I have gone to day treatments but never a clubhouse. I would think that most day treatments are different. I would think that most of them will encourage socializing. I don’t know how much socializing but the two I was in, ten years apart, had breaks to rest and talk, and support groups and classes. These were both pretty informal programs. I don’t know if there’s a number of days or times to go that is universal but I used to commit myself to go three o four days a week. I never set a date to end the day treatment, I just attended until my life changed and I had to move or I got a job and I didn’t need it anymore.
Thinking back the way they helped me was having that structure in my life. It got me out of the house three days a week. At that point, I was living with my dad but he was gone to work all day and I was in the middle of a relapse, and I had no daytime activities except going to the day treatment.
Instead of sitting home all day ruminating I went to the day treatments and it got me around people several days a week. If I wasn’t relapsing, I would say I had fun. We played games, we went on walks, we baked food. We had art classes. All this was very informal.