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Addiction Treatment Aftercare

An Introduction to

Drug Rehab Aftercare Planning

“It is 10 years since I used drugs or drank alcohol, and my life has improved immeasurably. I have a job, a house, a cat, good friendships and generally a bright outlook. The price of this is constant vigilance because the disease of addiction is not rational.”
Russell Brand, actor

Constant vigilance is the recipe for long term success. Residential treatment is a great start to helping clients identify the barriers keeping them from being sober and fully-functional. This discovery process occurs best when individuals are removed from their environments so that they may take some necessary personal inventories.

However, upon reentering the real world of our homes, families, and jobs—that’s when it’s vital to know how and when to use the skills learned during treatment.  Recovering addicts must be constantly attentive to their sobriety.  It is said that, if you are not working on your recovery each day, then you are working on a relapse.  Our aftercare planning sets clients up for lasting success. Clients eventually will need to use the tools that we teach and incorporate them into their everyday lives. Realizing this, our staff will stay engaged with clients and their families after residential treatment to help them continue with their recovery plan.

What Happens When You Leave Treatment?

Why is Aftercare Planning Necessary?

When inpatient treatment ends, the work of recovery is just beginning. Recovery is a lifelong process that requires continuous work.  People who are newly recovered need to be very aware of themselves and the people, places, and things that may tempt them or trigger a craving to use again.  

Without a specific plan for how to manage the challenges of sober living, there is a greater risk for relapse.  Often a recovery support group or 12 step meeting attendance is recommended.  This will help clients as they experience life soberly.  

Many people in early recovery struggle with how to deal with common situations in life.  Being bored, celebrating happy times, and dealing with resentments are often experiences that used to make the addict use, and now they must learn to face them with a clear mind while using the coping skills learned during treatment.  

Some people opt to transition into a sober living house (sometimes called a halfway house)  which serves as a bridge between an inpatient facility and the “real world.”

Once leaving an inpatient facility and returning home, you may be struggling with adjusting back to daily life. Sober living homes offer an in-between recovery option that allows you to reinforce the lessons learned in rehab.  

In an inpatient treatment center, clients are totally immersed in their rehab programs and generally don’t have much dependence. In sober living homes, that is not the case.

Residents aren’t bound to sober living homes and can come and go as they please. This allows individuals in recovery to feel like they are easing back into normal life and can start going back to their daily tasks and responsibilities. Although sober living homes are less restrictive than inpatient facilities, they still have rules that residents must abide by, including curfews and group meeting attendance.

There are many benefits to staying in a sober-living home, including attending 12-step programs, structure, accountability, and creating a sober fellowship. A big part of staying in a sober living home is creating positive friendships that help to reinforce the desire to abstain from drugs and alcohol.

Starbridge Recovery will help you find the option that is best for you.

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Helping Families Come Together

Our Los Angeles Family Program

The Family Therapy Program helps to impart understanding, acceptance, and forgiveness for clients and their loved ones. The program is typically extended to family members and loved ones throughout the course of residential treatment and follow-up care. Family sessions can begin once the client has been through a medical detox and fully immersed in a clinical program of support prior to engaging in the opportunity to heal their family relationships.

The Family Therapy Program curriculum also supports loved ones to:

  • Improve self-care techniques
  • Improve family communication skills
  • Help institute healthy family boundaries
  • Understand and reshape unhealthy family roles
  • Help family members learn how to support their loved one
Escape Addiction for Good.

Let’s work together to overcome addiction, once & for all. 

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How we Approach Aftercare Planning

Our Aftercare Process at Starbridge Recovery

Our objective is to provide our clients with better coping skills. We help clients identify resources and supports in their lives as well as building a “life roadmap” upon discharge. Each client’s unique road map clearly spells out:

  • Behaviors to engage in to continue progress 
  • Personal strengths and interests to continue to develop 
  • Personal limitations or areas of challenge

Following these road maps help clients live a clean life filled with personal satisfaction. 

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Long-Term Recovery Awaits You at Starbridge Recovery in LA

Learn more about the Starbridge Recovery’s aftercare program in Los Angeles. We designed our aftercare program to set each individual up for long-term success in recovery. We can help you find your path to recovery at our luxury drug and alcohol rehab. Discover how our luxury treatment program can help you find lasting recovery today.

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