One characteristic that makes Promises New Jersey drug and alcohol rehab unique is that no two days are alike here. Programming evolves and changes with our clients’ needs. At the end of each day, our treatment team meets to plan the next day’s activities based on issues and topics that surfaced that day. Keeping that in mind, here’s an idea of what a day in our New Jersey drug rehab may look like:
Morning activities at Promises New Jersey drug and alcohol rehab center begin at 9 am with a check-in group. You’ll have a chance to share how you’re feeling, and we’ll discuss what we plan to work on that day. Check-in discussions revolve around the theme for that week, which may include shame, grief, family issues, secrets, self-care, self-esteem, relapse prevention, acceptance, forgiveness and other important recovery topics.
Some days you’ll participate in psychoeducation groups on addiction and mental health issues led by our medical staff from 9:30 to 11 am. Other days you’ll engage in process groups focusing on topics such as relationships, resiliency, emotion regulation or how to change unhealthy thought patterns. Two days a week you’ll attend an active interactive group like psychodrama or recovery yoga. The rest of the morning may include a special family session, expressive art therapy or process groups.
Lunch takes place from 12 to 1 pm. After lunch, you’ll usually attend an individual session with your primary therapist. Our specially trained counselors draw upon therapeutic techniques like cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. These are evidence-based approaches that help you change negative thought processes and behaviors that can fuel addictions. If you’re not attending an individual session, you’ll participate in groups like psychodrama, family systems and roles, or educational groups on co-occurring mental health issues and addictions.
Most of our clients choose to stay at one of the nearby sober-living facilities. These residences provide a substance-free, supportive living environment to return to at the end of each treatment day.