All too often we hear stories of those having gone through drug rehab time and time again, only to then relapse time and time again. It is the vicious cycle of going in and out of treatment centers, and the process in how it sets in from beginning to end is, unfortunately, often times blinding to both the patient and family. There is usually a common denominator however, and it is the element of addiction treatment aftercare, or lack thereof.
Many drug rehab facilities experience relatively high success rates among those who enter and complete the program. Whether it is a short-term (28 to 90 days) or long-term (over 90 days) program, the prospect of seeing most of their patients successfully complete is almost a daily occurrence, yet so many end up coming back within the first year of completion. For this reason, many treatment centers offer varying levels of addiction treatment aftercare services, with the goal of course being to reduce the likelihood for relapse down the road.
What is Addiction Treatment Aftercare?
Treating substance abuse related matters is unlike that of any other disease or malady. There are a number of reasons for this, but the reason most commonly accounting for relapse has to do with the fact that sobriety is largely contingent on the patient’s desire to change as well as his or hers willingness to follow it up with daily action. The purpose of addiction treatment aftercare is to thus help the individual remain on track with a number of crucial aspects involved in maintaining a solid path within the recovery process.
The addiction treatment aftercare process usually involves any variation of the following components:
- Intensive outpatient treatment
- Private therapy
- Medication management (if applicable)
- Monitoring of 12-Step meeting attendance
- Alumni support groups
- Life and recovery coaching services (i.e., goal-setting, employment & school issues, etc.)
- Fun sober activities
- And more…
The truth is this, people who are actively involved within an addiction treatment aftercare regimen are far more likely to experience both, longer sobriety as well as a higher quality of sobriety. This is an across the board reality that is widely accepted among 99.9% of all experienced treatment professionals.
Aftercare at Vantage Point Treatment Center
While we typically experience higher than average success rates here at Vantage Point, we remain very firm in backing it up with strong, flexible and effective aftercare program options. The power of drug and alcohol addiction is such, that successes gained must always be continually fostered in order to best enable the client to persevere through life’s ups and downs. Taking this approach is what makes Vantage Point so unique and successful in how it help addicts and alcoholics recover. We are here so that our patient’s and family’s lives can experience a whole new level of existence, and seeing it materialize before our eyes is the biggest reason in why we continue doing what we do!
For more information on Vantage Point and our Addiction Treatment Aftercare options please contact us 7 days a week at (805) 777-7595.