Addiction treatment is not a process that ends after detox or an initial rehabilitation program. Taking measures to live a drug-free lifestyle is a long-term everyday commitment. This process can include a wide variety of aftercare treatment options and supports. As part of a continuum of care treatment, aftercare is an important part of overall recovery. Although detox is an effective first step, alone it is rarely adequate for long-term abstinence from alcohol and other drugs.
Strong Addiction Aftercare Services Make The Difference
The highest risk of relapse is during the first 90 days following discharge from a drug and alcohol rehab-and we strongly encourage all of our clients to participate in some form of aftercare.
Drug and alcohol treatment does not end with an initial program or detox. A strong aftercare program and support network is essential to long-term recovery and make difference between sobriety and relapse. Our Las Vegas Drug and Alcohol Aftercare programs support an individual's recovery by offering unique programs and access to social organizations that decrease the chances of relapse. These programs can include 12-Step programs, support groups, sober coaching and individual or group counseling.
Individuals may need extra support once they leave rehab and transition into the real world. At Integrative Recovery Solutions Las Vegas, we discuss the recovery process, aftercare planning and to build a strong support network for person who is in recovery. We also use this time to guide patients towards forming new healthy habits, relationships, and new ways of coping that are more beneficial to them and their families. Ongoing recovery efforts, however, are likely and encouraged to continue. This is where diligent aftercare services becomes critical. Substance abuse treatment programs that make lasting recovery a priority will not send program participants on their way without a solid discharge plan and connecting them with quality aftercare programs. Our aftercare program allows the patient to attend treatment sessions during the day and return home at night. This option is best for people who work, have childcare responsibilities, and a strong support network that makes recovery possible without the intensity of residential treatment.
Drug and Alcohol Counseling
Monitoring & Reporting Services
Individual & Group Therapy
Post Detox Medical Services
Many people in recovery find that sobriety is hardest to maintain early on in the process, and gradually grows easier as new habits, relationships, and routines are formed. While the fundamental goal of an addiction aftercare plan is to prevent relapse, aftercare programs may vary greatly depending on the individual and treatment program. At Integrative Recovery Solutions Las Vegas, we believe that an effective relapse prevention plan must be tailored to each aspect of an individual’s life. The complexity of this plan depends on an individual’s personal needs, drug of choice, the home and community to which an individual is returning, and the risk for relapse.
Sobriety is not a single action, but rather a continuous chain of actions and decisions made throughout a recovery. Luckily, many programs, organizations, and resources are available to help. There are also many steps that recovering alcoholics can take themselves to minimize the likelihood of relapse.
1-30 Days After Treatment
- Develop a recovery plan that includes goals and a plan of how to achieve them.
- Learn how to recognize and handle negative impulses and triggers.
- Find a healthy and supportive environment.
- Organize and establish a daily living routine and habits.
- Find and attend at least two support groups or aftercare program.
- Find a counselor or therapist. Attend regularly.
- Establish a support network to utilize should urges to relapse occur.
- Implement healthy habits such as physical activity and exercise on a regular basis
- Avoid taking on too much
- Take time to get outside
30 – 90 Days After Treatment
- Regular involvement in support groups – at least once a week if not more
- Continued counseling or therapy sessions– ideally at least once a week
- Maintain a recovery journal, including triggers and what tools were used to overcome
- Discuss professional goals with a career counselor and find a job.
- Establish a list of long-term goals
90 – 180 Days After Treatment
- Begin repairing broken or damaged relationships when able to.
- Develop short and long-term goals with a financial planner and career counselor.
- Start focusing more on longer term goals. Start a vision board.
- Develop new hobbies
- Develop new friend groups
180 – 365 Days After Rehab
- Celebrate important recovery milestones.
- Make a list of challenges you have overcome and how.
- Help others who are just beginning the road to recovery.
- Develop 3 and 5 year plans, personal, professional, and financial.
- Seek out new motivation and healthy ways to occupy time.