If you’ve never been to drug rehab before, you may be wondering what goes on in a typical day. Depending on the level of care that you choose, it can vary. However, most programs help you to make use of every moment. Throughout your time in rehab, every piece of information you observe can potentially save your life. You’ll be getting the tools you need to begin the healing process and face life on life’s terms when rehab is over.
The highest level of care that you can enter is residential treatment, which is a form of rehab in which you live at the facility. Residential treatment stays can vary based on your insurance as well as your personal progress. This is the best option for those who have severe addictions or have dealt with chronic relapses. Residential treatment provides you with the accountability and structure you need, as well as therapies such as:
- Dual diagnosis therapy
- Trauma therapy
- individual therapy
- Group therapy
Typically, you’ll wake up in the morning and have breakfast. After this, you’ll likely have some free time to get ready and socialize. You’ll have a set schedule that will involve different types of therapies in both group and individual settings. Some of the groups that you go through will be educational to teach you about addiction. Others will be processing groups where you discuss how you’re doing with others while a therapist leads the group.
Intensive Outpatient Programs
Some people transition from residential drug rehab treatment to an intensive outpatient program (IOP) or even start in IOP. A schedule for IOP is different from residential because individuals don’t live at the facility. Some people choose to live at home or may live in a sober living environment. The major similarity between residential and IOP is that you’ll still spend the majority of your day in therapy programs.
This type of addiction treatment program teaches you different types of tools to manage your life in sobriety. During this type of treatment, it’s sort of like grad school in college. You’ll have your foundation of recovery and will be learning how to make it stronger with different practices. These different types of practices can include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, art therapy and more.
Using Your Free Time Wisely
No matter which level of care you choose, you’ll have some free time, and how you spend it is crucial. This is your opportunity to recover from your addiction and find a new way of living. Those who succeed make the most out of their free time by strengthening their recovery. Strengthening your recovery in your free time can take form in many ways.
Crestview Recovery encourages our clients to get to know each other and build a support group during our 90 day rehab programs. This can also happen during different types of groups where you see that you’re all in this together. One of the best ways to maintain long-term sobriety is by staying in touch with a sober network of individuals. We want to help you lay the foundation for the incredible life that awaits you. Call us today at 866.262.0531.