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28 Days

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7254.183 (Published 15 July 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:183
  1. Colin Brewer, specialist in addiction medicine
  1. Stapleford Centre, London

    Directed by Betty Thomas, Columbia Pictures

    On worldwide general release

    Twenty eight days is apparently how long you normally stay if—after getting disgustingly drunk and wrecking your sister's wedding, not to mention the nuptial limousine—you reluctantly enter an American “rehabilitation” clinic. Rehabilitation is big business in the United States, and remarkably monolithic.

    28 Days gives a reasonably accurate impression of life in a typical private rehabilitation facility and of some of its highs and lows. The highs include heart warming insights of the “I guess I never saw it that way” variety and …

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