The Extended Care Program at Harbor of Grace Enhanced Recovery Center also includes continuous monitoring and 24-hour accountability in a structured living environment. Research has proven that most patients require much more than a traditional 28-day inpatient rehabilitation stay to build the foundation necessary to achieve quality recovery from addiction. Extending treatment by one or more months helps ensure full stabilization and resolution of any lingering areas of resistance and denial. Relapse prevention and family stabilization assume an even more prominent role in a patient’s treatment program. Education is de-emphasized in favor of the internalization of life skills and coping mechanisms our patients will put to use upon leaving an inpatient level of care. Significant time is spent designing a long-term recovery plan, including a likely step down to an outpatient level of care.