Once discharged readjusting to everyday life can be difficult and stressful. Because it’s common to relapse back into old patterns within the first few months post-treatment, continuing aftercare programs is crucial to the overall drug recovery process.
Aftercare, also known as continuing care, is a stage that occurs after the completion of a treatment program. During this stage clients no longer require the level of services provided during treatment and are generally able to function in the “real world” with strong aftercare programs/ discharge plans, community engagement, and limited interaction with professionals.
Maintain sobriety – Aftercare Programs
Soon after admission, the primary therapist and treatment team collaboratively work with clients to begin the development of strong, customized discharge plans to help maintain sobriety. These plans are continually refined and tailored, as appropriate, with addiction treatment center progression. Upon discharge, clients are armed with the contacts and resources needed to continue along the road to drug recovery and sober travel.