General Article 'Dayhab' clinics to offer new way to treat alcohol and drug addictions

Topic Selected: Drugs Book Volume: 373

By Laura Donelly

Experts say a new network of 'dayhab' centres will offer functioning alcoholics and drug addicts the chance to treat their problems by day, while living at home.

The new chain of private centres, run by a former government advisor who helped Russell Brand come off heroin, says the method will offer therapy at a fraction of the cost of traditional residential programmes.

The first unit, which will open in West London next month, follows warnings that those in their 50s are now most likely to be drinking at harmful levels, as millennials turn their back on such habits.

The chain - called Help Me Stop - is adapted from a US model, which claims three in four participants remain abstinent, nine months after completing the programme.

The chain is aimed at those in senior white-collar professional roles, who are functioning in the workplace, but have a problem with drink or drugs.

It comes after middle-class drug use was at the centre of the Tory leadership campaign, with ...

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