Aftercare shouldn’t be an afterthought. It’s a vital component of long-lasting recovery. It helps people in recovery transition out of the safety and security of full-time care and gain firm footing as they start their independent journey through sober life.
Studies show that continuing with regular aftercare — whether it’s a specialty program, support group meetings or mental health counseling — significantly improves long-term patient outcomes and lowers risk of relapse. But when patients leave treatment to return home or move away, it can be difficult for providers to ensure that everyone follows through with their recommended aftercare plan.
At Recovery Ways, we’re rethinking aftercare to ensure that our clients have access to effective programming no matter where they go when they leave our walls. Our Virtual Aftercare Program takes advantage of our technological age to deliver aftercare directly to our clients and allow them to easily stay in touch. With this cutting-edge new program, we can improve aftercare consistency and in turn improve our patients’ long-term outcomes.
What is Aftercare?
Aftercare programs exist to help you succeed beyond recovery treatment. After struggling with addiction, navigating everyday life can feel foreign and confusing. Aftercare can alleviate some of the stresses that come with the transition out of treatment, and can offer you a safe space to talk about the unique challenges of addiction recovery. Whether you need a place to talk about your day from a recovery perspective, a place where you can talk freely about your past or a place to get and share advice about work or school, an aftercare program can provide the environment you want.
When you graduate from a treatment program at Recovery Ways, our team works with you to find an aftercare program that makes sense for your needs. In some cases, we recommend continuing treatment with a partial day or intensive outpatient program. For others, we may help you find a regular mental health counselor to visit for individual therapy sessions. But we also offer own group model aftercare programs for clients who want to stay in touch. Our aftercare focuses on the following factors:
With these priorities in mind, our aftercare programs can keep our clients on track, continue to teach them best recovery practices and give them a reliable, welcoming place to go when they need support. And, we can improve our quality of care as we learn about the challenges and successes that our clients experience in their lives post-treatment.
Addiction selfcare from Salt Lake City based drug rehab, Recovery Ways.