Millions of individuals have drug abuse problems, yet only a fraction of those in need get help for their addiction. SAMHSA data shows that in 2022, 24% of U.S. adults were affected by a substance use disorder, yet, just 4 % underwent alcohol and drug addiction treatment.
Drug rehabs offer a secure setting where patients with substance abuse or mental health issues connected to their substance use can get care. NIDA recommends that people get into a drug abuse treatment program that lasts at least 90 days to see positive results. However, not all that time has to be devoted to inpatient rehab. Many who first get inpatient care go to an outpatient setting to control their chronic disease better and continue their therapy.
While specific schedules may vary from person to person and program to program, most drug rehabs have similar schedules and characteristics. We explain what to anticipate on your first day in therapy and compare and contrast the various recovery programs available.
What To Expect at Different Times of The Day at an Inpatient Drug Rehab.
A structured approach to therapy is offered at an inpatient rehabilitation center, allowing patients to put all of their energy into making progress toward recovery. Patients are able to put their attention and energy into recovery without being distracted by extraneous stresses because of the program’s framework. Patients get continuous, individualized care within the comforts of the hospital’s facilities.
- Early Mornings.
Patients often get up and start their day by 7 o’clock in the morning. The day begins by taking a nutritious breakfast.
- Morning and Afternoon Therapy Sessions.
After patients have eaten, they will participate in either group or individual treatment sessions. The sessions are mostly led by a counselor who investigates the causes of addiction. One-on-one counseling allows the therapist to go deeper into the client’s life and provide more in-depth feedback for growth in self-awareness.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one treatment option that teaches patients how to become more self-aware, reduce their anxiety and depression symptoms, and deal with difficult emotions. One-on-one therapy’s findings of this kind boost responsibility, self-worth, and self-esteem and spur personal development.
- Mid-day Therapy Sessions.
Patients will then have lunch at midday while undergoing addiction treatment. They may then continue with addiction treatment or engage in other activities during their free time after receiving their meds and eating lunch. One may go for a run, use the spa, or participate in various sports and hobbies, including tennis, basketball, painting, swimming, or music.
- Evening Activities.
Mostly during the evenings in a drug rehab, patients may relax, eat, and take any necessary medications. Those receiving treatment as outpatients in the morning may have already gone home, leaving the facility’s resources available only to those receiving treatment as inpatients. Group treatments, such as 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous, may replace individual sessions and recreational activities in the evenings. These meetings aim to accomplish the same things as one-on-one therapy but also give additional coping strategies, and community support. Some drug rehabs recommend bedtime for patients at about 8 or 9 o’clock.
Mallard Lake Detox Center Offers One of Most Secure and Comfortable Addiction Treatment Settings in Houston.
Since you have a better idea of what to expect during treatment, we encourage you to get in touch with us and start taking advantage of our comprehensive addiction treatment programs. Mallard Lake Detox Center has helped thousands of people in Houston reclaim their lives and lead a better life. You can count on our addiction treatment services.