Not all patients with chemical dependency need 28 days of primary rehabilitation. Short Stay Detox OF 5-10 Days is available to patients who have been assessed and are recommended to a medically monitored detoxification programme. Assessment after detoxification will determine the next level of care, whether residential rehabilitation, out-patient rehabilitation or support system. Patients are introduced to psycho-social counselling and therapy and their families and caregivers are recommended to at least enter a family education primer. The detoxification process is undertaken in a safe environment by staff who empathise with the patient. 24 hour medical monitoring also identifies co-existing medical and psychiatric conditions. Attention to mental state stabilisation, nutrition and the cessation of craving is paramonut in treatment.