Comprehensive Care: Why 6 Months of Treatment?

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive Care

Comprehensive care encompasses a lot of a lot stages which is why it’s wholesome. Recovery takes time, and a successful recovery takes commitment.  

Going into an intervention, the family always wishes for a quick fix but they won’t say as much. However, I do know they’re thinking, “would you just pick that person up, put them in rehab, and call me when it’s over.” At the point of an intervention, everyone is dealing with an escalated situation.

An issue that have been easy to brush under the rug at one point has percolated and boiled over. It feels like a nightmare everyone wants to escape.

Comprehensive Care is the difference between successful treatment and one more unfruitful attempt at getting sober. Comprehensive Care supports a person of concern (POC) before, during and after treatment.

Changing the Status Quo

We guide the POC and their family to shift thier dynamics. Shifting from strained previous relationships to one of support. The previous relationship obviously have been characterized by consisted of yelling, fighting, and empty ultimatums.  

When the family comes together in this way, the shame around going to treatment is removed. When someone feels supported going in, they don’t feel awkward or shunned. Like they have to slink in with shame and keep it quiet – the family is there to support them.

When someone goes into treatment without support, they come out trying to hide the fact that they went to treatment. Consequently, they withdraw from the family and isolate.

In Comprehensive Care, the POC goes into treatment with love. We continue to meet as a family while they are in treatment. The family is also prepared to support their journey of recovery after treatment.


Let’s look at some numbers: 

66% of people relapse a few weeks after going in-patient.

85% of individuals that goto treatment relapse in the first year.
50% of individuals will relapse after one year.

15% relapses after 5 years.

Studies show a majority of relapses happen during the first 90 days of sobriety.


The brain takes time to rewire itself after long-term drug abuse, and cravings for the drug worsen before they improve. The longer a person remains sober, the better they are able to respond to contextual cues and triggers to use. This is more common particularly beyond the 90-day mark.

Once a person hits 90 days sober, staying sober increases tremendously. When a person stays free from drugs and alcohol for a year, maintaining long-term recovery is possible.

Comprehensive care is designed to get someone past the 90 day mark and on their way to a sturdy foundation in recovery. Families sometimes ask if 3 months is sufficient rather than the full 6 month plan. But they might be quitting right as the relapse potential is greatest.

If someone goes to treatment, and does nothing else, there is a very high probability of relapse. Comprehensive care supports the significant lifestyle change after treatment. This includes family support and weekly meetings. Hence, a structure like this increases the chances of lasting recovery and healing for the whole family.

For people that have been to multiple treatment centers, comprehensive care is the one thing they haven’t tried. The support and encouragement from family is the missing secret sauce someone needs to succeed in recovery.

How We Come In

 Due to the layers of support that Comprehensive care provides, the POC is less likely to try to leave treatment early. Of course, everyone wants to leave early at some point.

In Comprehensive Care, we’re able to bring all concerned individuals together in an honest and supportive way. We shine a spotlight on the shadows and address family worries, fears, and rumors head on as a team.

About Adam Banks

Adam Banks is a certified interventionist and the owner of Adam Banks Recovery. After receiving an MBA from the University of Chicago, Adam built a company acquired by United Health Care. His discipline and attention to detail comes from his former career as an airline pilot, holding an ATP, the FAA’s highest license.

Today, Adam is dedicated to helping others achieve long-term sobriety. His work has guided executives, pilots, and physicians on paths to recovery. Adam brings families together through a loving and inclusive approach.

Adam has authored four books on addiction. His recent work, Navigating Recovery Ground School: 12 Lessons to Help Families Navigate Recovery, educates families on the entire intervention process. He also offers a free video course for families considering an intervention for a loved one. 

Adam is available for alcohol and drug intervention services in New York, Long Island, the Hamptons as well as nationally and internationally. 


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