Long-term residential treatment, which is usually not in a hospital setting, provides care 24 hours a day. The therapeutic community, which is built on a multidisciplinary treatment program, is the most well-known residential therapy approach. The program is designed to treat drug and alcohol addictions and has a four-month stay requirement. This program focuses on the individual’s “re-socialization” and uses the program’s complete community as active therapeutic components, including other residents, follow-ups, volunteers, staff, and the social setting. Treatment focuses on increasing personal accountability and responsibility, as well as socially useful lifestyles, in the context of an individual’s social and psychological impairments. Treatment is structured and can be confrontational at times, with exercises aimed to help residents explore harmful ideas, self-concepts, and destructive patterns of behavior, as well as embrace new, more harmonic and constructive ways of interacting with others. Individualized drug therapy tackles linked areas of impaired functioning, such as employment status, unlawful behavior, and family/social relationships, as well as the content and structure of the patient’s recovery program. Individualized counseling assists the patient in developing coping strategies and resources to abstain from drug use and sustain abstinence by focusing on short-term behavioral goals..