When you have an addiction, it becomes a lifelong battle. Unfortunately, there’s no cure for addiction. However, there is lasting support that can help you remain in recovery for the rest of your life. At Pillars Recovery, we offer comprehensive follow up care to help our clients maintain their progress for years to come.
What Is Follow Up Care?
In addiction treatment, you have many levels of care and support. From your addiction therapy sessions to the sober living companions you share a residence with, there are several people around you to provide you with assistance. However, that can drastically change once you leave treatment.
Since addiction affects all parts of a person’s life, someone leaving treatment may return home to no support system. Furthermore, they may even return to individuals who influence them to use substances. Often, going from a structured environment to a completely independent living can result in relapse.
Follow up care aims to prevent relapse after a person leaves treatment. In follow up care, an individual still has resources at their disposal that can support them. Often, this is access to support groups, sober companions, or even occasional ongoing treatment sessions. These resources can help a person transition from rehab to living independently.
Transitioning From Rehab to Independent Living
There are several factors that go into the transition from a treatment facility to normal life. Firstly, living independently is the first time a person has had to face the stress and triggers of their daily life again. Although they learned coping mechanisms in treatment, they may not be able to fully implement them on their own. Follow up care can help. People in an aftercare program can address any issues they’re facing in daily life and treatment professionals can help them understand how to manage them.
Furthermore, follow up care facilitates a level of accountability. Whether it’s through support groups, sober companions, or treatment professionals, people in follow up care have someone who’s looking out for them. Individuals who return home to no one can only hold themselves accountable for their actions. However, that’s typically not enough. Working alongside others helps an individual understand the weight of their actions and how what they’re doing can affect those they care about.
Finally, follow up care can help a person address issues they may not have realized they had when they were in treatment. For example, they may return home and fully realize their triggers. Rather than having to face this alone, they can return to the facility in follow up care and learn how to address those triggers. If those triggers are other people, they can determine a plan for limiting those influences in their life.
Treatment at Pillars Recovery
When you begin treatment at Pillars Recovery, we stay with you every step of the way. The recovery journey is not one you have to take alone, and we offer several substance abuse treatment and addiction treatment programs to support you. To learn more about our treatment center locations and services, call 866-782-0247.