Rehab is one of the most important aspects of recovery from alcohol and drug abuse, but it’s not a stand-alone cure. This is why, at Brookside Treatment, we’ve developed an aftercare plan to help our clients with the transition from rehab to independent sober life and beyond. Some people require medication and mental health support, while others might need help finding work or housing.

No matter what your requirements, we’ve created a bespoke follow-up treatment program to guide you through this critical stage.

Whether you’ve been through inpatient or outpatient treatment, an addiction treatment center should provide structured rehab programs to support your ongoing recovery. In extreme cases, you might need to stay in a sober living home — but this is an expensive option that doesn’t necessarily promote independence.

We recommend that most people go to 12-step programs like Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The aftercare program at our treatment center empowers you to take ownership of your recovery, putting you in charge of your behavioral health, with us there to support you if you need us.

Our Aftercare Plan for Substance Abuse

Continuing care is an essential aspect of drug addiction recovery, and those who participate in ongoing health care engagement have lower relapse rates. Here are some ways that Brookside Treatment continues to support your recovery post-rehab:

  • Buprenorphine medication-assisted treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy counseling sessions
  • Individual therapy, group counseling, family therapy and support for mental illness
  • A case manager to link newly drug-free individuals with coordinate social services, housing assistance and help finding a job
  • Referral to local 12-step meetings
  • Counselors and clinicians to support you as you implement the coping skills and strategies you learned at the treatment facility into daily life

Harmful alcohol and drug use are signs an individual needs support from a team of healthcare professionals. Addiction is a chronic condition, which means it’s possible to bring it into remission and learn coping strategies to resist cravings, but there’s no cure.

Most of the people who relapse make the mistake of thinking they’re in the clear as soon as rehab is over. In some cases, this might happen after a few months or even a couple of years. Anyone who has attended an outpatient program or residential treatment needs structured, ongoing aftercare services to ensure they’re living within boundaries that protect them against drug or alcohol use.

Relapse Prevention and Support Groups

Continuing care always includes support groups, which are instrumental in many people’s ongoing recovery journey. When you attend these meetings, you get a chance to express yourself and share your story while learning from other people. Through the recovery process, you’ll stop being the newbie and become someone newer members look up to as an example.

Start Transforming Your Life Today

If you or a loved one are ready to start substance abuse treatment, know that our drug rehab in Kentucky will be there with you along every step of the way. Addiction is a chronic illness, but anyone can overcome it with strength, determination and support from our team of substance use disorder experts. Call our helpline today at 606-658-3078 to find out more.