Residential rehab is different to other rehab programmes as the individual stays at the facility. The benefits of this are that staff are able to provide round-the-clock emotional and medical support.

As the treatment is designed to treat serious addictions, the way it is able to interfere with the individual’s daily routine can be beneficial to their road to recovery.

There is evidence that highlights residential rehabs have higher success rate than outpatient or non-residential programmes. This is often because it disrupts the individual’s life for the duration of their stay.

However, compared to other treatments or programmes it is often more expensive.


Once you have decided on residential rehab you will be required to be admitted. The staff will offer great support for you as soon as you begin your journey. The treatments often include detoxification which staff will monitor carefully due to unpredictable withdrawal symptoms.

If you are in fully residential rehabilitation, it allows you to distance yourself from factors which may be triggering for you at home. By taking the individual out of their daily routine it can have a large impact on their success.

The length at which you stay at the facility can vary and ultimately is up to you. It can range from a 2-week detox to a 12-week stay.

Almost any addiction can be treated through residential rehab, some of these include:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal drugs
  • Prescription drugs
  • Sex
  • Behavioural Addiction