Residential treatment at Glendale Adventist Alcohol
and Drug Services is designed for those with dependencies that
are tough to treat. Many of our patients have attempted recovery
or been in treatment elsewhere and failed.
Residential treatment, part of Phase I of addiction treatment,
usually follows acute detoxification for those with difficulty
getting off drugs or alcohol, or after a challenging relapse.
This level of care is ideal for those who are resistant to
treatment, are relapse-prone or impulsive, or lack social and
emotional support in their daily life. Those who meet residential
treatment criteria will generally also qualify for disability.
Patients in residential treatment can count on a safe, supportive
environment, nutritious meals and 12-step meetings on site six
days a week.
Residents undergo a physical examination by a physician and
extensive assessment by a nurse and a counselor or therapist.
Twelve-step recovery participation is required.
The information below represents a typical day of residential treatment
- 7:00AM-7:45AM - Wake up, breakfast
- 7:45AM-8:00AM - Daily meditation
- 8:00AM-8:30AM - Daily exercise, walk
- 8:30AM-9:00AM - Room clean-up, shower
- 9:00AM-9:45AM - Individual reading assignments
- 10:00AM-11:30AM - Relapse prevention, yoga or diet instruction, spirituality book study
- 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, Men's or Women's Groups, multi-family therapy
- 8:30PM-10:00PM - AA, NA, CA or Alumni Meeting
- 10:00PM-11:00PM - Free time (jacuzzi, ping pong or pool table, reading, television)
- 11:00PM - Lights out
Successful completion of Phase I of residential treatment usually
occurs following three or four weeks of this schedule or it can
be coupled with a transition to an outpatient level of care.
Discharge from residential treatment occurs upon completion of a
written first step and treatment plans, education, 12-step
recovery goals, family involvement and discharge planning or upon
transition to an outpatient level of care. Learn
more about continuing care.
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