What Do Rooms Look Like In Inpatient Drug Rehab?

The rooms in inpatient rehab vary depending on the treatment center. Some of them resemble hotel rooms, while others are more hospital-like. All of them feature twin or double beds along with dressers or closets. Other amenities may include mini fridges, TVs, and private bathrooms.

During inpatient rehab, doctors help you recover from drug addiction in a safe, supervised environment. Between treatment sessions, you get to relax in your own comfortable room. While these rooms vary depending on the treatment center, here’s what you can typically expect. 

Size & Appearance

The size and appearance of your room depends on the rehab center. Some rooms resemble hotel rooms or small apartments, while others are more hospital-like. 

In either case, rehab staff work hard to keep your room cozy and quiet so you can sleep, journal, meditate, and engage in other relaxing activities. These activities help you stay calm and focused on your treatment plan


The majority of rehab rooms feature either twin or double beds. Luxury rehab centers may have even larger beds. No matter the size, all beds include fresh blankets, sheets, and pillows. In some cases, staff may give you extra bedding upon request.

Storage & Amenities

Your room will also have a dresser, closet, or wardrobe to store your clothes. Depending on the facility, other amenities may include:

  • a nightstand with a lamp
  • a mini fridge
  • a TV
  • a DVD player

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Some rooms also have private bathrooms. If yours does not, you will have access to a community bathroom shared by multiple people. All bathrooms have toilets, sinks, and showers. 

Typically, rehab centers stock bathrooms with basic hygiene products, such as shampoo, soap, and toothpaste. You can also pack your own products if you prefer. Just ask the rehab center what types of products they allow. 

Most centers only allow unopened products that contain little to no alcohol. Alcohol sometimes appears in body wash, mouthwash, and other hygiene products.

Shared Kitchen Area 

You may also have access to a shared kitchen. In addition, some centers have shared living spaces with TVs, board games, or other forms of entertainment. These spaces allow you to relax and socialize with other people in your treatment program. By connecting with your peers, you can build a stronger support system. 

Common Questions About Rehab Rooms

Will You Have A Roommate?

While some facilities offer private rooms, most require you to live with at least one roommate. Although a private room might sound better, roommates offer multiple benefits. 

First, roommates can support and encourage you through the early days of recovery. This companionship can help you cope with difficult feelings like guilt, uncertainty, and hopelessness. You and your roommates can also hold each other accountable when battling drug cravings. 

In addition, in a shared room, you’re less likely to get bored. Boredom is a common cause of relapse. 

Despite these benefits, you still might prefer a private room. If you can’t get one, ask the rehab center about other areas where you can find privacy. 

For example, some centers have recreation rooms that get mostly empty at certain times of the day. Other centers have vast outdoor spaces where you can find a quiet spot to enjoy nature alone. 

Are Rehab Rooms Gender-Specific?

It depends on the rehab center. While the majority of rehab rooms are gender-specific, some are co-ed. Living in a gender-specific room during rehab helps promote safety as well as participation and focus on treatment and recovery.

Should You Pack Your Own Bedding?

Rehab centers generally supply fresh blankets, sheets, and pillows. However, you may want to bring your own bedding so you feel more at home. While most rehab centers allow these items, you should double-check before packing.

Can You Bring Your Cell Phone In Your Room?

Most rehab centers won’t let you bring your cell phone into your room. In fact, many centers don’t allow cell phones at all. Instead, patients must use a phone provided by the facility. This rule helps prevent people from calling drug dealers or others who may threaten their recovery.

Do Rehab Rooms Have Wi-Fi?

Some rehab centers allow you to use Wi-Fi in your room. However, you typically have to follow certain rules. For example, you might only be able to use Wi-Fi at certain times. The rehab center may also limit what websites you can visit. 

Can Your Pet Stay In Your Room?

Most rehab centers don’t allow pets. That’s because other people in the program may have pet allergies. In addition, some pets cause loud noises that may disrupt the peaceful environment. 

Even pet-friendly rehab centers might not allow you to keep your pet in your room. Instead, your pet may have to stay in an area designated for animals. Some centers also have pet-friendly rooms that cost more than standard rooms.

Do You Have To Shut Your Lights Off At A Certain Time?

In most cases, yes. 

This rule helps ensure that you stay on the same sleep schedule as the rest of the people in your treatment program. That way, you will have the energy to participate in each day’s scheduled activities, including group therapy sessions, support group meetings, and social events. 

To learn more about inpatient rehab, please reach out to Ohio Recovery Center. Our treatment programs offer medical detox, mental health counseling, and other evidence-based services as you relax in our cozy residential cottages.

  1. National Institute on Drug Abuse https://nida.nih.gov/publications/drugs-brains-behavior-science-addiction/treatment-recovery
  2. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus https://medlineplus.gov/druguseandaddiction.html

Written by Ohio Recovery Center Editorial Team

Published on: January 4, 2024

© 2024 Ohio Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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