Essentially, treatment is safe place to learn the basics of what is needed to remain clean and sober. Pointing out people, places and things that could trip you up and lead to a relapse. There are several pitfalls to avoid in early recovery. So, 30 to 90 days in treatment mitigates the risk of encountering them, thus positioning you to succeed.
It is extremely important to give addiction treatment your all. Although, it is equally (perhaps even more) important to dive head first into the program upon leaving treatment. Many relapses happen right after discharge, because some clients do not understand what is at stake. Understand fatal overdoses often occur right after leaving treatment. One’s tolerance is not the same as when they went in, it does not take much to elicit an overdose.