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A Typical Day In Drug Rehab

A Typical Day In Alcohol Or Substance Treatment

Looking for treatment for an addiction is the first step towards leading a healthy and happy life. Find out how to plan for a typical day in rehab.


If you're thinking about going into treatment, you're probably curious about what a standard day is like.

Residential inpatient rehabs are very organized and systemized; most have the same activities and therapies. This structure assures the patients of safety and provides a conducive environment that alleviates uncertainty and anxiety to promote healing and recovery. There may be some differences in what you do everyday according to the equipment and some other factors.


There are several forms of substance ill-use rehab out there, but the majority adopts a normal model of treatments.


A typical day in rehab might look like this:


Starting The Day Off With Healthy Breakfasts And Early Meetings

Treatment does not consider sleeping in part of therapy, so expect to wake up early and have a well rounded breakfast.

To help patient start the day on a good note, some rehabs include serious thinking and yoga in their recovery plans.

Treatment and recovery focuses in part on learning new, better habits that will become part of a regular routine once inpatient treatment is completed.


After breakfast, there is usually a group meeting when a counsellor will focus on topics related to addiction, the treatment process, the 12 step program, and recovery. An integral part of your focus is on the triggers that lead or led to your addiction whether it is issues, people or the environment that you find yourself in.

These routine assemblies, in the protection of a managed therapeutic surrounding, will greatly support you to start to identify kinds of characters you can modify or particular inducers to stay away from post-therapy.


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Afternoons Consisting Of Daily Treatment

The most intensive treatment is concentrated in the middle of the day. You can start the recovery activities when you are through with your lunch.


These usually include:

  • Individual behavioural therapy.
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is one of the best ways applied in dependence therapy bases.
  • CBT aims to modify the way you respond to various triggers.
  • The expert at the centre will help you to react positively to those activities the moment you know them.
  • One on one sessions provide you a therapeutic environment where you can be open and honest about your anxieties and worries, which will allow the therapist to guide you to the tools and alternate responses to these specific sources of concern.
  • Group Therapy
  • Participating in group sessions helps to grow friendships as each of the participants are also going through addiction treatment
  • It can be extremely useful to the group members to discuss their individual narratives with each other in order to give room for emotional treatment.
  • Trust grows amongst each of the members with continued openness and participation in these group sessions and compassion and understanding for each situation comes along with it.
  • Special Sessions
  • A good number of therapy bases offer particularized treatment sittings.
  • The rehab centres will find a way to help you deal with your feelings than falling into relapse by training you on how to deal with your anger, the death of a loved one, and stress.
  • Family Therapy
  • Most rehabs include the assistance of family members in their plans because of the important role they can play.
  • Dangerous co-dependency often comes as a result of an addiction that impacts the whole family, enabling actions of extreme irritation and rage.
  • A lot of emotions are acknowledged and many issues are addressed once the family therapy sessions take place.
  • Inherent to the prolonged victory of any drug ill-use therapy plan, family involvement plays a huge role in future help for the dependent individual when they are released.

Speakers are often brought in to tell their personal stories, in addition to treatment, which gives patients a feeling of hope for their own future. In some cases, the speakers dig into practical matters such as recreating professions post-therapy, or just give inspirational speeches to aid elevate souls.

There are also some supplemental therapies offered, giving a wide variety of options in many rehab centres.

Music or art therapy

  • Therapy through dancing
  • Biofeedback
  • Neurofeedback
  • Different types of exercise
  • Equine therapy
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In The Afternoon There Are Commonly A Few Hours Which Patients Can Spend The Way They Like As Their Free Time

Some activities to choose from might be soccer, volleyball, basketball, pool, or ping pong; some centres may even have a swimming pool.

Other people prefer prayer or meditation while others prefer to read or journal during this free time.

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A Meeting May Be Planned For The Evening

It is strongly advised to go to a 12-step program that is commonly held in the evenings. A secure, anonymous and respectful surroundings are provided at these sessions that can help in developing companionship - which is, for a long term success, a crucial part. Since healthy routines are developed, going to sleep is recommended to be at early hours while in the inpatient treatment.

Through receiving good sleep, residents are highly attentive and have extra energy to witness great involvement in daily therapy. BLANK


Having The Knowledge Of What To Expect For A Normal Day At Rehabilitation It Is The Right Time To Look For A Conducive And Convenient Centre For Your Treatment

Get in touch with someone who specializes in this kind of treatment on 0800 246 1509 and let us help you find the most appropriate treatment centre for you. BLANK