Frequently Asked Questions

Residential, inpatient rehab can be disruptive to people’s professional and personal lives.  We know and understand.  However, if your life is one filled with struggle and pain because of substance abuse and addiction, then disrupting that is the point.  

Our team of professionals at New Day Recovery will make a thorough assessment for each individual who walks through our doors to determine the best form of treatment for that person.  If that assessment determines that you or your loved one should require inpatient treatment, it is because there needs to be some disruption to break unhealthy cycles and patterns.  35 days may seem like a huge amount of time right now, but in the big picture of your life and well-being, that investment is worth every second.  

Typically, we tell our clients to bring a week’s worth of casual clothes. We have a laundry room on-site, and we provide detergent to all our clients. We do make optional trips to Celebrate Recovery on Friday and church on Sunday, if you would like to bring clothes for those activities.

If you smoke or use tobacco products, then you will want to bring those materials.

Also, you will want to bring toiletries, such as a toothbrush, approved razors, shaving cream, etc. Clients that wear prescription glasses or contacts will want to make sure they bring materials sufficient for 30 days. You are also encouraged to bring any personal materials, such as books, pictures, or magazines that you can enjoy during your free time. Please do not bring any electronics (phone, computer, tablet, etc.)

We have vending machines with snacks and drinks, so you will most likely want to bring a small amount of cash or coins to spend for that. We do provide lockers to secure valuables. We also make occasional trips to a general store, so it is possible to pick up some food or toiletry items, if necessary.

Finally, you will need to bring any medications (non-narcotics) that you are currently prescribed.


  • One week’s worth of clothes.
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Razor/Shaving Cream
  • Cigarettes
    Cash for vending machines and occasional store
  • trips
  • Current prescription medications
  • Appropriate books, pictures, or magazines
  • Insurance cards

We have onsite laundry, and we provide detergent to our clients. We also provide soap and shampoo/conditioner, but if you have a preference then feel free to bring your own.


Items not Allowed:

Electronics (phone, tablet, computer)
Pornography or inappropriate materials


Our program at New Day Recovery can span up to 60 days, with the average length of stay at about 28 days.

The visitation hours for inpatient programs are on weekends, Saturday and Sunday from 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is a comprehensive approach to addressing opioid addiction. By utilizing medication to minimize cravings and withdrawal symptoms, and combining it with counseling and support, MAT stands as the most effective solution for overcoming opioid dependency. Learn More

Though methadone and buprenorphine interact with the same brain regions as other opioids, their prescribed use substantially lowers the likelihood of misuse, abuse, and addiction.
Throughout your treatment, understanding the reasons behind your opioid use is essential. Our counseling sessions assist you in altering your thought patterns and behaviors while teaching you effective coping strategies for stress. Additionally, you’ll gain insight into the nature of addiction and how to sustain your recovery.
Building a supportive community during treatment can provide you with accountability and motivation in the early stages of recovery. If you’re experiencing strained relationships with family and friends, group counseling, recovery meetings, or other support groups can offer you acceptance and compassion from peers who understand your journey.
After managing your cravings and withdrawal symptoms through medication, our focus shifts towards enhancing your overall well-being. We will support you in adopting a balanced diet, staying hydrated, engaging in regular exercise, and establishing a healthy sleep routine to improve your physical, mental, and emotional health.

Yes, we have a women-only inpatient program at New Day Recovery in Shreveport, LA. We have gender-specific groups and housing. In addition, we have strong case management support for women in early recovery such as family social services and much more.