treatment at GAADS is recommended when a person needs a high
degree of structure and accountability but still has a home
environment that is supportive for recovery.
Many people are admitted directly to day treatment when they have
had difficulty getting off of drugs or alcohol. This level of
care is ideal for those who lack routine or support in their
daily life, often due to the loss of job, school or family. GAADS
delivers this service in three models, from three to six to 13
hours per day.
Because they often meet criterion for disability and need support
against relapse and impulsivity, the most used path is 13 hours
per day. People admitted to day treatment undergo extensive
assessment by a physician, a nurse and counselor or therapist.
Twelve-step recovery participation is required.
Following is a
typical full day of day treatment at GAADS:
- 8:45AM-Arrive at treatment program
- 9:00AM-9:45AM - Individual reading assignment
- 10:00AM-11:30AM - Relapse prevention, yoga, spirituality or diet instruction
- 11:30AM-1:00PM - Lunch break and writing time
- 1:00PM-2:30PM - First Step Group (presenting written first step guide)
- 2:45PM-4:15PM - Process Group (presenting written treatment objectives)
- 4:15PM-6:30PM - Dinner break and writing time
- 6:30PM-8:15PM - Process Group or multi-family therapy
- 9:30PM-10:00PM - AA meeting
- 10:00PM - Depart for home
Successful completion of Phase I of day treatment usually happens
following three to four weeks of this schedule, or can be coupled
with a transition to intensive outpatient care. Discharge from these
levels of care occurs upon completion of a written first step and
treatment plan, education, 12-step recovery goals, family
involvement and discharge planning. Learn
more about continuing care.
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