A Realistic Aftercare Plan Helps Patients Maintain Structure and Routine
The time just after patients exit treatment can often be the most vulnerable period for relapse. Losing access to the treatment and therapies used to overcome the addiction means patients face a challenging battle to remain sober. This vulnerability means that having an aftercare plan is critical. A clear aftercare plan helps people in early recovery know exactly what steps they need to take to stay on a sober path. When the recovery resources patients need are readily available to them, they know where to turn when temptation arises.
The staff at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab go above and beyond to ensure patients have a realistic aftercare plan that will allow them to not only seek continued care but rehabilitate them so they can lead fulfilled and normal lives. Part of this is constructing an aftercare plan that works into their day-to-day schedule and allows them to continue in their career path while also getting the ongoing help they need.
For former Melbourne patient Matthew, this continued care was vital to his success after leaving the facilities at WhiteSands.
“Fast forward 14 months, and I’m still happily sober using the tools WhiteSands gave me,” Matthew mentions with excitement. “They helped me get into their inpatient treatment and set me up with an aftercare plan.”
If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, call WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today at 877.969.1993 to learn how we can help.
Elements of an Achievable Aftercare Plan
Certain factors go into an aftercare plan that makes it practical yet effective. Some of the components that contribute to a quality aftercare plan include:
- Having an immediate plan once discharged with no lag time between existing residential rehab and entering everyday life
- Attending Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous meetings
- Accessing a reliable and dependable support system that understands you may be in touch with them if you feel pressure and temptation
- Crafting a relapse prevention plan
- Knowing exactly where your aftercare resources are and where to turn if you feel cravings or the urge to use again
- Attending 12-step programs
- Working with your primary therapist regularly
- Understanding your coping strategies
- Knowing how to maintain and control your temptation
- Continued communication with your treatment facility
The staff at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab are committed to your recovery and want to see you succeed, which means they will always be there to guide you even after you have been discharged.
Recovery Is a Lifelong Journey
Addiction is a disease that does not have a cure but rather is a chronic disease that can be properly treated and managed. It takes constant commitment to sobriety and a full continuum of care for recovery to be successful.
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab has a high success rate for those who maintain sobriety on a long-term basis because we sincerely and genuinely care about patients’ recovery even once they have completed all levels of care. Patients who attend WhiteSands for drug or alcohol rehab understand they can always pick up the phone and call their primary therapist here. This comfort and support aids patients and allows them to realize that their success in long-lasting recovery truly does matter to us.
Recovery from addiction involves a lifetime commitment. Patients at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab will always have access to aftercare resources to ensure they maintain their sobriety long after leaving formal treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, please contact WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab today. We have a network of residential and outpatient treatment centers throughout Florida to help Melbourne residents overcome their drug or alcohol addiction.
If you or a loved one needs help with abuse and/or treatment, please call the WhiteSands Treatment at (877) 855-3470. Our addiction specialists can assess your recovery needs and help you get the addiction treatment that provides the best chance for your long-term recovery.