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What is Milieu Therapy?
1. Patients join a group of around 30 people for a 9-18 month stay in a therapeutic community.
2. Patients are encouraged to take responsibility for themselves and the others within the unit, based upon a hierarchy of collective consequences.
3. Patients are expected to hold one another to following rules, with more senior patients expected to model appropriate behavior for newer patients.
4. If one patient violates the rules, others who were aware of the violation but did not intervene may also be punished to varying extents based upon their involvement.