What is the purpose of Aftercare?
Our Aftercare Program has been designed to keep you from drinking or using drugs and to ensure you stay engaged in your recovery during the transition from rehab back to the outside world. Your new sober life will have its unique challenges and our Aftercare Services will help you in the following ways:
- Identify supportive individuals and groups who can support your sobriety
- Learn how to make healthy choices about your lifestyle, activities and relationships
- Learn new coping skills and reinforce existing coping skills you learned in rehab
- Identify your own triggers and cravings to prevent a relapse
- Develop a clinical understanding of how to minimize the damage of a relapse
When does Aftercare start?
Aftercare is one of the most important stages of the rehab process and it begins once you’ve completed a recovery program and are ready to make the transition back to your community. People who stay drug/alcohol-free after rehab often attribute their success to participation in a quality Aftercare Program. Through these services you will learn how to stay connected to other people who share your goals and values — people who can motivate and inspire you — as you create the future you desire.
What to expect during Aftercare:
- Relapse Prevention Therapy (RPT): RPT aims to limit or prevent relapses by helping you anticipate circumstances that are likely to provoke a relapse. You will learn strategies to help you handle all high-risk situations in advance. This can be achieved by creating and following an effective relapse prevention plan.
- Family education and counseling: During Aftercare, the family will play a critical role in the success of your recovery. Family counseling and education programs help you create an atmosphere of trust and hope at home.
- Counseling and therapy: Counseling is a vital part of recovery. Our experienced therapists will help you identify some of the challenges you may face while back in the community such as dealing with conflict at home, coping with job stress, educating family members about addiction, and facing known triggers and cravings.