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History of Dayhab

Drug and alcohol Dayhab centres (sometimes known as intensive outpatient programmes) started in the US a number of years ago, to fulfil the need for effective, affordable non-residential alcohol and drug addiction treatment. Up until Help Me Stop came along, there’s been nothing comparable available in the UK.

Traditionally, people with alcohol and drug problems were treated using a fairly uniform model: 28-day residential treatment, sometimes with extensions in primary care, then secondary treatment in a less intensive facility. However, research suggested that this approach didn’t always work for everyone and frequently offered limited long-term benefit. The issue was relapse. Studies show that after leaving residential rehab, around 37% to 56% relapsed within the first year of discharge.  So, with a price tag of £25,000 on average, residential treatment can be a big risk, as well as not being accessible to many due to financial restrictions.

The risk with residential rehab is that you are closed off from the world for those 28 days, and you do not get much of a chance to integrate what you have learned into the real world whilst you are still receiving specialist therapy.. This is where Dayhab is so different. 

What’s more, several studies show there’s evidence that the success rates of Dayhab in the U.S are the same or higher than residential rehab.

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Rehab in the Real World

Dayhab is now favoured over residential options by many doctors, psychiatrists and addiction specialists in the US. As well as the obvious cost benefits the treatment is at least as effective, if not more effective as residential rehab. The programme is flexible and local, clients can carry on working, studying or caring for their families as they start their recovery. The programme allows them to integrate recovery into their daily life, identifying relapse triggers and getting immediate support to handle them from therapists and peers. Dayhab clients can work around their commitments to make the most out of their experience, without distancing themselves from the everyday.

We have a Dayhab clinic in Central London and we offer an online programme too. With our Online Rehab our clients don’t even have to visit our centres or even reside in the UK, it is all done online, led by our team members.

Help Me Stop also adheres to the ethical codes of the BACP and the frameworks provided by NICE and the CQC. To learn more about how to choose a rehab, visit our comparing rehabs page.

Bringing Dayhab to the UK, Help Me Stop Clinics

Help Me Stop is the first treatment centre in the UK to offer US-style intensive, flexible, non-residential treatment. Our face to face and online programmes are delivered by a team with a proven track record of helping people with alcohol and drug problems to achieve and sustain long-term recovery. Many of our therapists also have their own experience of addiction and long-term recovery, so they know exactly what you are going through. 

We have seen incredible success with our programmes, and we have supported hundreds of clients to get their lives back on track, in an affordable and achievable way. You can read more about our recovery stories on our blog.

Benefits of Dayhab

There are so many benefits to our Dayhab programme, and the first one is the cost. Dayhab is a fraction of the cost of residential rehab, and so it is much more accessible. We have opened up high quality addiction treatment to many thousands more people in the UK and abroad. You can our view the pricing options, or get in touch to find out more. 

Another benefit is that it allows you to live. If you choose, you can carry on with your life and work, without shelving them for later in your recovery. Our approach is holistic and integrated to make sure you can continue with your recovery beyond the programme, and you have had experience of recovery in the real world. We offer 12 months of free aftercare to all clients who complete their treatment programme with us.

Dayhab is flexible, which means you can make it work for you. We offer different treatment plans and utilise the 12-step approach to addiction treatment, as well as therapeutic modalities including person-centred counselling, CBT and  psychodynamic counselling. We also offer couples’ sessions and family counselling, to help you rebuild the bridges and lines of communication with your closest relatives and friends.

If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs, or know someone who does, please get in touch for free, confidential advice about Dayhab treatment on +44(0)208 191 9191 or email us at We are here for you.