Mornings begin at 6:30 a.m. on the Detoxification Unit, for appropriate medical monitoring of each patient’s vital signs, including heart and breathing rates, temperature and blood pressure. Vital signs are normally taken every four hours until bedtime at 9:00 p.m. on the weekdays and 10:30 p.m. on the weekends. Our nursing staff administers prescribed medications at least twice a day in the morning and evening. Due to the constant, 24-hour medical monitoring available to Detox clients, medication adjustments can be made as needed based on the individual needs of each client, and based on response to the prescribed medications.
Healthy meals and snacks are prepared in conjunction with our certified nutritionist and are served throughout the day.
Each day begins and ends with brief opening/closing meeting where we discuss recovery-related goals and intentions.
While in Detox, clients participate in daily educational groups that include topics such as the role of the brain in addiction and recovery, recovery management strategies, and developing healthy coping skills for managing thoughts, feelings and behaviors. There are also structured groups where clients express feelings and discuss communication through recovery readings and journaling exercises.
Exercise and wellness are important components to a new, healthy life in recovery so there is time built into each day for walking around the beautiful, eight-acre campus or participating in yoga or Tai Chi classes, as well participating in wellness groups that focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle outside of treatment.
Structured recreation and relaxation time is also built into the daily Detox schedule for several hours each day. During this time, clients enjoy visits from the pet therapy dog, play games, participate in arts and crafts, read and watch television.
In the evenings, clients attend an onsite Twelve Step meeting facilitated by members of the recovery community (including members of the David Lawrence Center alumni association). These community members help engage, encourage and welcome Crossroads Detox clients into the recovery community and continue to provide a resource for clients after their discharge.