Quasi or fully residential? There are two types of residential rehab centres. Quasi Residential, which you live in a house 1 mile away from the rehab centre, and walk into the centres everyday. And others which you stay on site the whole time.
Which is best
The best is fully residential, and these are the reasons why.
1/ Fully residential has proper 24 our nursing. Quasi residential has a security guard on at night, who will make a call if anyone is not well.
2/ Quasi residential you have to do all your own washing and cooking. Fully residential has an onsite chef who cooks all the right nutrition for your needs, and all your washing is done in house by the centres staff.
z/ Quasi residential gives you a cheese roll type lunch, and a cup of tea, and everything else you have to pay for. So you need extra money on top of the cost of rehab. Normally around £80 a week. Fully residential, you get 3 cooked meals a day at no extra cost. It is all included.
4/ Quasi residential tends to be less attractive, and much smaller buildings, as no one is sleeping there. Some do have a small detox unit attached, but nothing like a fully residential rehab centre.
5/ Quasi residential is cheaper! But by the time you have added on extra money for food, you may as well go fully residential.
If you are going to book yourself in to a residential rehab centre. Make sure you ask if it is “quasi residential”. I am personally not a fan of quasi residential, but saying that there are some very successful centres which work this way. It is down to the individual.
The choice between quasi-residential and fully residential rehab depends on individual circumstances, treatment needs, and personal preferences.
Here’s a breakdown of each option:
Quasi-Residential Rehab: Quasi-residential rehab, also known as day treatment or partial hospitalisation, involves intensive treatment during the day while allowing individuals to return home or to a supportive living environment in the evenings. Key features of quasi-residential rehab include:
- Structured Program: Individuals attend treatment sessions for several hours a day, typically five days a week, participating in various therapeutic activities and interventions.
- Flexibility: Quasi-residential rehab offers the flexibility of returning home or to a supportive environment in the evenings, allowing individuals to maintain some level of normalcy in their daily lives.
- Strong Support Network: Individuals in quasi-residential rehab can benefit from the support of family and friends outside of treatment hours, potentially enhancing their social support system.
- Transition and Application: This option provides opportunities to practice newly acquired skills and coping strategies in real-life situations while still receiving intensive treatment during the day.
Fully Residential Rehab: Fully residential rehab, also known as inpatient or residential treatment, involves individuals residing at the treatment facility for the duration of the program. Key features of fully residential rehab include:
- 24/7 Support and Structure: Individuals receive round-the-clock care, supervision, and support from a team of professionals in a highly structured and controlled environment.
- Immersive Treatment Experience: Being away from home and daily stressors allows individuals to focus solely on their recovery without distractions, providing an immersive treatment experience.
- Intensive Therapeutic Programming: Fully residential rehab offers a comprehensive range of therapies and activities throughout the day, including individual counselling, group therapy, psycho-education, and holistic approaches.
- Peer Support: Living in a community of individuals facing similar challenges can foster a supportive and understanding environment, promoting peer connections and camaraderie.
When considering which option is most suitable, factors to consider include the severity of the addiction, presence of co-occurring mental health disorders, stability of the living environment, level of support available outside of treatment, and personal preferences for intensity and immersion in treatment.
It’s important to consult with healthcare professionals, addiction specialists, or treatment providers who can assess your specific needs and recommend the most appropriate level of care. They can help you weigh the pros and cons of each option and guide you towards the rehab setting that best aligns with your recovery goals.
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