With Local Authority funding for rehab almost impossible to get and centres being closed, the Help Me Stop Dayhab programme provides a highly effective new service. And starting at £16 an hour the cost makes recovery affordable to most.
Tried and tested in the US, Dayhab is not only affordable, its success rates are as high, if not higher than residential . Our flexible programme fits around daily life; we’re open early mornings, during the day, late evenings and weekends. So recovery can run alongside work, study or family commitments.
Our programme draws on the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines and makes use of other evidence-based practises such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the American Society of Addiction Medicine and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
The 12-step approach is a fundamental part of our programme and, in following this model, all clients will be expected to attend meetings outside of the programme. Some clients and professionals may have a preconceived idea of this approach and some of the terminology used. But, by reducing these common misconceptions, we give our client group a solid base on which to build a sustainable, abstinent life. Many of our therapists are in 12-step recovery and act as guides and give inspiration to our clients.
At Help Me Stop, our therapeutic philosophy would be best described as integrative. As well as providing clients with one-to-one work and a family programme, we place them in several different types of group.
We're able to take up to 30 clients at each Help Me Stop centre, so immediate admission can almost always be guaranteed. All clients are tested for drugs and alcohol on their first day and then randomly each week throughout the programme including the aftercare stage.
Our therapists are all experienced BACP, UKCP or other affiliated professionals in the field of addiction. Many of them have worked in UK and international residential treatment centres, and on day programmes, as well as maintaining their own private practices. They are all registered with the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals and must comply with our own, and their own professional body’s, rigid policies on clinical supervision.
We accept referrals from a range of sources including:
We take referrals of all types, from those with mild alcohol or drug problems to people who've struggled in other treatment programmes or with different approaches.
However, we are not a secure, residential or psychiatric service and may not be able to meet the needs of clients with a complex dual diagnosis. In those cases, we are happy to discuss their presentation in case we can help.
We do not provide any form of medical detox although we are happy to refer on for this. We will deliver the post-detox treatment and be part of a detox package of appropriate. As an abstinence-based service, however, we do require all our clients to be abstinent from both non-prescribed drugs and alcohol whilst on our programme.
When you refer a client to us, our primary therapists will set up a weekly conference call with you, or update you by email, to ensure continuity of care during and after treatment.
Referral from a healthcare professional isn't mandatory, but if you have recommended us to your client and would like to be involved in their care, please let us know. We can then inform you, assuming they have given permission, when they have started on our programme.
Six hours of aftercare is included in the client’s core treatment programme, but we also offer two paid aftercare packages of 20 and 40 hours. All our aftercare includes weekly drug and alcohol testing and we also offer a separate, six-month, weekly testing package.
Playing a part in someone’s recovery from alcohol and drug problems is a privilege and a responsibility. We take our role very seriously and we're committed to the well-being of our clients and their families. For that reason, we do not offer or accept any inducements for taking clients from professionals, organisations or individuals.
If you know someone, or have someone in your care who would benefit from our programme, please get in touch.