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An Overview of Aftercare

What is Aftercare?

The world possesses millions of people struggling with drug and alcohol abuse. While addiction is a debilitating brain disease, it can be successfully treated.

When talking about addiction as a brain disease, try to think of it as a chronic disease like arthritis or diabetes. These conditions tend to be lifelong with no specific cure. However, there are effective ways to treat the symptoms and manage the condition. The same goes for addiction. Detox, counseling and aftercare are all effective ways to treat a substance use disorder.

Here at Golden Road Recovery, we ensure that each and every client is set up for success in recovery. We will start working on your aftercare plan while you’re in treatment, and when you complete our program, you will leave with this plan in place. We also have addiction specialists who ensure your aftercare remains ongoing.

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Why continue Treatment?

The benefits of aftercare

Aftercare planning is crucial to a healthy recovery. Even if someone attends the best treatment program and makes significant changes to their life, there is a chance of relapse. This chance is much higher in the early stages of recovery.

To reduce this risk, solid aftercare planning is essential. By working with clinicians and medical experts, you can uncover your barriers to sobriety, as well as how to deal with addiction triggers once you leave treatment.

In order to be effective, aftercare planning should happen before you leave inpatient treatment. Residential treatment can feel long while you’re there, but in the grand scheme of things, it only takes up a fraction of your life. While this type of treatment is intensive, it does not cure addiction. To stay sober, you must constantly work at recovery.

Here are some benefits to receiving continued care:

– Make the recovery process less stressful

– Provide you with a solid foundation

– Increase confidence and self-esteem

– Align you with the treatment resources you need

– Customize the plan based on your goals

WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS? TYPES OF AFTERCARE

Drug abuse is similar to a chronic disease, as mentioned earlier. Therefore, continuous treatment is the best plan of action for overcoming addiction. This continuous treatment is what we refer to as aftercare.

Aftercare comes after completing an addiction treatment program like residential rehab or intensive inpatient rehab. When you return home to live with your family, you’ll follow your aftercare plan and get the built-in support you need from your family, 12-step groups and community resources.

Another option is to reside in sober living after completing a drug rehab program. Sober living homes are safe places where recovering addicts can reside while they continue their recovery. They can gradually integrate into society while living in a safe, secure home with other like-minded individuals. Sober living homes are highly recommended for those who don’t have a supportive home life.

The first few months after treatment are some of the hardest because you’re still learning new coping strategies, experiencing strong cravings and navigating a new life. Most people benefit from 3-6 months of aftercare, though some need longer. Continue with aftercare for as long as your therapists recommend it. Expect support groups and therapy to be ongoing.

HOW GOLDEN ROAD RECOVERY DOES AFTERCARE. OUR AFTERCARE PLANNING PROCESS

Here at Golden Road Recovery’s inpatient drug and alcohol treatment center in Chatsworth, we begin the aftercare planning early on in the treatment process. You can expect to meet with one of our client care coordinators to work on your options for Addiction Aftercare Plan and continued treatment once you complete our Inpatient Program.

We believe in the power of continued care, especially when it comes to avoiding relapse, hence coming up with a Substance Abuse Aftercare Plan is important. We know that 60-90 days after you quit using is the typical time period when most relapses occur. In an effort to avoid relapse completely, we ensure our clients are set up for continued success once they leave our program. A lot of Relapse Prevention Activities are conducted to ensure that utmost care to the relapse prone patients.

Our aftercare options typically include the following suggestions, though expect some changes based on your individual needs and goals:

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is one of the most common aftercare options. This option allows you to live at home or in a sober living house and attend treatment sessions a few times during the week. The continuum for outpatient care includes partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment, which typically occur in a step-down manner.

Individual Therapy

In this option, you meet with a therapist one-on-one to advance the progress made in inpatient treatment. It is typically suggested to attend weekly therapy sessions to continue exploring the core issues that led to your substance abuse.

Group Therapy

Group therapy encourages you to work with others in a group setting. Here you get to share your stories and listen to others’ experiences. It’s reassuring to know that you are not alone. Group therapy also allows you to strengthen your social skills, learn new coping strategies and meet recovery milestones.

Peer Support Groups

These are several fellowship programs worth joining, including Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous and SMART Recovery. In these groups, you gain support and encouragement from peers who share similar experiences. Most support groups are open to everyone. They’re also anonymous and confidential and held all over the United States.

Sober Living Homes

Although sober living is not an official level of care in terms of the standard treatment protocols, it has been shown to be a highly beneficial aspect in treating addiction. Here you live in a safe and sober environment with other recovering addicts and learn to become productive members of society. Most of the time, sober living homes have structured rules like curfews, chores and meeting attendance requirements.

CONTINUE YOUR JOURNEY OF RECOVERY. LET US HELP YOU ON YOUR ROAD TO RECOVERY

At Golden Road Recovery, our aftercare services in Southern California cater to individuals on the road to sobriety from drug or alcohol abuse. With our expert and dedicated assistance, your treatment experience will be completely personalized to your individual needs and personal goals.

Additionally, our team of experts provides the committed care you need to gain back your life. With the right support, you can win your battle against addiction and learn to love your new life as a sober and productive individual. The best part is, you’re never alone. We will be here to guide you down the right path.

Golden Road Recovery offers a safe and comfortable environment where our treatment programs occur. With group sessions, individualized therapies and more, sobriety is within reach. Contact us today to learn more at 1-877-44-DETOX.

 

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Types of Aftercare

Drug abuse is similar to a chronic disease, as mentioned earlier. Therefore, continuous treatment is the best plan of action for overcoming addiction. This continuous treatment is what we refer to as aftercare.

Aftercare comes after the period of inpatient addiction treatment care, such as intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment. Another option recovering addicts have after leaving inpatient treatment is going to sober living.  Sober living homes are a safe place for recovering addicts to live in for an extended period of time. While living in a sober living home, residents are able to reintegrate into society while living in a space with like minded individuals. 

During life after treatment, developments take place that indicates how well the recovery is reinforcing. There are also high chances of relapse during this time. Therefore, it is imperative to opt for an aftercare program.

You can select from several aftercare treatment options that will safeguard you against a relapse. Those treatment options also help you expand the coping strategies that you learn during your rehabilitation period.

These options include outpatient treatment, individual counseling, 12 step & non-12 Step support groups, and sober living homes. Through these aftercare options you can decrease the likeliness of relapse.

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How Golden Road Recovery Does Aftercare

Our Aftercare Planning Process

Here at Golden Road Recovery’s inpatient drug & alcohol treatment center in Chatsworth, we begin the aftercare planning early on in the treatment process. You can expect to meet with one of our client care coordinators to work on your options for aftercare and continued treatment once you complete our inpatient program.

We believe in the power of continued care, especially when it comes to avoiding relapse. We know that 60-90 days after you quit using is the typical time period when most relapses occur. In an effort to avoid relapse completely, we ensure our clients are set up for continued care once they leave our program.

Our aftercare options typically include the following suggestions, although these are just a few of the different types of aftercare options when treating drug & alcohol abuse. Suggested services include:

Outpatient treatment is one of the most common aftercare options when treating addiction. In this option, you get to live at home or in a sober living, and attend treatment sessions a few times during the week. Outpatient options include partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient treatment options, which typically occur in a step-down manner to allow you access to continued treatment.

In this option, you meet with a therapist one-on-one to continue furthering your progress you made in inpatient treatment. It is typically suggested to continue weekly individual therapy sessions to continue working on the core issues that lead to substance abuse to begin with.

In this treatment option, you work in a group setting. Here you get to share and listen to experiences related to addiction, build on your social and coping skills, and continue working towards sobriety with each other’s help.

These are fellowship programs, such as Narcotics Anonymous, Alcoholics Anonymous, and SMART Recovery. In these, you gain support and encouragement from peers who have been in the same position as you. Support groups like 12 Step Programs and SMART Recovery are free to attend and are hosted all over the United States.

Although sober living is not an official level of care in terms of the standard treatment protocols, it has been shown to be a highly beneficial aspect in treating addiction. Here you live in a safe & sober environment, with other recovering addicts and learn to become productive members of society. Most times, sober living homes have structured rules such as curfew, meeting requirements and offer constant accountability in early recovery.

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Let Us Help You On Your Road to Recovery

Our aftercare services in Southern California cater to individuals on the road to sobriety from alcohol and drug abuse. With our expert and dedicated assistance, you can be rest assured that your treatment experience will be completely individualized to your personal needs when treating substance abuse. 

Our team of experts provides just the committed care you need and help you gain back control over your wellbeing and your health. You will be able to win your battle against addiction as we gently and persistently guide you and take care of you.

We have a safe and comfortable environment where ourhttp:// treatment programs occur. With group sessions, individualized therapies, and lots more, you will be a brand-new sober person soon enough. Contact us today to learn more at (877) 446-0972.

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