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What Happens in Residential Addiction Treatment? A Guide for Loved Ones

By Acqua Recovery on June, 18 2021


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Addiction can not only ravage the life of an addict or alcoholic, but it also affects the lives of their loved ones. If you have a family member or loved one struggling with substance abuse, you’re probably impatiently waiting for your loved one to return to the person you once knew — the person before alcohol and drugs took over their life. It is possible to get your loved one back with residential addiction treatment.  What happens while they’re there? Here’s a guide for the loved ones of addicts and alcoholics that are in residential addiction treatment:

Residential Addiction Treatment

The truth is, that every addiction treatment facility is different and uses different methods to help get your loved one sober. At Acqua Recovery, we use an evidence-based approach to addiction treatment to not only help your loved one get sober, but build a foundation for a lasting recovery.

A Typical Day at Acqua Recovery

At Acqua Recovery, everyday is different, but all activities are intended to help your loved one begin to work through their trauma and discover healthy coping mechanisms for life. Here’s an example of what a typical day at Acqua Recovery might look like for your loved one:

7:30am – Breakfast

8am – Goals

9am – Community / Process Group Therapy

11am – Yoga

12pm – Lunch

1pm – Lifeskills

2:30pm – Psycho-Education

4pm – Relapse Prevention

5pm – Dinner

6pm – Acqua Fire

7pm –Daily Reflection

8:30pm –Free time / TV time

10:30pm – Quiet Time

11:00pm – Lights Out

Every activity has its own unique purpose to help your loved one begin to heal their emotional scars, but also learn the enjoyment they’ll find with a life in recovery. That’s why we schedule experiential activities for your loved one to rediscover themselves and have fun. 

Experiential Sober Activities

From boxing to kayaking in Acqua's own lake, your loved one will partake in a number of experiential activities to help inspire healthy coping mechanisms they can use when they return to life outside  of our sanctuary for healing.

Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities

In addition to experiential activities our evidence-based approach uses a combination of addiction treatment methods including CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing), and REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy). To learn more about the different addiction treatment modalities your loved one may partake in while at Acqua, click HERE

Your Loved One’s Admission to Residential Addiction Treatment

In the 30-90 days your loved one will have at Acqua Recovery, they’ll renew and reconnect with themselves, learning healthy methods of communication and mindfulness. Trauma that fuels addiction can take time to heal and in residential addiction treatment, they’ll finally begin to take their life back from addiction. To learn more about our addiction treatment program for your loved one struggling with substance abuse, call our caring admissions team — Matt, Brian, and Ashlee — today. They are all alumni of Acqua Recovery’s program and will make your loved one’s transition into residential treatment as seamless as possible, so your loved one can start their journey to recovery.

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