What Is an Aftercare Program?
An addiction treatment program is only as effective as its aftercare planning. A well-planned aftercare program can make or break a treatment program due to the tendency of recovering people experiencing a relapse. A relapse can be a person’s worst nightmare, and it is what all treatment centers try to prevent at all costs. Most people believe addiction treatment to be a one-step program where one undergoes clinical treatment and then continues with their lives after it is complete. However, this notion leads many to failure and, eventually, to distrust in addiction treatment as a whole. The existence of illegitimate or mismanaged drug and alcohol abuse treatment centers also does not help in gaining the trust of those who have previously undergone treatment but failed.
Although a crucial part of the treatment process, aftercare planning is usually overlooked and never given a second thought due to focusing on more pressing matters such as withdrawal symptoms and psychological problems. An effective aftercare program should be in place if the goal is to prevent a relapse. It will teach people how to cope if ever they become victims of a relapse and provide them the necessary tools to help them in their journey towards a life of recovery.
Addiction Therapy Programs at Seasons in Malibu
During a client’s stay at Seasons in Malibu, they will undergo intensive psychological and physical therapy to prepare them for their return to the outside world and all the challenges they will face. However, even with all of that preparation, the transition back into normal life can be trying, no matter how prepared you are. This is why we offer outpatient rehab services and continuing aftercare sessions with the same therapists the client had while they were in-patient.
These sessions will allow you to carefully work through and talk over any issues you face in the outside world with a trained professional you have come to know and trust during your time here. Staying involved in the therapy and recovery community increases the likelihood of continued success in maintaining their newfound life in a healthy manner. Seasons in Malibu provides this option so that clients and their families are able to continue seeing practitioners and therapists while integrating into a recovery community of their own. You may handpick which practitioners and therapists best suit your needs, which allows you to participate in a more individualized aftercare program that best suits your needs, and you are still able to maintain a close connection and safety network of peers through attending alumni functions at our top rehab campus in Malibu. As you begin your reintegration, you can continue to work on any obstacles and learn and apply your newly learned tools to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Other forms of therapy at Seasons in Malibu include:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
Choose Seasons in Malibu for Aftercare for Addiction
At Seasons In Malibu, life after treatment does not mean the healing stops. Our team of addiction treatment experts will do the aftercare planning for you, so you do not have to worry when the time comes that you have to leave the facility. We will even provide follow-up therapy sessions so you will never feel alone as you continue your journey to a healthy and fulfilling life. Find out more from our team today by calling 424.235.2009 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.