Typical Day

A typical day at Keystone will include many therapeutic activities.

A typical day at Keystone will include many therapeutic activities.

Adolescent Typical Day
For teens at Keystone, a typical day begins at 6:30 a.m. with a hearty breakfast and time to complete workbook assignments and study. The rest of the day is packed with therapy groups, lectures, recreation and personal time. Throughout the day, teens meet with staff and therapists who represent the hospitality and warmth of small-town, rural living.

We enjoy all four seasons at Keystone and offer a variety of indoor and outdoor activities to help teens discover the joys of sober fun. In between lectures and therapy sessions, patients are free to play sports or games, run on our regulation-size track, read, socialize, or enjoy the view of our 30-acre campus on the South Dakota plains.

Each day winds down with a family-style dinner in our dining hall, a recap of the day, and time for rest and quiet reflection. Lights out is called at 10 p.m.
Once a week, teens have the opportunity to participate in a purification ceremony, or “inipi, a Native-American sweat lodge, where they sing songs, pray and connect spiritually. Those who wish to attend religious services are able to visit the many churches located nearby. On Sundays, visitors are welcome from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Example Adolescent Girl’s Schedule

Example Adolescent Boy’s Schedule

Adult Typical Day

Each day at Keystone begins in the spirit of hope and promise. Patients wake up to views of the South Dakota plains and head to our dining room for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast and an enlightening lecture about the disease of addiction. The day progresses with a series of group therapy sessions, individual counseling and 12-Step meetings.

In between lectures and therapy sessions, patients are free to play sports or games, run on our regulation—size track, read, socialize, or enjoy the view of our 30–acre campus from a picnic bench or a shady patch of lawn. In the evenings, patients attend 12–Step meetings on and off campus and gather around the fireplace for a reading from the Big Book or a discussion about spirituality and other recovery-related topics.

On Saturday afternoons patients may participate in a purification ceremony, or “inipi,” a Native—American sweat lodge, where they sing songs, pray and connect spiritually. The remainder of the day is filled with group therapy and 12–Step work, ending with a movie and other activities.

On Sunday, patients wake up to a delicious breakfast buffet and ongoing group therapy sessions. Those who wish to attend religious services are able to visit the many churches located nearby. Visitors are welcome at Keystone from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Example Adult Women’s Schedule:

Example Adult Men’s Schedule

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