What’s a Typical Day in Drug Rehab in Florida Like?

Are you ready to finally get rid of your demons and get into rehab? If so, you’re probably wondering what to expect.

You may have heard stories from other folks who went to rehab and they may have left you confused. What’s important to remember is that each person’s journey is different. What they experienced might be similar to your path, or it may be completely different.

Of course, the rehab center that you go to matters as well. Here’s what you can expect from a typical day in drug rehab in Florida.

Residential or Outpatient?

If you’re actually in drug rehab, it’s likely you’re attending an inpatient rehab program. This means you actually live on the site of the rehab, and you have a structured daily schedule of activities.

If you attend an outpatient rehab program, your experience will be different. You’ll be living with your family and working as normal while attending the rehab program in your spare time. You’re required to check into treatment at specific times for counseling and medication.

Outpatient treatment is best if you have a mild addiction issue and are self-motivated to stop using. Severe addiction or substances like heroin or opioids, however, generally require residential treatment to make a smart recovery.

Expect to Wake Up Early

One of the important parts of a rehab program is teaching you new, healthier habits. This includes going to bed early and getting up early.

Getting on this type of schedule will help you avoid being active during late hours when you might have sought out drugs or indulged your bad habit.

Most programs start with a healthy group breakfast and some early classes. You might be exercising, attending educational programs, or attending morning counseling classes.

A Variety of Therapeutic Approaches

At the best residential rehabs in Florida, you won’t be limited to just one type of therapy.

Instead, expect a variety of options, such as:

  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Motivational content and relapse prevention
  • Wellness groups
  • Family Therapy

No two people are the same. One might thrive in a 12-step program while another might do better in intensive individual sessions. Make sure that the program you choose has a variety of approaches so you can find out what works best for you.

More Intense Therapy After Lunch

While you might be in a specific type of activity, class, or therapy in the morning, the deepest dive will usually happen in the early afternoon.

After a healthy lunch, you might be in CBT, trauma therapy, or another focused type of treatment. You may also have access to alternative therapies, such as massage, chiropractic, hydration therapy, and much more.

Sometimes you will have a couple of hours of free time between your therapy session and supper. You can take advantage of amenities like ping pong, arts and crafts, Xbox gaming, sitting in nature, and more.

After-Supper Meetings

After supper, there may be a speaker or another group-style meeting. If the treatment center offers 12-step programs, you may be able to attend these in the evenings, as well. You may also have meetings about how to continue to live sober after treatment is finished.

An early bedtime is encouraged and may be enforced. When you get enough sleep you are able to think more clearly, to make better decisions, and have better control of your emotions.

If you’re not used to an early bedtime, it might be hard in the beginning. However, a few days of getting up early for breakfast and exercise can definitely help.

A Strict Schedule Leads to a Better Recovery

If you’re not used to being in a regimented schedule, it may be hard to get used to at first. In some centers, you are expected to be up by 6 or 7 AM. You may need to be dressed for breakfast and showered before your first session.

However, it’s important to keep in mind that all of this is for your benefit. Not having a lot of time to sit around allows you to focus on your treatment and getting better. You won’t have time for your mind to wander to times you used to do drugs or to plot how to sneak drugs into the program.

Instead, the schedule gives you a chance to reduce decision fatigue and spend your mental and emotional energy on confronting issues and healing. You also have a chance to really plan to live a healthy, sober life outside of treatment!

Succeeding In and After Treatment

The number one thing that a drug rehab in Florida wants to see is that you go on to live a successful, healthy, sober life. That’s what everything in the treatment program is aimed at helping you create.

You may have some hard choices to make. Perhaps you can’t move back to your old apartment or to your old neighborhood. You may need a new start in a new city or perhaps a whole different state.

Maybe your family relationships aren’t the most supportive and you need to create distance. On the other hand, perhaps staying with family after treatment is exactly what you need to create a new life for yourself.

If you’re ready to start fresh and get a clean start, we’re here to help.

Find the Drug Rehab in Florida You Need

At Coastal Detox, we help people get free from drug addiction in the comfort, privacy, and beauty of a 15,000 sq. ft. facility in the city of Stuart, Florida. We have options for medical detox if needed, and we offer around-the-clock care after detox to help you get the help you need to start fresh.

Interested in getting started with a drug rehab in Florida? Contact us for more information today!

Real Client Testimonials

  • Before coming to coastal I was hopeless, helpless, and my family wanted nothing to do with me. It wasn’t the first detox I’d ever been to, but it was the only one who showed me so much love and compassion. They gave me hope. It’s hard to put into words the amount of gratitude I have for this facility. The employees were my family when I had none. The staff went out of their way to make sure not only were my physical needs taken care of, but my emotional needs as well. From the first phone call prior to admission, to helping me set up continuing care, they never missed a beat. Even going as far as to help me with my legal issues via Zoom court. This isn’t just a detox, they are the family I never had. All of the techs, especially Karen, are phenomenal. They will take the time to listen to you, laugh, and cry(if needed) with you. If you are reading this and you or your loved one is suffering like I was, go to Coastal Detox. The level of care is more than I could ever put into a review. It wasn’t the first detox I’d been to, but it has been my last; I owe them everything I have today, including my life.

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    12/07/2020
  • Had a really good experience at Coastal. The staff really went above and beyond in helping me get in and gave me the respect l, space and care I needed after I first got there. As I started to fell better they encouraged me to take part in groups which helped get me out of my head and bring positivity and health to my thinking. They had a great massage therapist, who came daily and it was evident the nursing staff genuinely cared. Got to know some of the staff as well and I’m grateful for the cooks Joe and Chris. Those guys literally made us sirloins and pork chops for dinner. Also I gotta thank Chris and Chris for helping me get in and setting me up with a transition plan. Real grateful for that help, I’m not sure if it’s management intention to hire guys named Chris but they got a good thing going there. Overall, I’m clean and sober today and walking it out. Coastal gave me a base that set me up for the success that I’m walking in today

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    1/16/2020
  • My family is very thankful for Coastal Detox. They have went above and beyond for my son a few times. Unfortunately he has needed their help more than once and they have ever turned their back on him, even when he was at his worst. Jeannie and Chris have been amazing and kept me informed through the entire process. They truly care about the addict and want to help them especially when it would be easy to give up on them. I had many detox facilities be rude and uncaring to me when I was searching for help for my son, but Coastal never did that to us. I don't know the names of all the team members that have helped my son but I know their are many and y'all are angels!! One day we will be able to pay it forward and help someone as you have helped us. Thank you for all you do!!

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    1/01/2020
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
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    Susan C.
    11/13/2019
  • Can not say enough nice things about Coastal Detox & staff. Family member was there, told me five stars for the facility & all whom she interacted with. Said the facilities, ambience..., cleanliness, grounds, food, (think their chef is five stars), were all top shelf. All I interacted with personally & on the phone were patient, professional, responsive & caring. Kudos to so many: Jeannie Jones, Clinical Director whom I spent the most face to face time with: great oversight, patience & follow thru. Raquel Barker, Therapist was so understanding & on spot with her assessments/care. Kris Garrigus Admissions Director, another Coastal professional whom I cannot say enough nice things about, always so patient & responsive to my probably too frequent inquires. Not to be forgotten is Judy Tucker, Director of Operations she too so patiently "put up with me"
    I highly recommend Coastal Detox

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    11/06/2019

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