Aftercare Programs, Life Skills, and Relapse Prevention are Imperative to Long-Lasting Sobriety
A patient’s daughter at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando recently celebrated her fathers’ three-month success in remission from addiction after completing addiction treatment at the rehab center.
“He has been doing excellent and has maintained his sobriety for over three months,” Jot states.
WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando has a high success rate for those who sustain their sobriety long-term. This is partly because they provide an attainable and structured aftercare program for each patient when they exit inpatient rehab and re-enter day-to-day life. The efficacy of the facilities’ aftercare programs is evidenced by a high rate of those who sustain their sobriety once they exit treatment and avoid relapse. By implementing trigger management skills, coping mechanisms, and relapse prevention techniques, patients can achieve long-lasting abstinence from substance abuse.
Patients who are most successful in long-term sobriety understand the importance of discipline and routine. When they have structure and guidance, they can lead their lives with purpose while knowing where to turn in times of stress, temptation, and uncertainty.
Transitioning From a Rehab Environment to Normal Life
It’s essential that as a recovering addict, you can recognize temptation and triggers when they present themselves so you can remove yourself from a situation that may end up in relapse. Transitional housing and sober homes are excellent alternatives for those who leave inpatient treatment and are not ready to return to their home environment. These environments provide a nurturing setting that fosters recovery and helps to reinforce positive behaviors.
Some of the benefits of sober homes during outpatient treatment are:
- Provides discipline
- A structured environment
- Consistent guidance and support
- Holds you accountable for your actions, both good and bad
- Aids in creating meaningful, sober friendships
- Teaches imperative life skills
- Fosters independence
- It makes a more seamless transition into everyday civilian life
- Reduces the chance of relapse
“The staff is extremely helpful and the living environment is great. I highly recommend WhiteSands’ outpatient and their sober living house,” says Jot.
Obtaining sobriety is one thing, but sustaining it requires consistency and commitment, which patients learn at WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando. Since addiction is a chronic and relapsing disease, an unwavering dedication to sobriety is needed.
The continuity of care offered through WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando encourages patients to stay on the sober path and provides tools and resources to aid in this. It’s important to remember that recovery is a lifelong journey and will come with its fair share of obstacles. Knowing how to navigate situations that may jeopardize your sobriety is crucial.
Luckily, WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando keeps an open line of communication with patients through all levels of care, including outpatient treatment and aftercare programs. We honestly and wholeheartedly want to see patients succeed in lasting recovery and stick by patients’ side throughout their recovery journey and beyond.
If you or someone close to you is struggling with a drug or alcohol addiction, get in touch with the WhiteSands Alcohol and Drug Rehab in Orlando team today. We are available on a 24/7 basis to take your call and help you get into treatment as soon as possible. There is no better time to seek help than today, as the disease of addiction does not simply go away on its own. The longer you wait to seek help, the worse your addiction will continue to get.
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.