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History of Dayhab

Dayhabs (sometimes known as Intensive Outpatient Programmes) started in the US a number of years ago to fulfil the need for effective, affordable non-residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Up until Help Me Stop came along, there's been nothing comparable available in the UK.

Traditionally, people with alcohol and drug problems were treated using a fairly uniform model: 28-day residential treatment. However, research suggested that this approach didn't always work for everyone and frequently offered limited long-term benefit. The issue was relapse. Studies show that after leaving residential rehab, around 37% -56% relapsed within the first year of discharge. So, with a price tag of, on average, £25,000, residential treatment can be a big gamble.

What's more, several studies show there's evidence that Dayhab's success rates in the U.S are the same or higher than residential rehab. 

Rehab in the real world

Dayhab is now favoured over residential options by many doctors, psychiatrists and addiction specialists in the US. As well as the obvious cost benefits the treatment is at least, if not more effective as residential rehab. What's more, because the programme is flexible and local, clients can carry on working, studying or caring for their families.

Help Me Stop also adheres to the ethical codes of the BACP and the frameworks provided by NICE and the CQC.

Bringing Dayhab to the UK 

Help Me Stop is the first treatment centre in the UK to offer US-style intensive, flexible, non-residential treatment. Our programme is delivered by a team with a proven track record of successfully helping people with alcohol and drug problems achieve long-term recovery. Many of them also have their own experience of addiction and recovery.

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, or know someone who does, please get in touch for free, confidential advice.