What To Expect During Rehab

Explore what each individual should expect when they enter our drug rehab.

Getting Ready for Drug Rehab

Beginning treatment for substance use disorder can feel overwhelming for patients and their families. In our belief, communication is vital to help ease the anxiety that comes with entering treatment. We take great pride in our interaction level with patients and their support systems throughout the treatment process. We also always remain available for questions or concerns. To help relieve feelings of nervousness or uncertainty, we have some briefs about what to expect during rehab when enrolling in drug treatment at Lighthouse Recovery Institute.

Once you’ve completed the admissions process and planned to travel to drug rehab, you have already begun the recovery work. Let’s acknowledge that you’ve made the brave decision to seek a fulfilling, sober life. You are already on your way!

When you arrive, there you will complete assessments with our clinical and medical team. These assessments help identify the best plan for your drug rehab treatment or outpatient treatment. Additionally, they will ensure that you have any essential medications.

During your first week of drug and alcohol rehab, you will create an individual treatment plan. This plan is done along with your primary therapist and helps to identify your recovery goals.

Following your intake, you will be attending groups regularly. Licensed clinicians and members of the clinical team facilitate groups that involve a wide range of topics and therapeutic methods. Some of the modalities used are DBT, CBT, art therapy, trauma resolutionrelapse prevention, and self-esteem building. Additionally, core areas of focus include conflict resolution, relationship, family issues, core beliefs, and more.

Drug Rehab Services

Each week, you will have an individual therapy session to assess your progress. Sessions will also help to process core issues related to mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. You’ll also see the psychiatrist, physician’s assistant, case manager, dietician, brain mapping specialist, and other auxiliary providers affording robust services.

You can also attend the gym three times per week to work with personal trainers, receive massage and chiropractic services. We also transport patients to twelve-step meetings daily. We are committed to offering opportunities to attend diverse types of meetings, including gender-specific meetings, LGBTQ+-focused meetings, ACOA and family dynamic meetings, and local twelve-step community events. Additionally, the staff is always available to transport patients to religious services such as a Church or Temple.

Throughout your stay at Lighthouse Recovery Institute, you will have opportunities to explore all facets of your life and gain a new sense of freedom, self-esteem, and purpose. We look forward to walking with you on this journey!

what-families-can-expect-from-rehabLoving someone in active addiction often involves feelings of fear and uncertainty. When your loved one or family member enters our addiction treatment center, you may experience a deep sense of relief knowing that they are safe and receiving the qualified care they need. For those unfamiliar with addiction treatment, there may be questions concerning communication throughout the treatment process.

At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we must do everything we can to elevate those concerns. We have a brief overview of what to expect during rehab.

As soon as your loved one admits to addiction treatment, regardless of their level of care, the emergency contact will receive a phone call from one of our clinicians or counselor assistants to inform you that they have arrived safely.

What To Expect On Your First Day At Rehab

Within the first day, your loved one’s primary therapist will contact you to discuss plans for treatment. Additionally, any concerns or questions you may have and schedule weekly phone calls.

Our clinical staff can also be reached anytime via email. Your level of engagement is at your discretion. Your loved one’s therapist will help you determine how much involvement is appropriate throughout inpatient drug treatment through outpatient treatment.

For the first seven days of treatment, patients at the highest level of care cannot use the phone unless they receive permission to make phone calls with their therapist from the clinical office. This restriction is because we want to create an environment in which patients can acclimate to the treatment community and reduce distraction or external stress as they settle into a routine.

During the treatment program, your family member will use the phone to speak with you following their first seven days. If conversations become difficult, we encourage you to discuss the best way to improve communication with your clinical contact. Your loved one will likely be experiencing shifting emotions, and maybe engaged in intense therapeutic work. This emotional “blackout period” may be unfamiliar territory, but on the other side of discomfort is a new, healthy life.

We encourage you to utilize the resources we have available through a family program to navigate this process. Throughout their drug treatment, your loved one will discover the best version of themselves. Individuals will be treated with compassion, dignity, and respect as they embark on a productive recovery-based lifestyle. 


See what Lighthouse Recovery Institute has to offer…


At Lighthouse Recovery Institute, we want our patients to feel comfortable in their environment so they can remain focused on what is truly important, their recovery. Here you will find photographs of our clinical office, located centrally in Boynton Beach, Florida.

We are here to support you during your time of need and help you make the best decision for yourself or your loved one. Click below to speak to a member of our staff directly.

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