One of the most common questions for people entering detox and rehab is, “What is rehab like?” It is completely normal to wonder this, as you seek recovery from addiction. In a rehab facility, your days consist of everything you need to achieve healthy, lasting sobriety.
What is Rehab Like?
Rehab program experiences vary according to the type of program. For example, in residential rehab you live at the facility, so you gain treatment and focus on recovery 24 hours per day and seven days per week. In outpatient rehab treatment, you gain treatment for several hours per day and several days per week, but sleep at home, continue working and go to school as needed. To answer the question of, “What is rehab like,” let’s focus on residential or inpatient treatment programs.
In inpatient treatment, your day begins early. It is structured from the time you wake to the time you go to bed at night. This structure forms a healthy foundation you can follow after returning home. A routine may sound boring but fosters healthy productivity and personal fulfillment in daily life.
So what is rehab like from breakfast to bedtime? This depends on your rehab facility and individual treatment plan. But your days are busy and include a lot of work. The good news is you are never alone and always have staff and peer support.
Parts of your day include individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, educational sessions and other activities. Other parts of your day are available for your own physical fitness, personal activities or for other needs. Between activities are meals providing nutritional balance your body needs for its own recovery.
The Role of Peers and Staff in Your Recovery
There are many things you go through alone in rehab, such as individual counseling or working on educational assignments. Sometimes you need to reflect quietly and look deeply at your own life. However, even these activities include a counselor and support staff when you need them.
Your peers are part of your sober recovery, during rehab and even throughout the rest of your life. You learn from others in treatment with you. Group therapy helps you understand yourself better through peers’ eyes, just as you help them in the same ways. You also gain self-confidence in the relationships you build with peers.
What is Detox Like?
At Serenity House Detox in Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, Florida, you also enjoy the presence of peers and supportive staff from the beginning of detox through its end. Your days in detox are not as heavily structured as rehab, but provide a good start toward healthy recovery. In detox, you focus on becoming physically well, cleansing your body and brain of your abused substances’ toxins. During this time you also enjoy the benefit of therapy and staff support.
If you or someone you love needs to end drug or alcohol addiction, Serenity House Detox provides the comfortable, supportive and supervised detox you need. Call Serenity House Detox now at 866-294-5306 for more information about available programs.