By Jennifer McDougall
Aftercare and ongoing support are essential to any successful substance abuse and addiction treatment plan. These services help individuals maintain sobriety and prevent relapse after completing a rehabilitation program.
One of the main reasons why aftercare and ongoing support are so important is that they provide individuals with a supportive environment where they can continue to work on their recovery. This is particularly important because underlying causes drive addiction, and it is common for individuals to experience cravings and temptation even after completing a rehabilitation program.
Aftercare and ongoing support can take many forms, including support groups, therapy, and individual counseling. These services can help individuals develop coping skills, build a support network, and stay accountable for sobriety.
Another reason why aftercare and ongoing support are essential is that they can help individuals address any underlying issues that may have contributed to their addiction. For example, individuals may have mental health disorders or trauma that need to be addressed to maintain sobriety. Aftercare and ongoing support services can help individuals address these issues and develop the tools they need to manage them effectively.
It is also important to note that addiction often significantly impacts an individual’s relationships and social support network. Aftercare and ongoing support services can help individuals rebuild these relationships and develop a network of supportive individuals who can help them maintain sobriety.
In conclusion, aftercare and ongoing support are crucial components of a successful substance abuse and addiction treatment plan. These services provide individuals with a supportive environment where they can continue to work on their recovery and prevent relapse. In addition, aftercare and ongoing support services can help individuals maintain their sobriety and lead fulfilling lives in recovery by addressing underlying issues and rebuilding relationships.
At Passages, your treatment experience doesn’t end when you leave. We want you to stay sober for the long term, so we offer aftercare services to ensure that you continue the journey you started here. We can help you connect with a sober coach or sober living environment. During your treatment here, you’ll have weekly one-on-one meetings with our Continuing Care Specialist to build an external support system. We provide a comprehensive list of resources after you’ve graduated and tailored recommendations from your treatment team to help guide you in your next steps. To ensure you’re still part of the Passages community, our Continuing Care staff follows up on your journey and enables you to connect with alum resources.