The rehabilitation process is much more than detox and a few weeks at a facility. Many addicts feel overwhelmed by the calls, the assessments, various therapy sessions and feel their journey is over after inpatient treatment. After all, that’s the point of rehab! However, the professional staff at His and Her House, experienced in addiction treatment and in many cases personally aware of the struggles involved in addiction, are ready to help ensure your treatment is more than just a quick fix.
Discharge from a residential addiction treatment program is just the first step in the lifelong journey towards recovery.
What is Continuing Care?
Continuing care, also known as aftercare, eases the transition to life after inpatient treatment through a series of meetings and programs. Relapse is an ever-present concern for recovering addicts. It can be very difficult to avoid using when entering social situation, especially those which might include alcohol or even drugs; for example, in many cases, the patient’s social circle centered around the use of a particular drug or drugs. His and Her House Continuing Care programs are there to help our alumni avoid these temptations, learn to avoid triggers, learn to cope with situations where substance abuse is present, and to rebuild healthy relationships with friends and family.
There are many continuing care treatment options for our alumni. Some examples:
- Meetings and Chapters – We strongly encourage our Alumni to engage in meetings with 12 step programs such as Alcoholic Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. In fact, Her House treatment plans are based in the 12 step-program themselves. These meetings are proven over decades to help addicts maintain their sobriety in the long term and to help rebound from relapses when and if they occur.
The Advantages of Sober Living
Sober Living programs are proven to help patients excise harmful behavior from their lives and to help recovering addicts maintain long-term sobriety.
Recovery is a journey. It’s a long and sometimes difficult road, and everyone needs “roadside assistance” from time to time. Continuing care programs give you the fuel you need to continue your journey with success.
Please call our treatment specialists today if you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. We can help you personalize your treatment plan and get your life back on track.