Most people drink or use drugs for years. If you look at weighing out the scales of how long my addiction was active versus how long should I be in treatment. They normally weigh down the active addiction side. Extended treatment is the ideal platform for somebody who really wants to be healthy, positive and active with their life again. It provides access to a therapist, group settings, remain accountable and live in a safe environment. Until you feel ready to become whole and independent either again or for the first time.