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How Long is Alcohol Rehab?

A common misconception when seeking alcohol treatment is that it will result in being locked away forever. While that’s not far off from how treatment used to be, modern rehabilitation has come a long way. Alcohol rehab is the complete opposite from how it used to be.

Hotel California by the Sea offers comfortable, home-like environments. We individualize each treatment plan to each patient. The length of stay varies on several different factors.

Because of this, there is no definite answer as to how long you will stay in treatment. Our alcohol rehabs are designed for maximum comfort and relaxation, regardless of your length of stay.


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How long is an Alcohol Detox?

What Changes the Timeline of Alcohol Rehab?

Unfortunately, there is no universal solution to alcohol abuse. The length of time someone spends in inpatient rehab depends on a variety of factors. Those factors can include:

  • Presence of co-occurring mental health disorders
  • History of attempting to stay sober
  • Family dynamics
  • Housing situation
  • Willingness to stop drinking
  • Physical health
  • Severity of alcohol addiction
  • Levels of care needed
  • Insurance benefits

Every client will have different needs and goals for treatment. However, according to the NIDA, treatment for 90 days has proven to be the most effective. The brain needs time to break the cycle of addiction. Regularly assessing individual treatment plans ensures their effectiveness at every step toward achieving sobriety.

At Hotel California by the Sea, we staff medical doctors and licensed psychiatrists. This ensures prompt recognition and execution of needed changes to a treatment plan.

A 90 day inpatient stay may seem like an overwhelming amount of time. However, we do offer levels of care outside of inpatient treatment. These include PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program), IOP (Intensive Outpatient Program), and Outpatient Programs.

These care levels help our clients transition from intense care to rejoining their normal lives. All these components are part of a comprehensive treatment plan.

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Individualized Treatment

Hotel California by the Sea offers individualized treatment programs within our alcohol rehab services. We tailor our programs to meet the specific needs of each individual seeking recovery. Our aim is to help individuals on their path to sobriety by giving them personalized care.

We recognize that not everyone will benefit from the same cookie-cutter treatment plan. This approach allows for a comprehensive and focused treatment plan. Catering to each patient’s specific requirements allows for a successful and long term recovery from alcohol addiction.

Specific types of treatment we offer include EMDR, CBT, DBT, and Group therapy. We also offer Family and Marriage therapy when applicable to the individual. Our holistic approach to treatment encompasses all aspects of the patient’s mind and body. Hotel California by the Sea treats the entirety of our clients, rather than just small pieces of their lives.

How Long Does Insurance Pay for Alcohol Rehab?

One of the common questions when entering alcohol rehab is “How long will my insurance pay for this?”. Insurance is complex and often overwhelming. Hotel California by the Sea employs a special team that works directly with insurance to authorize treatment. They strive to maximize insurance benefits to avoid passing the cost of treatment on to the patient.

The Affordable Care Act sets legislation that prevents insurance companies from discriminating against those who have pre-existing conditions. The ACA ensures that those seeking alcohol abuse treatment won’t face future repercussions because of their decision. If they choose to change insurances, an insurance provider cannot deny them coverage.

The ACA also requires that all insurance plans cover substance abuse treatment and mental health services. This does not mean that every treatment center takes all insurance plans. It means that there are substance abuse resources available regardless of what insurance you have.

Hotel California by the Sea accepts most major insurance plans. Before admission, we pre-verify your insurance to ensure there are no unexpected costs or fees.

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