term Treatment for Drug Addiction | Residential Step-Down Program

Long-Term Treatment

A Residential Step-Down Program can prove beneficial when you are in need of long-term treatment for drug addiction. Residential programs offer care 24 hours a day in a non-hospital setting. Stays in such a setting can last as long as three months and can help with resocialization skills in addition to other active treatment components. Our proven Step-Down program will transition you from our Residential Treatment Program, to our Partial Hospitalization Program, to our Intensive Outpatient Program, to our Outpatient program.

When undergoing treatment for addiction in a residential program, your therapy may focus on the social and psychological aspects of your addiction. The program will help you develop personal responsibility and accountable as you learn how to lead a socially productive life.

Your treatment will be highly structured, even confrontational at times. You will examine your damaging beliefs and self-concepts as well as your destructive patterns of behavior. The goal is to adopt more constructive ways of interacting with others in your life and to have the tools you need to move forward with a healthier life.

Relapse Is Not Failure

In long-term treatment for drug addiction, you will develop life skills that can help you after you complete the program. However, relapse can occur with drug addiction just as it can occur with any other chronic illness. That does not mean you have failed or that your treatment program has failed. Relapse can, though, signal a need for you to return to or continue your treatment, particularly if you left the program prematurely.

Successful long-term treatment requires engagement and participation as well as continual evaluation and modification. Think of it as you would a chronic disease such as hypertension. If your high blood pressure symptoms were to decrease because of the medications or lifestyle changes, you would say that the treatment was successful. You would not stop the treatment, though, because if you did the symptoms would return.

When you are addicted to drugs and participating in long-term treatment, a relapse does not mean failure. It simply means that you need to continue focusing on your long-term recovery and the addiction treatment that will help get you there.


The professionals at Embrace Life Recovery offer you evidence-based holistic approaches to help you with your addiction. We specialize in helping people who have relapsed, recognizing that it does not mean failure. At Embrace Life Recovery we help you work with you to heal your mind and your body while addressing the underlying issues that lead to your addiction. We bring you real change for your life, with proven treatment options that will empower you to recreate and reclaim your life.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer a safe, clean environment so you can continue receiving the highest quality of care. To learn more about our services and to get the help you need, please call Embrace Life Recovery at 208.595.2298 to speak to our team.

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