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Rehab Success Rates

Rehab Success Rates

It’s crucial to comprehend rehab success rates when looking for addiction treatment options. It’s essential to be familiar with industry standards and learn how to ask the appropriate questions to choose the most suitable treatment and achieve optimal outcomes.

Tree House Recovery provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to addiction treatment and addressing co-occurring mental health issues. Our personalized care and skilled staff guarantee that you or your loved one will receive the highest level of care possible. Contact our team at (615) 314-8310 today to gain more information and access our addiction resources.

Defining Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Defining rehabilitation can be a complex task due to the lack of standardization in the industry. While a license is required to operate a rehab facility, there are no universal guidelines for what constitutes a rehab. The requirements for obtaining a license also vary from state to state, further complicating the matter. With minimal regulation in the rehab industry, it can be challenging to define it accurately. Treatment methods and approaches can vary greatly between facilities [1] [2].

Tree House Completion Rates

30 %
% of Clients Who Graduate


Industry Standard Completion Rates [1]

30 %
Avg Rehab Graduation Percent

What Do Rehab Success Rates Mean?

the term “success” across different facilities, as each may have their own criteria or method of measuring it. For example, one facility may consider successful treatment to be completing their program, while another may define success as remaining sober for a specific period after treatment [3][4].

Furthermore, facilities can easily boast high success rates without providing clear definitions of what success means, leaving it open to interpretation. For example, relapse rates can be a point of contention, with some viewing complete abstinence from all substances as the only measure of success, while others may have a more lenient definition. The way a facility defines and measures relapse will have a significant impact on their reported addiction recovery success rates.

Making Sense of Rehab Success Rates:

Selecting the right rehab center is crucial, and knowing its success rate can be a helpful indicator. However, it’s important to ask the right questions as these numbers can be misleading without context. For example, if a program boasts a 90% success rate, it’s essential to understand how they define success. Additionally, if 90% of graduates maintain sobriety, it’s important to know how they define “sober.” For instance, Does this include individuals taking prescribed methadone for heroin addiction?

When evaluating the effectiveness of a rehab program, there are several key questions you can ask:

  1. What percentage of people finish the program?
  2. What percentage of people stay sober for one year after?
  3. What is your program’s definition of “sober”? 

Tree House Recovery's Addiction Recovery Success Rates

Studies indicate that the most effective form of treatment is one that empowers individuals to rebuild themselves and break their reliance on substances. This includes not only completing the program but also incorporating the physical, mental, and social practices learned during treatment into daily life, in order to maintain the progress made and continue to transform oneself.


Achieving long-term abstinence from drugs is not just about enduring a short-term period of time without using them. It involves creating a new perspective on substances and learning how to live a fulfilling life without them. This necessitates constructing a new lifestyle that is enjoyable and can sustain your sobriety. Creating such a lifestyle begins with a positive and successful treatment experience that is completed in full.


88% of people who enter Tree House Recovery successfully finish the program.


25 %
Industry Standard Graduation Rate
25 %
Average AA Dropout Rate in First Year

Why Is Tree House's Approach More Effective?


At Tree House, we view drug addiction as a manifestation of underlying health issues. In addition to utilizing evidence-based therapies, we prioritize helping clients establish a robust foundation in terms of their physical, mental, and social well-being. As clients work towards building this foundation, they begin to notice and feel positive changes in their lives. This leads to a more empowering and growth-focused experience, as opposed to a program that focuses on limitations and feelings of powerlessness. To put it simply, Tree House emphasizes on health rather than illness – clients see real progress and are motivated to continue their journey. To learn more, please refer to the Tree House health targets below.



98% of our graduates report the ability to regulate and address negative emotions.


96% of our graduates report an increased ability to use self-reflection to make better decisions.


98% percent of graduates report improved ability to base decisions on past and present insights 



86% of our graduates continue the personal fitness plans from Tree House.


88% of graduates report daily above average energy levels when maintaining habits from the program.


79% of graduates maintain the healthy diets they learn.



89% of Tree House graduates currently have a full-time job.


12% of graduates go on to attend school full-time.


90% of graduates stay connected to their Tree House teammates.  

Relapse Rates After Rehab

A 2006 peer-reviewed study found that the relapse rate after rehab is approximately 20% lower compared to those who do not seek treatment. The study examined the factors that influence a person’s ability to maintain sobriety or remain in remission after one, three, and sixteen years. The study’s conclusion was that:

  • Individuals who participate in treatment and AA during their first year of sobriety are less likely to relapse.
  • Delaying seeking AA or treatment after the first year of sobriety is not associated with a higher chance of remission or a lower likelihood of relapse.
  • Roughly 40% of people relapse after rehab, as opposed to 60% who relapse after not undergoing rehab.

Length of Treatment and Relapse Statistics

A peer-reviewed study by the National Institute of Drug Abuse found that the length of treatment plays a significant role in reducing relapse rates as well. The study found that the optimal duration of treatment is at least 90 days. The study evaluated 1,605 cocaine users who completed treatment and found that 35% of those who completed less than 90 days of treatment reported using cocaine the following year, compared to only 17% of those who completed at least 90 days of treatment. [3]

Every patient at Tree House Recovery receives 90 days minimum of treatment. Most patients stay the full five months.

Spontaneous Recovery

Spontaneous recovery is when someone stops using drugs or alcohol without getting treatment or going to rehab. Some people believe that addiction is a choice, not a disease, so they think that spontaneous recovery is possible. But studies show that it is not that simple.

A study from 1986 showed that the chance of spontaneous recovery can be anywhere from 4% to 59%. A newer study from 2019 found that the reason for this big range is because different studies use different definitions for addiction, treatment, and recovery.[5][6]

The chance of spontaneous recovery goes down as the addiction gets worse. Also, if treatment is only rehab, it is less likely that someone can recover without it. But if treatment includes other types of help like seeing a doctor or therapist, the chance of spontaneous recovery goes up. And, if recovery is defined as completely stopping using drugs or alcohol or being sober for four or more years, the chance of spontaneous recovery goes down.

In summary, some people with less serious addiction problems may not need rehab to stop using drugs or alcohol if they have access to other types of treatment. But it is important to remember that these people may have a harder time staying sober in the long term and may sometimes use drugs or alcohol again, which can be dangerous.

What Does Treatment Success Require?

Researchers have looked at people who have been sober for 15-25 years after getting treatment, and they found something interesting. These people had changed in many ways. They had new daily routines, new friends, different ways of dealing with problems, and new self-care habits. These studies suggest that being successful in treatment means helping someone become a different person who views sobriety as a positive thing, not a difficult challenge.

If you’re thinking about going to rehab, you probably want to know if it will work. Will rehab help you stay sober? The short answer is that people who go to rehab are more likely to stay sober than people who try to quit on their own. The long answer is that for treatment to be successful, two things must happen [7] [8].

  1. Perception of Sobriety and Addiction:

    When someone wants to stop using drugs or alcohol and decides to live a sober life, they may choose to get help from treatment or rehab. Studies have shown that treatment can help people stay sober for longer than if they try to stop using on their own. But in order for treatment to be successful, the person must see their drug or alcohol use as a problem and truly want to change their ways. This is called “cognitive reorganization.” It means that treatment should help the person understand why they want to stop using and help them adopt new thoughts, behaviors, and beliefs that support a sober lifestyle. Research suggests that people who are motivated to change from within are more likely to stay sober in the long term, rather than people who are motivated by external factors like guilt.

  2. Ongoing lifestyle changes moving the person away from their habit.

    Staying sober means making a choice to live without drugs or alcohol. Studies have shown that the best way to be successful in this is by changing the way a person thinks about their addiction and their sobriety. This is called a “cognitive reorganization.” This means that treatment should help someone see that their drug or alcohol use is a problem, and motivate them to make a real change in their life.

    Research shows that people who are motivated to change by their own feelings and beliefs are more likely to be successful than those who are motivated by external pressures, like guilt. A big part of this change is making new lifestyle choices, such as finding new hobbies, career, and friends who don’t use drugs or alcohol. These changes help give a person a new identity as a sober person, and make it more difficult to relapse since it would mean giving up things they care about.

Find Success in Rehab at Tree House Recovery

Going through treatment for addiction at a program like Tree House Recovery can increase your chances of achieving long-term sobriety. The program will teach you important skills and provide you with the knowledge necessary to continue your recovery journey. If you’re interested in learning more, call (615) 314-8310 to talk to a member of their team.



Justin McMillen :CEO