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When you come to Shorewood House for addiction treatment, you will engage in a recovery program designed to heal the whole person rather than addressing only the symptoms of addiction. With our focus on creating a positive, addiction-free life, your days will be filled with activities that are designed to help meet your individual recovery goals.

But you might be wondering what, exactly, to expect from addiction treatment during your first weeks at Shorewood House. Here is how we’ll start.


We have designed a structured treatment setting at Shorewood House. Each day consists of a balance of treatment services with time built in for self-reflection. From the time you wake up until the moment you settle in for a good night’s sleep, you will have access to a wide range of effective therapies.

As part of our structured treatment, we ask our clients to dine together and to wake up and retire to sleep at set times during the week. Weekends provide a little more flexibility, while still within the confines of our safe, evidence-based structure.

Personalized treatment plans 

At Shorewood House, you can expect a you-centered approach to the recovery journey. We collaborate with you, determine what you want to accomplish and, together, build a plan to help you meet those goals. For nearly all of our clients, personalized treatment plans include individual therapy once a week or more and a healthy mix of group therapies.

Our main focus is to help you heal psychologically, physically and spiritually from your addiction in a way that best fits you.

Variety of therapies

Led by our experienced and dedicated staff, our programming features an array of therapeutic activities to ensure you have a well-rounded treatment experience.

On a regular weekday, you’ll engage in a combination of individual therapy, group therapy and experiential therapy like art therapy or yoga. We also set aside time for quiet reflection or meditation to help process your recovery experiences.

See a typical week’s schedule here.

Compassionate, experienced team

Your care is entrusted to a team of passionate, licensed and credentialed treatment professionals using research-based best practices. Each of our Shorewood House team members has been specially-trained to address addiction, trauma and other mental health concerns.

Plus, with an extremely low participant-to-counselor ratio, we make sure you receive all the personal attention necessary as you progress through your treatment journey.

Hard work

Last but not least, you should expect that your journey to recovery includes some hard work. You will likely experience emotions you may have kept inside for a long time. There is no direct line in recovery from point A to point B.

But, as you begin building this strong foundation for lifelong health, wellness and recovery, you can also rest assured that you won’t be in this alone. We’re in this together, and mean it when we say: When you’re ready, we’re here.

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