Imagine for a moment that your best option for beating your drug or alcohol addiction is to spend 30 to 90 days in a rehab facility. You will be there with 10 to 50 strangers who are also struggling with addiction issues. You are free to leave at any time you want but doing so will simply result in you not getting the help you need, so leaving isn’t a good choice.
These are the thoughts people have when they are considering rehab but don’t know what to expect. It’s the fear of the unknown that sometimes drives them to make decisions that aren’t in their best interest. The reality is rehab is always the right choice for addiction sufferers. There is no other reliable way for people to overcome addiction issues.
What we want to provide here is some information that will remove the unknown. We hope that taking you through a typical day in inpatient rehab will make clear that there is nothing about which you should be concerned.
What Will Be The Daily Life During Inpatient Rehab?
First and foremost, going to rehab is a voluntary choice unless someone is required to do so by the courts. Otherwise, people are free to leave rehab at any time. Of course, they will have to continue enduring the damage being caused by their addiction.
For the clients that truly want help, rehab is the right place to be. All of the staff members are trained to do one thing and one thing only. That is to help addiction sufferers who want help recovering from their addiction illnesses.
For clients, it’s best to think of rehab as their home for the duration of treatment. This is where they will eat, sleep, bathe, and do the work that is needed to overcome their addictions. For the most part, rehab facilities are manned by people with compassion and care. They have to be tough and strict because they are dealing with people who have real problems. Most clients are struggling with self-discipline and need help getting back on track.
As for a day in the life of a client, we want to break that down between treatment and downtime.
The Treatment Portion of Rehab
Understandably, the days are filled with counseling and workshops directed at teaching people about addiction and how to develop a better set of coping skills.
Each client has a treatment schedule. Much of their time is devoted to individual therapy where the focus falls on identifying the root cause of the client’s addiction. Based on that information, clients get a better idea about what kind of coping skills they need to develop.
Some of the treatment time is devoted to group therapy. In groups, clients get an opportunity to interact with one another and share their experiences. This serves two purposes. First, clients learn they are not alone in their addiction illnesses. Second, they get a chance to develop support resources that might have value at some time in the future.
Finally, a lot of clients will bring in family member family therapy. At the end of the day, people in recovery will need love and support from family members if they want to stay sober.
Not every moment of every day is devoted to treatment. Clients are given time to live a little and relax a little.
A lot of rehab facilities provide recreational programs that focus on the mind and physical health. They also offer access to amenities that help create a little bit of needed enjoyment at a time when everything seems too serious. Also, clients get a chance to interact with each other on a more personal level. Friendships from rehab are commonplace. In fact, rehab friends often serve as great support resources outside of the rehab facility.
The rest of downtime can be spent taking a nap, eating nutritious food, reading, or taking part in hobbies. All of this is intended to do one thing. That is to help clients develop a better sense of structure within their lives. They will need this structure to help them stay on the path of recovery.
At this point, you should feel more comfortable about the concept of rehab. We hope it now serves to motivate you to seek help. When you are ready for treatment, you can contact one of our representatives by calling 614-705-0611. This is one phone call you have to make if you want to overcome your addiction.