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Residential Treatment for Addiction

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GAADS residential treatment living quartersResidential treatment at Glendale Adventist Alcohol and Drug Services is designed for those with dependencies that are tough to treat. Many of our patients have attempted recovery or been in treatment elsewhere and failed.

Residential treatment, part of Phase I of addiction treatment, usually follows acute detoxification for those with difficulty getting off drugs or alcohol, or after a challenging relapse. This level of care is ideal for those who are resistant to treatment, are relapse-prone or impulsive, or lack social and emotional support in their daily life. Those who meet residential treatment criteria will generally also qualify for disability. Patients in residential treatment can count on a safe, supportive environment, nutritious meals and 12-step meetings on site six days a week.

Residents undergo a physical examination by a physician and extensive assessment by a nurse and a counselor or therapist. Twelve-step recovery participation is required.

The table below represents a typical day of residential treatment at GAADS:




7:00 - 7:45 AM

Wake up, Breakfast

Patient and group

7:45 - 8:00 AM

Daily Meditation

Patient and group

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Daily Exercise, Walk

Patient and group

8:30 - 9:00 AM

Room Clean-up, Shower


9:00 - 9:45 AM

Individual Reading Assignments


10:00 - 11:30 AM

Relapse Prevention, Yoga, Diet, Spirituality Book Study

Patient and group

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break and Writing Time


1:00 - 2:30 PM

First Step Group (Presenting Written First Step Guide)

Patient and group (typically about 20 written pages)

2:45 - 4:15 PM

Process Group (Presenting
Written Treatment Objectives)

Patient and Group

4:15 - 6:30 PM

Dinner Break and Writing Time


6:30 - 8:15 PM

Process Group, Men's or Women's
 Groups, Multi-Family Therapy

Members (presenting written treatment objectives with family members)

8:30 - 10:00 PM

AA, NA, CA or Alumni Meeting

Patient, group and outside recovery
community members

10:00 - 11:00 PM

Free Time, Jacuzzi, Ping Pong
 or Pool Table, Reading, Television

Patient and group

11:00 PM

Lights Out


Successful completion of Phase I of residential treatment usually occurs following three or four weeks of this schedule or it can be coupled with a transition to an outpatient level of care. Discharge from residential treatment occurs upon completion of a written first step and treatment plans, education, 12-step recovery goals, family involvement and discharge planning or upon transition to an outpatient level of care. Learn more about continuing care...