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Typical Day in Treatment

You or your loved one may be anxious about what daily life in treatment may look like. Ease your anxieties by getting a glimpse into the structure and key elements of a typical day in treatment.

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Caron Treatment Centers accepts patients aged 13 years or older. For more information on services available to those 12 and under, please learn more about Caron's Student Assistance Program.

Get a Sense of What Caron Is Like.

The treatment schedule at any Caron facility is comprehensive, intense, and well-coordinated. Although highly structured, the schedule also has time built in for reflection, recreation and personal growth.

People suffering from addiction come to Caron to do the work of becoming sober and entering a lifetime of recovery, and that work is supported by a strong community of peers. As you read about a typical day in treatment at Caron, keep in mind that throughout each day, you or your loved one will be surrounded by a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated and compassionate professionals from several disciplines including clinical, medical, spiritual, health and wellness and more – all of whom want to help you succeed.

A typical treatment day begins at sunrise and ends around 11 p.m. During that time, each patient’s multi-disciplinary treatment team meets with and works with each patient on their individualized treatment plan through various treatment components, such as:

  • group and individual therapy
  • process groups
  • educational lectures
  • family education and therapy
  • goal setting and meditation
  • wellness and fitness programming
  • self-inventory
  • 12-Step meetings

Another key component to an individual’s daily life in treatment is peer therapy. Caron’s programs are structured to foster healthy peer interaction and, as needed, challenge addictive behavior and thinking. This approach assumes that a healthy peer group will help an individual identify self-destructive behaviors in an atmosphere of support and caring. Patients meet regularly in community groups, and also select their own leaders as part of a self-governing process.

As patients progress in treatment at Caron Renaissance, their schedules may shift away from intense treatment activities and toward experiencing more real-life responsibilities in off-campus settings in surrounding communities. This transition, while still a part of supervised treatment, is integral in preparing patients to return to society as productive contributors. Patients may: