Continuing Care

Continuing CareThe 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:

  • Sober Living Programs – Sober Living (also referred to as halfway houses) is a treatment program for those who need a strictly controlled living environment even after completion of a 30-day program.  Her House offers Sober living locations at our beautiful facilities in Southern California.   Sober Living patients live at one of our specialized houses with fellow recovering addicts and house managers while spending their days at work or school.   The Sober Living programs offer a viable alternative to outpatient meetings for those in recovery.
  • Alumni Programs – Her House has real options for long-term recovery with our Alumni program. We’ve found that people in recovery benefit greatly from building a community together with others in a similar mindset who’ve gone through similar struggles.  To achieve this, we organize events such as BBQs, live concerts, meet-and-greets, and outdoor day trips (for example, to the beach).  Her House alumni programs allow women in recovery to bond with other women who know what they’ve gone though, and to support each other and each other’s recover
  • 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.

Discipline
Any of our patients point to the discipline they had during inpatient treatment as the most important factor in their recovery. At Her House Sober Living programs, we can help you continue that discipline into their recovery. Most houses require patients to agree to strict rules before admitting. Normally this means curfews, chore assignments, drug testing, and behavioral restrictions. These can help the recovering addict put their lives in order. Violations can lead to negative marks and even expulsion from the house.
Safe Environment
His and Her House Sober Living programs offer a place where recovering addicts can be assured of a drug-free, productive environment where they can continue their own personal growth and recovery. We offer gender-specific houses, for women only, to help our patients remove distractions and social pressure from gender roles in their recovery.
Structure and Social Support
Some professionals consider sober living to be like “living at a meeting.” Residents at our Palm Houses have a built-in support system of their peers in the place where they live. This social support, this community of survivors, is an essential part of long-term addiction rehabilitation.
A Lifelong Journey
Continuing care programs are essential for the long-term sobriety of any recovering addict or alcoholic; it’s unrealistic to think that completing an inpatient or outpatient treatment program will permanently eliminate all cravings or trigger to relapse. Whether it’s Sober Living, joining the Alumni program, or even committing to attending NA or AA meetings, your path to sobriety is smoothest when you take steps to ensure continuing care in your life.

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.


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