What is a Typical Day in Drug Rehab Like

Every day is different for residents at the drug rehab centre, but here’s an overview of what a typical weekday might entail.

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6:00 AM – Arise and shine! Breakfast is served in the dining hall between 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM. The length of time it takes you to get breakfast will depend on how far away your bed is from the food.

After breakfast, you can participate in individual or group meetings with your counsellors to discuss your progress (or lack thereof).

There are also free periods during which you must remain on campus, though what exactly this entails depends entirely upon the privileges assigned by your counsellor.

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM – You’ll have 15 minutes to use this time as bathroom breaks. If you’re a late sleeper, this period might give you just enough time to get ready for the day.

8:15 AM – Group therapy begins at 8:30 AM sharp! This is an important part of your day because it allows you to discuss some of the issues that come up daily in rehab with your fellow addicts.

9:10 AM – 9:25 AM – You’ll have 15 minutes for this break. Again, use this time as bathroom breaks only and don’t forget about group therapy starting soon!

9:25 AM – Here comes more group therapy! It may not be easy discussing your feelings with people who are struggling with similar issues, but trust me—it’s worth it!

10:00 AM – You’ll have the next 30 minutes free, so it’s time to eat lunch. Afterwards, feel free to go spruce up your room or do some laundry!

11:30 AM – 12 PM – It’s back in for more group therapy! Even when you’re feeling down, remember that there are people in the same boat as you who will be happy to support you when times get tough.

12:15 PM – 1 PM – This is another 30-minute period in which you can relax and watch TV in your downtime, but don’t forget about individual meetings with counsellors at 1 PM!

1:00 PM – Meetings begin! Many recovering addicts say these meetings were one of the most helpful components of their time in the program.

Perhaps that’s because they allow you to discuss your feelings and problems with trained professionals who can offer guidance and advice, or maybe it’s just nice to know you’re not the only one going through this stuff!

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM – Take a walk around campus and see what other residents are up to! Who knows—maybe you’ll find someone whose story is similar to yours!

2:00 PM – If you were unable to attend morning group therapy, now is your chance.

This meeting usually includes every resident at the centre so even if you missed breakfast, lunch, and individual meetings with counsellors; chances are there will be at least one meeting during which you can participate.

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM – You’ll have 30 minutes of downtime here, so either grab a snack or maybe catch up on some laundry!

3:00 PM – Time to start preparing for dinner—if you can’t make it to this meal, your counsellors will bring something back for you (which usually isn’t very appetizing)!

5:00 PM – Dinner time! Don’t forget that if you’re not finished with your meal by the end of this hour, your counsellors will take something back for you. Many residents report that becoming involved with their meals helps them feel more connected and at home in the rehab centre.

6:00 PM – It’s almost “Family Meeting” time! During these meetings, all of the counsellors gather together with you and your fellow addicts to go over what everyone is feeling and thinking at this point in the day. This is a great way to get to know others on a much more personal level!

7:00 PM – The next 45 minutes are for quiet time. You must take this opportunity to rest up for your evening activities!

8:15 PM – Time to head over for individual group therapy! This is another chance for you to talk about some of the problems or issues that come up during rehab.

You may not feel like talking sometimes—that’s okay because it’s completely optional! But remember, these sessions can help you when things start getting tough later down the line.

900 PM – Time to grab a quick shower! It’s been a long day and you have another one tomorrow, so it’s best to be as clean as possible before going to bed.

10:00 PM – Lights out! Hopefully, this has been a great day for you because there’s always the chance your next day won’t go quite so smoothly… But remember—even if one day doesn’t turn out the way you had hoped, every moment spent working toward sobriety is well worth it in the end!

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