What Is a Typical Day Like in Inpatient Rehab?

Content medically reviewed by Vicky Magobet, PMHNP-BC, on January 25, 2021.

If you've made the courageous choice to seek addiction treatment, you're undoubtedly experiencing many emotions. You may feel curious or even anxious as you prepare for inpatient rehab. Knowing what to expect during a typical day in rehab will empower you to move into this essential aspect of your recovery process with confidence.

With that in mind, here is what a standard day at Diamond House Detox's inpatient rehab facility may look like during your one to four weeks in treatment.


Inpatient treatment centers provide a structured, organized setting where you can receive vital therapy and education to help you break free from drugs or alcohol. The environment is designed to minimize stress and provide you with a safe place to escape triggers and cravings. The staff is supportive, caring and compassionate. At Diamond House Detox, our state-of-the-art facility is a home-like setting where relaxation and calm are just as important to recovery as other aspects of your treatment plan.


Food is an essential aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Inpatient treatment should include the three basic meals — breakfast, lunch and dinner. At Diamond House Detox, we go the extra mile to ensure those under our care eat healthy, delicious meals. Our dining experience helps you feel strong and vibrant to face the recovery process with vigor.

Meetings and Daily Therapy

A significant part of your treatment process is gaining insight into the issues, people and situations in your life that contributed to the pattern of misuse of drugs or alcohol. Clients participate in daily meetings and therapy sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening.

One of the most intensive aspects of your treatment plan is addiction therapy. This treatment includes:

  • Individual therapy: Individual talk therapy sessions like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) are an essential aspect of any addiction treatment program. CBT identifies and addresses specific triggers and helps you move toward healthier responses.
  • Group therapy: Group sessions provide a sense of camaraderie as you realize that you are not alone in your struggles with addiction. As you listen to shared stories and learn from your peers, you'll find a deeper sense of emotional healing, compassion and understanding.
  • Special sessions: To ensure you get the personalized treatment you need, Diamond House Detox offers specialized therapy sessions tailored to your needs, such as trauma-informed care and veteran addiction therapy.

Other Activities

Many treatment centers, like Diamond House Detox, take a more holistic approach to addiction treatment. In addition to education and therapy, we provide a range of adjunct activities to supplement your experience, such as:

  • Art therapy
  • Sound therapy
  • Yoga therapy
  • Recreational therapy

Free Time

During a typical day, you'll probably have a couple of hours of free time. Our luxurious treatment center offers a comfortable environment where you can relax and socialize. Many clients also use these hours to exercise, journal, pray or meditate.


As part of your recovery process, we encourage clients to incorporate healthy habits. One aspect of this is going to bed at a reasonable hour. Because treatment starts bright and early each day, early bedtimes allow you to get enough sleep so you have the energy to participate fully in treatment.

Choose Holistic Inpatient Rehab at Diamond House Detox

Now that you understand the daily ins and outs of inpatient rehab, it's time to start your journey toward a life free from addiction. Diamond House Detox offers a safe, comfortable setting where you'll receive evidence-based addiction treatment to help you recover and reclaim your life. Contact us today to learn more.

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at Diamond House Detox
Vicky is a board certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She began her nursing career in healthcare by working in the intensive care unit, and then an inpatient psychiatric hospital. After realizing the mental health needs of both the patients and the families she served, she became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. Throughout her experience working with clients, she has developed a passion for those with dual diagnoses and specializes in helping individuals recognize the issues driving their substance use. This recognition has been crucial to the individual’s success in treatment. Vicky opened Diamond House Detox so that she can address these issues early on in a therapeutic environment to allow clients to transition to the next level in their recovery.
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