A Day in the Life at Sivana Rehab: Journey Through Recovery

When considering a stay at a drug rehabilitation centre like Sivana Rehab, one of the most common curiosities is what a typical day looks like. At Sivana, we blend a structured, healing-focused schedule with the serenity and beauty of Bali, creating a unique and effective path to recovery. Although everyone’s experience will be unique, let’s walk through a typical day at our centre, enriched with real-life experiences from past clients.

Morning: Awakening to Wellness

A day at the  Sivana Rehab Facility begins with the sun rising over Bali’s tranquil landscapes. Clients are encouraged to start their day with a mindfulness session, which could include meditation or yoga. This practice sets a tone of calmness and focus for the day ahead.

Client Insight: Christina, 28-day program Christina found these morning rituals particularly impactful. “Starting the day amidst Bali’s natural beauty and engaging in mindfulness grounded me and prepared me for the day’s sessions,” she shares. This serene start is vital to our holistic approach to recovery.

Mid-Morning: Engaging in Therapy

After breakfast, which our in-house chef prepares to cater to nutritional needs and recovery, clients engage in various therapy sessions. These could include individual counselling, cognitive-behavioural therapy, or group therapy sessions. This is when the core work of addressing the roots of addiction happens.

From Deano’s experience, Deano, who stayed with us for a significant period, reflects on this part of the day: “The therapy sessions were insightful and essential. They helped me confront and understand my addiction in ways I hadn’t before.”

Can Family Members Be Involved in the Rehab Process?

Engaging in a rehabilitation program is a profound journey, not just for the individual struggling with addiction but also for their family. At the Sivana Rehabilitation Program, we recognize the family’s crucial role in the recovery process. In this article, we explore how family involvement is integrated into our approach and the transformative impact it can have.

The Role of Family in Recovery

Family involvement in the rehab process is a fundamental aspect of holistic healing. At Sivana, we believe that recovery is not just about the individual; it’s about rebuilding and strengthening the support system around them. This approach is embedded in our program, ensuring the recovery journey is inclusive and supportive.

Adrienne, who completed our 60-day program, shared her experience: “The team adapted my program to include one-on-one counselling with my husband, which helped me no end. I highly recommend Sivana as a great place to start your recovery.”

Specialized Programs for Different Addictions at Sivana Rehab

In the realm of addiction recovery, one size certainly does not fit all. This truth forms the bedrock of Sivana Rehab’s philosophy. Our diverse array of programs is meticulously designed to cater to the specific needs of different addiction types. Let’s delve into the various specialized programs available and hear firsthand from those who’ve walked this transformative path at Sivana Rehab.

Understanding the Diversity in Addiction Treatment

  1.   Inpatient Treatment Programs: These are intensive residential programs ideal for those grappling with severe addiction. Here, clients live on-site, receiving constant care and a structured routine conducive to recovery.
  2.   Outpatient Treatment Programs: Tailored for individuals with milder addiction or those with unavoidable daily responsibilities, these programs allow clients to continue living at home while attending regular treatment sessions.
  3.   Holistic Treatment Programs: At Sivana Rehab, we believe in healing the whole person, not just the addiction. Our holistic approach combines traditional therapy with alternative treatments, focusing on mind, body, and spirit wellness.
  4.   Therapy-Focused Programs: These programs emphasize psychological healing, utilizing modalities like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to address the mental aspects of addiction.

Client Testimonial: Christina, 28-day program Christina found respite in our holistic approach, surrounded by Bali’s natural beauty. “The peaceful atmosphere and dedicated staff helped me immensely. I learned crucial lessons about myself and the journey to recovery,” she recalls. Her experience underscores the significance of a tailored, nurturing environment.

The Path to the Right Rehab: A Guide to Making an Informed Choice

Embarking on the recovery journey is a profoundly personal and pivotal decision, where choosing the right rehab plays a crucial role. Sivana Rehab, nestled in the heart of Bali’s serene landscape, offers a unique approach to recovery, blending traditional healing with modern therapeutic practices.

The Philosophy Behind Sivana Rehab

At the core of Sivana Rehab’s philosophy is the belief that effective recovery extends beyond abstaining from substances. It involves a deeper exploration of the underlying causes of addiction. Our comprehensive 28-day program is a testament to this belief, aiming to heal the body, mind, and spirit. Integrating Western and Eastern medical practices nurtures deep wellness across all life aspects.

From Our Clients: Adrienne’s Story (60-day program) Adrienne’s experience at Sivana was transformative. She was drawn to the spiritual depth of our 12-step program. “The retreat-like environment, coupled with excellent food and therapeutic activities, made a significant impact,” she says. Her recovery was further enhanced by the program’s adaptability, including personalized counselling sessions that involved her husband, a critical aspect of her journey.

7 Ways Adopting A Pet And Welcoming It Into Your Home Can Aid Addiction Recovery

7 Ways Adopting A Pet And Welcoming It Into Your Home Can Aid Addiction Recovery

Every individual who is trying to escape drug addiction will react in different ways to specific treatments and therapies, and whilst drug rehab will be the solution for many, there are additional means that can support recovery. These include group therapies, supplemental counselling, taking up a pastime or hobby such as gardening, meditation, and as you might gather from the title of this article, adopting a pet.

Pet ownership has many benefits for those who are not in the process of recovering from drug addiction, but when the pet’s owner is recovering from drug addiction, those benefits are magnified. Given the rewards of being free of drug addiction, it is amazing to think of just how much adopting, owning, and caring for a pet can contribute to what can be a life-changing scenario.

As for some of the specific benefits of pet ownership that can be gained by those who are recovering from drug addiction, we have outlined seven of them below. You will note that we do not specify what type of pet an individual should own, as each will likely have their favourite. So whether it is a dog, cat, parrot, rabbit or hamster, the key point is that these, and any other pet you can think of, will all have a positive impact on those recovering from drug addiction.

Instilling A Sense Of Responsibility

Owning any pet is a considerable responsibility, and that should be considered a positive aspect of pet ownership, rather than an onerous one. The discipline of caring for a pet, including ensuring it is properly fed and remains healthy, can help during recovery, as does the fact that the individual is focusing their attention away from their own needs.

Encourages Physical Activity

Admittedly this will apply more to certain pets such as dogs than it will to others, to the extent that if physical exercise is something an individual wishes to gain from adopting a pet, then a dog is the most obvious choice. Simply taking a dog for a walk two or three times a day will boost energy and stamina for the owner and the dog alike.

Post-Rehab: Can You Reclaim Your Career?

The rehabilitation journey at Sivana Rehab is profound, often leading to a pivotal question: “Post-rehab, is it possible to regain my professional standing?” Here at Sivana Rehab, our approach transcends the confines of mere addiction treatment; it’s about nurturing you for a holistic re-entry into all life spheres, especially your career.

The Intersection of Recovery and Career

Understanding the challenges of reintegrating into a professional environment, post-rehab is at the heart of Sivana Rehab’s philosophy. Our 28-day program is not only to liberate you from the grips of addiction but also to arm you with the essential tools and self-assurance required for a triumphant return to your professional life.

A Chapter from Christina’s Recovery (28-day program) Christina’s time at Sivana Rehab was surrounded by Bali’s serene aura, significantly impacting her healing. “The centre’s serene environment, combined with the staff’s dedication, paved the way for my focused recovery,” she remarks. Interwoven with individualized attention, such a nurturing backdrop set the stage for her to re-approach her professional duties with a refreshed mindset.

Choosing Gratitude

When I was first introduced to treatment and recovery in a 12-step group, I heard people laughing and talking about how grateful they were to be an alcoholic or drug addict in recovery.  These people talked about the years of happy sober living they had.  I simply could not believe that anyone could put together any length of time without using, OR, that they could be happy and face the challenges in life without mind-altering substances.

I was sure that I was the only person who had suffered from the abuses that lead me to drinking and drugging, and that if ‘they’ had gone through what ‘I’ had gone through, they couldn’t face a single day without using either. And, I was sure that these people were lying – no one can stay sober for that long!

I was a mess when I landed in treatment, and could not imagine ever being happy again.  I was victimized by physical and verbal abuse for so long that I believed everything my perpetrator said was true about me, even though I also knew what a liar this person was.  I had lost everything I’d worked for my entire adult life – including my kids – to this abusive person.  I was angry, vengeful and very broken.  I had been a victim for so long, it was my identity and I didn’t know how to not be a victim.

At some point early on in my recovery, my sponsor suggested that I start a gratitude list.  I scoffed.  After some discussion, I agreed to write down 2 things I was grateful for every day for the next week.

This was the beginning of my growth from being a victim to taking back my power, finding joy, and eventually finding sobriety and serenity.

A Tool For Recovery

A Tool For Recovery

The transition away from a life of impulse and feeding unhealthy desires, into a lifestyle of self discipline and thoughtful action is not an impossible journey but it is a most difficult one. To make such a journey we need support and we need tools, tools that help raise our self awareness and give us confidence in times of weakness. There is an old acronym familiar to those in recovery which serves as a helpful reminder that, when we find ourselves vulnerable and battling temptations, we are often ignoring some very basic human needs.


Each of these letters represents a very natural human condition and a high-risk situation which can lead to us inviting a harmful thing back into our lives.

Hungry: When we are hungry our bodies are trying to communicate a vital need that requires attention, “nourish me”, it says. Hunger is not be confused with feeling like having a snack, it is the deeper, more persistent, voice that craves good healthy foods and water. Our brains and body can only function using the nutrients found in the food and drink that we put in. For example, when we eat too much sugar and not enough proteins, vitamins, and minerals, our ability to focus and to think clearly soon suffers. Many drugs and alcohol are appetite suppressants and when we stop our hunger returns. Without enough hydration our energy level will sink and we can begin to resort to our quick fixes or pick me ups, in order to quiet the unsatisfied voice of hunger.