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Overview of Aftercare

Acknowledging a struggle with addiction is challenging. Depending on your unique relationship with substances, you may have been struggling for some time. Also, you may have shrugged off your difficulties to family, friends, and loved ones when they asked. For many, the realization they have an addiction does not come easy, if at all. But accepting the physical, social, and emotional impact substances have on you and your relationship with others is vital to beginning your journey to a healthy life without drugs or alcohol. Deciding to overcome addiction through addiction treatment is, inevitably, one of the most difficult decisions one must make as they begin their sobriety journey. Completing a comprehensive treatment program like Liberty House dramatically improves your opportunities for long-term recovery from drug or alcohol addiction. Your time in treatment is meant to be a time of self-reflection and self-discovery. 

Therapy programs, both traditional and alternative, help you learn about the issues that lie at the root of the addiction. They also allow you to examine and eventually change negative thoughts and behavior patterns that lead to maladaptive coping and possible relapse. But once treatment is complete, what are the next steps? Are you “cured” of your addiction? Do you go home and resume your former life picking up where you left off? Do your supports and services end? In short, no. 

Aftercare and the supports and services that are part of an aftercare program are integral parts of addiction treatment. Aftercare supports help someone recovering from addiction ease back into their day-to-day routine with a high level of essential support. Without comprehensive aftercare planning, individuals recovering from an addiction to drugs or alcohol can struggle with isolation, triggers, and other challenges related to the impacts on their lives essential to maintaining sobriety. These challenges and struggles can often lead to relapse, which occurs in forty to sixty percent of cases. Aftercare and relapse prevention education is crucial to preventing relapse and associated complications associated with relapse. 

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What comes next?

What Happens After I
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After you complete rehab at Liberty House, you will transition into an aftercare program. Aftercare is an individual care plan that is put into place once your primary treatment program ends. A proper aftercare program is based on the individual’s unique needs to help them navigate the responsibilities, obligations, and challenges of life after achieving sobriety. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), a successful aftercare plan supports ongoing recovery by using evidence-based practices and a range of services designed to help maintain motivation and momentum as one moves forward in insobriety. As your treatment program progresses, your treatment team at Liberty House will work with you to determine what essential supports will be most beneficial to you during these early stages of recovery. 

How Aftercare can help

The Benefits of Aftercare & Continued Treatment

Addiction is often described as a chronic, relapsing disease that cannot be cured. However, with the appropriate treatment program and ongoing supports, sobriety and long-term recovery are possible. A typical aftercare program will include continuing therapy and participation in community-based support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous.  (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Other components may be added to the plan based on individual needs, including time in a sober living community, legal assistance, educational assistance, help to find housing if needed, ongoing medical and mental health monitoring, and relapse prevention programming and education. 

Aftercare has many essential benefits that help someone recovering from addiction maintain sobriety. Because aftercare occurs immediately after treatment, it helps recovering addicts transition smoothly into the post-treatment environment without any lapses in care or support. The relapse prevention programs, which are a key component of aftercare, create a supportive and comfortable environment wher