Comprehensive Continuing Addiction Care Program
Lifelong addiction recovery is just that: recovery for a lifetime. As such, effective treatment for drug and alcohol addiction is a journey paved differently for each person, requiring an individualized approach. Although treatment begins with medical detoxification, it is often thought that the real work begins in aftercare.
The specialists and licensed therapists within the Continuing Care Department at The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches understand how vital it is to help patients heal and transition from treatment to everyday life in a manner that supports emotional and spiritual wellness. To do this, every patient is treated wholly and compassionately, with an understanding of where they’ve been and how best to move forward.
Patient therapists then provide our clinical liaisons recommendations to ensure long-term recovery. A customized plan is then mapped out, providing the support tools necessary for the patient to successfully integrate back into mainstream society.
In the following video, our continuing care director concisely explains how The Treatment Center helps patients make a comfortable transition from the inpatient stage of treatment to the aftercare phase.
What is Aftercare?
Continuing addiction care, also known as aftercare, is the supplemental treatment program needed by those in recovery. Aftercare begins immediately after a patient’s inpatient stay ends. Substance abuse treatment and ongoing recovery should be a seamless process, offering constant sources of support and community interaction, especially in the first two years of recovery. Aftercare bridges the gap.
Continuing addiction care at The Treatment Center can include:
- Support groups
- 12-step meetings
- Faith-based counseling
- One-on-one counseling
- Specialized workshops
- Recreational activities
- Holistic healing treatment
The aftercare plan for each patient is customized to their needs, such as where they live, their co-occurring disorders (if applicable), their faith, etc. Therefore, the aftercare activities outlined in an aftercare plan will look different from patient to patient.
Our Individualized Aftercare Program Builds Hope
Successful recovery starts with an aftercare plan. Our clinical liaisons meet with patients throughout their treatment here to build rapport and plan for their future.
After graduating, patients will transfer to an approved sober living home, return to their own home or find other living arrangements (with our help). Once their time at The Treatment Center is over, each patient leaves our facility with an aftercare plan, providing even more peace of mind. Even if they are unable to continue treatment at our outpatient facility in Lake Worth, Florida, we help them find the many resources needed to continue long-term recovery.
Aftercare Program Therapies and Services Included
During inpatient treatment, our patients work with therapists and other certified counseling staff to create a comfortable yet effective aftercare program for themselves. Some of the therapies and services include:
Individual and Group Therapy
Meeting regularly with a therapist helps patients further their recovery by:
- Learning coping skills
- Acquiring and practicing critical life skills
- Improving communication skills
Dual Diagnosis Treatment
Patients that have been diagnosed with co-occurring disorders will continue receiving dual diagnosis treatment at The Healing Center, our outpatient facility. Once discharged, they will be referred to a highly reputable therapist or psychiatrist near their home – even if they live well outside of our area.
Our continuing addiction care includes a variety of holistic services, which are healthy alternatives in recovery that help manage chronic pain, relieve stress and treat mental health disorders. These holistic include:
- Massage therapy
- Chiropractic care
For patients that reside close to The Healing Center, they can continue these holistic practices at our facility. For individuals who return home outside of our area, we refer them to holistic specialists in their area.
Court Liaison Program
During recovery, there are often personal issues that arise as a result of substance addiction and treatment. We want patients to solely focus on their recovery, nothing else. Our Court Liaison Program and continuing care team help take the focus off of any pending legal issues so patients can do what they first came here to do: live with hope and heal.
Medical, Psychiatric and Spiritual Care
Addiction affects a person’s mind, body and spirit, even after he or she has completed residential treatment. Our aftercare plans are designed to treat the whole person and may include:
- Medical Care
- Psychiatric Treatment
- Spiritual Counseling
Patients sometimes need extra help integrating back into family life after inpatient treatment. Families also need assistance in rebuilding relationships with a loved one who is in recovery. Our family workshops are a part of many patients’ aftercare plans and provide positive reinforcement for long-term success in recovery.
Affordability and Community Resources
Wellness throughout recovery is essential, and finding the resources needed to support recovery is critical. Addiction can put undue financial stress on the patient and his or her family. An alumni specialist at The Treatment Center can assist with exploring state health insurance options and other low-cost or free community resources that help make ongoing recovery easier.
Our Aftercare Programs
At The Healing Center, we customize our continuing addiction care plans for the betterment of each patient. Our aftercare programs have the following levels of care available:
1) Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
Similar to inpatient treatment, our IOP helps individuals overcome addiction, co-occurring disorders and chronic pain through ongoing treatment at a recovery residence, while allowing the patient to continue working, parenting and/or attending school.
Most IOP plans last for 12 weeks, but many patients choose to extend their plan for added support during early recovery.
2) Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
Our PHP aftercare program is more structured than our IOP, but still provides flexibility for patients who work or attend school during the day.
The details of the partial hospitalization program include:
- 6 hours of group therapy sessions per day
- 5 days a week
- Evening sessions available
3) Outpatient Program (OP)
For patients who are able to manage their recovery more independently, our outpatient program provides individual therapy sessions to help master life skills after treatment. This could be the ideal program for:
- Patients in the IOP or GO Program for 6 or more months
- Patients who came from other residential treatment centers
Get an Assessment in Aftercare Recovery
Contact a care representative today. Without it, the risk for addiction relapse it too great.