All drug and alcohol rehabs in the world have a different structure. The most effective treatment in our opinion is a combination of effective phsychological recovery tools. At Hope Rehab we use a combination of four important pillars which are proven to be very helpful to achieve long-term recovery from addiction:
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Recovery Dynamics
- Meditation and Mindfulness
- Physical Exercise
“Actions are what makes your hopes a reality. The therapeutic process can be more exciting than you could ever imagine – Mountain running in the morning, Buddhist chanting, food fits for the gods, sharing your life story with your peers and having a counseling session on the beach – Not bad for a day in Rehab” Simon Mott
A global impression of a day at Hope Rehab Center Thailand:
We start the morning in a positive way with some light recovery focused exercise. This can be a walk in the park, a bike ride, or a bit more challenging exercise like Body Combat. Our clients are free to choose what they want, according to their goals.
After the exercise its time for a healthy breakfast, served by our friendly support staff. There is also time for a pleasant break and a cup of coffee.
Daily structure in a drug and alcohol rehab
“I understood, through rehab, things about creating characters. I understood that creating whole people means knowing where we come from, how we can make a mistake and how we overcome things to make ourselves stronger.” – Samuel L. Jackson
The first therapeutic group starts at 9.00am. Our clients learn a lot about themselves in these groups, i.e. about negative behaviour, unhealthy responses, coping skills, thinking patterns, life skills and much more. All therapeutic groups have duration of one hour.
There is a break after the first group, and our clients work out their gratitude list. The gratitude list helps people to see the good things in their lives. This is a pleasant experience people with addiction problems learn a lot from.
We start at 10.30am with a 30 minute group where our clients learn the basics of Pilates, Thai Chi, Breathing exercises, Yoga and Gentle Stretching.
When finished there is time for a break and clients get ready for the second therapeutic group that starts at 11.30am.
Lunchtime and a nice break 12.45pm.
Our afternoons are individually based, filled with one to one counseling, one to one mindfulness, massages, personal training, swimming, some time to relax on your own or with the other clients, working the exercises etc.
At 6.00pm there are different things to join, changing on a daily basis. There are meetings, mindfulness, meditation, a relaxing walk in the park etc.
7.15pm Dinnertime and time to relax afterwards.
We have a slightly different schedule with recovery based outings on Saturday and Sunday.
For more information and insights into a typical day follow this link
Daily structure in a drug and alcohol rehab by Paul G