Continuing care or aftercare programs help clients avoid the most dangerous pitfall after they leave treatment - relapse! In fact, people who stay in continuing care programs beyond treatment are more likely to sustain life-lasting abstinence. At Safe Haven, we are pleased to offer a comprehensive aftercare program to each of our clients.
Our aftercare program focuses on extended care that tailors to each client's individual needs. For example, we offer sessions with outpatient counselors and alumni follow-up phone calls. As such, our staff is ready to assist our clients with their continuing commitment to long-term sobriety.
Before leaving addiction treatment, our continuing care team works with each client to develop a schedule that will make following the habits of a sober lifestyle easier. Moreover, we help our clients find and choose sober living arrangements. Each client receives a written summary detailing issues such as where to find outpatient addiction services, how to develop personal support systems, and more. Furthermore, we stay in touch with each client for a minimum of one- year.
Avoiding relapse and staying sober is the goal and greatest benefit of aftercare. In particular, the Florida drug rehab model was created with this as the centerpiece. As a result, aftercare helps reestablish you within your life. A sober life is very different from one clouded by active addiction. While this is a wonderful thing, it can be overwhelming and confusing. Continuing care gives you a plan when things get tough. Also, it connects you to resources and outreach that will carry you through difficult days.