A Typical Day

While treatment is carefully tailored to each of our client’s specific needs and issues, below is an example of what a typical day in Promises professionals drug rehab program might entail.


The day begins with mindfulness practices and daily reflections. We serve an energizing, nutritious breakfast prepared by our professional chefs from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Following breakfast, clients have time at the gym and participate in a goal-setting group. The rest of the morning is filled with process groups and groups addressing recovery topics like relapse-prevention skills, 12-steps, bibliotherapy (reading of books, poetry and other texts and writing as therapy), mindfulness meditation with cognitive behavioral therapy, and yoga.


Our chefs serve lunch from 12:15 to 1 pm or clients may eat at nearby restaurants with fellow clients or family. Many days after lunch, clients meet with our program director who covers such topics as returning to work, potential triggers and issues specific to professionals. On other days, clients attend groups addressing trauma and underlying challenges that fuel addiction. Afterward, clients engage in wellness activities like yoga and other healthy practices.


A healthy dinner prepared by our chefs is served from 5 to 6 pm. Clients have free time for an hour after dinner. From 7 to 9:30 pm clients attend self-help meetings of their choice offsite or attend an alumni meeting. This provides the opportunity to connect with peers sharing similar struggles.

Schedule at a Glance

  • Wake up

    Wake up and meditation

  • Daily reflections

    Mindfulness practices and daily reflections

  • Breakfast


  • Gym

    Gym and goal-setting group

  • Process groups

    Process groups

  • Self-help meetings

    Self-help meetings, relapse-prevention skills, yoga or bibliotherapy

  • Lunch


  • Process group

    Meetings with Dr. Skipper or process groups

  • Wellness groups

    Mind, body and wellness groups or alumni groups

  • Dinner


  • Free time

    Free time

  • Offsite self-help meeting

    Offsite self-help meeting or alumni meeting

  • Lights out

    Lights out

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