Knowing what to expect prior to coming in to Chapman House will help make your transition and recovery successful.

What to Expect on Your First Day

When you arrive, our intake coordinator alongside our licensed physician or nursing staff will complete a comprehensive detoxification assessment. This assessment will inform the physician and the treatment team of any specific needs or current medication areas that require immediate attention. You will be given the opportunity to get settled into your room and meet your program peers. You will be assigned a primary counselor within the first 24 hours of your arrival. We welcome your questions prior to your admission and at any time during your time with us

  • Personal hygiene — Bring shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, and other personal items. No products that contain alcohol, such as mouthwash and hairspray, are allowed.
  • Comfortable clothes — Pack four to five days’ worth of clothing.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and slippers
  • Hats, caps and sunglasses — Bring any protective wear you require in preparation for outdoor activities.
  • Phone numbers, stamps, envelopes and addresses
  • Small photos of your children and/or family members for your personal area
  • Insurance card and driver’s license
  • List of current medications, including dosage and instructions
  • “Leave of Absence” paperwork, if indicated — We provide SDI paperwork
  • Drug related paraphernalia, suggestive clothing and any more jewelry other than what you wear
  • Food, candy, beverages
  • Vitamins, herbs, nutritional supplements, illegal substances
  • Pillows and blankets, cash, jewelry, and credit cards in excess of $25 will be kept in the recovery center safe
A Day at Chapman House

New schedules are provided each week that are customized to meet your needs. We offer a wide variety of recreational and social activities that change every week. We offer activities throughout the entire day to minimize downtime.

Below is a sample of a day in the life at Chapman House

7:00  AM
7:45  AM
8:30  AM
10:00  AM
11:00  AM
12:00  PM
1:00  PM
Physical Wellness Treatment
Behavioral Health Group
Relapse Prevention Group
Lunch | Reflection Period
Nutrition and Wellness Group
2:00  PM
3:00  PM
4:00  PM
5:00  PM
6:30  PM
7:30 PM
10:30 PM
One-on-One Therapy
Expressive Therapies in Recovery
Therapeutic Community Group
Recovery Meeting
Proud to be Sober Activities
Lights Out