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A Day in the Life

The following illustrates a sample "day in the life" of a student at Alina Lodge.

This schedule was developed and refined over decades of transforming hope into fact while delivering excellent long term addiction treatment and rehabilitation for alcohol and drug abuse as well as other addictions.



Daily Schedule

Attendance is required at all scheduled activities. Students are to be seated 10 minutes before sessions begin.

7:00 a.m. Rising Time
7:30 a.m. Breakfast in Gratitude Hall
Students should not be in the dining room until 7:15 a.m., except those with kitchen jobs.
Everyone should get their beverage and be seated by 7:20 a.m.
Morning reading is done at 7:25 a.m.
8:00 a.m.

Assigned residence and community chores

9:00 a.m.

Orientation for new students; Buddies also attend. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; Nicotine film on Tuesday

10:15 a.m. Lecture
12:15 p.m. Lunch in Gratitude Hall (Noon on Sunday)
2:00 p.m. Student session - for all
3:00 p.m.

Free time
This time is used for doing assignments, counselor conferences, walking, the gym, reading and socializing with peers.

5:45 p.m.

Dinner in Gratitude Hall - (6:15 p.m. Saturday)

7:30 p.m.

Evening session for all (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday)

8:00 p.m. AA Meetings; Thursday & Saturday
10:00 p.m.

All activities end. TV sets off. ping pong and billiards components collected. (11:00 p.m. on Thursday and Saturday)

11:15 p.m. Lights Out

Sample Weekly Schedule

Sunday 9:30 Family Program Orientation
  9:00 - 9:50 Women's Aerobics
  10:10 - 11:00 Men's Aerobics
  11:00 Family Program Lecture
  2:00 Lecture
  7:30 Narcotics Anonymous
Monday 9:00 Orientation
  10:15 Lecture
  2:00 Small Groups
  7:30 Lecture
Tuesday 9:00 - 9:50 Women's Aerobics
  9:00 - 9:45 NA Basic Text: Men, Facilitator
  10:05 - 11:00 Men's Aerobics
  10:10 - 11:00 NA Basic Text: Women, Facilitator
  2:00 Small Groups
  7:30 Lecture
Wednesday 9:00 Orientation
  10:15 Lecture
  2:00 AA Big Book
  7:30 Lecture
Thursday 9:00 - 9:50 Women: Step Meeting
  9:00 - 9:50 Men's Aerobics
  10:10 - 11:10 Men: Step Meeting
  10:05 - 10:55 Women's Aerobics
  2:00 Case Management Groups
  8:00 Speakers Meeting
Friday 9:00 Orientation
  10:15 Lecture
  2:00 Small Groups
  7:30 Video
Saturday 9:00 - 10:00 Men's Discussion Group
  9:00 - 10:00 Women's Discussion Group
  1:45 Music
  4:00 Art
  8:00 Anniversary