What Does Life in an At-Home Drug Rehab Program Look Like?

While a regimented structure and schedule define life in a residential treatment program, life in our at-home drug rehab program is primarily determined by your routine, lifestyle, and day-to-day responsibilities.

How Does Life During At-Home Drug Rehab Work?

If you search the question “What does life in rehab look like?” online, you’ll find hundreds of articles detailing how life changes when you enter a residential drug rehab center. That’s because the question has a straightforward answer. Life in a residential treatment program is mainly dictated by a predetermined routine and schedule. While some elements of treatment can be customized to the individual, you have to follow what everyone else is doing for treatment to work in a group setting.

Try searching for “What does life look like in an at-home drug rehab program?” and you’ll struggle to find even a handful of helpful resources. Part of the reason is because at-home treatment is a relatively new approach in the addiction recovery space, but the other reason is that the answer to the question isn’t nearly as straightforward. It all depends on you.

At-home drug rehab takes the opposite approach of residential treatment centers. Instead of imposing a regimented schedule on each individual, at-home recovery offers the flexibility to provide treatment around your schedule, routine, and daily responsibilities. As a result, you can maintain a full-time job, be a parent, and even go on vacation, all while receiving the treatment you need to achieve long-term addiction recovery.

While your day-to-day routine won’t necessarily change much (outside of sobriety, of course), here’s what will.

A Dedicated Sober Companion

With our at-home drug rehab program, you gain access to a dedicated sober companion (we call them Certified Recovery Agents or CRAs) with around-the-clock availability to support and guide your recovery. Your CRA can live full-time at your home, come as needed at specific times of the day, or provide remote support. The experience is fully customized around your treatment goals and needs. As you achieve key treatment milestones, the CRA can step back as you gain the confidence to navigate sobriety on your own by practicing skills in the real world.

Actionable Skills and Tools From Day One

Another significant life change is that at-home treatment provides the opportunity to start practicing newfound coping skills from day one of recovery. Immediately after leaving residential treatment, individuals often face the highest risk of relapse. After 60 or 90 days, they may think they have their addiction under control and give into old habits. With at-home treatment, on the other hand, you can immediately start integrating what you’re learning into your daily life and routine.

Addiction Treatment From the Comfort and Privacy of Your Own Home. If you think at-home addiction treatment may provide a better option for recovery than residential treatment, send us a message or give us a call. We’ll help you determine if our approach is right for you or someone you care about.