30-Day Addiction Treatment: Inpatient & Outpatient Programs

Addiction is a complicated but treatable disease. Treatment often focuses not only on ending the cycle of compulsive substance use, but also on regaining one’s ability to function in a healthy manner in all aspects of life—at home, school, and work, and in relationships.1

To best meet these and other goals, drug and alcohol rehab should be tailored to meet a person’s unique needs, and therefore, no single approach to treatment is right for everyone, including the recommended amount of time.1 Read on to learn more about 30-day rehab, how it works and how you can use it to jumpstart your path to sustained recovery.

What Is a 30-Day Drug & Alcohol Rehab Program?

Close-up photo of man sitting on a sofa talking to a doctor in a white coat.Short-term, inpatient rehab programs provide intense but relatively brief treatment.2 During a month-long rehab, common goals include:3

  • Detoxing from substances of abuse.
  • Creating an individualized treatment plan with care providers.
  • Addressing any co-occurring mental health disorders or other client issues associated with substance use (like social, vocational, or legal issues).
  • Counseling and behavioral therapy.
  • Developing healthy coping skills.
  • Drafting a relapse prevention plan that includes sources of ongoing support.

Remaining in treatment for an adequate length of time is crucial, and while short-term rehab programs may be beneficial, research shows that improved patient outcomes may be associated with longer durations of treatment.3

From start to finish, the length of treatment will be determined by many factors, such as the severity of a person’s substance use disorder, presence of any co-occurring mental health disorders, and location and cost.3

Some people may benefit from treatment in a residential facility for a full 30 days, while others may benefit from a 2-3 month rehab program that includes both residential and outpatient services.2

Once a person’s needs are assessed, an addiction specialist can determine the ideal level of care and continue to monitor their plan as they progress through treatment.3(#8)

30-Day Inpatient Rehab

Detoxification is usually the first stage of addiction treatment.3 People can be made to feel more comfortable with medical withdrawal management, as detox from substances can be very unpleasant. In the case of substances like alcohol, benzodiazepines, and other sedatives, the associated withdrawal syndrome can be dangerous without medications and medical support.

Medical detox allows healthcare providers to monitor patients for acute symptoms of withdrawal, manage symptoms with medication if necessary, and ensure patients are safe and as comfortable as possible during the process.3

Detox, however, is just the beginning of the recovery process, and experts generally recommend more comprehensive treatment with evidence-based therapeutic approaches that address various aspects of drug addiction.4 These approaches include certain medications to help manage cravings and promote long-term recovery, and behavioral therapies to help patients modify beliefs and behaviors around substance use and build coping skills to handle the stress and potential triggers of daily life.4 Various types of behavioral therapy can also strengthen a person’s motivation to fully engage in treatment, stay sober, and repair and strengthen family relationships.5

Inpatient rehab for 30 days will lay a strong foundation for successful recovery, but to sustain their sobriety, patients may benefit from continued treatment or “aftercare.” This might include attending 12-Step meetings or alumni events and classes offered through the facility. At River Oaks, our staff and doctors work with all patients to create an aftercare plan before they are discharged from the facility.2

30-Day Inpatient & Outpatient Combined Rehab

River Oaks offers a full continuum of care that includes everything from 24-hour residential programs to outpatient services.

  • Inpatient Rehab is the next step after medical detox. It involves daily visits with a physician and is for those with acute or chronic issues that may need around-the-clock supervision.
  • Residential Treatment is live-in care for someone who has already gone through the detox process but still needs supervision and a highly structured daily program.
  • Partial-Hospitalization Programs (PHPs) are often referred to as day treatment. Patients live off-site and attend 6 hours of therapy, 5 days a week at the facility. The focus is on counseling and developing coping skills.
  • Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs) are typically 3 hours a day, 3 days per week, and can be a good transition from an inpatient facility to learning to live in recovery in one’s own environment.

How Much Does 30 Days of Drug & Alcohol Rehab Cost in Florida?

Determining how to pay for treatment can feel overwhelming, and costs vary greatly depending on the facility and length of stay. Many insurance plans will cover a portion of treatment. Through major regulatory changes set forth by the Affordable Care Act (ACA), coverage for mental and behavioral services is more accessible than ever before.6

Most treatment centers in Tampa accept private or state-funded insurance. At River Oaks, we are in-network with many top insurance providers like:

To verify your benefits and find out whether we accept your specific insurance plan, simply fill out this quick and confidential .

If your insurance coverage is lacking or you don’t have insurance, there are other ways to finance treatment, and River oaks offers various payment options to help offset the cost of rehab.

Get Admitted to a 30-Day Addiction Treatment Program

If you are ready to start treatment but don’t know how to begin, don’t worry. Our admissions navigators are on standby 24/7 to answer all your questions and make the admissions process as easy as possible.

At River Oaks, our staff and doctors will work with you to personalize a plan that meets your needs, including the recommended length of stay and level of care.

Because addiction affects more than just the person battling a substance use disorder, we also offer resources and support for family members who may have questions about what to expect when their loved one enters rehab.

People do recover from addiction; many just need guidance on where to turn for help. At River Oaks, we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Contact us at or fill out the form below to learn more about your insurance coverage and how it applies to treatment at our world-class Tampa rehab facility.

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