2 Days Until The ODAAT Experiment. What You Need To Know!

If you don’t already know, the ODAAT experiment is designed to help those who may have been caught up in the daily, repetitive, insular circle that addiction causes us to live in.

The planner below will show you a rough outline for the day. It is up to you how much or little you do in each stage throughout the day, depending on your needs and commitments.

The Plan For The Day

Start – 09:00 – 10:00Wake up, Have some healthy breakfast, Take any prescribed/MAT meds
10:00 – 11:00Personal hygiene & Taking care of you
11:00 – 12:00Mindfulness/Meditation
12:00 – 13:00DIY Exercise & Breathing exercises
13:00 – 14:00Healthy lunch
14:00 – 15:00Rediscovering/Discovering hobbies & interests just for you
15:00 – 16:00Socialising with others & Getting out (COVID-19 safe)
16:00 – 17:003 Good deeds for the day
17:00 – 18:00Fellowship/Meetings/Recovery based activities
18:00 – 19:00Evening meal/Dinner
19:00 – 20:00Family time
20:00 – 21:00Mindfulness/Meditation/Journaling ect
21:00 – EndGetting ready for sleep/Winding down from the day

We understand that the journey from addiction is a lifelong one, with struggles along the way, however being better prepared by having a well structured routine based around recovery will help to ward off many of the common pitfalls that many addicts experience.

The 3 Levels Within The Experiment

For each of the above hourly sections, we will split them up into 3 different “levels”, this is an attempt to help you to get the most from the experiment based on your circumstances and what you hope to achieve from it. Again, it is up to you how much or little you do, however we would recommend that if you feel that you would most likely fit into the top 2 levels, that you follow more of the plan.

  1. For those will actively using and/or drinking and have not yet managed to maintain any period of abstinence/sobriety and may not have any idea where to start to restart their day.
  2. For those who are in the very early stages of their recovery and have managed to gain a small amount of time abstinent and/or sober, and may have have stopped using and or drinking within the last 120 days.
  3. For those who are more experienced in their recovery from substances and simply want a few pointers as to how they may make small changes to their daily life to reinforce and solidify their recovery.

What Do I Need To Do To Join In?

You don’t need to sign up or pay anything, you simply need to check out our website or social media pages at 09:00 on 30th April 2021. Each hour, on the hour, we will upload the next section for you to read and do. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Do I Need?

You don’t need special equipment or apps, however we do highly recommend that you buy yourself the following ingredients for your breakfast, lunch and dinner for the day as these will be the ingredients you will need if you wish to follow the recipes that we include. You can however amend any part of it if you have allergies, can’t get hold of, can’t afford or are allergic to certain ingredients. You can be creative, if you have healthy items you have already, by all means amend the recipes and include them as well!

You may notice that we haven’t included caffeinated drinks in the list such as tea, coffee or energy drinks. This is because they to technically are drugs too and can cause issues with relaxation and concentration when it comes to certain parts of the day such as meditation/mindfulness activities.

If you want to include tea or coffee then do so, but try to have as little as you possibly can and try at all costs to avoid energy/fizzy drinks of any type throughout the day.

Experiment Menu


1 cup oatmeal with ¼ cup of blueberries, raspberries, strawberries or a mixture of different fruits, and ¼ cup walnuts and half of a large banana

2 slices of toast (ideally on seeded bread, but any you like will do) with butter on top

1 medium-sized orange, apple or other fruit you enjoy

1 cup cooked spinach or ½ cup raw, with a teaspoon of olive oil

6 ounces of water

Mid-Morning Snack

1 cup cooked broccoli and sliced carrots

1 hard-boiled egg

½ cup of apple or orange slices

1 glass of fruit juice such as orange, apple, pineapple ect (ideally freshly squeezed and not from concentrate)


1 can or 4 ounces of tuna or small piece of frying steak

2 cups mixed salad

¾ of a cooked lentils (ideally red as they cook the quickest)

1 teaspoon olive oil

The other half of the banana from breakfast

6 ounces of water

Afternoon Snack

2 ounces of turkey breast

¾ of a cup of raspberries

¼ of an ounce of raisins

6 ounces of water


3 ounces of salmon or fish

¾ cup of brown rice

½ cup of wilted salad

½ cup baked sweet potato or baked sweet potato fries 

6 ounces of water

I Have A Question

In the meantime, if you have any questions or suggestions, please get in touch with us through our social media pages or by contacting us.

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Published by Drink ’n’ Drugs

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