90 Day Drug Recovery

When an individual is struggling with an addiction, he or she has a variety of different rehab options available. However, one of the most effective approaches to addiction treatment is the 90 day drug rehab program. With 90 day drug rehab programs, clients remain in treatment for three months before returning to the outside world. This gives the client the time he or she needs to focus on recovery and get his or her life back on track.

What happens during 90 day drug rehab programs?

During 90 day rehab programs, the client spends a total of three months living in a treatment center, where every day is focused on the client’s recovery from addiction. The exact schedule clients will complete each day depends on the type of treatment center they choose. Some of the best 90 day treatment centers offer holistic programs that focus on the clients’ mind, body and soul as they guide them the treatment process.

At Elevate Addiction Services, are 90 day recovery programs are divided into several distinct phases:

  • Detoxification
  • Physical and Mental Healing
  • Building Life Skills and Learning Tools
  • Addressing and Overcoming Core Negative Issues

Each of these phases focuses on a different aspect of the healing process.


The first phase of many 90 day drug treatment programs is detoxification. During this phase of treatment, the client will stop using his or her drug of choice, as well as any other mind-altering substances, and allow all remnants to leave the body completely. In many cases, this results in cravings and other uncomfortable physical symptoms, including nausea, pain and irritability. The staff members at 90 day drug treatment centers are trained to recognize these symptoms and guide clients through the process of withdrawal from drugs or alcohol. They will also help clients to find relief from severe withdrawal symptoms.

Some of the services offered to help clients as they deal with withdrawal may include aromatherapy, massage, medication, exercise and nutritional supplements.

Physical and Mental Healing

The second phase of many 90 day rehab programs is physical and emotional healing, which focuses on rebuilding the client’s physical strength and helping the client deal with the emotional and psychological aspects of the addiction. During this phase, the client will gradually build an exercise regimen, and the client will work to improve his or her nutrition. The client may also spend time in therapy or counseling. In many cases, both group and individual exercises are encouraged.

Building Life Skills and Learning Tools

The next step in many 90 day drug treatment programs involves building life skills the client can use outside of rehab, as well as learning tools that will help the client cope when he or she is no longer a part of inpatient treatment. During this phase, the client will focus time on planning for life outside of the facility. The client will evaluate his or her life in detail and look for changes to make. In addition, the client will spend time thinking about his or her support system outside of rehab. Therapists may encourage the client to break ties with people who may be a threat to sobriety, as well as to become closer with those who would support the client effectively.

Addressing and Overcoming Core Negative Issues

The final phase of treatment involves identifying and overcoming those factors that led the client to become addicted to drugs or alcohol in the first place. Once the client understands how these factors led to the addiction, he or she will be better equipped to remain sober. During this phase of treatment, clients will also spend time learning skills that will help them to avoid relapse when they have cravings after leaving the facility.


After the 90 day treatment program is complete, the best facilities recommend aftercare. The purpose of aftercare is to support the addict after he or she has returned to life outside of the treatment center, as well as to help the addict maintain sobriety. Aftercare programs are flexible and may last for many months if necessary. The activities recommended during aftercare also vary widely.

Variations of 90 Day Treatment Programs

The 90 day treatment protocol isn’t right for every client. In some cases, a client may need to spend more time on one part of the process. The best treatment centers understand that programs must be tailored to meet the needs of each individual client. At Elevate Addiction Services, for example, clients don’t move on to the next phase of the program until they are ready to do so. In addition, each phase of the program is customized to meet the client’s unique needs and maximize the program’s effectiveness.

To learn more about entering a 90 day treatment program, clients should contact Elevate Addiction Services.