Residential Short Term Treatment
Westerly residential short term treatment is described as a program of 30 days or less in duration. Most short term residential treatment programs were originally designed to address alcohol abuse but, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the mid 1980s and the overwhelming abuse of cocaine that arose during that period of time prompted the need to open such programs to drug-addicted individuals. Also, most early Westerly residential short term treatment programs consisted of a 3-6 week stay in a hospital-based program, followed by additional outpatient therapy and participation in a support group. With the reduction of medical insurance coverage for such programs, time frames for treatment have tended to lessen.
Simply put, Westerly residential short term treatment programs provided residents a program that is maintained and operated to provide 24-hour, residential, non-medical, alcoholism or other drug addiction recovery services. Treatment is administered in an alcohol- and drug-free environment, and support recovery or treatment for alcohol and/or other drug related problems. Follow-up is provided and ongoing support is given to insure a drug-free existence after completing the program.
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