What is Dayhab?

Dayhab is an alternative to residential rehab. It is a means of addiction treatment where an individual stays for the day for therapy. It is commonly known as outpatient treatment in the UK, and it fits around working and social life. 

The intention for the dayhab approach to treatment is still intensive, and includes behavioural, individual and group treatment. 

The patient live their normal lives, and then go to treatment when they are available. It aims to provide a level of care whilst allowing individuals to maintain their daily routines. 

What does dayhab include?

  • Psychotherapy
  • Peer discussions and 12-step meeting
  • Counselling: individual and group therapy
  • Group support
  • Vocational therapy
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Family therapy and marital counselling

Dayhab begins with an assessment

This is an important first part of dayhab because it allows an individual treatment programme to be created. 

Your degree of dependency will be assessed, along with the history of addiction, and any other co-occurring elements.

The best action will then be taken.

Mental health counselling 

Outpatient is then focused around group therapy to help people feel that they are not alone in their recovery. They will be able to share their experiences in a safe environment.

Inpatient Vs Outpatient

Each individual has a different approach to addiction, and treatment should be tailored to your specific needs. residential rehab is a facility where patients stay 24/7, typically for 28 days in order to focus solely on their recovery. 

If your addiction is serious, then a residential rehab would probably be the most effective option. Learn more about the residential rehab admissions process.

Benefits of residential rehab:

  • Constant medical care and monitoring
  • Complete removal of temptations and triggers
  • Focus on yourself
  • Provides a safe and positive environment
  • Specialist treatment programmes