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Treatment Options Overall treatment plans consist of three components: medical, psychosocial, and support from loved ones and people who have experienced alcohol dependence or abuse. Each patient will require a combination of resources to suit their individual treatment needs. These are not competing assets but complementary to one another. See Treatment Option Brochure.

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Residential rehabilitation programs consist of the patient living in the facility for varying lengths of time. The 'standard' stay is 28 days, but can be more or less, depending on the needs of the patient. It is a highly structured environment, which includes group therapy, individual therapy and education. Some facilities have medical professionals available 24/7, which is helpful during the first phases of treatment, and especially if medical detoxification is performed at the rehabilitation facility.1

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  1. Richard K. Fuller, MD and Susanne Hiller-Sturmhöfel, Ph.D. Alcoholism Treatment in the United States. An Overview. Alcohol Research & Health. Vol. 23, No. 2, 1999 pages 69-77

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