Treatment at Day by Day
At Day by Day, your treatment will be both tailored to your individual needs and will also follow the standards of the Matrix Model of Treatment. We tailor treatment to each client’s needs during the assessment process where we learn more about you and the underlying causes of your drug and/or alcohol problems. Individual therapy is focused on your specific needs and goals. In group therapy, you’ll learn that you’re not alone, that others have gone through what you’re currently experiencing and you’ll gain strength from their success.
What to Expect
As a new patient at Day by Day, you should expect to benefit from the wealth of knowledge and experience our clinical staff brings. You should also expect our staff to live up to our motto: Honesty. Dignity. Hope. By honesty, we mean our staff will be honest with you about expectations and goals. We’ll also expect that through the treatment program, you’ll gain the strength to become honest with yourself. Dignity is that which we hope to instill in you and that which you will gain on your own in our program. Your sense of value and dignity that you gain will be the foundation from which you will draw the strength to remain sober. Hope is that which we have in store for every person that walks through our doors…the hope that you will learn the tools here to live a life of happiness through sobriety.
A Day in the Life at Day by Day
There is no “average” day in the life at Day by Day but some things will be done on a regular basis. Your house manager at the sober living facility you live in will be responsible for providing a safe, sober and healthy environment. Breakfast and dinner will be prepared on site at your sober living facility while lunch will be enjoyed at the Day by Day treatment center. Day by Day provides transportation to and from your sober living facility and our treatment center. You’ll attend regular group and individual counseling sessions and we offer an abundance of activities because we believe holistic treatment means treatment of the mind, body and spirit.
Excursions, Team Building Activities and Weekend Trips
Our commitment to holistic treatment methods means we value the outdoors, getting out of the house, group activities and team building exercises. At Day by Day, you’ll go on weekend excursions to the beach, to nearby Idyllwild, a mountain artists’ getaway, and to the movies. We have a weekly yoga session for men and a weekly yoga session for women if they’re so inclined to participate as well as hiking and fishing trips. We’ll engage in bonfire meetings at the beach because treatment doesn’t have to occur in an office environment. We think it’s better that way too.
On Spirituality & Religion
Day by Day endorses spirituality, but no one religion. While there will be meetings to attend where other patients may profess a belief in a higher power, Day by Day staff will never ask you to believe in one faith, one religion or our own conception of spirituality. Our belief is that spirituality is a path an individual takes in life and that it is a helpful guide in your recovery.