acquiesce - April 7th, 2021

Do I Need Residential Rehab?

Are you concerned about the substance abuse or addictive behaviour of yourself or a loved one? If so, you’ll likely be wondering about the different types of rehabilitation programmes and their benefits. At Acquiesce, we understand that seeking rehabilitation can be a nerve-wracking process, particularly if you are concerned about having to stay in a place that is unfamiliar to you ,with people you don’t know. We also know that for many people, being in full time residential rehabilitation is either unappealing or unrealistic for a range of reasons, including your existing commitments. That’s why we have a range of programmes available to suit your circumstances and family responsibilities.

Our Programmes


Detox is the first step to recovery for many substance addictions. The Detox programme facilitates the safe removal of substances from the body and manages the withdrawal symptoms. At Acquiesce, we arrange a residential detox because as going ‘cold turkey’ without the right kind of help can be dangerous for those who have become reliant on a substance to function, and may result in withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, which can be fatal when handled incorrectly. 

Whilst some people swear by going cold turkey, it doesn’t work for everyone. It is recommended by the NHS that you seek professional help from a treatment centre when quitting something you are addicted to. This is due to the way in which your body can become dependent on drugs and alcohol and cutting off the supply too quickly could also result in more extreme withdrawal symptoms, including seizures and even life threatening syndromes such as Delirium Tremens. Such intense side effects can cause you stress and discomfort, making you more likely to start using the substance again in order to ease them if you are unsupervised. This is called a relapse. 

At Acquiesce, we can arrange a detoxification placement for you, which supervises the quitting process and the withdrawal that follows, helping you to manage the symptoms and avoid a relapse.


At Acquiesce we understand that alcohol, drugs and gambling are sometimes a method of coping with negative experiences or feelings. The Residential programme targets the root issue which you may be experiencing by offering a combination package that includes the 12 Steps and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy based approaches. This type of treatment offers a recovery focused code of behaviour in which to live by whilst teaching new skills and offering resources that help to treat the addiction in day to day life on a practical level. 

Whilst we hope you will complete the full programme, you are never forced to stay or made to feel like you are trapped. We do everything in our power to make rehabilitation as calm and enjoyable as possible. Our social and leisure activities allow you to have fun during your rehabilitation and can help you to make friendships with others in recovery.


If feelings of imprisonment are a large concern for you or if you have personal commitments that mean you cannot dedicate all of your time to the residential rehabilitation programme, you might want to consider our Dayhab programme. 

This programme is flexible to accommodate you, including your commitments such as childcare, business etc… We plan around your individual circumstances to ensure there is less pressure on top of your recovery.

This programme is non-residential and offers local treatment, allowing you to build your way to recovering in your local area which can be very beneficial to support long term results. This is because you learn how to cope with different circumstances in surroundings that are familiar to you and ones that you will continue to live in. Whilst a rehab in the middle of nowhere can feel like a nice break, once you return home and the reality of everyday life is restored, you may find yourself struggling and therefore relapse. 

You will have weekly one-to-one sessions with your Practitioner, an introduction to 12 Steps and many more approaches that you can find here. This programme is offered in 4, 8 or 12 weeks and depends on your circumstances. A full assessment and aftercare package is included, making sure you have the right resources to continue your recovery after the programme. 

Although the standard Dayhab treatment is between 09:30 and 16:00, from 5 to 7 days a week, you can discuss and agree your commitment with a Recovery Practitioner before the treatment starts. Upon completion of rehab treatment individuals will have a personal and comprehensive relapse prevention plan and on-going support and aftercare that is provided as standard.

To start your recovery journey, get in touch for a free, confidential consultation with one of our helpful team members at Acquiesce or find more help and advice here.

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