The time you will spend in a rehab center has to count for something. When you walk out the door of the rehab facility with sobriety in your hip pocket, you will have cause to be proud. However, you need to understand that your journey of recovery is just getting underway. There are still mountains of temptation to climb and your triggers to overcome. Through our vast years of experience, we know how treacherous life can be for someone new to recovery.
It is for that very reason that we like to teach our clients about the importance of using available aftercare resources. We even take it one step further. We make sure our departing clients have direct access to the aftercare resources they will need to avoid relapses in the future. You see, the world you will be returning to after treatment is going to look a lot different than the world you were living in like an addict.
What has changed? Well, it’s you that has changed. You are no longer a slave to your drug of choice. What the future holds for you depends a great deal on your ability to stay sober. Some people go it alone without participating in aftercare programs. Still, others need that extra bit of help until they feel secure about their recovery. If you need aftercare resources, we want to make sure you know where to find them.
Specific Aftercare Resources
As we stated above, we want to make sure you have all the information you need about aftercare resources as you leave rehab. Whether you use them or not is up to you. If you can stay sober without using them, kudos to you. It is when you need them that you’ll be thankful you have access to the information you need. In the sections below, we are going to describe what we believe are the best aftercare resources out there in the community in which you live.
Additional Outpatient Counseling
It is very possible that successfully maintaining your recovery will entail nothing more than you continuing with treatment through some outpatient counseling. If you so desire, you can think of it as maintenance for your recovery. An hour a week of therapy could be enough to keep you on the path of recovery.
Sober Living Community
Upon leaving rehab, you might not yet be secure enough to test your sobriety. If you want a bridge to link rehab to you returning to your home environment, you might want to consider spending time in a sober living home. A sober living home is a group environment where people in various stages of recovery live together. They collectively form a support resource that provides comfort and care for people who are struggling to stay sober. The rules are very strict. They exist to help residents gain more confidence in their recovery. They also exist to help residents build some structure in their lives.
12 Step Programs
Twelve-Step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) exist so people who want to recover from their addictions have somewhere to go for support. Twelve-Step programs revolve around the concept of one addict helping another addict get sober and stay sober.
Rehab Alumni Programs and Events
All of our clients are dear to our hearts. That’s pretty common among the nation’s top treatment facilities. As a service to clients, a lot of rehab centers promote alumni programs and events. They do this as a means of helping recovering addicts meet each other so they can form friendships. Before you worry about your aftercare options, you need to come in and build a recovery so you have something worth protecting. We want to help you. If you contact us at 866-963-7200, we will use that as a chance to tell you about our services and facility.