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30-Day Treatment Programs

North Dakota 30-Day Treatment Programs

Getting help for an addiction may be intimidating. Someone with an addiction might not even know where to begin. 30-day treatment programs in North Dakota (also known as 28-day treatment programs) can be the start of an addict’s road to recovery. These short-term programs provide the same extensive, professional care as a long-term program, within a condensed time period. This shortened time makes it so that all of the focus is put into recovery. Through a treatment program, addicts receive top-notch medical supervision, therapy, and support throughout the recovery process. 

Short-term programs are good for those who have family or career obligations and cannot spend an extended amount of time away. They are also cheaper than long-term recovery programs. In North Dakota, there are a couple of options for treatment. For those with familial or career responsibilities, a non-residential program may be the best fit. Non-residential programs provide treatments for several hours during the day but allow patients to leave. Contrastively, in-patient programs are better suited for those who need 24/7 care and do not have other priorities to tend to. If you have questions about North Dakota 30-day treatment programs for yourself or someone else, call us at 701-380-5836. 

Is a 30 Day Treatment Program Effective?

Every addiction treatment program is different. It is important to consider the intensity of a program when searching for one. 

Short term programs are very intense. A lot of emphases is put on the first few weeks after quitting a substance. 30-day programs still offer a full treatment plan, but it is administered in a very short amount of time. Because of this, there is not much opportunity to focus on anything besides recovery.  

Studies show that long-term treatment programs are more effective than 30-day programs. However, when paired with aftercare, short-term plans can also provide significant results. Rehab isn’t a ‘one-and-done’ cure. Sustaining sobriety is a task that some people strive to do their whole life. This is why finding a program with aftercare is essential when entering a 30-day program. Fortunately, 30-day programs are a less costly, effective alternative to 60-day and 90-day plans. 

What Happens in a 30-Day Program?

30-day rehabilitation programs provide short-term and intense treatment to individuals battling addiciton. There are a variety of programs and options change depending on the location and type of treatment you are looking for. These short-term programs employ a variety of behavior and medical therapies to treat addiction. 30-day programs may include:  

Detox services 

• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

• 12-Step Facilitation Therapy 

Medication-Assisted Therapy 

• Individual and Group Counseling 

Some programs are residential, while others are not. Patients in a residential program are provided with the care of medical professionals around the clock. Residential centers often have a large focus on community. By doing this, patients will connect with other individuals who are also recovering from addiction through group therapy. On the other hand, programs that are non-residential only provide intense care for a portion of the day. During non-residential programs, patients return home at the end of the day. Also, non-residential programs frequently only last 2-3 weeks. At the end of the few weeks, patients transfer to less intensive treatment.  

After choosing the type of program you will pursue a series of steps typically take place next. These steps usually include:


Identifying the causes and the type of addiction you have is the main priority during the assessment. This will help your rehab providers create a plan for treatment that is customized for you. During this process, you will be required to fill out paperwork. The information needed for this paperwork can include, payment plans, personal information, and history of your mental and medical health. In addition, you can expect to have a discussion about the past history of your addiction. You may also be required to drug test.


After the completion of the assessment, the next step is typically detoxification. This process can take anywhere from three to seven days. Depending on how severe your addiction is, detox can take longer. While detoxification can be done at home, it is always recommended that detox be done under the supervision of medical professionals. Severe withdrawal symptoms can be a side effect of the detox process. In some cases, medication may be prescribed in order to help with withdrawal symptoms. However, medical professionals are the only individuals who have the ability to prescribe these medications. In some rare instances, an unsupervised detoxification process can lead to fatality.


Once detox is complete you can begin therapy. During therapy sessions, you will learn how to break free from addiction and have both mental and emotional freedom. An extremely common type of therapy that is used is psychotherapy. This type of therapy will have you discuss issues from the present and past that may play a part in your addiction. In addition, your therapist may assign you tasks that will assist you in working through these factors.   

Other than psychotherapy, your therapists might utlize other forms of therapy. These may include contingency management. cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family behavioral therapy (FBT), the matrix model, or motivational enhancement therapy (MET). 


Aftercare is the final part of addiction treatment. Aftercare is important for you to be able to keep and build on the advancements you have made thoughout rehab. The length of aftercare depends on the individual and can range from one year to lifelong. The type of aftercare is determined by the classification of addiction you have. Options for aftercare can include: 

• A sober living home – This is a home where a group of addicts who have completed addiction treatment can transition from rehab living to independent living.

• Outpatient treatment – This is therapy for individuals who previously received care in an inpatient facility. This is a cheaper option than choosing a sober living home.

• 12-step programs – These are support groups like Narcotics Anonymous (NA) and Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). 

Finding the Right 30-Day Treatment Center

Choosing the right treatment center requires you to take multiple factors into account. First, you have to choose which type of treatment is best for you, residential or non-residential. As mentioned, residential treatment will provide you with constant care. Non-residential treatment offers care for just a part of each day. Non-residential treatment may be the best choice for you if you have other responsibilities and a trusted support group. It is also important to consider if a patient is responsible enough to not relapse during the time they are not at a facility. 

Next, weight out the benefits and disadvantages of each treatment center. Make sure the facilities you are considering have a variety of treatment options. Not every addiction is the same. A treatment center may be better suited for you if they have more options. Lastly, check if the center has an aftercare program. Patients who are in aftercare programs have a higher chance of staying sober than those who are not.

If you have questions or need help finding a treatment center in the state of North Dakota, call us at 701-380-5836. We are more than happy to help you or a loved one get started on the road to recovery.