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If drugs and alcohol are an issue, detoxification, or detox for short, is typically the first step. It’s safest to detox with support either at hospital or a detox clinic and then follow detox with a treatment programme.
Also called inpatient, residential treatment provides 24/7 care and support. It is often what people think of when hearing the term ‘rehab’. Individuals receive meals, lodging, and treatment full-time for typically 30 days.
Sober living is ideal for those needing a drug-free, supportive environment in which to live. For example, some people will pair sober living with outpatient treatment. Sober living residences vary in the amount of structure offered.
Private therapy sessions with a licensed therapist are like bookends: they are a great start to treatment, referring to more intensive care (like outpatient and residential) if needed, and also are a great support after completing a programme.
Not sure where to begin? Read our treatment guide to learn more about the different types of treatment.
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