What do you do at a rehabilitation center?

Is a drug or alcohol addiction ruining your life? Are you ready to take the most important step you have ever taken before by entering rehab? If the answer to these two questions is yes, then you’re going to want to learn how rehabilitation works. The transition to rehab will always be easier when you understand what happens and what to expect when you get there.

What do you do at a rehabilitation center exactly? Keep reading to learn more.

Detox in Rehab

If you are in need of detox services during your time in a facility, you will deal with this from day one. If you are heavily addicted to drugs or alcohol and need medical intervention, you may start your rehab stay off in a hospital setting, closely monitored to make sure you are comfortable. If needed, you’ll receive medication that will help you through the worst of your withdrawal symptoms. The severity of your addiction, as well as the intensity of your withdrawal symptoms, will determine the place and length of your detox.

Mornings in Rehab

You\’ll be expected to adhere to a schedule during your time in rehab, and mornings will not be an exception. Expect to wake up at a designated time every day to enjoy a healthy breakfast. One goal of rehab is developing new, healthier habits that will become second nature to you after you leave. Waking up at a normal time and starting your day off right is one habit to expect when you are in a rehab facility.

In many facilities, a therapy session follows breakfast. This may be a casual group therapy session with others or a specific 12-step group. Daily meetings, provided in a controlled and supervised environment, will teach you how to recognize and avoid patterns that have led you to abuse substances.

Afternoons in Rehab-Therapy

The afternoon is usually a time for therapy sessions during rehab. You can expect some or all of the following to take place while you are a patient:

Independent Behavioral Therapy- This type of therapy, also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is a very effective method used in rehab facilities. CBT finds and examines your behavioral responses to certain triggers. When these are identified and understood, your therapist will help you learn healthier responses.

Group therapy- Group therapy sessions are always a part of rehab. Since everyone present will have experienced addiction struggles, a camaraderie between participants is formed. Group members can learn from one another in a controlled setting, which translates into a healthier lifestyle for everyone. It gives everyone an outlet for problems, concerns, and even solutions-all in a supportive, calm environment.

Family therapy- Family support is often a crucial element for patients. Many facilities offer family therapy for patients and their immediate family members and significant others after a certain time frame. This type of therapy allows everyone involved to voice questions, concerns, and feelings under the supervision of a professional. This is often a very crucial step for families that have been under tremendous stress over the actions of their addicted family member.

Evenings in Rehab

Evenings are often dedicated to downtime in rehabilitation facilities. However, staying busy and active is always encouraged. Many facilities offer the following amenities that can be utilized during this relaxation period:

  • Art therapy
  • Meditation
  • Music therapy
  • Exercise programs
  • Outdoor activities
  • Gardening
  • Equine therapy
  • Volunteer options

Some patients find time in the evening to enjoy other personal activities, such as reading, writing, journaling, and spending time with others. In many facilities, evening therapy groups are offered for those who need additional time to talk.

A reasonable bedtime is encouraged for all patients. Again, learning new and healthier habits is a must for those who are overcoming their struggles with drug and alcohol addiction.

We are ready to help you in your journey towards sobriety. Now that you know what you can expect during rehab, take the next step and join us. We can be reached at 833-820-2922 day and night. We\’re ready to help you become the best version of yourself today, so don\’t hesitate to reach out and give it your all. You\’ll see just how much you can do for yourself!

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