A Day in Treatment
Residential Day Treatment – Partial Hospitalization
Many people enter treatment unsure of what to expect from the experience. In order to ease that fear, we have provided an example of a typical schedule to provide an idea of what life is like on a day to day basis for our clients. Some clients are able to live at home while attending treatment, others need to live in a supportive environment such as a sober house.
7:00 am Wake Up.
7:30 am Breakfast.
8:00 am Check-in
Clients arrive at New Hope Recovery Center to check in and provide a urine screen or breathalyzer (if scheduled for that day).
8:30 am Community Meeting
Clients meet as a community to discuss environmental needs, community issues, individual goals and other general topics. This is also a time for sharing the difficulties and successes of daily life in treatment with the community.
9:30 am Process Group
Process Group deals with issues pertaining to addiction and alcoholism as well as ongoing recovery. Process group provides a time for the clients to process emotions they are having and ask for support from their peers and treatment team.
10:45 am Addiction Group
Addiction Group allows clients an opportunity to share with their peers, as well as with staff, any issues they are having related to their drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, clients may share homework assignments with the group in order to get feedback and support. Another piece of Addiction Group is a form of narrative therapy called an “addiction history.” This group allows a client the opportunity to share their personal battle with drugs and/or alcohol and is a powerful experience for everyone involved in the group.
11:45 am Lunch
After a full morning, clients leave the treatment facility for lunch; some individuals like to eat at their apartment, while others opt to go to a local restaurant with other peers.
12:45 pm Workshop on Individual Topics
Clients attend a variety of workshops on topics ranging anywhere from anger to shame/guilt to grief/loss to medical issues related to the use of drugs/alcohol. These are interactive lectures with room provided for personal reflection and discussion throughout.
2:00 pm Counseling/Homework
This time is allotted for 1:1 work with an individual counselor or for clients to complete work assigned to them by their individual counselors. Through individual counseling, clients have the opportunity to explore more deeply those issues that will impact their long-term recovery from addiction.
3:00 pm 12-Step Orientation
Volunteers from local 12-step meetings give an overview of what clients can expect from meetings as well as from the recovery community at large. Clients who have completed treatment usually report that these integrative groups made an important difference in their recovery. Connecting with other recovering people gives our clients a unique opportunity to see how recovery works in others lives.
4:30 pm Wrap – Up
Clients review their experience of the day and safety plan the remainder of the night.
5:30 pm Dinner
Clients leave the New Hope Recovery Center offices to eat dinner, relax and prepare for the evening activities.
7:00 pm Mandatory Outside 12-Step Meeting
At New Hope Recovery Center, we have observed that clients who attend 12-Step meetings or other recovery groups while in treatment have a dramatically higher chance of continued sobriety once they leave treatment. Clients will acquire a sponsor and obtain a home group while at New Hope which aids them in their transition back to home, school or work.
8:30 pm Down-Time
To close the day, clients go home and relax by reading, working on homework, or watching television. It is important for our clients to have time to themselves to reflect on their day and prepare for a restful night.
Other days activities may include: Yoga, Art Therapy, Experiential Learning (Recovery Adventure Day), Nutrition Group, Medical Group, family sessions, Bridge group on Thursday afternoon, Gender Specific groups, and 11th step meditation group.
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