Typical Day


At The Ranch, you’ll live in a house with a small group of peers. This setting helps you develop close, supportive relationships and practice recovery skills. You’ll prepare and eat your meals together, beginning with “mindful breakfast” around 7 am. You’re encouraged to use meals as a mindfulness activity, engaging all of your senses: taste, smell and touch. Fitness can be engaged in daily with walking, jogging, basketball and other activities. Gym time, with access to weights and cardio equipment, is scheduled twice per week. From 9:30 to 11 am, you’ll attend primary addiction therapy group sessions that focus on processing emotions, developing boundaries and once a week attending adventure therapies.

7:00 am – 8:00 am Mindful Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:30 am Community Group

8:30 am – 9:00 am Meditation Practice

9:30 am – 11:00 am Primary Therapy Group with Primary Therapist


Lunch takes place from 12 to 1 pm. Following lunch, you will attend one of several therapeutic groups depending on the day. These are typically psychoeducational groups where you’ll learn about a number of addiction or mental health topics. Other days, you’ll take part in experiential therapies during this time as well as having your weekly individual therapy session. You may also be participating in equine therapy with horses or 12-step work depending on the day.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Therapeutic Groups, Psychoeducational Groups, Experiential Exercises, Learning Tasks Groups, DBT Skills Groups, and/or Recovery Groups


Evenings offer the opportunity to evaluate and reflect on your day. There’s personal time for homework and other activities. Twelve-step support groups and staff-facilitated groups provide additional opportunities for feedback and mirroring. We’ll discuss the day with a group review, and close with meditation and reflection.

5:45 pm – 6:45 pm Dinner

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm 12-Step Meeting / Personal Time and Homework

8:00 pm – 8:30 pm Daily Review / 10th Step / Reflection