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Ongoing Support From Substance Abuse

Our graduates need a support system that inspires them to set goals, celebrates their accomplishments and helps them face drug abuse triggers. When you leave our substance abuse treatment program, you’ll continue to receive treatment for as long as necessary.

Many clients continue to visit treatment facilities so they can receive a few hours of addiction therapy each week without committing to outpatient care. Talk to counselors about your challenges to enhance your outlook on life.

What Is Aftercare?

Our specialists design an aftercare program that meets your physical, spiritual and mental health needs, giving you the tools for success at home. Aftercare entails:

  • Support groups
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Mental health services administration
  • Medication management
  • Follow-ups and accountability
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Benefits of Aftercare for Addiction

Relapse Prevention

An aftercare program eases you back into normal life so you don’t feel overwhelmed, potentially triggering a relapse. You’ll move through the recovery process at your own pace. Whenever you need help, your treatment facility is waiting.

Professional Treatment

Rehab facilities provide medical care, psychiatric treatment and counseling from licensed therapists who work with recovering addicts. When you graduate from your residential treatment program, you’ll keep working with the experts who offered your previous treatment.

Sober Living Homes

A sober living home provides a safe place to go to work, take on responsibilities and visit family members as you maintain sobriety. Staff members at sober living homes provide support, structured schedules and accountability while you resume your life.

Help for Chronic Conditions

Many people turn to drug use for relief from physical and mental health conditions. Aftercare programs teach healthy coping skills for chronic issues, such as taking medication as directed and changing your thought patterns so you don’t return to substance abuse.

Realistic Goal Setting

Goals and planning keep you focused during the recovery process. Addiction aftercare programs help you look forward to the future and make plans to prevent a possible relapse, including regrouping with your treatment team.

Strong Support Systems

Newly sober people need encouragement to keep going. With an aftercare program, you’ll attend mutual support groups that listen to your challenges, relate to your substance abuse history and help you stay on track. You can also get education for loved ones suffering from their own drug use disorders.

How it Works

How it works

Our inpatient treatment center develops individualized treatment plans for each resident outlining the services needed, depending on the severity of their substance use disorder. Mental health care is also provided for co-occurring disorders and can include individual and group therapy sessions or holistic methods, such as art and exercise therapy. We also specialize in trauma-informed care. Because many individuals with substance abuse issues also display symptoms of trauma, we can help uncover the relationship between addiction and traumatic experiences. 

Emotional support from loved ones is vital to maintaining sobriety, which is why we also offer family therapy and educational resources to help family members understand how to support you during inpatient rehab. This can help strengthen the family dynamic and your support system for recovery.

Types of Aftercare Programs

Alumni Programs

Our alumni program includes a private Facebook group and virtual meetings, allowing you to keep in touch with everyone. When you’ve reached that point in recovery, you can help other clients with their treatment program and provide tips on staying sober.

Peer Support Groups

Former residents need support from others who share their challenges with drug addiction. Typically, a therapist leads these support groups to guide the conversation. They could invite members to talk about their lives or introduce an educational topic, such as getting exercise, building healthy relationships or living with mental illness.

Sober Living Houses

If you don’t need full-time care but aren’t ready to move back home, these residencies provide shelter while you continue your aftercare program. You’ll gain confidence as you accomplish your goals in a clean, safe environment tied directly to a drug addiction treatment program. Ask treatment centers about local houses.

Psychiatric Care

Continued treatment could include psychiatric care for your substance use disorder. During your aftercare program, a psychiatrist prescribes medication that repairs chemical imbalances in the brain without contributing to drug use.

Medical detox is the clinically supervised process of ridding the body of toxic substances. Many alcohol and drug rehab centers offer detox as the first stage of recovery. While detox doesn’t cure drug addiction, it can help with withdrawal symptoms to prevent relapse and prepare you for the next phase of drug and alcohol rehab. 

MAT is the use of medications to treat substance use disorders. Medications are prescribed by a medical professional and help manage withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings to prevent relapse or overdose. MAT is most commonly used to treat prescription drug and opioid addictions. 

Dual diagnosis refers to the presence of a substance use disorder and a co-occurring mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Individuals may turn to drugs and alcohol to self-medicate mental health symptoms. Dual-diagnosis treatment focuses on treating these disorders simultaneously for a successful recovery. 
Twelve-step recovery is a drug rehab program that helps individuals build a support system and work toward goals that foster positive change in themselves and their beliefs. You’re expected to follow the 12 steps in the correct order, but at your own pace and with the help of a sponsor, who provides personalized support whenever you need it. 
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Maintain Recovery With Continued Care

Stay sober by continuing to receive treatment from Resurgence Behavioral Health. If you’re checking into treatment centers for the first time, we’ll verify aftercare program coverage with your insurance provider.

FAQs About Addiction Aftercare

Aftercare programs last as long as necessary. You can attend counseling sessions for weeks, months or even years. Some clients seek extra therapy when they suspect the possibility of relapse. If you do relapse, you can revisit your treatment provider and resume addiction aftercare programs once you graduate.

Aftercare services provide a supportive environment of fellow recovering addicts to help you stay sober. You’ll continue your progress by attending individual and group therapy and requesting sober living arrangements, such as group home residencies. However, you ultimately make the decision to remain sober.

Inpatient and outpatient treatment programs don’t require addiction aftercare. However, your treatment team recommends aftercare programs because they help you maintain sobriety. Without follow-up treatment, you’re essentially on your own.

Your aftercare treatment program may include ongoing therapy and psychiatric care. We verify coverage with your insurance provider to ensure it covers aftercare programs before we make recommendations.

An aftercare program includes human services, such as counseling sessions, goal setting, self-care plans, relapse prevention and sober living home residencies. We may refer you to mutual support groups, including Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous.

Discuss Treatment Options Today

Call us today or fill out the online form to discuss our inpatient rehab facilities, substance abuse treatment, aftercare program and mental health services administration.