Typical Day

At Keystone Treatment Center, we aim to give our patients the skills they need to live sober lives and how they can be healthier without engaging in substance abuse. Find out what a typical day at our treatment center looks like.

A Typical Day for Teen Patients

At Keystone, we have developed structured daily schedules for each young person who is entrusted to our care. These daily schedules benefit the young people by ensuring that they know what is expected of them each day and by helping them to prepare for a future that is drug and alcohol-free.

For teens who come to achieve sobriety at Keystone, a typical day begins at 6:30 a.m. After getting ready, teens enjoy a hearty and nutritious breakfast and are given time to complete workbook assignments and study.

The rest of the day is packed with therapy groups, lectures, recreation, and personal time. All therapeutic sessions and activities are monitored and supervised by members of our staff, who also make themselves available if a youth is in need of support or time to process feelings, emotions, and experiences as the day carries on.

Throughout the day, teens meet with staff and therapists who represent the hospitality and warmth of small-town, rural living so that the young people partaking in our services are able to reach their treatment goals.

We enjoy all four seasons at Keystone, and we are proud to 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. During this time, teens and our staff recap the day’s events and talk about the many positive experiences that they have had. Following dinner, teens can rest and partake in quiet reflection before turning in for the evening.

Lights out is called at 10 p.m. so that our young patients can get the rest they need before starting another day of programming, therapeutic activities, and more sober fun.

Once a week, teens have the opportunity to participate in a purification ceremony, or “inipi”, which is a Native-American sweat lodge wherein they sing songs, pray, and connect spiritually. Those who wish to attend religious services are also able to visit the many churches located nearby.

Finally, on Sundays, we welcome and encourage visitors to meet with our adolescent patients from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. so that they can reconnect with one another and talk about how the recovery process is progressing.

A Typical Day for Adult Patients

Like our teen patients, the adult men and women who come to our center enjoy a daily schedule while at Keystone.

Each day begins in the spirit of hope and promise. Men and women 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. These sessions and meetings are purposely part of each man and woman’s day, as they enable adults to look within themselves to discover inherent strengths, uncover contributing factors that may have led them to abuse substances, and form the skills required to refrain from further substance abuse in the future.

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. Our center is extremely conducive to healing and we encourage all men and women to spend time appreciating our ideal healing atmosphere.

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. We, at Keystone, believe that men and women can benefit greatly from being able to connect to one another and enhance their spiritual health, so we intentionally close out each day with activities that are meant to nourish the soul.

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 then participate in various group therapy sessions. Those who wish to attend religious services are also able to visit the many churches located near our campus.

Finally, just like with our teen patients, we welcome visitors to come to Keystone from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays to visit with the men and women we treat so that they too can remain connected with the family members and loved ones who are important to them.

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At Keystone Treatment Center, we are pleased to offer all who come for treatment with numerous methods of care that can help them reach their treatment goals. We are also proud to offer teens, women, and men with a structured schedule every day for the duration of their care so that they are able to make great strides in their healing journeys, experience a well-balanced life without the abuse of substances, and discover the benefits of being drug- and alcohol-free.

If you would like to learn more about the day-to-day life of those who come to Keystone to achieve sobriety, or if you would like to know more about visiting someone in our care, feel free to contact us at your convenience. Our staff is happy to answer any questions that you may have and can provide you with the information you wish to know about our life-changing services.

Keystone was a light in my life when I was surrounded by darkness. I am forever grateful for my time at their wonderful facility

– Anonymous Patient

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