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Choosing to seek help overcoming an addiction to drugs or alcohol is the first step on the road to health and lasting sobriety. However, it is not the last. Successfully completing a 30, 60, or 90-day addiction treatment program is a vital part of overcoming addiction and attaining sobriety. The skills you learn as part of addiction treatment therapy sessions will help you manage triggers and prevent possible relapse. As part of your treatment program, you will learn about and explore the issues that lie at the root of addictive thoughts and behaviors. You will also learn safer and healthier steps you can take to examine and change the harmful thought and behavior patterns that lead to ongoing addictive behaviors.
Also, your treatment professionals at Dallas Detox Center will help you address any symptoms of a co-occurring mental or physical health disorder. A comprehensive, evidence-based treatment program is an essential step on the path to health, wellness, and freedom from drugs and alcohol. But what happens after treatment? What are the next steps after you complete a treatment program at a Dallas, Texas, drug, and alcohol rehab?
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Introduction to Aftercare
Aftercare is a vital part of a comprehensive treatment plan. Participating in a well-planned aftercare plan will help you slowly and safely transition back to your day-to-day obligations and responsibilities such as work, family needs, academics, and social activities with a high level of support.
Aftercare plans are uniquely designed, individualized programs put into place at the end of your primary addiction treatment program. A proper aftercare plan is designed to address your unique ongoing care and support needs. Your plan should provide you with the tools and guidance you need to navigate your day-to-day life after overcoming addiction and completing treatment. Data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) indicate a successful aftercare plan provides support for ongoing, long-term recovery by using evidence-based practices and a range of support services to help you maintain motivation to stay sober as you move forward in your recovery.
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What Happens After I Complete Rehab?
After you complete rehab at Dallas Detox Center, your treatment team will work with you on your transition to a drug addiction aftercare program. Aftercare programs are uniquely designed treatment plans focused on your specific needs during the early stages of sobriety and recovery. Despite the unique nature of aftercare, some common elements are found in most programs. First, a typical aftercare program will include ongoing therapy sessions. Depending on your program and the type of therapy model that was successful for you during treatment, these sessions may consist of individual, group, or family therapy sessions.
Another vital factor in aftercare planning is participation in peer support groups. Examples of well-known peer support groups include Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), among others. Participating in regular peer support group sessions as recovering addict provides you with an opportunity to discuss your fears and struggles in sobriety with a group of like-minded peers also in various stages of recovery. Support groups also offer a means for developing new, healthy social circles. Involvement in social groups helps to alleviate challenges many newly recovering addicts face, such as isolation and loneliness. Unfortunately, these are also two complications that lead to relapse for some people.
Depending on your specific aftercare plan and ongoing treatment needs, other components may be part of your aftercare plan. These may include components such as staying in a sober home (sometimes called a halfway house), relapse prevention medication assistance, mental health counseling and monitoring, and continued medical support. Each of these individual components is designed to ensure you receive the high level of ongoing, comprehensive support you need to manage relapse triggers and maintain lasting sobriety after you complete rehab.
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The Benefits of Aftercare & Continued Treatment
Addiction is referred to as a chronic, relapsing disease. The statistics surrounding relapse in addiction recovery indicate a relapse is an all too common part of the recovery process for many. Data shows as many as sixty percent of recovering addicts will experience at least one incidence of relapse after completing addiction treatment. Like many other chronic diseases, addiction does not have a cure. However, aftercare programs and continued treatment can help.
Aftercare programs and continued treatment are vital parts of ongoing addiction recovery and relapse prevention. For aftercare to be the most effective, you should transition directly into a comprehensive, well-planned drug addiction aftercare program immediately after completing your addiction treatment program at Dallas Detox Center. An aftercare program or relapse prevention program is designed to provide a supportive and comfortable environment where you can feel safe speaking openly about your struggles, temptations, accomplishments, and worries as you continue the recovery process.
The support systems and connections made as part of aftercare (and sometimes as part of treatment) are people you remain connected to for weeks, months, or maybe years to come. These are individuals you can turn to during challenging times and whose support can help you remain sober and prevent relapse. Peer supports are especially vital as the level of support you are accustomed to during treatment decreases. A comprehensive aftercare program also provides you a safe environment where you can speak openly about temptations, thoughts of using, and (potentially) slipups that occur on your journey to recovery. Having a group where you can feel comfortable admitting you are struggling or have relapsed can ensure you can quickly get back into treatment and back on the path to recovery. The support groups and social circles developed as part of involvement in various aftercare programs provide recovering addicts with safe and healthy outlets to disclose their fears and concerns. It also provides and network of supportive, like-minded individuals who can help you get back on track when you feel you are struggling.
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Aftercare Planning in Dallas, TX
Recovering from addiction is not a one-step process. In reality, many days, weeks, and months go into understanding addiction, finding sobriety, and maintaining lasting health and wellness. Although treatment programs have a set duration, recovery is a process without a time limit. It is a lifelong process that requires your ongoing commitment, work, and effort. If you are new to recovery, you must be consistently mindful of the people, places, or situations that may be triggering and lead you to use or crave substances again.
An aftercare program provides you with an essential and specific plan for managing these triggers and the associated challenges of sober living. With the assistance of aftercare planning in Dallas, Texas, your risk for relapse is dramatically increased. As your treatment program at Dallas Detox Center comes to an end, the experienced, professional members of your treatment team here at Dallas Detox Center will work with you to design a comprehensive aftercare plan. The elements of your aftercare plan are chosen to ensure you have adequate support in the days and weeks after you leave treatment.
As part of the aftercare planning process, we will help you identify and reach out to the necessary resources and support systems within your community. At Dallas Detox Center, we design our aftercare programs to ensure each of our program alumni is equipped with the skills, support, and tools they need to maintain lasting recovery and sobriety. At our luxury Dallas drug and alcohol rehab, we will help you begin your journey to recovery. With comprehensive and effective aftercare planning, we can ensure the progress you have made as part of addiction treatment continues well beyond the earliest days of sobriety.
If you or a loved one struggles with addiction and are ready to put struggles with drugs or alcohol in the past, contact us at Dallas Detox Center today. If you are approaching the end of your treatment program, talk to your treatment team about how aftercare planning can help you continue your recovery journey.