A Day in the Life in Rehab
Rehab is an essential first step in regaining control over your life and addressing your addiction problem. The program is structured to provide the necessary tools required to help you develop proper sleep patterns, a healthy diet, a support system, and reintegration after treatment is completed.
Each person’s treatment program is created based upon their specific needs, to teach them the techniques and skills required to overcome their addiction and regain control over their life. Program days typically start at 7 a.m. and last until 7 p.m., with routines and activities scheduled at specific times to help a person adjust to a structured daily routine.
Upon waking, after getting a restful night’s sleep, morning meditation is how the day starts. Meditation is beneficial for providing opiate-free pain relief, and it prepares you for your day. After meditation, breakfast is eaten, and morning chores are completed before the treatment program day begins at 9 a.m.. Meals are provided at lunch and dinner, at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., because learning proper eating habits helps people feel better both emotionally and physically.
In the evening after dinner, you attend an outside 12-step meeting to help you discover a supportive community for maintaining a sober lifestyle after completing your treatment program. For more information about “A Day in the Life of Rehab,” please read the following infographic.