Addiction Aftercare with Recovery Ways
Recovery Way’s Aftercare Programs are for patients who have successfully completed a recent addiction treatment program. Completing addiction treatment is an accomplishment worth celebrating. The aftercare and Alumni Programs help patients develop and maintain a sober lifestyle. These programs are based on the needs and recommendations for each individual to help them get back to where they were before their addiction or and in many instances even to a better place . A key piece of the programs is the development of community-based support. A strong support system is necessary to maintain freedom from addiction.
During your treatment program, we work with you to plan your new lifestyle and activities. This includes self-monitoring, attendance at activities like 12 step meetings, scheduled reporting with your therapist and ongoing support as needed. As an individual in early recovery, you will go back to friends, family, work, and hobbies but we will help you recognize your triggers and choose the right people to keep in your renewed sober life. As life changes, you will continue to have access to our staff for support and assistance. We will work with you to help you maintain your sobriety, we understand that stress and other triggers do happen. Life does change and Recovery Ways want to give you the tools to deal with those changes in an appropriate manner.
After rehabilitation, you will have experienced new activities with new people and in a safe, sober, scheduled setting. We use these experiences to open your mind to new possibilities of fun, excitement, and sober activities that you can continue once you are out on your own. Many new recovering addicts find that once they are on their own they feel lonely and bored. Often times this can serve as a relapse trigger for people new to recovery. Through our recreational therapy, Alumni Program continued support from our staff and your family, we have given you connections to new sober people and activities to help you maintain your healthy sobriety. You will have a new understanding of life and the fact that you do not have to use alcohol or drugs to be happy or enjoy activities. We will help you build new routines and schedules that offer you the structure and support that you need. Even though you have completed your addiction treatment, it does not mean that you are alone. We will be there every step of the way to see all of your accomplishments and help when things may become difficult. Recovery Ways makes sure that you have everything you need to maintain your healthy sober lifestyle.
Have you completed treatment and want a fun sober community?
If you have completed addiction treatment at Recovery Ways and want to grow your sober network, you can join our Alumni Program. Join others who have completed treatment and are living great lives in recovery.
Before leaving Recovery Ways you will want to ask a loved one to remove any paraphernalia from your house and remember not to go to locations that will cause temptation. Find and maintain a solid support system by surrounding yourself with people who have your best interest at heart and other sober people. This support group can be there for your when you are tempted to remind you of your accomplishments and help keep you on track towards your sober goals. Remembering why you want to be sober and all the benefits it will bring to your life make staying sober easier. Following up with your therapists and doctors helps you maintain that vital support system, the staff at Recovery Ways is always available to help you. Finding exciting, healthy habits and hobbies after rehab is a great way to stay sober and remember to be thankful every day that you were strong enough to overcome your addiction and save your life. Every day you are sober is another day that your body heals a little more. You become a stronger person for yourself and your loved ones. If ever you feel tempted to use again remember why you got sober in the first place, use your support group, go to a meeting, talk to one of the staff members at Recovery Ways, and know that you have all these resources available to you.
Seminars and Workshops
Recovery Ways knows that after your treatment program you may feel like you still need help. Don’t worry, we also sponsor seminars with expert speakers for you and your family. These seminars will explain different topics and help you transition into your new sober lifestyle. It can also help your family understand what they can do to help you. We recommend coming to a few of the seminars and workshops as they offer you more help and support. Topics will include:
- Relapse Prevention Techniques
- Lifestyle Planning for a Substance Free Life
- Family Renewal Workshops
- Codependency and Life’s Challenges
- Continuing Evaluation of Pain Management
The mission of the Recovery Ways Alumni Program is to provide support for long-term recovery to individuals and families suffering from the devastating disease of addiction. We actively bridge the gap between treatment and returning to the responsibilities of daily life by building fellowship and pride amongst Recovery Ways alumni. We have annual alumni retreats, activities, services, games, and more! Being a part of our alumni program allows you the chance to make and keep connections with people who have been where you have been and can help you continue your addiction recovery. We offer many activities that make it easy for you to find fun new things to do with other sober people. Surrounding yourself with like-minded people will help reduce stress, temptation, and triggers. We are here to help you, using the resources available to you will help make this transition back into sober living easier for you.
Upcoming Alumni Events
Are you looking for a way to have fun, stay healthy and connect with other Recovery Ways Alumni? Well, we’ve got just the solution! Our vision is to assist alumni in creating lifelong connections to Recovery Ways and to each other through meaningful activities, programs, and service opportunities.Give us a call if you’re interested in joining the team or just stop by.
12 Step Programs
Recovery Ways focuses on providing treatments that are time-tested and proven effective, which is why some of our therapies are based in the principles of the 12-step program. In the 80+ years since it was first developed in 1935, the 12-step program has shown itself to be one of the best ways to help recovering addicts get sober and stay sober — particularly when it is offered in conjunction with a range of treatment options that complement its best features. At Recovery Ways, we utilize the 12-step program alongside our other treatment offerings to ensure that our patients have an effective and well-rounded treatment plan.
It is our hope that 12-step meetings will become a part of your routine, during your treatment with us and after. There are more than 50,000 Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, and other specific addiction groups nationwide, so you will always be able to find a support system when you need it. When you feel as though things are getting difficult and you may need help getting through a craving, these meetings will help. If you are starting to experience more stress in your life and can feel yourself gravitating toward drugs or alcohol to deal with it, there will always be someone to lend an ear at a 12-step meeting. Even if you do not have a craving at the moment, the community and support that builds at these meetings will be helpful if you ever do — and you can serve as part of someone else’s support system by attending.
Meeting new people that have a sober life will help you to also remain sober. The 12 Step Program offers support, understanding, and accountability to people who want to overcome their addiction and the meetings encourage social support and reliability.
Looking for a 12 Step Meeting?
Recovery Ways Alumni sponsors a weekly 12-step meeting. If you’re looking for a 12-step meeting full of familiar faces, we’ve saved you a seat. We meet on Sundays from 7:30 to 8:30 at the address below.
Holladay United Church of Christ 2631 East Murray Holladay Road Holladay, UT 84117
If you would like to find a meeting close to you these websites can help you find one in your area.
How to Reach Us
The Recovery Ways Alumni Team is dedicated to supporting you in your transition into a sober community after completing one of our treatment programs. After all, we have been there before and have made it through. Feel free to call or email us if you need information on our events and meetings or if you just need to talk to someone who has been there. We know what you are going through, how you feel, and we can offer you the support and help that you may need.