Both therapeutic communities and drug rehabs have distinct models of treatment.
Residential Facility: both therapeutic communities and drug rehabs feature a residential facility for the treatment of addiction.
A drug and alcohol rehab facility generally has shorter periods (30, 60, 90 days) of extremely intensive professional therapy and enforced sobriety whereas, a therapeutic community incorporates an extended period (12-18 months or more) of therapy and structured living.
The Manor of Hope’s therapeutic community (or TC) model assumes that the resident has successfully completed detox and chooses the Manor to get support for continuing sobriety and to learn essential life skills to overcome addiction for a lifetime.
Drug rehabs may give privileges of unsupervised time or let the resident out for a few hours during the day to work whereas, within a therapeutic community like The Manor of Hope, every resident is under supervision 24-7.