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In residential treatment, you live in an alcohol-free and drug-free
setting while recovering from
dependence (addiction). How long you stay varies. You may stay for
a number of months or more.
Residential treatment may be a good option if you have a long history
of alcohol or drug use or crime, have a bad home situation, or don't have
Most residential treatment programs involve the
12-step program used by Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and
Narcotics Anonymous (NA). You'll have group therapy,
counseling, and medical care, and you will learn about
addiction. Some programs also offer job or career training. A small number of programs allow parents to bring their children.
Group therapy provides support and feedback from others who have
struggled with addiction.
Some residential programs use a therapeutic community (TC) model.
These programs allow you to be more accountable, responsible, and active in
your community as your treatment progresses. This helps you stay committed to
At first, you may have limited contact with your family and others.
This helps you adjust to your therapy. It also helps you make major life
changes so you can quit drugs and alcohol.
Over time, you may go back to work during the day. You'll return to
your program for evening sessions and to sleep each night.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPeter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and AddictionChristine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
Current as ofMarch 24, 2017
Current as of:
March 24, 2017
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine & Peter Monti, PhD - Alcohol and Addiction & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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