Therapeutic Community

‘Therapeutic community’- a small cohesive community in whoch patients are in where patients have a significant involvement in decision-making and the practicalities of running the unit.

Therapeutic communities (TCs) for addiction treatment have been characterized by a treatment philosophy of “right living” and “community as method” delivered in long-term residential programs largely directed and managed by clients.  Dye et. al., 2009

Based on ideas of collective responsibility, citizenship and empowerment, therapeutic communities are deliberately structured in a way that encourages personal responsibility and avoids unhelpful dependency on professionals.

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