Long-Term Drug Rehab: How to Prevent Relapse

A long-term residential addiction treatment program best serves people who struggle with a longstanding substance use disorder or a co-occurring mental health condition. Long-term typically means 90 days or longer; this duration positively affects outcomes and relapse prevention.

If you live in Denver, Colorado, and are looking for drug or alcohol treatment options that will serve you well over the long haul, consider long-term drug rehab at Mile High Recovery Center. Our residential addiction treatment options, step-down outpatient services, and extended after-care program provide sustained wrap-around care. Learn more about our long-term residential treatment for drug addiction in Denver by reaching out via online form or phone at 303-268-2144.

Benefits of Residential Long-Term Drug Rehab

Some of the specific benefits of long-term residential care in a drug treatment facility are listed below, all of which offer your best chance to recover with a significantly reduced risk of relapse.

Trigger-Free Environment

When you enroll in residential treatment, your rehab center offers a buffer zone between you and the people, places, and activities associated with your drug use. You will have no access to drugs or alcohol, and contact with the outside world will be limited and is often monitored for your own safety. You can engage in treatment without distractions.

Daily Structure

You can relax knowing that a calendar of activities and treatments will be in place for you. This will set a standard for establishing your own structure when you are discharged and provide you with ample opportunity for engagement and forward movement in your recovery throughout your days and weeks in rehab.

Peer Support

The round-the-clock availability of sober peers when you are in residential treatment means that you can learn a new way of living and working together with others without the involvement of drugs or alcohol. You’ll learn new ways of interacting and have the support of others who are on the same journey. Peer support has long been proven to impact long-term sobriety positively.

Wrap-Around Care

In a long-term rehab, you will have 24/7 access to a professional staff whose sole purpose is to support you in your recovery journey. If you have a crisis or a setback, this access will help you avoid relapse and continue moving towards your sobriety goals.


Before starting long-term residential treatment for drug addiction, your substance use disorder, combined with the tasks, pressures, and responsibilities of everyday life, prevented you from focusing on yourself and your well-being. Think about how much energy was taken up by drug-seeking, using, and recovering as well as functioning day-to-day trying to hold down a job or meet personal obligations. In long-term rehab, you can focus all that energy on yourself and your recovery 24 hours a day.

Healthy Living

Chronic substance abuse and addiction deprive the body and brain of healthy nutrition, quality sleep and often get in the way of exercise and mindfulness practices. Clients can benefit from custom diets that support withdrawal, sobriety, and overall health in long-term drug treatment centers. Regular scheduling maximizes regular sleep and nutrition, and there are daily exercise opportunities for starting good habits.

Daily, Evidence-Based Therapy

In long-term rehab, unlike most outpatient programs, you will receive multiple lines of therapeutic services every single day. From individual therapy to family and group therapy, these treatments will utilize proven modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). You may receive medication-assisted treatment (MAT), depending on your addiction, and will have access to a range of proven holistic therapies as well. Long-term rehab offers you the chance to dive deeply and with total focus into your recovery journey.

Choose Mile High Recovery Center for Long-Term Residential Treatment for Drug Addiction in Denver, CO

Mile High Recovery Center has a long-term inpatient program that can help you launch firmly and safely on your journey toward sobriety. Have questions? We can answer them. To learn more about our evidence-based treatments, professional and caring staff, and residential rehab facility, reach out today.

Your recovery is our mission. Call 303-268-2144 or fill out our online form.

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