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A Typical Day in Rehab

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What is Rehab Like?

Residential rehab is a highly structured environment for people to build sobriety time and recover from the damage of active addiction. Most days are scheduled from sun up to sun down.

A typical day in rehab consists of therapy, education, exercise, mindfulness practice, and any supplementary care provided.

Activities in Drug or Alcohol Rehab

Exercise—Physical wellness deteriorates quickly in active addiction. So, building physical strength and health is extremely important in rehab.

Food—In rehab, a big focus is placed on healthy, balanced meals. The clients need to get their appetite and nutrition intake back on track.

Therapy—Possibly more important than physical wellness is psychological healing in rehab. Group therapy and one on one therapy sessions are central to addiction recovery.

Education—In psycho-educational groups, clients are taught about addiction, especially how it affects the brain, and techniques that will help them avoid relapse.

A Day in Rehab

Here is a possible schedule for a typical day in residential rehab.

7:00-7:45 AM: Yoga or Meditation
7:45-8:30 AM: Breakfast
8:45-10:00 AM: Therapeutic Processing Group
10:15-11:45 AM: Exercise Class
12:00-1:15 PM: Lunch
1:30-2:15 PM: Psycho-Educational Group
2:30-3:45 PM: Alternative Therapy
4:00-5:15 PM: One-on-One Therapy
5:30-6:30 PM: Dinner
6:45-7:45 PM: Fellowship
8:00-8:30 PM: Community Meeting
8:45-9:45 PM: Free Time
10:00 PM: Lights Out

Find a Good Rehab

Picking the right rehab program can seem difficult, because there are so many options. Call (877)670-8451 to talk with a professional about this for some insight.

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