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Aftercare

Many people struggling with addiction, and the families who love them, feel that just making it through rehab means all the work is done. For some, rehab is the difficult part. This is when they get their physical need for the drugs, the cravings, out of their systems. It is far from the end of an effective treatment program. In fact, after rehab care, for some, is the most critical part of treatment. It makes all the world of difference between risking relapse and maintaining a successful long-term recovery from addiction.

The importance of aftercare is the reason why Elevate’s drug and alcohol rehab process and its after care program are stressed when designing a personalized program for a loved one’s recovery from addiction.

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We understand the critical role aftercare programs for substance abuse recovery make in the sustainability of that recovery. The best substance abuse aftercare programs begin with structured post-treatment plans patients will follow upon returning to their homes and jobs afterward. More importantly, they are individualized for each patient that completes the program.

Everyone who goes through rehabilitation for drug and/or alcohol abuse has his or her own unique journey to follow to recovery and once they go back to the lives they left behind. A fantastic aftercare drug treatment process sets patients up to have long-term success in their recoveries rather than throwing them back out into the lives they left behind with the same influences and burdens that steered them on paths to addiction to begin with.

Types of After Care Program Opportunities

Some of the best aftercare treatment programs will offer some or all of the following to patients to assist them in their transition from residential or outpatient treatment back into the realities and stresses of their daily lives:

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Art Therapy

 

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Group Therapy

 

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Massage Therapy

 

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Meditation (Breathing Exercises)

 

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Music Therapy

 

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Physical Fitness Therapy

 

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Volunteer Therapy

 

Volunteer therapy can be one of the most effective aftercare drug treatment therapies by empowering people who have gone through the ring of fire addiction is and come out on the other side to help others in similar or worse situations. It provides a sense of purpose and allows them to take to control of their future by helping other people secure their own.

Other benefits volunteering offers patients in aftercare include the following:

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Confidence that they have something substantial to offer society.

 

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A sense of purpose in their daily lives.

 

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Something to look forward to while remaining sober.

 

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The opportunity to put the skills they learned in rehab into practice.

 

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The feeling of being needed and essential.

 

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Opportunities to socialize with others who have similar (and different) experiences and are working to build better lives.

 

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Perspective and a sense that they can overcome their past experiences.

 

Each facility will offer its own list of after rehab care and services. Some of which may vary from patient to patient and need to need. Keep in mind that the best rehab programs are not only affordable, but also customizable to individual needs.

What to Look for in a Rehab Facility and Aftercare Program

For families seeking help with a loved one or individuals seeking release from the bonds of addiction, choosing the right rehab facility will have a substantial impact on how effective the recovery may be. Look for programs such as Elevate’s, that are not only accredited, but also take a patient-focused approach to rehabilitation and aftercare. These are the programs that will offer the greatest flexibility and stand to have the most significant impact on the lives of their patients.

Also look for rehab programs that offer education and advise on issues that will likely cause stress to patients once they leave rehab. The key is to give them the tools to handle these types of situations without turning to their substances of choice, while empowering them to deal with the problems themselves or find the right resources to assist them within the community. Some of the common services addressed in these types of aftercare and rehabilitation programs include:

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Managing Money

 

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Building Better Relationships

 

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Resolving Conflicts

 

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Vocational Opportunities

 

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Educational Opportunities

 

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Medical Programs

 

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Mental Health Resources

 

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Housing and Transportation

 

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Legal Services

 

Many people who have struggled with addiction need a little assistance getting their lives back. Stuff happens while in the throes of addiction that can’t be undone. But, getting the right help can help pave the path to lasting recovery. Effective rehabilitation programs offer equally effective aftercare solutions for patients.

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Don't settle for a boilerplate rehab experience. All it takes is one phone call to get started on changing your life or that of a loved one for the better.

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