A Typical Day in Treatment

At Sanford, we provide a structured, accountable and predictable environment in which to recover. Structure is one of the things that separates addiction treatment from the chaos of active addiction. And establishing a routine is an important step towards regaining control of one’s life.

Sanford Virtual Addiction Treatment offers the same evidence-based practices that our in-person programs provide, but in the comfort and safety of home. Classes are conducted by “video-chat” technology using smartphones or computers. Virtual outpatient treatment is real-time with a master’s level clinician as facilitator.

Programs offered in all modalities are: Medication-Assisted Treatment; Day Treatment; Intensive Outpatient Programs; Outpatient Programs; and one-on-one and family counseling

Adhering to a schedule…

There is no “typical” day at Sanford. Whether in Residential or Outpatient Treatment, each client has a unique treatment plan. However, we do follow a specific schedule for group therapy and activities.

In Residential Treatment, on Sunday, we may explore the spiritual needs of our clients as well as provide planned social activities. Sundays are also a time for family visits or earned “passes”. Twice a month, we organize an Excursion that may involve a museum trip or an appropriate outing to the theater, movies or a local park. We use these excursions, as opportunities to experience “snippets of real life” and afterwards, to discuss the exposure to potential triggers, while in the safety of treatment. 

Unlike “The Florida Model”, where clients in treatment live off-site, arrange their own meals and find their own way to therapy sessions, Sanford Residential Treatment provides twenty-four hour, seven-day-a-week supervision. In so doing, we are able to reduce the everyday stressors that may be overwhelming in early recovery.

A “Typical Day” at Sanford Residential Treatment includes:


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