What does a typical day in the program look like?
In order to make your time with us as effective as possible, the program features a highly structured curriculum. Schedules may vary slightly from day-to-day, but this is the typical weekday schedule:
| 6:30 – 7:00 a.m.
|| Wake up and Check Vitals
| 7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
|| Medication Administration
| 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
| 8:45– 9:15 a.m.
|| Community Meeting
| 9:30– 10:30 a.m.
|| Autobiography Presentations
| 11:00 a.m. - Noon
|| Skills Group
| Noon – 1:00 p.m.
| 1:00– 2:00 p.m.
|| Group Counseling
| 2:15– 3:15 p.m.
|| Recreational Therapy
| 3:15 – 5:00 p.m.
|| Phoenix: Yoga and exercise led virtually by The Phoenix
| 5:00– 6:00 p.m.
| 6:00– 7:30 p.m.
|| Free time / Open
| 7:30– 8:30 p.m.
|| Mutual Health Groups (12-step and non-12 step, led virtually)
| 9:00– 9:30 p.m.
|| Wrap up Group
| 9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
|| Clean Up and Medication Administration
| 10:30 p.m.
|| Lights Out
Can a shorter program really work?
Research supports that ongoing participation in treatment over the course of two years is the most effective way to achieve lasting recovery. Your time in residential treatment is only one step of your recovery journey. West Pines offers a continuum of chemical dependency care and our therapists and counselors work to ensure these aftercare resources are in place for each patient prior to discharge.
While some may stay longer, many patients stay for two weeks in order to reduce disruption to their daily lives. We believe that a prompt return to productive activities such as work and family involvement are an important part of successful recovery.
What if I want or need to stay longer?
This program requires a minimum stay of 14 days, but if you and your treatment team agree that you would benefit from staying in the program longer, this is an option. Please know that it will be up to your insurance company to determine whether you meet medical criteria, and whether they will continue paying for treatment or not.
What should I bring to treatment--clothing and belongings?
Patients are encouraged not to bring the following items to treatment:
- Cell phones
- Credit cards or large sums of money
- Other valuables.
If that is not possible, we have a safe on the unit where valuables can be stored. Patients are not allowed to bring cell phones during treatment and music players are also not allowed on the unit. If the patient does bring his or her cell phone, the RTC staff will lock the phone away, and the patient will not have access to it.
Please bring clothing appropriate for exercise and physical activity including athletic shoes. You may bring your own alcohol free toiletries.
PLEASE NOTE: Upon arrival, all patients participate in a safety check of their person and belongings.
Patients are encouraged to bring all important numbers and e-mail addresses including:
- Doctor, Clinic,Surgeon
- Therapist, Counselor,Psychiatrist
- Parole/Probation officer, Case Worker
- and any person who you may need to contact while in treatment.
There is a community computer with Internet access available on the unit that may be used at designated times, and may be used to help with discharge planning. Personal computers are not allowed.