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How Do I Get Sober if I Can’t Do 28 Days In Rehab?

Hitting rock bottom is defined by the feeling of wanting to be free from your addiction than wanting to continue using to numb your pain. You most likely heard of many people getting into recovery after doing 28 or more days in rehab. While you want to be free from your addiction, you may not want to do 28 days in rehab or cannot do 28 days in rehab due to work, school, family, or financial reasons.

There are other options available to get sober if you cannot do 28 days in rehab:

Outpatient Rehab

Outpatient rehab allows you to receive the guidance and support of rehab without having to be confined to a facility. When attending outpatient rehab, you can still go to work, school, home, etc. Partial-hospitalization consists of six-hour sessions that meet five days a week. Intensive-outpatients consists of three-hour sessions that meet two to five days a week. Outpatient rehab consists of one-hour sessions that meet once or twice a week. Intensive-outpatient is the best option if you work or attend school full-time and are at the beginning of your recovery.


The physical aspect of addiction must always be addressed. In order to safely, and comfortably go through withdrawal. Detox programs can be found in inpatient rehab facilities, hospitals, clinics, or as stand-alone facilities. You would stay at the detox facility for as long as you are going through withdrawal, which may last two to fourteen days.

Support Meetings

Regardless if you take the past of inpatient rehab, outpatient rehab, or just detox, support meetings are a must to help you get sober because you will be able to connect with people who can empathize with you. Twelve-step meetings are not your only option; there are many 12-step-alternatives that you can choose from.

Getting Sober in the Outside World

While doing 28 or more days in inpatient rehab has many benefits, one of the major downfalls is getting sober in a confined environment that does not resemble the outside world. The outside world presents many challenges that can endanger recovery. However, the key to recovery is learning to cope without having to turn to drugs, alcohol, or any other addictive behavior. Outpatient rehab or detox with support meetings is beneficial because it helps you learn how to stay maintain recovery unconditionally.

Genesis House is a rehab and detox facility in Lake Worth, Florida. If you are interested, call us today at 844-903-2111