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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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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.
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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 where recovering addict can speak openly about their feelings, struggles, temptations, and strengths throughout the recovery process. The recovery community also helps prevent isolation, a common struggle among those in the early stages of recovery. The support groups in social networks developed as part of the robust aftercare program provide a recovering addict with these outlets to open up to and supportive, like-minded individuals to help get them back on the right track. Comprehensive aftercare programs include ongoing access to therapy supports, medical supports, and peer-supports – all essential elements in the early recovery and ongoing recovery process.
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Aftercare Planning in Michigan
Addiction recovery is a long (often life-long) process that will inevitably include bumps and setbacks along the way. Residential treatment at Liberty House is an excellent start to help someone struggling with addiction learn more about the roots of their addiction, barriers to sobriety, and coping skills needed to prevent relapse. Upon completing treatment and returning home to families, friends, and the community environment, many of the triggers and challenges they left behind to seek treatment will still be there. This can make staying on track difficult. During the early stages of recovery, it can be comforting to know there is a strong and stable support structure behind you to provide guidance. Recovering addicts, regardless of how long they’ve been in recovery, must be consistently attentive to their sobriety to avoid slips or a full relapse. Our aftercare planning in Michigan sets treatment program alumni up for long-term success.
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Addiction doesn’t take a day off and neither do we. Liberty House Recovery is available day & night to help navigate you through the pre-admissions process and your personal options for treatment at our program. We work with most major PPO & POS insurance carriers which can help cover most of the costs associated with treatment.
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Find Lasting Recovery in Michigan at the Liberty House
When you choose to seek addiction treatment, it is only the beginning of your path to sobriety. The true beginning of recovery begins when your treatment program at Liberty House in Michigan ends. Recovery is not a process that has an “end date.” It is a life-long process that will require ongoing work and commitment to what you learned during treatment. Those who are new to recovery must be mindful of people, places, and situations that may be triggering and cause them to use or crave substances or turn to substances to cope, resulting in relapse. Without a specific plan to manage these triggers using comprehensive aftercare supports, the associated challenges of sobriety can sometimes become too difficult to manage. As the end of your treatment program nears, the experienced, professional staff at Liberty House will work with you to create a comprehensive aftercare plan designed to ensure you are adequately supported in the weeks and months after you leave treatment. The journey to sobriety is not always easy, but with the right support and guidance, it is possible to live a life free from the grip of addiction. Today is the day to start your journey and find lasting recovery in Michigan at Liberty House.