What to Expect When You Enter In-Patient Treatment

What to Expect When You Enter In-Patient Treatment

Entering treatment is a big decision. Your in-patient recovery may challenge you physically, emotionally and spiritually. To help you prepare for what to expect from your daily routine at Olalla Guest Lodge, we put together a short list with some basics.

Assessment: If you haven’t completed an assessment prior to being accepted to Olalla Guest Lodge, you will meet with a counselor within three days of arrival to complete the process. The assessment helps determine your treatment plan, based on your individual needs.


Schedule: Each day is highly structured and begins with breakfast between 6:45 and 7:30 a.m. Throughout the day, you’ll participate in community activities, workshops and presentations, educational films, support groups (AA, NA, Al-Anon and Nar-Anon) and wellness activities.


Free and personal time: There are unstructured periods throughout the day so you can enjoy a walk around the beautiful grounds, journaling, reading and other quiet personal time. We also have basketball and volleyball courts, horse-shoe pit, craft sessions and other recreation opportunities during free time.


Community activities: Every day has a variety of group interactions with other residents. These include community meetings, group therapy sessions and an end-of-day gratitude circle.


Family time: Olalla Guest Lodge views substance addiction as a family disease. In addition to providing your family members with information to help them support you and themselves during your new journey, we offer family programming and visitation on both Saturday and Sunday.


Alternative treatment modalities: Besides typical treatment modalities such as counseling and group therapy, we offer alternative protocols such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation and reiki. These alternative treatments and wellness activities are highly beneficial to individuals in recovery.


Spiritual components: Spiritual wellbeing is an integral part of our recovery program. We offer many components to support the spiritual side of a recovery journey, including morning smudging, spiritual circle and nondenominational church service.


Coursework: Throughout your stay, you will receive a variety of assignments. These are an important part of your treatment plan, and you will work with your individual counselor on specific content and timelines.


We know that treatment is a big step, and our staff are here to help you succeed and provide a safe place for healing. You’ll receive a comprehensive orientation to answer questions about expectations.


Have other questions in the meantime? Check out the FAQ, or give us a call.